By aligning your investments with your values, you can build a better financial future for yourself and the world.

Learn how in my book From Monk to Money Manager


In my book, From Monk to Money Manager: A Former Monk’s Financial Guide To Becoming A Little Bit Wealthy — And Why That’s Okay, I unite the best money management practices and the highest ethical values together to make you wealthy, the world wealthier, and to help love flourish.

I’ll teach you how to become a little bit wealthy by:

  • Identifying your money personality

  • Conquering your psychological money monsters

  • Building a financial support team

  • Establishing an emergency fund

  • Creating and sticking to a good budget

  • Vanquishing debt

  • Winning the tax game

  • Creating an estate plan to protect your family

  • Finding the right insurance products

  • Investing wisely to grow wealthy

  • Starting your own business

  • Sharing your wealth intelligently

Becoming a little bit wealthy allows you to care for yourself, your loved ones, and the world.

If, like me, you’ve ever felt trapped between participating in the heartless economic rat race of modern society and the desire to live a spiritually and morally balanced life, you’ll find this book will give you a way to understand: yes, you can be a good person and still be a little bit wealthy. This is not a book about becoming rich. It’s about learning how to help make the world a better place by understanding the role money can play in the life of a spiritually aware person.
— Bill Kowalski, Bestselling author
While it’s generally unwise to discuss religion or money with strangers, Doug Lynam, who is an expert in both, joins the world of God and mammon for your benefit. Read, absorb, and enjoy From Monk to Money Manager, and you’ll enrich both your spirit and your pocketbook
— William Bernstein, Author of The Investor’s Manifesto
Doug Lynam perfectly combines spiritual and practical advice to get your financial house in order. He explains that money is not the root of all evil and guides you through fixing your investments, making some money, and helping to save the world. Think of this as your own Investment Policy Statement with a heart. Ignore the wise words of an ex-monk turned financial adviser at your own peril.
— Anthony Isola, CFP Investment Advisor Representative, Ritholtz Wealth Management