Personal finance books don’t have to be boring. “Enjoy Your Money!: How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It” is proof. Author J. Steve Miller captures the attention of readers while helping them understand their finances. He writes:
You’re never too young or too old to discover these ageless principles. They apply to the seasoned business executives as well as the entrepreneur with his first lemonade stand. Warren Buffet caught his vision at age five and started investing at age 11. My grandmother started multiplying her money in her mid-60’s. At age one hundred and two, with her sharp mind intact, she’s accumulated a small fortune.
Miller’s 254-page book is geared towards young people. He writes about four culturally diverse high school seniors who meet in in-school suspension and discover that their parents suck at money. Their teacher begins to teach them about money by using the lessons of famous millionaires like Warren Buffet. Out of this group “The Counterculture Club” is born. Miller uses the Club to show you how to make, save, invest, and give money to enjoy your life. The book reads like a novel with dialogue that moves the story quickly.
The book has four parts to help you:
- Get out of debt and accumulate wealth
- Get ahead, even when the work you love doesn’t produce big bucks
- Find and make a living with your strengths and passions
- Live a more fulfilled life
The appendix of the book includes budgets that can be personalized to meet your needs. Break out boxes also include the definition of terms that you may not be familiar with. Miller gives advice on how to save money on groceries and how to save on car costs. He suggests strategies like the one he calls The Albert Einstein Method, which involves giving up your car, like Einstein, and using public transportation instead.
If you would like to win my review copy of “Enjoy Your Money!: How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It” leave a comment by Friday August 27, 2010 at 10 p.m. PST, letting us know who your financial role model is and why.
If you can’t wait to read the book you can purchase it on Amazon for $13.81.