It is a fantastic book by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. It’s a classic and for good reason.
I’ve read this years ago and it was one of those first books that set me on the path of deciding to do something different with my money. I was saving some and investing a little but I had no real plan.
I thought Your Money or Your Life was fantastic because it takes you to where you are now and helps you establish what are your real priorities and what you truly value.
It then goes into how can you get started with your finances to move it in that direction.
Retirement is a popular topic for questions (‘how much do we need to retire’ is in my top 10 for search queries and articles on this site!).
The real answer is that it depends. Not what most people want to hear, but Todd takes you through what you need to consider when planning out retirement and figuring out your number.
I thought this was incredibly useful. It’s one of his 60-minute solution books. It goes deep but it’s very quick.
Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money
I’m not putting here to just plug but one I created Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money was to give a guide for couples to have better conversations about using finances in a more meaningful way.
I’ve interviewed couples who have done some amazing things together and while each couple had their journey there were certain themes that kept coming up.
There were certain habits and systems that they use. So I created a four-week guide for you two to use to create a financial system that fits your dreams and your money styles.
It starts off with how to talk together and define what financial independence looks for the two of you. It then gets into how to create a system and a budget that follows through on the plan, and then how to automate that.
A lot of the couples I’ve interviewed they weren’t looking at the pennies, they were looking for the big wins.
The truth of the matter is still you have to take care of the essentials the bills and everything. This shows you how to get the tedious parts out of the way how to create that system to work towards financial independence if that’s your goal.
Elle Martinez helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips for reducing debt, increase income, and building net worth. Learn how to live on one income and have fun with the second..