We’ve all felt the pressure to “keep up with the Joneses”. Often it seems like it takes two incomes to survive in today’s economy. But what if that is not true for your family? What if your family can thrive on less than two full-time salaries and flourish by spending more time together? Tackling these tough questions using faith-based views and values, this book gives parents encouraging and realistic ideas for a healthy and solid family. In “Ditch the Joneses, Discover Your Family“, Brese Doebler challenges the two income assumption, and takes you on a journey toward the joy of discovering your family.
About the Author –
America is listening to Cathi Brese Doebler! Quoted in USA Today, Woman’s Day, FoxBusiness.com, CNBC, NASDAQ.com, MSN Money, ABC News and more, Cathi’s much needed message is catching on fast, and with good reason! She’s living the life many only dream of, and she offers help to those who want to take charge of their own life and their family.
In order to balance time with family more effectively, Cathi left her full-time job as a Manager of Performance Development and started her own consulting business. The main reason for this change was that Ms. Doebler wanted to be the main caretaker for her children. She was able to balance time with her children while running her own part-time consulting business.
Nine years after going to part-time hours, she has shared her insight into the struggle parents face when making a transition from being full-time employees to part-time employees or stay-at-home parents.
Ms. Doebler is a mother of two, and has experience in writing, recruiting, management coaching, and training. Ms. Doebler has a Master of Science in Corporate Communication and fifteen years of experience in the Human Resources field. This is her first book.
I was really excited to read this book and try to get back on track with our spending plan. We have five children and other than my piano lessons, my husband is our only source of income. I have thought, several times, about getting a full time job, but after reading Ditch the Joneses, Discover Your Family it’s not even an option anymore. This book helped me realize that if I just make several relatively small changes in my life, it can keep us afloat and I can stop worrying about how we are going to get by month to month. These changes may seem small, but put together made a huge difference! I realized that our main problem is eating out. After laying out all of the money spent on food, I decided we had a problem! We were able to cut our food expenses in half just by packing lunches instead of eating out, not wasting the food I do buy, and cooking more from scratch instead of from boxes and cans. This has made a huge impact on our entire family. We are eating healthier foods, spending more time together and have a little extra money to do more fun things! This was a fantastic book filled with great ideas and information and has definitely made a difference in our family! We are no longer trying to “keep up with the Joneses” even though they literally live next door to us 🙂 We can be happy all on our own!
“Ditch the Joneses, Discover Your Family” is available on Amazon and retails for $14.99.
Disclosure: I received “Ditch the Joneses, Discover Your Family” Book in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.