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Discussion Questions

Small Change

1. Each of the characters in this book has a financial Achilles heel. With which woman did you most identify and why?

2. Have you ever rationalized making a purchase that, deep down, you suspected you shouldn’t really make?

3. If you had an opportunity to make a comment on Rachel’s money blog what would you say?

4. What was the biggest money mistake you ever made? How did you fix it?

5. Have you ever given your children money or expensive gifts out of guilt?

6. What is the most unusual job you’ve ever had?

7. Have you ever thought outside the box for holiday or birthday presents? If so, what was the best gift you ever gave?

8. Do you think Tiffany’s husband was justified in leaving her?

9. Experts say we should have the equivalent of three to six months’ salary saved up in case of job loss. Jess and her husband, obviously, hadn’t prepared well for such a contingency. If the major bread-winner in your family were laid off today how would your family fare?

10. What is your best money-saving tip?

Small Change
by Sheila Roberts

  • Publication Date: March 30, 2010
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN-10: 031259447X
  • ISBN-13: 9780312594473