Friday, October 28, 2016

101 things in 1001 Days #95 Read "Peace and Plenty" and #6 Pay off my credit card

I really enjoyed this book! Sarah Ban Breathnach is one of my favorite authors.  Her words inspire me.  I wanted to read this book as part of my 101 things because I often have anxiety when it comes to financial matters and I wanted to get her perspective on financial serenity.  There were many things I enjoyed about this book.  First, Sarah has such a gentle touch.  She teaches truths about managing money well but does it in a way that doesn’t make you feel stupid or that you can never ever have any wants in life. Another reason is because she draws on sage wisdom from the past, from old Good Housekeeping articles and Victorian authors.  I love connections to the past.  She also talks about filling your life with authentic and beautiful joys that don’t cost anything. Another reason is because she is so relatable.  She is not some millionaire writing about money worries when she has none.   As she writes this book, she is living with her sister and trying to rebuild her life after losing everything because of poor financial choices and a disastrous marriage.  She “gets” her readers.  She understands money woes and worries.  If you are looking for financial serenity in your life, I can definitely recommend this book! While I still have a long way to go, I learned so much and am definitely closer to being where I want to be.  While I was reading this book, I made the final payment on my credit card.  Woohoo!  

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