Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

A one sentence summary of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking: “If you know what information is important and what to ignore, use your experience, recognize any bias you may have, and take a couple extra seconds if you need, then your snap decision could be as good as – or better than – a lengthy analysis.”

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Life Energy for Money: A Fair Trade?

Life Energy for Money: A Fair Trade?

I’ve calculated my hourly wage since I started working.  It’s a simple salary divided by weeks divided by hours per week, no biggie.  Is there really more to it?  Yes, according to Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez in Your Money or Your Life.  They establish that money is simply a thing you trade your life energy for, and step 2 of their 9 steps to transform your relationship with money and achieve financial independence is to establish your real hourly rate.

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Your Money or Your Life

Your Money or Your Life

As an introduction to financial independence, and the foundation of what it means to live richly no matter what your income is, the book hits the nail on the head.  Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez have made waves with their 9 step program published in Your Money or Your Life since 1992.  This is definitely a great book to – in frugal fashion – check out from the library.

“Your money or your life?”  If someone thrust a gun in your ribs and said those words, what would you do?  Most of us would turn over our wallets. The threat works because we value our lives more than we value our money.  Or do we?

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