book review

Book Review ~ Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker My rating: 4 of 5 stars Nice light holiday reading. Not really … more like thought provoking and new year resolution plotting. This book had a few “ah has” for me which makes it a good reference book for the future. Specifically I liked the idea of putting 10% of your earnings to put away to save for investing and another 10% into a savings or “spend” account. I think I need to look at the Canadian Tax Free Savings Account (which pays a high

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Becoming Financially Independent: A How To

Yesterday I wrote My Life’s Purpose: A Revelation. Part two of this is the how I am going to do it inspiration I received from “Your Money or Your Life” by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. Here is a summary of their steps that I am following and am getting great benefit and goal-setting in place for my husband and I to acquire financial independence in the near future. You may want to check out the book (I got my copy from the local library) to get more details on the steps. Step 1Summary of lifetime earningsCurrent list of assets,

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My Life’s Purpose: A Revelation

After a few weeks of an increasing feeling unease and distance from my life (that I am normally very passionate about), I got my joy of life back. I’m finishing reading “Your Money or Your Life” by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. The book is being ready by the Woman’s Money Group I meet with monthly. This was the same group that I read Suze Orman’s “Women and Money” book with. I give both these books my gratitude for educating me on personal finance as well as to live and work smarter. If you follow my blog, you understand that

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Book Review ~ An Audience of Chairs

I’m reading “An Audience of Chairs” by Joan Clark. I would be done right now except for me getting sick. It’s not the most exciting book so far and I really don’t want to finish it. I’m about half-way done and if it weren’t for the book club I doubt I would. I may reconsider but at this point it’s a no thank you.

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Book Review ~ The Moonlit Cage and Charlie Wilson’s War

The Moonlit Cage: A Novel by Linda Holeman My review rating: 5 of 5 stars This novel provided me with an understanding of Afghanistan and India and the life of women, arranged marriages and culture from the 1850s. I enjoyed watching the protagonist, Darya, survive in a multitude of situations, mainly beyond her control, and journey into womanhood. Coincidentally I had also borrowed the movie “Charlie Wilson’s War” and it was about current-day USA efforts in Afghanistan. Not to spoil the movie so I will use basic thoughts here, however, the lack of follow-through on the part of the United

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Book Review ~ Before I Wake

Before I Wake by Robert J. WiersemaMy Reviewrating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed this novel. It was chosen as part of a book club I am in and I doubt I would have picked it up on my own, however, I am glad that I was introduced to it. The format of mini-chapters being from a variety of characters kept my interest. It was a very easy read. Summary from Kitchener Public LibraryThey say there are three sides to every story. Yours, mine and the truth. In Before I Wake, debut novelist Robert J. Wiersema cleverly introduces a multitude

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Book Review ~ Zapped

Zapped: A Regan Reilly Mystery by Carol Higgins Clark My reviewrating: 5 of 5 stars A really easy read with an interesting story line! Four books to read before the due date of Monday, August 11th! Think I can do it?! View all my reviews.

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Book Review ~ The 100-Mile Diet

The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating by Alisa Smith My review rating: 4 of 5 stars Written in chapters that depict each month of the journey, alternating between both partners and authors and their perspectives, this book provided a lot of interesting information on eating habits in our current society as well as a background on how it came to be this way. I appreciated the discussion about the importance of eating local not only to support a local economy but also the food is fresher and more authentic. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who

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Book Review ~ Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression by Brooke Shields My review rating: 4 of 5 starsI appreciated Brooke’s honesty in how she described her experiences. Some of her points felt a little over-stated and went on but the writing was interesting. Several key components of her experiences really resonated with me. The experiences were bang on with what I was feeling before and during my diagnosis and it was almost a relief to hear that I wasn’t an abnormality. First, when she had a hard time defining herself after her daughter was born because “up until now,

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Women & Money by Suze Orman

**UPDATED June 24, 2017. This post contains affiliate links When you don’t know where to start On Wednesday, June 4, 2008 I gave a presentation to moms based on Suze Orman’s “Women & Money“. I loved using my brain again! It was also helpful to solidify the points in my mind from Orman’s book as I prepared my presentation. Since my family is young, it is important to me to get my finances and other important documents such as wills and powers of attorney in order. I’ve felt the drive to get things in place even more as a result

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