"In his latest book, Peter gives readers needed guidance for surviving a complex financial future. His extensive career as an actuary gives him a unique perspective on how to reach long-term financial wellness in a 'wilderness' that holds different challenges and obstacles for every individual. This book empowers readers to plan for the predictable, and to be prepared for the unpredictable—without losing sight of the trail."
– Mike Kaplan, CEO, Rael & Letson
"In Money Mountaineering, Pete Neuwirth stands at the summit of a career devoted to real-world financial planning, and takes in the view. His observations on how to ensure financial wellness over a lifetime are based on his deep knowledge of money and probability, complexity and change, and the quirks of human nature. The book is funny, frank, and realistic about how to navigate financially in an uncertain world."
– Peter Cahall, Chief Executive Officer, CapAcuity
"In this erudite but approachable book, Neuwirth outlines six principles of holistic wellness to thrive in an increasingly complex world. Alignment with Neuwirth's six principles will enable each one of us to approach our futures to optimize the probability of achieving exactly what we want, knowing our capabilities, while realizing what we can never know."
– David J. Ballard, M.D., F.A.C.P., M.S.P.H., Ph.D., M.B.A.
"The path to longterm financial wellness, like a journey through the woods to a waterfall at destination's end, is a path best begun early. In that way, one can reap and accrue the many benefits throughout the journey. With this book, Pete has crafted a powerful an dinviting trail guide for those seeking longterm financial wellness. The book is filled with personal anecdotes and historical context, taking a conversational tone that invites the reader to take that first step. Equally importantly, the book shines with Pete’s actuarial knowledge and experience and reflects Pete’s ability to view things from perspectives that opens new possibilities. This book is both an invaluable resource and an enjoyable read. The Six Foundational Principles it contains illustrate Pete’s wealth of knowledge for managing the unforeseeable in an ever-changing financial environment. Money Mountaineering and the guidance within will shape future curriculum and financial planning practices for decades to come, yet it is written for every person. As an educator, a parent, and an individual planning her own financial future, I recommend it highly.”
– Stefi Baum, Dean, Faculty of Science, Professor, Physics & Astronomy, University of Manitoba
“Pete’s true brilliance shines through in this book, which reads much like an adventure novel, where we can’t wait to get to the next piece of wisdom packed in its pages. Pete generously guides us through the financial world in a way that makes it not only easy to understand, but also fun and engaging, as he teaches us through storytelling. Money Mountaineering’s six principles give us the foundation we need to achieve financial well-being. As such an important piece of our overall health, I highly recommend this book to set us on course to build and maintain financial health over the long term.”
– Christine Tozzi, FSA, Electronic Arts