Get Your Finances in Order

Whether it’s a wallet, bankbook or refrigerator, clearing the different “paths” your money takes will help you save!

by Ai Ichii

ISBN978-4-7631-3526-1 C0036

207 pages / February 2016 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)

The surprising method that resolved 3,500 people’s financial worries is finally published in a book!


Your wallet is filled with wrinkled receipts and cards. You have multiple bankbooks floating around. Things are going to waste in the fridge, and balancing your accounts is troublesome. If this describes you, we have some good news. This book will teach you a simple way to get things in order so you can start saving. Those around the country who’ve used author Ai Ichii’s methods have happily declared:

“I can now save 30,000 yen a month.”

“I spend 180,000 yen less on annual food expenses.”

“I was able to lower my housing loan by 8,000,000 yen.”

The secret is to organize the “paths” your money uses: the wallet, the bankbook and the refrigerator. It’s not that you don’t have any money, it just isn’t properly organized. So, how do you get things in order? A popular financial consultant reveals in this book a way to dramatically change your life and financial situation.

The following passage is from the prologue:

“Your money takes different paths. It goes in and out of your wallet and bank account. Your refrigerator is a path for food expenses, and the plan written in your planner is a path for travel and entertainment expenses.”

“Just like a disorganized room creates a disorganized mind, if the paths your money takes are disorganized, your financial situation will also become scattered.”

“The important thing is to keep it simple and get these paths in order. This book deals with the dramatic changes that will take place in your life financially once you get things in order.”

From the table of contents

Prologue             Your money takes various “paths”

Chapter 1           Get your wallet in order

Chapter 2           Get your bankbook in order

Chapter 3           Get your refrigerator in order

Chapter 4           Get your planner in order

Chapter 5           Get your debts in order

Chapter 6           Get your house in order

Epilogue             Get your spouse in order

From the editor

We usually put money in our wallet with the smaller bills at the front, but author Ai Ichii says we should do the opposite. She says to put the biggest bills in the front. Try doing this, and you will begin to understand the value of your money without carelessly spending the smaller bills. This will miraculously change the way you spend and save money. Just trying one or two of the many methods presented in this book will bring surprising changes. This book presents a new concept about organizing the “paths” your money takes to help you save more money. Give it a try!


Ai Ichii

Ai Ichii is a financial consultant born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, in 1976. At the age of 31, after suffering from stress related to work and raising a child, she was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. On top of that, her husband’s company went bankrupt due to the economic downturn precipitated by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008. This chain of unfortunate events forced Ichii to experience a fearful period of having to care for two children while both she and her husband were unemployed, with insufficient funds. She then came to realize after getting the “paths” her money took in order that unimportant monthly expenses began to naturally decrease, and money became easier to save. After customizing her methods to suit her needs, she began sharing them with others and soon grew in fame for helping many people save money and eliminate their worries. This experience allowed her to start working as an advisor and financial consultant for start-up businesses and housewives. Her methods have now helped over 3,500 women. She is now the representative director of Mother Me Co., a company whose philosophy is “Creating a world where dreams can come true even while doing housework, nursing and raising children.” Ai Ichii also lectures and holds many seminars.