Monday, May 7, 2012


When Tristi Pinkston put out a call for book reviewers for “Million Dollar Diva,” I loved the title, so I volunteered to review it. Then the book showed up, all pink and pretty with the Eiffel Tower on the cover next to a woman holding shopping bags. Since shopping is not my favorite, I was drawn to the Eiffel Tower. My daydream is to travel anywhere in the world I want to go whenever I want to go, and take along friends on the journey!
Since early in my marriage when we lived in a cinderblock apartment and could only afford either potatoes or milk, not both, I began reading books on how to increase wealth. Many of them said to visualize being wealthy with all the juicy details and the money would come. I got tired of that strategy in a hurry when coming back from my balconied, turreted, ballroom-floored imaginary house to my cinderblock surroundings did not foster feelings of contentment.
During our 34 year marriage, my husband and I have had financial ups and downs which seem to mainly consist of costly emergencies as soon as we got some extra money in the bank. “Oh well,” we’d say. “At least we had the money to cover it.” But that hasn’t always been the case. Sometimes the emergencies put us in the hole, and we’d muddle through the best we knew how.
So I opened Tristi’s new book with mild curiosity, wondering if there would be any interesting information on Paris, but I didn’t hold out much hope for real financial change.
Surprise!
Who would have thought that taking out a loan on a vehicle that was already paid off could be a good financial strategy? And I’d never heard about the nearly free Magicjack phone service listed in between the pink pages. In desperation for our retirement future, I’d opened a Roth IRA savings plan last summer, but lo and behold, there are better options out there! Ones I’ve never heard of before!
Not only does this book hold out help for financial management, but time management as well. Tristi offers her own insights on her job cutbacks as an example of what to keep and what to toss to free up more productive time. Her experience gave me some food for thought, and that’s the best kind - calorie free and full of nutrients that go directly to the brain.
Sometimes I give my review books to the library. This one’s staying with me. They can get their own.
What's just as exciting as the book is that you can follow Tristi’s progress on milliondollardiva.com, where there is also a CRAZY GOOD OFFER for a FREE Million Dollar Diva book for just the cost of shipping and handling… $5.95! I was going to tell you that it’s completely worth it for the $14.95 cover price, but getting started on this financial freedom journey with a $5.95 investment is unbeatable! Go grab it while it’s hot!
See you in Paris.

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