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Alice Wood

Born: in Naperville, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Wood was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois. She still resides there today.

Biography: Alice M. Wood grew up in Naperville, Illinois, where she worked as a successful attorney, concentrating in Wills and Trusts. Nine years ago she suffered a brain injury and in her attempt to manage her money afterward, she invented Wealth Watchers.Wood is a graduate of St. Mary's College of Notre Dame, Indiana and DePaul College of Law.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Alice Wood on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Wealth watchers :
ISBN: 1439158193 OCLC: 317923462

Free Press, New York : 2010.

Presents the Wealth Watchers program and the principles behind it for the first time. Discover the tools you need to organize your finances, complete your monthly budget, determine your disposable income, and understand which spending patterns are knocking you off-track.

Wealth watchers :
ISBN: 9781439175712 OCLC: 893110119

Free Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2014.

Through her journey from having it all to dealing with financial setbacks, Wood provides tools to help you organize your finances and understand which spending patterns are knocking you off-track. Ten years ago, Alice Wood was living a normal life, balancing her career, family, and finances with confidence. She knew instinctively how to handle money, until a brain injury sustained on a commercial airplane changed her life. After the injury, Alice encountered many new challenges; for the first time in her life she was overweight and in serious debt. Weight Watchers allowed Alice to lose the weight and keep it off. Inspired by Weight Watchers' daily discipline of journaling and the principle of group accountability, she decided to create a new and radically simple program to reclaim her financial stability. She called it Wealth Watchers. This simple program enabled her to meet her own financial goals and soon was helping thousands of others to do the same. Today, the Wealth Watchers program is an important part of the rapidly growing movement for financial literacy and empowerment sponsored by school, state, and federal government programs; corporations such as McDonald's and Visa; and several large financial institutions.