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One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind Paperback – December 10, 2009
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“This is an excellent start to creating a solid financial foundation and future.”
Tucson Citizen, 1/8/2010
“From sticking to a budget to getting our of debt, One Year to an Organized Financial Life is essential and accessible.”
Atlantic City Weekly, 2/9/10
“One Year to an Organized Financial Life is the portal to a lifelong practice of money clarity and order.”
Boston Globe, 2/21/10
“A nuts-and-bolts guide to organizing your files, paying your bills, and cutting costs and clutter…[Leeds’] advice is simple, practical, and essential…Calm and empowering, this handy guide is so well thought-out that just leafing through the pages might make you feel more in control.”
Curled Up With a Good Book, 4/19/10
“[An] absolutely marvelous book…[Leeds and Wild have] developed a deceptively simple (and extremely easy) method for whipping your whole life into shape…Invest in this guide, follow the advice of Leeds and Wild, and put your money to work for you.”
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As I get further into the book I am continually frustrated by the fact that the author just tells the reader to do something instead of explaining how to do something or what the best way to do it might be. After reading I usually can't even recall what I am supposed to be doing, or I have to look-up information to fill in the blanks, which is frustrating--I feel like the book should be a comprehensive guide (or at least that's what I expected it to be).
Additionally, you may want to consider that you will have to make further investments to go along with the changes that the author suggests. I had to buy pouches to organize my purse, files to create a filing system, drawer organizers to organize my desk, and so on (and I didn't buy many of the items that she suggested). She even suggests buying new furniture for your office if it is not suitable.Read more ›
Overhauling any aspect of our lives can be an intimidating. There are so many things we could do differently. So many small and large habits that need changing. Regina approaches this problem by having us concentrate on only one issue at a time, one per week, over the period of a year. Every month she introduces one key habit for the month, one helpful tool for the month, and then introduces one change or habit each week, in nice bite-sized pieces. Follow through on these easily manageable assignments, and in one year, ta-dah! you're financially organized. Or at least in a lot better shape than when you started.
One of the beauties of this approach is that you can pick up the book any time during the year and start the program. You don't need to start in January (although January would make a great time to start). Some of the months deal with items specific to that time of the year. for example, in November Regina deals with gift-giving, holiday spending and organizing holiday parties and get-togethers economically. The fact that I tend to start thinking about these things in December instead of November is an indication of just how much help I need.
The chapters and assignments give some really exceptional ideas for spending less money, making more money, saving for the future and protecting yourself from life's uncertainties.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book and all her house organizing one as well. They both go hand in hand! She is an awesome writer and not judgmental. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Thea
I had high expectations of this book.
Written by 'Zen Organizer', I have expected a different type of financial guide book, the one that is different in its concepts &... Read more
Love all of Regina's Books!! Must reads! I am a very very unorganized pack rat and so glad I found these books! I recommend checking out all of her books!Published 15 months ago by Angie Marczak
I love this book. It helps you to learn things by the month. Being in debt, this is really helpful. I would recomend this book. It's worth your time.Published 17 months ago by Lisa C. Mann
I have it on Kindle and in paperback so I could mark it up. I plan to pass it along to others as well. Thanks.Published 18 months ago by Donna Brown
I only ordered this book because I liked the cover, no joke. I mean, I was combing through financial books and I just went ahead and bought it. I tell you what... Read morePublished on July 17, 2014 by Katia Uriarte