Money Rules

Blogger and book writer Trent Hamm is just a regular guy but he has some great insights into managing money and living within your means.  He’s got an especially interesting list of Trent’s 14 Money Rules. Below are seven of those rules along with a link to Trent’s blog – “The Simple Dollar”.  Additionally, Trent has a great book available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other select book retailers.  It’s called 365 Ways to Live Cheap.  From the Amazon site: “Take a look at your life and you’ll realize that there’s almost always a way to make do on less. This book offers up a bevy of ways to cut down on costs and still enjoy a satisfying lifestyle in any situation. From practicing good gas conservation habits to learning to love leftovers, this book will help every aspiring penny pincher stop the unnecessary spending and find the fun in frugality!” Trent is all about controlling your money, not allowing your money to control you.  We wholeheartedly agree!!

Trent’s 14 Money Rules

  1. Spend Less Than You Earn
  2. Talk About Money (and be Honest)
  3. Do It Yourself
  4. Plan Ahead Every Time You Spend
  5. Stop Wasting Time
  6. Give Without Strings or Regrets
  7. Take Care of Your Things

(See all of the Money Rules and detailed thoughts on each on Trent’s blog)