The Tight-Fisted Miser blog has posted a review of my book Passion Saving: The Path to Plentiful Free Time and Soul-Satisfying Work.
Juicy Excerpt: This book is more about motivation than nuts and bolts. He distinguishes between what he calls Sacrifice Saving and Passion Saving. If you can change your mindset to see saving as buying you a little bit of freedom rather than something you have to do that you won’t be able to enjoy for many years, then saving will become much easier….. If you have read Your Money or Your Life, you really shouldn’t need this book. If after reading Your Money or Your Life you still need motivation, then this book might work for you.
I am grateful to Andy for writing the review.
He is certainly right that the book is more about motivation than it is about the nuts and bolts of saving. It is for the best if readers know this going in. My belief is that getting motivated to save is pretty much the entire deal. Those who become motivated always are able to handle the nuts and bolts, but those who do not never even care to learn about the nuts and bolts. It’s my belief that there is lots of material available on the nuts and bolts but not too much in-depth material on how those who have never been motivated to save can become strongly motivated.
Andy is also right to see that Your Money or Your Life was a big influence. I don’t agree that those who have read Your Money or Your Life don’t need to read Passion Saving (but then I wouldn’t, would I?). My goal was to take the principles set forth in Your Money or Your Life and show how they can apply to the many types of people who need help saving who are not interested in pursuing the not-for-profit endeavors that are the motivational goal of many of those who used Your Money or Your Life to motivate their saving efforts.
Today’s Passion: My favorite review of Passion Saving is the one done by Audrey at WritersHelper.com.