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Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence
Your Money or Your Life Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence
Author: Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin
ISBN-13: 9780140286786
ISBN-10: 0140286780
Publication Date: 9/1/1999
Pages: 364
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence on + 74 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Does money own you? There's a difference between "making a living" and making a life. This book explains a nine-step program on how to: get our of debt and develop savings; resolve innter conflicts between values and lifestyle; reorder material priorities and live well for less; slow down the work-and-spend treadmill; make values-based decisions about your spending; discover the power and perfection of "enoughness" and know how much is enough for you.
reviewed Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Good thought provoking book about the hours we spend working and the hours we spend living. The authors took back control of their lives by gaining control of their money. They gave up successful and stressful careers in order to live more deliberately and meaningfully. "Their book shows that spending less doesn't have to be limiting, but can actually be liberating." states Amy Dacyczyn
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a great book not only does it present a system for getting out of the rat race. It also provides a lot of food for thought when about the consumerism as a culture and the concept of having enough. My own copy has a permanent place on my bookshelf and is starting to become tattered.
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Helpful Score: 1
How-to book on changing your attitudes towards money and freeing yourself from its confines.
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In a book on personal finance you want one thing: a concrete plan which engages your unique passions and desires. There are only a few such books out there. This is one of them. Dominguez and Robin start with the famous Laffer curve -- the idea that increasing a behavior leads to increased rewards only up to a definite point -- and apply it to money. Then they give you concrete ways to feel out where the point of diminishing rewards is with spending money. They walk you through dreaming about your passions so that when you forgo the latte you're not enjoying much anymore you remember the lakeside cabin or the trip of a lifetime you're working toward. It is a powerful plan for paying off debt, saving in ways that don't require you to master the stock market, and get out of your employment early enough that you can enjoy your life.