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Subject:  Re: Your Money or Your Life Date:  7/26/2000  7:33 AM
Author:  lkfrey Number:  13775 of 725909


I just read the book. I liked it very much and recommend it.

No I didn't do the exercises, however some of them, such as tracking all expenses, are things I have done on my own at times in the past. For almost twenty years I tracked all of the office's expenses and income. One of the nice things about retirement will be the sharp decrease in the number of small pieces of paper I will need to keep, sort and file each month. <grin>

If I felt that overspending without a sense of where my money was going was a personal problem, as it is for some folks, I would consider doing the exercises.

I loved the happiness curve that they had early in the book: showing happiness peaking out when comfort and the used and enjoyed luxuries were achieved, and then falling back down again as the clutter and excess began to accumulate.

Laura, still sorting the STUFF, and very concerned with clutter at this time.

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