Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

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Penguin, Dec 10, 2008 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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The "the best book on money period" according to Grant of Millennial Money (as featured on CNBC Make It), who followed its advice and became a self-made millionaire entrepreneur in only five years

In an age of great economic uncertainty when everyone is concerned about money and how they spend what they have, this updated edition of the bestselling Your Money or Your Life is an essential read. Millennial Money's Grant explains: "The premise of it is that you exchange your time for money. And when you start thinking about how many hours of your life it took to save up the money to buy something, you really start thinking twice about your purchases."

In Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin shows readers how to gain control of their money and finally begin to make a life, rather than just make a living. With this book, you'll learn how to:

• Get out of debt and develop savings
• Save money through mindfulness and good habits, not strict budgeting
• Declutter your life and live well for less
• Invest your savings and begin creating wealth
• Save the planet while saving money
• And much more!

"The seminal guide to the new morality of personal money management." -Los Angeles Times
 

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User Review  - sprite - LibraryThing

Read it for the paradigm shift, but not for the investing advice. There is a list of questions up front that will predict whether you are interested in the book (I read it in spite of them: may be why I rate it lower than "life-altering".) Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

If you're looking for an approach to personal finance that's genuinely personal and not the usual banal instruction that treats money management like homework (i.e. necessary, boring and to be ... Read full review

Contents

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THE OLD ROAD MAP FOR MONEY
MONEY AINT WHAT IT USED TO BEAND NEVER
WHERE IS IT ALL GOING?
HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? THE NATURE
SEEING PROGRESS
THE AMERICAN DREAMON A SHOESTRING
VALUING YOUR LIFE ENERGY
THE POT OF GOLD AT
NOW THAT YOUVE GOT IT WHAT ARE YOU GOING
EPILOGUE
EXCERPT FROM BLESSING THE HANDS THAT FEED
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Vicki Robin is a renowned innovator, writer, and speaker. In addition to coauthoring the bestselling Your Money or Your Life, Robin has been at the forefront of the sustainable living movement. She has received awards from Co-Op America and Sustainable Northwest and was profiled in Utne Magazine’s book Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life. She is also the author of Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community and Our Place on Earth. She lives on Whidbey Island in Washington.

Joe Dominguez (1938-1997) was a successful financial analyst on Wall Street before retiring at the age of thirty-one by following the nine-step program he formulated for himself. He taught this formula for many years, and preserved it for future generations in Your Money or Your Life. From 1969 on, he was a full-time volunteer and donated all proceeds from his teaching to transformational projects.

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