Finding Myself in "Lost and Found"

Confession: I was really reluctant to read Geneen Roth's Lost and Found: One Woman's Story of Losing Her Money and Finding Her Life. I kept putting it off, saying I'd just read another book first. Or I'd read it after I finished doing something else. I was reluctant to read it and avoided it for the very reason I needed to read it -- it was going to make me think about my relationship with money. ...more
I, too, thought she was brave to lay herself out there. I had a hard time relating to her ... more

The Money and Food Connection

Perhaps the way I saw myself most in Geneen Roth's memoir, Lost and Found, was the way I least wanted to -- the money and food connection. It's an issue I've examined before and would really prefer not to do it again. I want to hide it in a closet and not think about it much the same way Roth funneled her money into her Bernie Madoff savings account and well... we all know how that turned out. ...more
When my husband lost his job I was a SAHM of three and had to consciously resist the urge to ... more

What Do You Value?

After Geneen Roth found out that she and her husband had lost all their money, she was shell-shocked. She was also lucky. They didn't lose their home, they were still working and they stayed afloat. As she tells us in her memoir, Lost and Found: One Woman's Story of Losing Her Money and Finding Her Life, the only thing of value that they lost was their money. ...more
People. Definitely people. When we adopted our daughter we knew money would be even tighter with ... more

Money is Expensive

After finishing Geneen Roth's Lost and Found: One Woman's Story of Losing Her Money and Finding Her Life, I had a whole lot of thoughts about money floating in my head. I think there's one that will stick with me for a long, long time and that's the idea that we pay for money, and it's expensive. ...more
It reminds me of an Eagles lyric, "You can spend all your time making money/and you can spend ... more