Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Book Review--Pocket Your Dollars

In Pocket Your Dollars, Carrie Rocha's approach to financial success is right on the money. 

The book is divided into three sections: 
1. The five attitudes that must go
2. Skills you need to change your attitude
3. Now that you're ready, some simple budgeting advice

Unlike other financial help books, Pocket Your Dollars begins with the crux of the matter-one's outlook towards money. Without properly assessing one's attitude regarding money, any attempt to remedy one's financial situation will be thwarted rather quickly. 

In the first section, the author provides an assessment of one's attitude after each chapter concerning the five attitudes that must go. This evaluation provides insight for the reader to know which areas to focus on. 

The author does not leave us with just an assessment of our attitude but also the skills necessary to change the attitude. She focused more on what one should do instead of a long list of don'ts. This, alongside the authors personal account of her journey to being financially debt free, kept the reader motivated and encouraged. 

The last section provided useful resources and tips to further implement the changes aforementioned throughout the book. The author made it a point to leave this for the last section instead of the first one surmising that if left untreated, the bad attitude would eventually deplete any money that was found through budgeting, sales, or couponing. 

Whereas I would have liked to read more Biblical references throughout her journey and the Bible as one's ultimate handbook regarding money, I would recommend this book for those looking to have a financial makeover.

I received this book for free from Bethany House for this review.

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