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 Find financial freedom in the new millennium with a new edition of the life-changing national bestseller — More than three-quarters of a million people everywhere, from all walks of life, have found the keys to gaining control of their money--and their lives--in this comprehensive and revolutionary book on money management. Considered the bible o... more »f the voluntary simplicity movement, Your Money or Your Life is now updated with a new Preface, Index, and Resource list to help you put the program into practice. This simple, nine-step program shows you how to:
* get out of debt and develop savings
* slow down the work-and-spend treadmill
* make values-based decisions about your spending
* save the planet while saving money
* Over three years on the Business Week bestseller list
* Your Money or Your Life made all major bestseller lists in hardcover and paperback, including the New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, Publishers Weekly, and Washington Post« less
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!