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Should I Buy This Book? Review: Money Made Simple

I’m going to start off by saying this is a pretty good book for those just starting out learning about personal finance. It’s basically a question and answer book.

It goes over basic questions from budgeting to estate planning and breaks it up into 9 different chapters.

At the beginning of each chapter it goes over basic questions but as the chapter progresses so do the questions that it answers.

It does a great job of going into those advanced questions and answering them with simplistic answers so that it’s easy to understand.

The Negative

It’s really only a negative now because it’s 6 years old and some of the laws for a couple of things have changed. So some things are outdated. but 99% of the book is timeless information.

The Positive

It’s in question and answer format so it’s pretty straight forward and easy stopping points.It does a great job of covering all of the topics thoroughly without getting boring.

Would I Buy This Book?

I probably wouldn’t. However, if you’re not that well versed in the internet or would like a one stop spot that has a lot of your financial questions answered, then this book is for you. I say that because if you looked on sites like yahoo answers, but if you don’t know what questions to ask this book can help you.

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Money Made Simple : Easy Answers To Tough Money Questions

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Should You Buy This Book? Review: The Five Lessons

TheFiveLessons I’m changing up the title to be more about you and less about me. I think that’s a little easier to write about.

This weeks book is The Five Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me About Life And Wealth.

I found it to be okay. It really doesn’t stand out from most books. That’s what I thought until I got to lesson 4. That’s where I really found this book to shine. In the beginning it talks about earning extra income and then it goes into 4 mindsets of the millionaire mind. This section really impacted me because I believe anyone that has trouble saving money can have a big change if they adopt these mindsets. I’ll give you the 4 mindsets but you really get the impact by reading about them.

The 4 mindsets are:

  1. Carefully consider each expenditure
  2. Believe that freedom and power are better than momentary pleasure
  3. Don’t equate spending with happiness
  4. Protect the nest egg

Should You Buy It?

This is a great book if you’re having trouble or you know someone who is having trouble getting finances under control. The most likely culprit is your mindset and this book will for sure help you or them with that. If this book just had the mindset section I would still recommend it. That part really makes the book and it’s truly worth the book price.

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Should I Buy This Book? Review: How To Run A Thriving Business

How to run a thriving business is a pretty good book for someone deciding if they want to run a business or someone that’s about to start a business. It doesn’t really go into any of the technical aspects like accounting and inventory. It goes into mostly how to choose a business you’ll be passionate about, how to hire a great employee that will work hard for you, and how to market creatively.

I would definitely recommend it to those that are beginning to start a business or thinking about it.

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Should I Buy This Book? Review: Nickel And Dime Your Way To Wealth

Nickel-and-Dime-Your-Way-to-Wealth-Second-Edition-9780976700937 I’m going to say I was pretty impressed. It basically gives the philosophy of a little bit here and there really adds up over time.

It’s a story about a parking lot attendant and how he made very little money yet he was still able to create a small fortune over time.

I really like all of the little lessons it teaches about how you shouldn’t have an excuse that you can’t invest. The main gist is to buy and hold and to keep buying.

The Negative

Not really a big negative but it makes the book show its age because it talks about getting a pager to free up money to purchase stock. Pagers? Wow. But you get the point about what they’re trying to say.

The Positive

It really goes over the basics of buying and holding and how to free up money to invest. I really like the message in the book.

Would I Buy It?

If I was just starting out in the world of personal finance I would. It really shows by example how it’s possible to become rich over time on a small income.

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Should I Buy This Book? Review: Business Lessons For Entrepreneurs

Business Entrepreneurs The longer title for this book is Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs: 35 Things I Learned Before The Age of Thirty. Pretty long title but it’s a pretty good book. It has a lot of great lessons that the author has gone through so it’s a learn from his mistakes kind of book.

The Negative

It’s pretty general as far as the lessons are concerned. You can find them all on the internet if you look around so it’s not really any breakthrough lessons.

The Positive

A lot of lessons that you need to know about in one location. The lessons are grouped together into four sections so if you want to shoot straight to a certain group of lessons you can. I also like that the lessons were a couple of pages long so you can get through many of them without getting bored.

Would I Buy It?

Yea I’d recommend it if you’re just starting/thinking about starting out on your own entrepreneurial journey. They are definitely lessons you need to know.

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Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs: 35 Things I Learned Before The Age of Thirty