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Joe Dominguez (1938–1997)

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Joe Dominguez was born on February 2, 1938. Considered a pioneer in the sustainability movement, he, together with partner Vicki Robin, co-authored the best-seller Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence. Dominguez was 31 years of age mostra'n més when he retired from a job as a technical stock analyst on Wall Street with a nest egg of about $70,000. He continued to live off of the investment income, about $6,000 a year, with a strong desire to tell others how to do the same. The proceeds of his book sales and other efforts to increase financial literacy have been donated to the New Road Map Foundation, an all-volunteer, non-profit foundation founded to promote the reduction of North American consumption. Dominguez died of cancer in Seattle on January 11, 1997. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Data de naixement
1938-02-02
Data de defunció
1997-01-11
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Professions
analyst
speaker
Organitzacions
New Road Map Foundation

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good for starters (or should I say FIREstarters?) only or for those who lost the track or sense of meaning to do FIRE.
 
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kosta.finn | Hi ha 40 ressenyes més | Jul 9, 2023 |
I first bought this at a used bookstore years ago and moved it around with me before eventually donating it without ever reading it. I finally for some reason picked it up on a Kindle deal, and I guess now was the time to read it during my current money obsession. I had no idea in all the years I had it on my shelves that it essentially is a book about early retirement, so again it’s still difficult for me to think of that as a possibility in my own life. But I did appreciate how she breaks things down, and I loved that she spent the time to update the original version into modern life; of course now I wonder what some of that version’s advice would be in the pre-internet world. I’m glad I have it digitally now though as I definitely plan to revisit it as I work on things.… (més)
 
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spinsterrevival | Hi ha 40 ressenyes més | May 29, 2023 |
I came by the recommendation for “Your Money or Your Life” while reading a blog on sustainable living. The author was so taken with this book’s message that she re-reads it annually. Naturally, anything that good to someone is going to interest me as to why that might be. Once a year is a pretty big reading commitment to any book, so I grabbed the Kindle version and dove in.

The book is a reboot of an apparently popular Financial Independence (FI) course from twenty-five or so years ago that has been updated to be more millennial-relevant and to includes current figures like The Minimalists and Mr. Money Moustache. The coursework involves performing key steps toward changing one’s relationship with money and working toward the crossover point where one no longer needs the 9-5 grind to support their standard of living. The thought is, if you didn’t have to work so much, what might you do with your time? Who might you become? What experiences might you have? And how might that positively impact your life?

I’m in the dreaded earnings phase where I work to meet my financial obligations so the concept of FI is more a wish than a reality, but it's worth thinking about even if I don't think this book is getting me much closer to figuring out how to get there. Overall, I find that this program is likely not something I’m willing to undertake. Step one, for example, is to figure out how much money you’ve made over your ENTIRE lifetime, to which I say, “Why?” And, “No thank you.” If I was twenty years old this might not be so intimidating, but I don’t believe in scrutinizing past behaviors to change current ones. It’s impractical at least, and daunting at worst.

There’s a lot of talk about tacking up paper charts, which really shows the book’s age. Even updated, it’s a little outdated in places. There has to be an app for that.

Another step involves tracking every penny in and out of your proverbial wallet and categorizing your spending—right down to categorizing your subcategories of groceries. Pick up a quarter? Add it to your chart. AGGGHHH. No.

BUT the message of self-improvement, of living within one’s means and even well below your means to reach an early retirement you can enjoy, resonates. A worthy read if not a bit overdone and repetitive. If you can sift past some of the proselytizing, there are some important and worthy questions worth asking that are timeless.
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bfrisch | Hi ha 40 ressenyes més | Dec 9, 2022 |
A must-read for anyone who wants to change the way they think about money. One of my favorite personal finance books.
 
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BibliophageOnCoffee | Hi ha 40 ressenyes més | Aug 12, 2022 |

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