January 10, 2010 at 11:48 am #449387bdm6125Member
I’ve requested the book through my local library, but not sure how to take part in the challenge when I dont have any background info to go on???:shrug:January 10, 2010 at 9:44 pm #449388osakasuzMember
This sounds good, but I won’t have the book. My local library doesn’t have it and I don’t have the $$ at the moment to buy it.
I’m still kinda new here so I’m not sure what it means to be “in” on a challenge, but if it means checking in here and keeping up with the info and trying to do something in my own world in response…..then I guess “I’m in” 😆
You won’t need the book. I will provide some of the background info you’ll need for each part of the process. I won’t be able to reproduce the whole book, but enough to get you started. Without the full information, you may not completely appreciate the reasons why we are doing some of the processes, but I (and others) can help explain as best we can. The processes will still work for you! And you can ask lots of questions- that’s what these forums are for.:tup:
This is not the actual challenge thread, rather a preview to allow people to get the book, if they wish. I will be starting the actual challenge next week – keep your eyes peeled!
To be ‘in’ on a challenge is to agree to work on it in your real life and to (if you want) post your successes, problems or questions on ALS. It works best if you can read each challenge thread thoroughly, because people often have common issues and your answer might be found in previous postings. You don’t have to post at all if you don’t want to, but your experience is valuable and may help others.January 10, 2010 at 10:33 pm #449389KirstyMember
I have it on hold at the library and Im currently waiting for someone in Druin to return it before they can post it over here so I may not have read it before we start:| But I will stay tuned and start anyway:tup:January 10, 2010 at 10:41 pm #449390kerriebMember
Try asking your library to get it on interlibrary loan most libraries have some sort of arrangement in place to do this.January 11, 2010 at 12:06 am #449391WickedstepMember
I knew I was in trouble when I started gravitating to the self help section in the bookshop at lunchtimes! I actually read the companion book to Your Money or Your Life first. Its called ‘Getting a Life’ – the couple that wrote it also have a website. ‘Getting a Life’ details the experiences of the authors in implementing the 9 steps of ‘Your Money or Your Life’. Both books are life changing. :tup: (I went part time and then left my city job and have now moved to far east Gippsland for a better quality of life. The key concept is about what constitutes ‘enough’ for you. Sorry not to have the names of the authors of ‘Getting a Life’ to hand. We are still building and my books are all boxed in anticipation of new (recycled) shelves. I think the webiste is ‘gettingalife.org’ but will check.January 11, 2010 at 5:41 am #449392beccaMember
Ok, I’m committing myself :tup: When do we start?!January 11, 2010 at 11:59 am #449393auroraMember
Hi, haven’t posted before but been coming over for a browse for a while. Living in NZ altho spent 15 years in Vic to 2001.
This challenge comes at a very opportune time for us. Have owned the book for a number of years and love the philosophy….just need the push to put it into practice…..so we are in
Dawn:wave:January 12, 2010 at 5:41 am #449394Michelle-smMember
Hopefully I will be back online before the challenge starts.
My computer has died and we are currently working out what to replace it with so at the moment it is limited access at my local library.:confused:January 12, 2010 at 5:50 am #449395Michelle-smMember
inevitably we fail, time after time, to stick to a plan which would allow us to get as far ahead as we would like. It’s not like we’re struggling from pay to pay, but we would still like to be able to be credit-card free (nearly there) and pay more off the mortgage.
trying to get on the same page with each other here?!
I think you’ve hit the nail on the head here, you aren’t on the same page. You might think M wants the same thing but history would seem to say otherwise.
I hope M reads the book too because it really can change the way you think about money and help get you on the same path.:tup:
I don’t want to set myself up for failure again
It’s not failure it’s a learning curve.:tup:January 12, 2010 at 11:07 am #449396osakasuzMember
Well said Michelle!January 13, 2010 at 6:36 am #449397goodscissorsMember
I’m in! I have the book on order, it should arrive soon. Perfect timing as my job contract ends mid-march and I can’t decide what to do next with my limited savings – find another job, travel or just relax for a while:DJanuary 13, 2010 at 9:33 pm #449398ChezzaParticipant
Just ordered my book through the book depository… Thanks for the link (woz, I think!!)
I have been reading the Suze Ormond book I mentioned earlier, a chapter a day… It’s funny the feelings and blocks that money has (with me anyway)…
Looking forward to the challenge!! :tup:January 14, 2010 at 12:43 am #449399mossyMember
I’m in, I just bought the book of ebay.
I’m committing to be a full time student for the next 3 – 4 years so i’ll try anything that’ll help with money :geek:January 15, 2010 at 2:25 am #449400fruitfulMember
I’m tracking this thread, will be very interested to find out all those steps. Haven’t ordered the book or even looked in at the local library, I’m going to rely on everyone here to give what helpful advice they can.
😀January 16, 2010 at 2:10 pm #449401beccaMember
I don’t want to set myself up for failure again
It’s not failure it’s a learning curve.:tup:
That’s a good way of looking at it 🙂
Saying that, though, can I opt out now?! 😆 I got the book on interlibrary loan and have read through most of it, and I don’t think I’m in a position to commit to the kind of long-term approach it advocates… all is not lost, though, since I’m now re-reading Anita Bell’s Your Money which has worked for us in the past.
I think it comes down to us being able to stick with a plan, whatever that plan is. I don’t see me/us being able to stick with a YMOYL plan, but I know from experience that we can stick with the Anita Bell one. So, while I won’t be on board with this challenge as such, we’re still committing to our own budget challenge 🙂 This is especially important to us at the moment and in a way, needing to take control of our finances instead of wanting to has made a big difference as to how committed we both are this time (I hope!)
Sorry this was so long winded! Good luck to everyone (and good luck to us!)
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