The author of the No Limits Ladies blog recently ran a five-part series on my book Passion Saving: The Path to Plentiful Free Time and Soul-Satisfying Work. She says: “Unfortunately, most people will not pick up this book based on the title alone. The S word no one likes. The people who truly value the innovative financial thinking it holds will walk on by. It is a shame because it is a great book, a great return on the cover price.” She’s probably already married or else would object to the fact that I am, you know? It always turns out that way.
Part One is entitled Passion Saving — Long-Term Saving Is Hard.
Juicy Excerpt: Rob’s clever solution is to save for the long term (retirement) but use the cash flow (dividends, rental income if you’re a real estate investor, interest) to pay for short term goals.
Part Two is entitled Passion Saving — Me, Inc.
Juicy Excerpt: Many full-time employees don’t realize how sensitive their jobs are to outside pressures. Passion Saving by Rob Bennett is one of the very rare books addressing this. He points out that the big job money is in specialization. Since the demand for specialization fluctuates, so does the salary companies are willing to grant.
Part Three is entitled Passion Saving — It Is All About the Spending.
Juicy Excerpt: Rob Bennett in Passion Saving has my view on saving…. It is not about the saving, it is about the spending.
Part Four is entitled Passion Saving — Multiply-by-25 Rule.
Juicy Excerpt: Seriously… the hubby and I do this all the time. We’ll sock away $200 in an investment paying 10%. That $20 is a breakfast for the two of us every year in Paris. It is a concrete goal. Not some airy fairy save X amount type of goal. We can see, touch, and, in this case, taste it.
Part Five is entitled Frugal Friday — Brown Bagging It with Rob Bennett.
Juicy Excerpt: Forget the savings for a moment. What I like about brown bagging it is that it gives me an option.
So what do you do after being recognized on that global internet thingamabobble for writing “a great book”?
Hey! I’m going to DisneyWorld!
Not really. I haven’t sold enough books to pay for that yet.
But I have promised my boys a week at Ocean City, New Jersey. That’s darn close!
Look for the blog to return from its vacation on Monday, September 8.
With a tan.