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Love Your Life Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze is our February book of the month!

Love Your Life Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze is our February book of the month!

I’m thrilled to announce that Amanda Sharratt, my fellow money blogger and friend is helping us kick off the money edit book club with one of her favourite money books, Love Your Life, Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze. I asked Amanda to share why she loves this book and pose some questions for us to consider.

Now, over to Amanda for her thoughts -

I am so honored that Kaila asked me to choose the book for this month's book club.

When she asked me to pick a book relating to "understanding the money landscape" I knew I wanted to pick Love Your Life, Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze.

In case you are not familiar, Rachel Cruze is Dave Ramsey's daughter. My husband and I are big Dave Ramsey fans! This is because we paid off our $141,000 of debt in 3.5 years after taking Financial Peace University. We believe in the principles he teaches because we saw them work in our lives! Paying off that much debt changed our lives forever!

I see his principles work in my client's lives all the time as well. I am a Financial Coach that was trained by Dave Ramsey's team. Which means I use his principles and my experiences to help people achieve their financial goals.

7 Money Habits For Living The Life You Want

In this book, Rachel Cruze shares principals similar to what Dave teaches but through the lens of habits. She talks about the habits that are keeping us in debt and not allowing us to be able to save. She also shares new habits that will create a healthier financial picture for our lives.

Her real-life stories and humor make this book really easy to read. She is like a friend giving you tough love on how to have a healthier financial future! I truly believe that habits run our lives. Most of our days are done on auto-pilot, performing habits. That's why this book is great, because it tells us that in order to win with money, we need to pick up these 7 money habits!

In reading this book, I think you will find that you gain financial knowledge and have fun at the same time. The financial world has a habit of using confusing financial terminology. You won't find that in this book. Rachel shares principals that will have a big impact on your finances in a way that is easy to understand and relate to!

We want to hear from you!

Let us know what you think about the following questions...

  • Which of the 7 habits are you going to work on first?

  • Do you talk about money with your spouse and/or your friends? What is one way you can make it more normal and comfortable to to talk about money more often?

  • Overall, what did you think of the book?

Amanda and I want to hear from you! We promise to read and respond to every comment below...

Amanda is a wife, a mom, a blogger and a speaker. She is also a Financial Coach that is a spender at heart. She blogs at, where she helps people find new ways to spend smarter & save more, all while living a comfortable life. Life is too short to be stressed about money, let Amanda show you how to kick that stress to the curb! Check out Amanda's blog and read the post where she shares EXACTLY how she paid off $141,000 of debt in 3.5 years, here!

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