Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Book Review

"Pocket your Dollars" by Carrie Rocha

"Many folks today are looking for ways to stretch their dollars to supply their needs & even their wants.  In this book are many practical, easy implement, ideas to help your household budget. Unlike other finance books, "Pocket your Dollars" doesn't give you charts, graphs, or percentages ~ it instead tells the story of the authors family, their struggles, their accomplishments, and victories in the area of family budgets.  She is very open & honest about the family she grew up in and the family she and her husband formed upon their marriage. The author deals with the fact that as humans, we sometimes think we deserve something, or we should be able to get a treat, or its been a hard week & we need a break.  When in all honesty, we need to be responsible, save for our treats, and work hard to accomplish our goals.  I would highly recommend this book to Newlyweds, folks wanting to get a handle on their finances, and folks wanting to dig out of the hole they've dug themselves into.

We follow many of these principles already in our own family and the benefits are wonderful.  Our younger 2 children are learning how to save, bargain shop, budget, and be rewarded in special family times ~ one being our cruise last week.  I am also going to be adding this book to their "to read" lists for school"

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 


  1. I have to order this book. I like how you were able to get it for free. I need to learn how to do this.

  2. Hey Michell's...go to netgalley.com and apply to review books. You have to fill out your profile information and pick books you would like to read. The publishers then review your profile and either approve you or not. All the books look to be ebooks - we downloaded mine onto the kindle. A few of the books I'm been approved to read aren't t even published yet! After you do your review on your blot, you copy and paste it to your netgalley review board.

    1. Thanks for the information. I have a nook hopefully that will work.


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