Me: BW, divorced, now fabulous and happy!
I love it! I also didn't figure out every dollar I've ever earned, and I spend more than they think I should (I also like to travel, go to concerts, do nice things, live in a beautiful house, etc.)
But the basic concept has stuck with me. I tell people all the time about this book -- how our every day choices don't necessarily align with what we think our values are.
I'll be able to retire quite early thanks to concepts in this book (as well as MMM, Early Retirement Extreme -- though I am certainly not extreme -- and other, similar resources.) Bogleheads and Random Walk Down Wall Street are also good resources.
ETA: Definitely don't feel defensive! Take what applies to you and leave the rest.
Because of this book, I bought a house close to work so that I can bicycle commute most of the year. I do most of my errands on bike. I generalized the concept (aligning your values with everyday choices) and cut toxic people out of my life. I don't have a lawn and instead planted bird-attracting native plants (did not want to spend free time mowing!) You can definitely take it too far and suck all the fun out of life, but I think that it helped me to make more conscious choices about everything.
[This message edited by phmh at 7:22 PM, April 7th (Monday)]
Married: 11 years, no kids
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