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How Is New Road Map Foundation Funded?

  • New Road Map Foundation (NRM) is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1984. For the majority of time, it has operated mainly by volunteer labor with other expenses paid through an endowment. This endowment was originally seeded by proceeds from the seminar "Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence" produced by New Road Map Foundation and performed by Joe Dominquez 1984-1986, and also by distribution of the original tape recordings of the same, originally distributed by NRM. Additional monies over the next few decades came from individuals who became financially independent as a result of following the 9 step program. These also include donations by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin after the original publication of their book Your Money or Your Life, a decade of proceeds from Joe's CD/DVD course, donated by Monica Wood, and 90% of the proceeds from the book "Getting A life" donated by authors Jacqueline Blix & David Heitmiller. From 1984 through 2000, NRM granted out almost $one million in small donations to related organizations and individual projects. From 2002 through 2006, some small restricted grants were received through NRM for related non-profit projects and start-ups. Since 2007, the small endowment left for ongoing operations has been invested to ensure the perpetual availability of the Financial Integrity materials, free for public use under Creative Commons copyright, through this community "wiki".
  • NRM depends solely on private contributions for continued expansion of the reach and services of the Financial Integrity Program.

How Is Financial Integrity related to Your Money or Your Life?

  • New Road Map Foundation was the original producer of works related to the 9 step program, developed by the late Joe Dominguez under the title "Transforming Your Relationship With Money." Some subsequent publications related to the program were created under private copyright by Joe and other individual NRM founders. All these highly-regarded works contain the exact same 9 step program, and are just different expressions of the same incredibly effective method for achieving financial freedom.
  • The copyright to the book Your Money or Your Life (1st and 2nd editions by Joe Dominguez & Vicki Robin, 3rd edition by Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez, and Monique Miller) - is owned by Vicki Robin, and royalties from the book go to Ms. Robin. Ms. Robin is a co-founder of New Road Map Foundation, a former Board President, and former Executive Director. She left NRM leadership in 2006.
  • The copyright to the audio course, “Transforming Your Relationship with Money” written and performed by Joe Dominguez, distributed by Sounds True, Inc. is owned by Monica Wood, also an NRM co-founder, as well as Board member of NRM from 1984 until 2009. All royalties from the audio course go to Ms. Wood.
  • One need not buy a book or audio course - or spend anything - to learn and follow the Financial Integrity Program. All the ideas are available on this website, free of charge. Additionally, the original founders' books and audio courses are available in many libraries. Our interest is in sharing these ideas, through which we hope many more people will develop clarity and integrity with money, and potentially free themselves from the need for paid employment and enable themselves to work for the common good.

How should I attribute my related works?

  • All work published on this site is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. This means you are welcome to use, distribute, and make adaptations and derivative works, with the following restrictions and attribution added to any new work you create:

This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License. It is based on the Financial Integrity materials developed by the New Road Map Foundation, available for free at (If you site a particular FI member's post, please inquire whether she/he would like to be included in the attribution.)

  • In no way does this site or any of the materials contained herein grant use of anything written under the Your Money or Your Life title, which is a privately held copyright with all rights reserved by Vicki Robin.