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Sunday, February 15, 2009

REVIEW for Your Money or Your Life

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TITLE: Your Money or Your Life
AUTHORS: Vicky Robin and Joe Dominguez
GENRE: Personal Finance
RATING: 4 Stars

I LOVED this book. I had already read it quite a few years ago, but I thought it would be a very good idea to reread it - especially with the economic climate we are living in these days. I don't know why the message did not really sink in the first time, but I have to say that it certainly sunk in now.

This book takes an HONEST and totally realistic look at money and the influence and impact it has on our lives. Having said that, I like that, on many levels, the authors also chose to go the route of the 'stating matter-of-factly'. All of the research (and there has been a ton done for this book) is stated in an easy to understand, down to earth manner. There are tons of examples AND alot of worksheets and challenges that are included here. The authors take a look at alot of the basic steps, that we should be taking and are not. There is a huge X on the subject of credit (see what I mean! they were right all along) and this book tells you right to your face the pitfalls of making stupid financial decisions.

I have also seen this book referred on many occasions discussing money. This book is, on many levels, a bible on the subject and I have to say that I did not always want to hear what they have to say - because, of course, they are absolutely right!

The only little point I had is that I thought the print was a bit tiny, but I have to say that this is a minor issue.

This book is full, full of wisdom and interesting info - if only we would listen up.


Wall-to-wall books said...

Ugh! Another money book.
I know I really should get one sometime, find out what I am doing wrong.
I guess I am a little afraid!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a must read these days.

Anonymous said...

First, I just started following even though you are on my blog list at BOOKIN' WITH BINGO for some reason, I wasn't following and meant to.Sorry, So on this review, well done! And right on for what this book is about. I haven't read it but seen it many places and hope many, especially young people, will read it and not get caught in so many of the traps like credit cards. Thanks for such a good review!

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