Pocket Your Dollars: 5 Attitude Changes That Will Help You Pay Down Debt, Avoid Financial Stress, and Keep More of What You Make
This book has plenty of tips on ways to save your money and not overspend. The best parts of the book are the many examples. You will most likely find some story that you can relate to. Whether it is how to not treat yourself to something every time you get a paycheck to learning how to set money aside before it goes into your spending account you will get practical advice in the book. I gave this book 4/5 stars. I liked how easy it was to read and follow. I actually got bored a few times and that is why I gave it a lower rating. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning ways to save and stay on a budget.
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
July 26, 2013
Pocket Your Dollars Makes Lots of Sense
In Pocket Your Dollars, Carrie Rocha sets out a clear path to creating a budget that works for your lifestyle.
This book is not meant to help you learn how to budget. Instead, it helps you to change your mindset, your focus, your attitude, and your goals so that you will be able to sit down and make a budget that will stick with you.
Rocha's candidness about her own struggles with debt helps to give her credibility and adds to the enjoyability of the book. I liked this book so much that I am encouraging my husband to read it, so we can start to put some of her methods into practice.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to live debt-free or who just wants to feel financially independent.
*Disclaimer - This book was provided to me by Bethany House Publishers for my review. All opinions are my own.
April 6, 2013
Great for attitude changes
This was a great book to teach you attitude CHANGES, not how to save money. Once you make the decision that you want to get out of debt and stay out of debt for the rest of your life, then this is a great book to start you on your journey. It's not about how much money you make but rather what you do with it. This book gives you the attitudes and adbice on how to make these changes in your life. I would recommend this book for anyone who is interested in paying down their debt, and anyone who is interested in changing their attitudes about money. This book teaches you how to separate out your expenses into manageable chunks and easy to understand terminology. I LOVED at the end of the book where the author shares her coupon filing system and coupon clipping ideas. I would recommend this book to my friends.
March 7, 2013
Good explanation of money attitudes
The book begins with the author's personal experience of getting out of debt. Without this personal touch, I am not sure I could have read the book as easily. After all, when a person writes some ways to get out of debt, I need to know they were once there. It lends credibility, real life experience, and encouragement to the words.
The book was interesting and informative. Examples and solutions are scattered throughout the chapters.Through it all, Rocha seems to offer a hand up and out. It is not a commiserating I'm-right-there-with-you-let's-stay-here-and-be-victims kind of sympathy. No, it is more of an I've-been-there-and-let-me-show-you-it-is-possible-to-get-out kind of sympathy.
Overall, the book was good. It clearly presents the attitudes and changes effectively. It was helpful to read. However, for me it lacked a Biblical perspective of stewardship. I would have liked to read about these money attitudes with a more Biblical view. This of course, is just my personal preference.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.
February 28, 2013