I recently had the distinct privilege of a sneak peak at the book, Living Beyond Rich by Jen McDonough. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since I know the author indirectly. Sometimes those are loaded situations – you want to help review their book but the work turns out to be a train wreck. I have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised. In fact, I couldn’t put the book down!
Living Beyond Rich isn’t your ordinary self-help personal finance book. Nobody likes those books because they’re written by people that the audience can’t relate to. They’re full of information about managing money but none of them actually help the reader envision how to take control of their finances.
Not this book! Living Beyond Rich isn’t just financial advice. It’s a personal story, full of heartfelt emotion and passion. It’s the true story of how one normal, everyday family got rid of $150,000 of consumer debt in a REALLY short period of time. Jen McDonough bares it all in the book, sharing her family’s most intimate financial details for the world to read – so that the world may learn from their mistakes and experiences.
Not only does Jen share the personal details of her story, but she does so in a way that anyone can relate to. I’ve been debt free (except the house) for several years, but I still found myself chuckling and nodding while reading this book because I could see our family’s experiences, lessons, and mistakes in Jen’s situation. She just has a knack for making the overwhelming subject of personal finance seem so simple.
This book is a must read for any family who even thinks they might possibly need to do a little better with their personal finances. If that’s you, you have more in common with the McDonoughs than you think, and you need to read their story. It could change your life!
If you want to get out of debt, you need to read this book.
If you struggle to pay your bills, you need to read this book.
If you argue with your spouse or family about money, you need to read this book.
If you haven’t started saving for retirement because you never have the money, you need to read this book.
If your emergency fund is a credit card or home equity line of credit, you need to read this book
Seriously. It’s that good.
The book officially launches today. Because I so strongly recommend you read the book, I took the liberty of making it easier for you to purchase your own autographed copy.
Note: This is an affiliate link – yes I earn a small commission when you buy the book but not enough to buy a meal at a fast food restaurant. I’m recommending it because I truly love the book, not to make money on it.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention something. I’m honored to say I wrote one of the chapters in this book. Jen asked me to write a chapter on how to get started with your first budget. It’s a pretty good chapter, if I do say so myself. But honestly, it’s nowhere near the best part of the book. The book is a great read and it’s entertaining. My part actually makes it a little worse but you’re allowed to skip that part if you want 🙂