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Publisher's Summary

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: its 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
  • 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.
©2010 Trent Hamm (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"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 hed 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)

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A little different than I expected

I am going to give this book 5 stars because it was better (in a good way!)than I expected. I thought that the book was going to be entirely about how the author ate "rice and beans" and got out of debt. There is some of that in the book but it also has a lot of information that prevokes thoughts like... What is it that I want out of life? or How doe being normal keep me from the living the life that I want? You will get out of the book as much as you are willing to be open minded at looking toward the possiblility that you may need to make changes in your life.

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Excellent

Honestly a little different than I had expected, but in a good way. The book was more philosophical than I thought it would be, which I liked. It was also very practical, and I think people at all stages in their lives will be able to relate to a lot of the content and implement the advice found within the book.

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  • 03-30-18

short but good info...

the book has some decent guidelines to follow but mostly things that anyone over 35 was taught or has heard at some point and simply needs to apply. it's a good read though...

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The simple dollar was a great listen

This book had so many ideas I am going to compliment into my own life, today.