Betsy and Warren Talbot describe themselves as “a recovering, 40-something, Type-A couple who learned that living large is not necessarily living well. ” They wanted to live their dream before they were too old to enjoy it and they figured out a way they could do that. Not only did they figure it out but they DID it and have now been traveling the world for several years. Their website http://www.marriedwithluggage.com is their blog/diary and I highly recommend you visit there before, during or after you read Dream, Save, Do.
Deam, Save, Do: An Action Plan for Dreamers tells you step-by-step how you can realize your own dream. It’s no surprise that the book is divided into three sections: section one helps you identify your dream and flesh it out; section two shows you how you can save money even if your budget is already tight so your dream becomes a possibility; and section three gives you ideas on how to earn additional income and bring your dream into reality.
I don’t know about you, but I personally hate budgets. This is NOT a budget book even though you will learn more about budgeting than you knew you wanted to know. This book gives you much more than a budget. It gives you incentive and creative ways to save and it does it with great humor. It gives you stories personal to the Talbots that let you know it is within your realm of abilities and can be done with grace and fun. It promises and shows you how you can attain the “big payoff” —the realization of your dream.
While their dream was to travel the world while they are still young, they show you how and why it’s o.k. for you to dream big regardless of what your dream is. There is no limit to your dream except your own thinking once you know how to go about it.
I loved this book. It is reader friendly because it makes you want to keep reading. It is down-to-earth and practical—in the words of the Geiko commercial, they make it sound so easy that “even a cave man can do it.” As you read this book you know their advice is rock solid and achievable.
If you have a dream and want to make it real, read this book. If you don’t have a dream, this book will help you identify yours and breathe life into it. Unless you are irretrievably enmeshed in all the clutter around you, you can use this book as a guide to buy your ticket to freedom. That ticket might not be for everyone but it just might be for you. So follow the instructions in this book and
Have a wonderful adventure! Keep us posted.