“How to be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking than Your Parents,” by Zac Bissonnette should be on every young adult’s summer reading list. The 23-year-old author writes about finances with an honest and humorous style suitable for young adults who want a secure, stable and happy life.
Bissonnette is the author of the popular “Debt-Free U” which I reviewed back in 2010. Back then he wrote about paying for college without going broke. Now, he’s back to guide young adults through the traps that await them in their post-college years. He writes:
The point is this: Managing your financial life is not about spreadsheets and compound interest. It’s about your life. The financial decisions you make can give you freedom or make you a slave.
The 240-page book offers insight on everything from job hunting tosaving for retirement. There are no spreadsheets, plans, or budgeting forms in the book. Just simple financial information that will help you live a better life than your parents — if you follow it, of course.
Though this book is written for the younger generation, most of the information is useful for those past their twenties. I must warn you that Bissonnette’s irreverent humor may not be for you. After all, he is writing for a crowd his own age and must maintain our attention. If you can get past it, then this book is full of useful money advice.
If you would like to win my review copy of “How to be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking than Your Parents,” by Zac Bissonnette leave a comment by Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST, telling me what’s the worst money advice you’ve given your kids or have receive from your parents. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, May 28!
If you can’t wait to start reading, you can order the book on Amazon for $11.56.