Vicki Robin

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The dilemma of shared finances

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2009 at 5:09 AM

If you have a “house-mate” it really doesn’t matter if you sleep in the same room or different ones, if you’re spouses, partners or friends, if you share every little secret or just the kitchen, living room, dining room and bathroom. You still have to decide how to decide what gets bought and with whose money.

Which would be my situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Money or Your Life to the rescue

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Duh Uh. I’m in a time of financial change (who isn’t?) and my anxiety around money has been rising. It took a while to understand the creepy feeling as I’ve only had it a few times in the last 40 years. The Your Money or Your Life program has served me that well. I’ve lived high on the hog but low on the financial food chain – and that worked for me except Read the rest of this entry »

How Much is Enough: The Importance of Eliminating Food Waste

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Did you know that we waste an estimated 27% of the food available for consumption in the U.S.?  That works out to approximately one pound of food wasted every day for every American.  I read these statistics in a New York Times article one year ago and was so stunned that they have stuck with me ever since.  Food waste is so common in our country that we don’t always even notice it.  But it became glaringly obvious to me after I had children.  So I decided to do what I could as a mom and a citizen to eliminate food waste.  First of all, Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Things Science Says Will Make You Happy

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2009 at 11:11 PM

One of the advantages of the current downturn in the economy is that it gives people a chance to get in touch with what kind of career would really make them happy.  If you can’t earn a high salary, then it makes sense to consider instead what would bring a sense of greatest life satisfaction (assuming you’re otherwise able to get your basic survival/basic comfort needs met).  Our friends at Yes! magazine are very much in touch with this shift in the national mood.  They just Read the rest of this entry »

Step 1 Revisited

In Uncategorized on June 16, 2009 at 3:18 PM

We taught a workshop at the Rowe Conference Center in Western MA last weekend. Or should I say 12 very diverse people taught us what they wanted to learn. Their questions and confusions about Step 1 in Your Money or Your Life made me wish Joe Dominguez hadn’t put it first. Read the rest of this entry »

Look what I found

In Uncategorized on June 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Speaking to groups here in Boston this week, I’ve met people expressing their gratitude for how Joe Dominguez, the originator of the 9-step program, impacted their lives. Now you can “download” him. I just explored the archives of New Dimensions Radio and here is a page with all the shows Joe and I have done (or been part of) over the years. Scroll down to Joe’s show, Read the rest of this entry »

A tale about money – but is it true?

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2009 at 6:05 PM

“It is August, on the shores of the Black Sea. It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town. He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.

The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note Read the rest of this entry »

An inspiring letter from a Your Money or Your Life reader from Texas

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM

I am writing to thank you for your influence and work through discussion groups, speeches and especially your co-authorship with Joe in Your Money or Your Life. Read the rest of this entry »


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