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Book Review #1

Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial MORE

by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence.

From the Back Cover:

There’s a big difference between “making a living” and making a life. 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.

From this inspiring book, learn how to

  • get out of debt and develop savings
  • reorder material priorities and live well for less
  • resolve inner conflicts between values and lifestyles
  • convert problems into opportunities to learn new skills
  • attain a wholeness of livelihood and lifestyle
  • save the planet while saving money
  • and much more
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books; Reprint edition (October 1, 1993)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0140167153
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0140167153
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 1 x 5 inches
Your Money or Your Life

I should have read this book 20 years ago. It has a lot of the same general ideas that we have here on woodfolks.com on our property that we call “Cedar Grace” follows many of the principles set out in this book. We however take a more back to the land approach. Joe and Viki formed a movement called the New Roadmap Foundation. It also has a lot of my Grandfather Euell Gibbons values.

(More info in the book):

  • Make Peace with your Past
  • Figure out your Real Earnings and Spending – Every Penney.
  • Look at life energy spent
  • Income and expenses – keep track.
  • Maximize Earnings
  • “Become knowledgeable”

The down side: most of this life style was funded with municipal / government bonds (12% at the time). Yields are not the same now.

I have not read the updated book.

Combine the ideas in this book with a closer look at income and investment.

I strongly suggest reading this book It is the start of the F.I.R.E. movement – John Elden


Also a revised edition: Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018

*We do not make a dime from this book or review.