I recently read the book by famous Tony Robbins “Unshakeable”. Unlike that book, I didn’t have to get through half of it filled with self-promotion before finding useful information. The author of “Money Matters” gets down to business from the first page. Even though this book is only about 150 pages, every single page is filled with important information that you can action right away. Most Americans, even after finishing Ivy League schools, don’t have any of the basic financial knowledge for everyday life. Such knowledge is provided in this book. It answers, in simple terms, the questions everyone has, such as how to save money even if you live from pay check to pay check, how to build or repair your credit history, how to get out of debt, where to keep your money and how to invest, whether it’s best to rent or buy, what are trusts and estates, what are all those documents in your employment package, including medical insurance options, pension plans, life and disability insurance policies,, etc. There is also a very extensive chapter explaining in great detail student grants and loans. Overall, it is a very useful book for practically everyone. After reading it, I immediately thought that most people I know would benefit from it. It would surely make a great gift for everybody on your list and definitely the best graduation gift. The author uses some strong language at times which makes it more relatable to readers. I applaud the author for effecively demanding your action and giving the tools to improve your life right away.!
Where was this book when I first started out?? MUST READ!!! Let's be honest... When I hear about any finance books, or anything finance related, I tend to turn my head, because I automatically think: big words, hard to understand, business, too much to think about. This book is none of that. I could not put this book down, because this was a fountain of knowledge that had me completely INTRIGUED. Veronica answers questions that I have asked several times, and some I didn't even think I was subconsciously asking. It's not just a book because she writes it in a language that I literally could picture her sitting down and discussing each part with me. People are often quick to give their financial opinion or tell you how you should handle your money, but how often are we able to retain/use that information? As I read the book, it was easy to understand what Veronica was saying, but more importantly, I was able to connect. I feel that when it comes to money matters, it's a bonus to be able to connect with your person, and without a doubt, I connected. Thank you. This was such an eye opener. I WANT MORE!!!!
I get it, adulting is hard. Sadly, many school systems have not placed a high value on learning taxes or about investment and sometimes, we are not ready to hear or take in all of this scary talk. Veronica really gets it and has given you an amazing tool to keep around. Money Matters is a book you will want to reference back to many times over! All of the information is broken down into basic terminology and laid out in an attainable way that you can use to start getting your adult life in order. Unlike many other books on finances, Veronica does a great job of being right to the point and not boring you with too much detail that would overload our minds. She lets you know what is most important and gives you guidance on where you can dig deeper if that is your choice. This is a great book and I know it's going to be my go-to high school graduation present book! This is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about money/finance and I think the sooner you read it the better your life will be! I can't wait for the next book to come out, but in the meantime I think I'll start taking action on the advice given in this book!
This book is the perfect introduction to personal finances. Anyone can benefit from it, for example, the high school student starting their first job, a professional picking out their financial planner or someone who is ready to retire. Money Matters is a short book filled with information. Veronica Karas breaks down scary money concepts into interesting and non-threatening examples such as a yoga instructor’s taxable income. I highly recommend this book as a reference guide for anyone dealing with money, which is EVERYONE.
I just finished reading "Money Matters: Everything You Should Have Learned in School, but Didn't" and though I considered myself pretty well versed in practical financial knowledge, I was floored by how much I actually did not know and how making small adjustments to everyday life could actually change your financial standing in the long (or not so long) run. Living in today's economy in our late twenties is hard enough- but combining the added stress of trying to save enough money for a down payment, balancing "enjoying life" while making fiscally responsible choices for our family and putting aside forr retirement, college funds and "what if's" is incredibly daunting. The break down that Veronica offers takes some of the fear out of the ridiculous equation by handing you the information in the simplest way possible. Her writing style is personable and makes you feel like you are chatting with a friend instead of looking up what different savings options are. This is the type of book that I would gift to family and friends upon high school and college graduations. The information in this book is that important.