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Is Money Your Master? Book Review

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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Recently, I was out "thrift-shopping" when a little voice spoke up inside my head.  I was perusing through a rack of very discounted clothing when the voice said, "Oh you MUST HAVE this!".  Strangely enough, it wasn't a voice telling me that I HAD TO HAVE any of the clothing I was rummaging past….it was a voice that I've heard countless times in department stores and clothing stores throughout my lifetime.  I've been guilty of saying it to friends, children….my hubby (insert any name of shopping co-hort) myself.  "Oh, you can't leave without this!  It looks amazing on you!".

The voice of reason suddenly seemed foolish and wasteful as I pushed through racks of "worn a few times" clothing.  Clothes that once held high value, to someone!  Clothes that JUST HAD TO BE HAD…now hanging with high hopes on a thrift/discount store rack.  It reminded me of my easily justified shopping habits and of an ideal vision of somehow……managing my money instead of allowing it to manage me!

Before I go any further, I will admit….shopping is one of those "feel good" emotions that while doing it, feels really good but after getting home and seeing the damage…..doesn't feel so good afterall.  I don't have a problem with shopping and I certainly don't want to bum anyone out if they like it too.  However, shopping can lead to some pretty pathetic money issues.  But it's not just shopping that gets us into trouble…..

My friend and author, Dale Gibbons…..has written a snazzy little quick read book that will cause you to re-think your outlook on money.  Dale is a wise guy (which is different than a wiseguy) who has finally set down on paper/kindle/nook, words to help the average working Joe as well as the loaded dudes and dudettes MASTER THEIR MONEY!  He knows stuff and he shares his insight with this easy to understand book so that other's may know how to live with the financial stability that escapes so many families today.

Dale's book isn't a get rich quick book.  It's a money management method told with a real people style story.   One that will make perfect sense to just about any reader.  Who hasn't run out of money before the month ended?  Or played the transfer savings to cover spending game?  Just about every single person has experienced money ruling over them at some point or another.

I found Dale's book to be a refreshing reminder that money does not have to be the boss of me!  If you are struggling (and even if you're not) with money or feel like all you do is fail at budgeting…..THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!


Available on Amazon (of course) in both Kindle & Paperback editions.

Now GO!!!  GO GET THIS BOOK!  You will be glad you did!