See, I think what I'm missing from reading the book all by my lonesome is good discussion with other frugal-minded folk which is why I'm forming the YMOYL Book Club right here, right now. That's where you come in!
I know, you're busy, I'm busy, so I'm aiming to make this as simple as possible. Starting this Saturday (which will give you some time to buy, beg or borrow a copy of the book), we'll take it nice and slow and tackle a chapter/step a week. There's nine chapters, which makes (watch these mad math skills come out. Wait for it....) nine weeks of frugal, finance goodness.
The nine-week program
Week 1: Making Peace with the Past (Step 1)
Week 2: Being in the Present - Tracking Your Life Energy (Step 2)
Week 3: Monthly Tabulation (Step 3)
Week 4: Three Questions That Will Transform Your Life (Step 4)
Week 5: Making Life Energy Visible (Step 5)
Week 6: Valuing Your Life Energy - Minimizing Spending (Step 6)
Week 7: Valuing Your Life Energy - Maximizing Income (Step 7)
Week 8: Capital and the Crossover Point (Step 8)
Week 9: Managing Your Finances (Step 9)
The rules of the YMOYL Book Club are simple; tell everyone about YMOYL Book Club. Nah, just kidding, there are no stinkin' rules. Participate as much or as little as you want. Don't wanna actually do the exercises? No problemo. Going out of town in three weeks? Jump back in when you get back. Not comfortable giving the deets on your finances to the internets and beyond? Me either. We don't have to be specific. Already read the book and are willing to share your experiences? Heck yes, we want you too!
In fact you don't even have to get the book if you don't want to, although I'd definitely recommend reading it sometime. You can just go to financialintegrity.org and download the free program guide, which outlines the steps that make up the program. Yes, the book includes much more information, including stories from other program participants, but my point is the more the merrier.
Sounds simple enough, right? So, who's in?