Your Money or Your Life

By Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez,

Book cover of Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence

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Have Enough Money for a Rich Life-Without Winning the Lottery
How much money is enough? Vicki Robin has made it her life's work to explore this question. Her remarkable discovery: money is energy-and conscious awareness is the key to finding its real value. On Your Money or Your Life Robin…

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Your Money or Your Life is like a cheat code for living. The authors cut through all the “shoulds” we place on money to ask this simple question: What do you really want from life? 

Once you have pinpointed the specific things that make you feel satisfied, alive, connected, contented, and energetic, you can easily let everything else go–and then your money decisions easily fall into place. You simply need to ask yourself if a financial decision supports the things you want most.

The lessons of this book are simple to understand, but not easy to implement. But getting into…

From Emily's list on changing the way you look at money.

Probably first for most other proponents of the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement is this classic, subtitled Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence.

Joe Dominguez was a successful financial analyst on Wall Street before retiring at the age of 31, and passed away in January 1997. The part that really resonated with me when I first read it was its representation of money as essentially life energy. While the average consumer may not fret about wasting a bit of money on some frivolous item, when you consider that you’re also wasting precious – and finite! –…

From Jonathan's list on financial independence and retirement.

This classic kicked off the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) movement.

A revolution that has changed how many people view money, work, and life. In the latest version of Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin provides a step-by-step guide to re-think how we view and use our money and limited time on this earth. It was the first book I read that focused on why and how we should align our spending with our values. 

Following the steps in this book will fundamentally change your relationship with money, setting you on a path to no longer needing to work…

Your Money or Your Life is a personal finance classic that offers a step-by-step guide to achieving financial independence and living a fulfilling life.

The book encourages readers to reconsider their relationship with money and make intentional choices about spending and saving. The authors emphasize the true value of money in terms of the time and energy required to earn it and provide practical strategies for reducing expenses, increasing income, and investing wisely.

What makes this book unique is its focus on the connection between money and overall well-being. The authors encourage readers to think about how their financial decisions…

This perennial favorite transformed our view of money when we were first getting started. It asks you to consider how much “life energy” you’re putting into each purchase you make. Now, the concept of life energy may sound new-agey at first, but trust me, in the end, you may be thinking differently about both earning and spending. You’ll be asking yourself, How much, exactly, is enough? And can I live happily (not miserably) on less? Depending on your answers to these questions, you may even be able to shorten your own journey to early retirement.

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