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Enjoy Your Money (Book Review & Giveaway)

When I received the book “Enjoy Your Money” by J. Steve Miller, I didn’t read it right away.  At that point, I was already reading another book. 

The cover was so compelling though that I had to start reading the first few pages.  Boy, I was surprised!  It definitely started in a way that I hadn’t imagined…  needless to say, I was hooked.

In some ways, the book reminds me of a movie I saw when I was really young called “The Breakfast Club“, except with finances as the central topic, and a teacher was the leader of the club.

Unlike typical books, this book doesn’t really have chapters, instead it used breakfast meeting numbers.  Yes, the Breakfast numbers are the same as chapters, but it takes out that rigid format of a typical book and this makes it feels like you are reading notes that were left in a cafe by someone that was careless.  It’s pretty cool.

The Review:

Like the breakfast club, all of the members meet in detention.  The were all complaining about money, and the aggressive one “Akashi” blurted out to the coach about the problems that they were having and if he could help them since he was a teacher.  The coach that was monitoring the detention session, told the kids to see Mrs. Kramer (not related to Jim Cramer… the different spelling give that away!). 

Mrs. Kramer (a widowed teacher at their school), established a weekly breakfast meeting with the 4 members (Akashi, Antonio, Amy & James).  At these meetings, she goes on to teach them something new each session.  She also discusses some of the problems that she encountered along the way. 

The dialogue is conversational, so you’ll hear James and the rest of the conversation in words that each member would speak them!  This was a fun exciting book to read, nothing dry in this book.  Plus each chapter had references to additional books that are also excellent to read.  I was very impressed with Mr. Miller’s selection.

So did I like the book?

Yes!  It was a quick and easy read, that I’m sure any high/college age student would enjoy.  Nobody like to be buried reading company annual reports when they are at that age!  This book was reading a story that just happen to have finances interwoven in!  Many of the things that run as a central theme here at money reasons is within his book!  He advocates a balance when it comes to finances too!

Mr. Miller sent me 2 books (both autographed), but I’m only going to give away 1 book.  I’m keeping the other book for my kids to read (yeah, I think it’s that good). 

To be entered into the contest, please leave a comment, and you will be automatically entered!  Even if you don’t want the book for yourself, it’s still makes a great gift for a younger person. 

Next week, I’ll announce the winner!


18 Responses to Enjoy Your Money (Book Review & Giveaway)

  1. @Financial Samurai
    I checked the reviews on Amazon before accepting to do the review for this book. Of the reviews out there, it has a top score…

    So I asked Mr. Miller if he would consider autographing the books, and he said he would! Needless to say, I was very pleased!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Take care!

  2. I am so glad that a book is out there that can be understood and enjoyed by those just starting out. Financial education is important at all ages, but I think people realize it too late in many instances.

    I am not nice like the Samurai. I would love to win the book and have my 16 year old son read it! 🙂

  3. @everyday tips
    I have to admit, even though I read a ton of financial books, I actually enjoyed this one. Even though I’m not a teen/college age person…

    Thanks for entering in the contest!

  4. Sounds like an enjoyable read. I think that if more finance books were geared towards high school/college aged adults and were interesting, we’d have a society that is more financially aware and less in debt.

  5. @Little House
    That’s a good point! The book would be a great part of a School Curriculum.

    If I were wealthy, I think I would use the book as a guide to help kids. Perhaps forming my own financial breakfast club.

  6. I hadn’t heard of this book but it sounds great. The challenge with personal finance books is making technical information interesting enough that people keep reading, and it sounds like this is a winner on that score.

    I’ll help spread the word about your giveaway, too.

  7. @Doug Warshauer
    “Enjoy Your Money” was a pretty good book!

    I like the balanced approach to finances that the author conveys…

    Thanks for spreading the word around and stopping by!

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