Book Review: Pocket Your Dollars


Book Description:

Popular Personal Finance Blogger Gives the Secret to Lasting Financial Health 
Countless free budget plans are available for every possible income level and stage of life. So why do more than 60 percent of U.S. households still live paycheck to paycheck? The key to financial stability and success isn’t just about money–it’s about attitudes.

Rocha uses the lessons she learned overcoming personal debt to teach readers how to triumph over the lies we tell ourselves, such as “I deserve a treat,” “Fake it till you make it,” and “I can’t afford it.” Each chapter uses real-life examples to explain faulty thinking about money, followed by step-by-step instructions for how to overcome these pitfalls. Budgets are helpful, but real change won’t happen without a financial attitude adjustment.

About the Author:

Carrie Rocha [ha-sha] owns and operates, one of the most popular couponing and personal finance sites on the web. She shares money-saving ideas she learned as her family eliminated $50,000 in debt in two-and-a-half years. A sought-after media personality, Carrie has been featured on Wall Street Journal Radio, Glamour, Yahoo! Finance,,, and many other magazines and websites. Carrie lives with her husband and two daughters in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Learn more at

My Review:

You can read multiple books on budgeting and money management but until you understand your money background and personality.  This book hits the basics and helps you to understand why you manage your money the way you do.  It also has information on how to start and budget and many ways to keep a budget,  I think it is a must read for everyone.  We can fumble along all through life and never really fix any of our money mistakes, but if we want to set some financial goals then this is the way to go.  I highly recommend this book to you.  It is easy to read and you certainly don’t feel like you are being preached at about saving money.  The author and her husband were able to make some major positive changes once they looked at their money history and figured out how they got to where they were.  I cannot say enough positive things about this book so if you are considering it, take my recommendation and do some reading.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House publishers.  I was not obligated to write a positive review.  The opinions in this review are my own.


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