If you’re wondering when I’m going to get tired of reading financial self-help books, you’re in good company! However, I do still enjoy financial literature for inspiration and encouragement.
Pocket Your Dollars: 5 Attitude Changes That Will Help You Pay Down Debt, Avoid Financial Stress, & Keep More of What You Make by Carrie Rocha is not a financial how-to book, but instead it focuses on changing your attitudes about money. The fifth attitude, “I can’t afford it,” struck a nerve with me. As a lifetime penny-pincher and even stingy miser at times, I’m trying to learn how to lighten up a little, and loosen my control (pg. 103-119). Surprisingly, budgeting has helped me to loosen up my grip on our money, because I can see that the most important costs are covered.
Another great tip that I got from Carrie was to purchase gas on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (pg. 201) when prices are lowest. I knew this was good advice for purchasing airplane tickets, but I had never considered applying it at the pump.
At 213 pages long, this book is a quick financial pick-me-up. For more tips from Carrie, you can follow her blog at www.pocketyourdollars.com.
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