Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pocket Your Dollars by Carrie Rocha

Who doesn't want to save money? There are lots of self-help type books about saving money and lowering spending and budgeting, and etc. This book, Pocket Your Dollars, falls into that category of book (obviously just by the title!!) The author, Carrie Rocha, speaks about her own and her husband's experiences with getting out of debt, saving money, and using their money wisely.

The author focuses on our ATTITUDES about money first and foremost. She gives many illustrations of people and incorrect and correct attitudes about money. Her message is that it is not the lack of money that is the problem but rather one's attitudes about money.

The book was nicely-written, easy to read, filled with illustrative stories. It was a lot of similar information to what others share in books they write on this topic as well. I found that it focused SO much on your attitudes about money and then in the end there was a (great and helpful!) section about how to practically reduce your expenses. I kind of wish that this section had been even longer -- but she did talk about her website by the same name which has more ideas/helpful information. There were some nice sections also on how you should be saving and for what purposes.

I did enjoy this book--I don't know if it's much different than others on this topic, but it was not a dull read :) She did a good job of keeping the reader interested. Some good hints, and if this is the first time you're reading a book on money management hints, this would be a great book for you.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher (Bethany House) for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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