Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Your Money or Your Life ... Bang!

Before bed I've been rereading "Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence." It's one of my favorite books and -- sort of embarrassingly -- prompted the first time I thought, Ohhhh! That's what money is. I mean, have you ever just sat down and tried to describe money?

When the book asked me to try I thought, this is stupid. Everybody knows what money is. It's... paper/coin currency... represents value... value of what? You work for it. You can trade it for stuff. You need it... Hey, shouldn't I be able to define the value it represents?

Hey, what other fundamental stuff do I take for granted?

The book talks a lot about financial independence and helps you see how it might be possible, no matter what your situation.

Time, patience, and commitment will let you do just about anything. So they say.

I'm not sure where I meant this to go. Suffice it to say, I like the book. I recommend it heartily. It's been around awhile too; used copies are pretty easy to come by.


Maya said...

Hmmm, maybe I should look into this book.

Christy said...

Maya, if you'd like to learn more this site has a detailed review about the book http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2006/12/11/your-money-or-your-life-overview/

The book is a favorite among many of the personal finance bloggers out there. I think it's definitely worth a read.