Reviewed by LaBae D on Jan 3, 2019
Body, Mind & Spirit
Personal Finance & Investing
This book is rather memorable, dare I say thought altering. Before my daughters were born; money didn't really hold much importance in my life as I was only responsible for myself and I lead a very simple life. BUT, when my first daughter was born money to me became this worrying necessity. Will I ever have enough? What schools will she go to? Where will I live? All of these futuristic questions began to emerge and money was the underlying, unsteady factor. I've since had another child and I've yet to get back to my simple care-free worry-for-nothing life. I understand that worrying goes hand-in-hand with motherhood. However, reading this book made me return to a point where money has not been personified. Money is an object a means to an end. I no longer worry about spending it or if I should have saved it. I feel more free in my decision making...less affected emotionally. Notwithstanding that I have an adequate salary and savings, I still believe that after reading this book I have released the grip money had on my psyche and for that I am grateful!
Given this account of Suelo's money-less lifestyle, am I intrigued enough to go full throttle? No, can't see that happening. However, his life is an inspiration and an eye-opener to things I could stand to change in my lifestyle. His way of life is no way conducive to child-rearing, as much as I can see. Once my children are older and self-sufficient I WILL however, sell my home for a smaller domain possibly get rid of my car and take other larger more apparent steps toward a more simpler lifestyle. Until then, it'll have to be the small things that count.
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