Item description for Enough: Lifestyle and Financial Planning for Simpler Living by Betty Jane Wylie...
Overview A book on voluntary simplicity that examines both the philosophical and financial sides of the simple lifestyle equation.
Publishers Description Have you ever wondered how you can simplify your life, enjoy greater spiritual fulfilment, and still pay off the mortgage, put your kids through college, and save enough for retirement? You don't need to starve yourself to live a simpler life. There is such a thing as having enough, and Betty Jane Wylie addresses that very issue while examining options for living simply in her latest book, 'Enough'.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Apr 9, 2007
Publisher Northstone Publishing
ISBN 1896836186 ISBN13 9781896836188
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More About Betty Jane Wylie
Betty Jane Wylie currently resides in Mactier. Betty Jane Wylie was born in 1931.
Reviews - What do customers think about Enough: Lifestyle and Financial Planning for Simpler Living?
Not sugar-coated. Simple Living with Humour. Required read! Nov 10, 2000
This is a wonderfully-written book from the perspective of the author's personal experience: a widow with four children who are mostly grown-up. There is no sugar-coating, and I value this honest approach. It helps me to determine where I want to be on the simple-living spectrum. It also gives me a whole new insight on living, in general.
She describes her own experiences, moving from Toronto (selling and giving away most of her possessions) to a small home on a lake in the Muskokas. From that foundation, she treats every aspect of living very thoroughly and honestly. From being honest with yourself about your own budgeting and expenses and tastes (which may include luxuries; for her, it is books) to how much education for your children could cost, and everywhere in between. The humour deftly woven into each subject serves as a reminder to underscore what she is saying. There are references to other sources for additional information, too.
I think this is an excellent book for anyone who wonders where all their money goes, why they feel drawn to a simpler life, and whether they could do it. It also helped me examine my conscience and understand financial life better from a woman's point of view, something that I'd never been able to grasp before. There are many social injustices, especially insidious in Canada where the masses proclaim what a wonderful and fair country in which to live.