The money you spend is your life energy. It’s really your one-way ticket from birth to death.”
Which is more important: your money or your life? Over 25 years ago, our guest asked the world this fundamental question, and her book became an international sensation. Today, I’m honored to welcome Vicki Robin to the show.
Vicki is the co-author with the late Joe Dominguez of the iconic book, Your Money or Your Life, which she recently revisited and updated for 2018 with a new forward by Mr. Money Mustache, who has been a guest on the show as well.
If you haven’t heard of Vicki Robin before, she really began the Financial Independence movement before it was trendy. She realized the importance of living well on less quite early in her life, and she has spent the past few decades teaching this and other principles to people all over the world.
With over a million copies sold in a dozen languages, Your Money or Your Life remains one of the preeminent guides on personal finance in existence. Today, I’ll dig in and ask Vicki questions about her childhood, what made her write the book, and if she thinks our society has learned some of the lessons and the steps to financial independence that she teaches.