The No Spend Year

  • by Michelle McGagh
  • Narrated by Lucy Brownhill
  • 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Personal finance journalist, Michelle McGagh, takes on a challenge to not spend money for a whole year in an engaging narrative that combines personal experience with accessible advice on money.
Michelle McGagh has been writing about money for over a decade. You'd think that would make her a whiz with her own cash, right? Wrong! Spending with abandon and ignoring bank statements were her modus operandi. Just because she wasn't in serious debt apart from her massive London mortgage, she thought she was in control. She wasn't. Something needed to be done, but rather than cut back here and there, Michelle's approach was more radical. She set herself a challenge to not spend anything for an entire year. She paid her bills, and she had a minimal budget for her weekly groceries and household essentials, but otherwise Michelle didn't spend any money at all. She was finding creative ways to get the things she needed, to travel and to still be able to enjoy her time. Not only has she saved money, but she is happier, no longer feeling the desire to buy things all the time or feeling the pressure of being sold to. Her relationship with money, with things, with time, with others has changed for the better.
The No Spend Year is Michelle's honestly written and personal account of her challenge. But it is more than that; it is also a tool for life that will help you get to grips with your own financial situation. She talks about money in an accessible, unintimidating and often entertaining way, and interspersed throughout are really brilliant personal finance tips and life hacks about interest, mortgages, savings , pensions and spending less to help you live a more financially secure life, too.

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Book that is based in U.K.!

Really good look at our every day life and experiences. Some good ideas on how to safe some pennies in your pocket. Highly recommend to anyone who's interested in minimalism!
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- BookNerdMermaid

inspiring interesting entertaining

Enjoyed the "listen" as had it as audio book. Quite cool challenge and well done for achieving such a great result.

if you are looking for a book with a good story based on true experience around challenging one self and impact it has - this is a good read
it also gives some tips on how to be wiser with you money. as well as suggest perhaps we spend more than we have to? check it out for yourself!
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- Natalia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2017
  • Publisher: Coronet