81XM1nz-HtL._SL1500_Book:  The Minimalist Budget:  Learn the Secrets of Balancing Your Budget Using Minimalism to Gain Peace of Mind and Financial Freedom

Author:  Derrick Rondo

Publisher:  Independently Published/Derrick Rondo

Availability:  Amazon

Overall Rating:  2.25 out of 5

Overall Summary:

Mr. Rondo provides guidance in the creation of a new life. One that is simpler, more focused on the simple important things that make every day so memorable.  Often referred to as the minimalist lifestyle, this book helps introduce the reader to the idea of reducing the number of material possessions, living within a budget, and learning how to say no to what is unnecessary.

Overall Impressions

This short e-book is clearly written for someone just starting out on their journey of a minimalist lifestyle.  It’s easy, conversational tone makes it a breeze to read through.  In fact, I finished the entire thing in approximately an hour.  Every concept was clear, easy to understand and could be applied to most everyday situations.

However, this book has the potential to be so much, much more than it is.  First,  while I love the fact that the book tells you what to do to achieve a minimalist lifestyle, it really doesn’t give the reader much insight in how to go about doing it.  Sometimes giving up possessions isn’t as easy as it seems.   Also,  if the author provided some third party research or information to back up his claims of the positive nature of the minimalist lifestyle, his arguments for it would carry much more weight.

In essence, this should be considered a good starting point.  The Minimalist Budget by Derrick Rocco is a clear introduction to the minimalist lifestyle and a very simplistic one at that.  If you are looking for an easy to understand introduction to the idea of having a minimalist budget, this is a good choice.  However, if you want additional insight beyond the very basic, look elsewhere.

Rating System:

0 Stars    Great for kindling or wasting space on your hard drive.

1 Star      Perfect gift for that person you can’t stand

2 Stars    Put it on your “to borrow” list.

3 Stars    Buy it if you get the chance– worth a weekend read.

4 Stars    This is definitely something to add to your library

5 Stars    Impulse buy approved

 

 

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