Rachel Cruze shines a spotlight on the most damaging money habit we have: comparing ourselves to others. Then she unpacks seven essential money habits for living the life we really want - a life in line with our values, where we can afford the things we want to buy without being buried under debt, stress, and worry. The Joneses are broke. Life looks good, but hidden beneath that glossy exterior are credit card bills, student loans, car payments, and an out-of-control mortgage. Their money situation is a mess, and they're trying to live a life they simply can't afford. So why exactly do we try so hard to keep up with the Joneses? Are we really living the lives we want, or are we chasing someone else's dream, just trying to keep up appearances on social media, at church, and in our community? Why are we letting other people set the pace for our own family's finances?
In Love Your Life, Not Theirs, Rachel shows you how to buy and do the things that are important to you - the right way. That starts by choosing to quit the comparisons, reframing the way you think about money, and developing new habits like avoiding debt, living on a plan, watching your spending, saving for the future, having healthy conversations about money, and giving. These habits work, and Rachel is living proof. Now, she wants to empower you to live the life you've always dreamed of without creating the debt, stress, and worry that are all too often part of the deal. Social media isn't real life, and trying to keep up with the Joneses will never get you anywhere. It's time to live - and love - your life, not theirs.
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This was a great book, but nothing new. I've ready her other books and Dave Ramsey's book and this was just the same content, but a different cover. :) still a great read!
"Copy cat book read in a patronizing tone"
I was really excited to get this book, but about halfway through I got really annoyed with it. It is pretty much a carbon copy of Rachel's dad's book, Total Money Makeover. I guess if you haven't read Dave Ramsey's works, it has good information. However, I could not stand the way this book was read. It felt like I was being patronized and she makes a huge emphasis on every other word. Very annoying. If you're going to buy this book, buy it in print. I don't think I can finish listening to it.
"Money management home run!"
I really like listening to Rachel's money advice and a perspective from someone my age. She is very in tune with the modern challenges we face as young adults and gives excellent comparisons and connects her life in her sophomore book. I highly recommend this to anyone on or looking for a financial road map.
Much of the book was a regurgitation of Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover. Some of the content is really good but seems directed to a young person or couple. It's a good book if you haven't heard this stuff before but not a lot new. I liked Smart Kids, Smart Money and Total Money Makeover more.
"Similar content to other Dave Ramsey content"
The book is good. However if you're very familiar with Dave Ramsey the content can be redundant as the steps and principles that she goes through are very similar to the Dave Ramsey baby steps.
"Wendi Wilson , Groesbeck, Texas"
I love this book! It's empowering! I love her blogs and just listening to her. She's educational, but very entertaining! Thank you, Rachel.
"Love the book, great, easy and helpful!"
I love it! very easy to understand, straight to the point and great tools!
"The Spark I Needed to Renew of Debt Free Journey"
Rachel narrates this book so it adds that extra personal touch.
Being a newly Ramsey "follower" and also a spender I thought I couldn't learn anything new from this book because "I have already heard it all". I was pleased that most of the book was actually fresh information and give me that little kick i needed to get back on the debt free wagon and take control of my future.
While this book doesn't force you to save save save. It does make you reflect on your life and it give you the power to decide for yourself what you really want to get out of this book.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
"Total Money Makeover, made over...."
I already own Total Money Makeover. This book is a waste of money. I like Dave Ramsey's plan, but to basically repackage the Total Money Makeover is not helpful.
"what a clear view I have on personal financing"
I enjoyed the giving chapter as I am a natural giver and I needed to get it control. thank you Rachel.
"Required Reading for the Current Times"
With the proliferation of social media and curated posts, it's easy to obsess over "keeping up with the Joneses", to the detriment of our financial security and ballooning of the debt crisis. Rachel, continuing the brilliant work of her father Dave Ramsey, gives us the tools we need to change our mindset and attitude about "enough" and what the real meaning of #blessed really is.
Rachel has a way of speaking that makes you feel as though you are sitting with a friend chatting over a cup of coffee-very relaxing and easy to take in her message.
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