Praise for the new edition of Your Money or Your Life
In this time of crashing markets, soaring prices, tent cities and melting ice caps, no book is more useful to readers and to the planet than Your Money or Your Life. – Mary Pipher, author of The Shelter of Each Other and Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World.
Now as never before, it’s time to stop trying to ‘get ahead’ in a race that’s both fixed and futile, and figure out how to organize your life so that it can be your life. Your one precious life, lived for yourself and for your community and for your planet. Your Money or Your Life shows you how to make the shift. – Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org and author of The End of Nature
Thank God for Vicki Robin! This is just the book we need now — to free ourselves from fear and to liberate our real energies. Millions are seeking financial sanity and Robin is our savvy, compassionate guide. – Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet and Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad.
Your Money or Your Life offers everyone – regardless of class, background or history – a simple and accessible pathway to economic health, recovery and resilience. Robin offers up this antidote for our corporate culture in a style that is easy to read, pleasurable and life-affirming, helping us translate the idea of frugality into a shift to invest in what we truly value. Her prescription offers the payoff of a more meaningful and fulfilling life, while lessening our sense of stress as it relates to money. The time could not be more perfect, nor this book more relevant to the changes we’re all facing. Reading this book is likely to improve your quality of life, your health, and your relationships, even as it improves your bottom line. – Nina Simons, President and Co-Founder, Bioneers
Your Money or Your Life was a 1990s phenomenon that changed the lives of millions and made voluntary simplicity the fastest growing movement in America. My friendship with Vicki and her ideas of financial independence and conscious consumption changed my life, liberated me from the money chase, and unleashed my courage and creativity. As the fragility of our casino economy becomes alarmingly evident, this book is now more relevant than ever. It could be the single most important book you will ever read. — David Korten, author, When Corporations Rule the World and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. Co-founder and board chair, YES! magazine
“Books, no matter how great, need to be updated every so often. Vicki Robin adds the insights of another tumultuous decade to a book that has become the classic in its field. Your Money or Your Life has helped million of Americans lead more frugal, sane and happier lives. If only all Americans — and particularly, the people whose profligacy has gotten us into the current debacle on Wall Street — had read it. They certainly need to read it now! Everyone does.” – John de Graaf, co-author, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic
For nearly two decades this book has been the blueprint for achieving financial independence. You can always recognize those of us who followed its advice: We’re the folks with smiles on our faces and time on our hands, who sleep soundly at night even during troubled economic times. This edition was updated to reflect the financial realities of today, and its message and advice has never been more valuable. – Jeff Yeager, Author, The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches
Your Money or Your Life is the rare book that is both map and compass. As we enter hard economic times, this visionary book provides eminently pragmatic and effective maps to reduce the costs of your life and increase your savings net. Of equal importance, it’s a compass that can guide you to your true values – non-monetary values such as community, friendships, and deeper relationships to your place and nature. In this consumer culture, we are too often possessed by our possessions. Reducing our financial “needs” can directly lead to a life far richer in quality, purpose and real meaning, while helping conserve our precious planet. This book shows you how. – Kenny Ausubel, CEO and co-founder, Bioneers
This timely and timeless message liberates us from our self-imposed impoverishment and leads us to a genuinely richer and more rewarding life. –Victoria Castle, author of The Trance of Scarcity
Bless penguin and Vicki Robin for re-releasing this timeless, exquisite, and classic work on our relationship with money. It has always been an important message, but is ever more timely now. With clarity, incisiveness, and brilliance, Your Money or Your Life gives every reader, no matter what their circumstances, the keys to living a fulfilling and financially free life. The distinctions in this book as so empowering, so liberating, and so transformative, that the book should be a required text for everyone who has a bank account. This is one of the best and most truthful books you will ever read about money. – Lynne Twist, author, The Soul of Money
The need has never been greater than now, in a time of so much financial turbulence and crisis, for this magnificent book. Your Money or Your Life is a personal path to fiscal sanity, stability and security. If you follow its heed, your life will be richer many times over, whatever the stock market does or does not do. – John Robbins, author, Diet For A New America, Healthy At 100, and The Food Revolution
The best guide for personally navigating the new post-Wall Street financial world. Tried and true common sense for redefining success on your own terms , and re-focusing your American Dream , as we transit from the Fossil Fuel Age to the emerging Solar Age green economy. – Hazel Henderson, author, Ethical Markets: Growing The Green Economy