I’ve been following Lauren for a while now. I loved her coupon matchups and it has helped me to save a ton of money! I’m obviously familiar with her story, however her book The Recovering Spender gave me a deeper understanding in her life and how I can apply the lessons she learned.

I found the beginning of the book to be the most interesting. I really learned a lot when she talked about the value switch.

While I would say a lot of the book is filled with common sense, many times we need someone else to tell it to us anyway. That was the case with the value switch. As Lauren mentions in the book, not everybody looks at their values and spending at the same time. This is just one lesson I plan on applying to get better control over my spending.

There were a lot of valuable nuggets in this book. I think those not as familiar with Lauren will get the most out of this book since they won’t be as familiar with her story and find parts of the book familiar. That said, those who do know Lauren and her story should also be able to get something out of this book.

There was a decent amount of talk later on in the book about her course and the community she has built. While there is value in it, I didn’t expect that in this book. If this was a free ebook, I’d expect more of the sales pitch, but not in the chapter.

Overall, this was a good book. I did gain some valuable lessons I plan on applying, however I can’t say this book was fantastic because there were parts I had already heard from Lauren and I didn’t care for the promotion in the book either.

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I received a free copy of this product to facilitate this post, however you, my readers, come first and all opinions are my own.