cult 1992 book on personal finance

Why a cult has developed around this personal finance book from 1992.

Vicki Robin told me it might be difficult when I told her I needed to visit her at her home on Whidbey Island, 

 Is in Puget Sound just north of Seattle. She could only give me a fold-out couch.

The woman who once made headlines for living with her companion on $1,000 per month .

 Didn't need me or The Post, which is run by Jeff Bezos, one of the wealthiest people on the planet.

This fall, 30 years ago, urged us to take control of our financial and professional lives.

By avoiding pointless expenditures and instead putting an emphasis on the people ,

 And things that matter most, including family, friends, and hobbies.

 Robin is grateful for her young followers, 

But she is concerned that a key component of her message may have been lost in translation.

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