Struggling with debt?
Frustrated about work?
Just not satisfied with life?
“Trent Hamm set out to boost his happiness by freeing himself from debt. This account of how he succeeded, and how he was able to construct the life he’d always wanted, will inspire readers to put his ideas to work in their own lives.”
–Gretchen Rubin, author of the #1 New York Times best seller, THE HAPPINESS PROJECT
“The Simple Dollar paves the way to an uncluttered financial and richly rewarding life. Trent’s experiential advice prepares readers for the expected–and most importantly the unexpected–complexities of the modern economic world. Live debt free, mind the gap, and find a framework to get the secure and happy life you desire.”
–Erin Rooney Doland, author of Unclutter Your Life in One Week and Editor-in-Chief, Unclutterer.com
“If you feel like your finances are out of control, read The Simple Dollar. Trent Hamm burns with the unforgettable fire of someone who has gone from debt to wealth, and this book can inspire you to do the same.”
–J.D. Roth, author of Your Money: The Missing Manual and editor of GetRichSlowly.org
The Simple Dollar can change your life.
Trent Hamm found himself drowning in consumer debt, working in a job he couldn’t stand… and figured out how to escape that debt and build the fulfilling career he’d always dreamt about, all at the same time.
Hamm shared his experiences at TheSimpleDollar.com—and built it into one of America’s top personal finance websites. Now, The Simple Dollar is a book: packed with practical tips, tools, and lessons you can use to transform your life, too.
This isn’t just “another” personal finance book: it’s profoundly motivating, empowering, practical, and 100% grounded in today’s American realities. Trent Hamm will show you how to rewrite the rules, creating healthier relationships with money… and with your loved ones, too. With his help, you can get out of debt, start moving forward, and build the strong personal community that offers true happiness—no matter what happens to the economy.
· Escape the plastic prison, and stop running to stand still
5 simple steps to eliminate credit card debt… and 5 more to start moving forward
· Shift your life’s balance towards more positive, stronger relationships
Learn how to put the golden rule to work for you
· Discover the power of goals in a random world
Then, learn how to overcome inertia, and transform goals into reality
· Navigate the treacherous boundaries between love and money
Move towards deeper communication, greater honesty, and more courage
Table of contents
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- About the Author
- Chapter 1. Prison Made of Plastic
- Chapter 2. What’s Missing?
- Chapter 3. A Visit from the Black Swan
- Chapter 4. The Power of Goals in a Random World
- Chapter 5. Running to Stand Still
- Chapter 6. With or Without You
- Chapter 7. Minding the Gap
- Chapter 8. Frugality as Framework
- Chapter 9. Cultivating People and Opportunities
- Chapter 10. The New Career Rules
- Chapter 11. Life Design—Building Something New
- Chapter 12. Managing the Gap
- Chapter 13. The Personal-Financial Boundary
- Chapter 14. Recasting Retirement
- Chapter 15. The New Path to Adulthood
- Chapter 16. The Power of Giving
- Chapter 17. Holding You Back
- Chapter 18. Original of the Species
- Chapter 19. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
- Financial Times Press
- Title: The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams
- Release date: June 2010
- Publisher(s): Pearson
- ISBN: 9780132119931
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