Inspiring books for 2013 : #5 – Your Money or Your Life, by Joe Dominguez & Vicki Robin

This post will be the last of the “Inspiring Books for 2013” series.

YourMoneyNo, Your Money or Your Life is not a thriller. It is not a typical self-help book with the “seven steps” or “ten rules” for managing your money either. Even when the book describes a path for achieving financial independence, it seems to me that it is just a pearl of practical wisdom.

Sure, in order to grab all the benefits of this book, you will need to put into practice the exercises and observations that the authors suggest. Nevertheless, aside from very useful advice, they will have you re-think your relationship with money, with your life objectives, with your paid salary, with the true value of your expenses, etc.

The authors never preach but rather they instill you smart and deep questions and have you revisit some of the main assumptions that drive our societies. So, in a way, I would say that Your Money of your Life is a highly political book, since it proposes a concrete path to free ourselves from a very common and addictive pattern consisting of overspending, overdebt and overwork. I learned a lot in this book and I hope you will find it inspiring too.

PS : Never hesitate to buy a used version 😉

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