28 Nov Joe Dominguez Your Money or Your Life Course
The Original Joe Dominguez Your Money or Your Life Audio Course (14 Lessons + Guidebook!)
In eighth grade Joe Dominguez, age 12, wrote essay in response to the assignment: what do you want to be when you are 30? It read: Financially Independent.
He didn’t say he wanted to be a millionaire. He said he wanted out of the game. What an audacious statement in 1950 from an kid of immigrants. From his vantage point of testing genius IQ but living on welfare in Spanish Harlem with a Venezuelan mother who never learned English, he saw through the “promise” of the American Dream. Put yourself in harness for 40 years for money, get a gold watch, a pension and die by 65. No way! He could see that money wasn’t the point of life.
The point of life is to be alive. It is an ongoing adventure of mind, soul, relationships, learning and experience. He said “making a living” “making a dying” and wanted to get through it, equating “financial service” to”military service” – a duty to society discharged with honor – and quickly. Beyond that, he was a writer with a religious and philosophical bent who wanted to spend his time seeking truth and writing about it. Which he did – some of which is embodied in Your Money or Your Life.
His great gift, as it turned out, wasn’t writing. It was speaking. He was hard hitting, funny, and compassionate all at once. If you are on the FI (financial independence) path, he is the source. The horse’s mouth. The breakthrough thinker whose radically simple ideas have multiplied and morphed, slicing through fear, confusion and boondoggle about money for 40 years.
The recordings in this course are from his live seminars from 1980-1984. Joe edited these, wrote a workbook and our Our Foundation, The New Road Map Foundation, distributed the set from 1986 through the end of the 1990s. Joe had died in the first weeks of 1997 and the foundation eventually sold the distribution rights to Sounds True. In 2018 I updated the book extensively. Grant Sabatier built a website for the new edition and we decided to buy the rights to the course so we could offer it to you.