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Liz N. (LizNeely) reviewed Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence on
Helpful Score: 4
This was an excellent book, it really taught me to pay attention to where my money was going and to *decide* whether the little things I pay for were worth the effort it took me to earn that money. I liked that rather than telling me I shouldn't spend money on things, it was telling me how to evaluate whether those things were worth the money *to me*. It also helped me realize that nickels, dimes, and dollars can add up to a lot of money even when they seem insignificant.
I was slightly disappointed by this book. It's really common sense. Aside from the "Life Energy" calculations, there was nothing new in this book. The 10 sure ways to save money are kind of "ho-hum." 1. Don't go shopping, 2. Live within your means, 3. Take care of what you have, 4. Wear it out, 5. Do it yourself, 6. Anticipate your needs, 7. Research value, quality, durability and multiple use, 8. Get it for less, 9. Buy it used, 10. Follow the nine steps of this program. Now that you see them all listed, it's obvious it's common sense. There's also "101 Sure Ways to Save Money," a list of tips on interest payments and financial charges, transportation costs, medical costs, living circumstances, sharing, shopping, vacations, entertaining and dating, hobbies, insurance, insurance, and gifts. Most of the tips and suggestions I already knew from the "Tightwad Gazette" and "Yankee Magazine's Living Well on a Shoestring." I would be upset if I actually spent money on this book!
Leslie S. reviewed Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence on + 8 more book reviews
Do you spend more than you earn? Does making a living feel more like making a dying? Do you dislike your job but can't afford to leave it? Is money fragmenting your time your relationships with family and friends? If so, Your Money or Your Life is for you.
Get out of debt and develop savings, reorder material priorities, and live well for less.
A how to book. 9-step program, shows you how to get out of debt, develop savings, reorder material priorities, live well for less and much much more. If you spend more than you earn, or if money is causing problems in your relationships with friends and family, this is a great read. Over 300 pages.