I wanted to read this book for one main reason – to teach my children how to manage their finances. When I was a child, my parents never taught me; but there were a lot of things parents didn’t teach their children that I am grateful we teach our children now!
I remember getting myself into trouble financially because I didn’t want to tell my children I didn’t have the money to buy something. Nowadays, I include them in the decision making. I teach them that we have a certain amount to spend on “us” over a two week period (my pay days) and when we choose to spend it all in the first week, we don’t have anything left to spend in the second. It’s truly amazing how they accept the idea and we move on to doing something that’s free. We are learning to enjoy what we have together.
I love the way this book breaks down age appropriate teachings, but doesn’t forget to mention that every family is different (and every plan can be personalized to fit your individual family!). I also like the step by step processes, lists, and question and answer sections.
I became a grandmother this past Friday evening (August 10th) and plan to pass this book on to my son and his wife. To be honest, they could teach me a thing or two about finances – they are extremely disciplined and have already mentioned their intention of teaching their daughter how to be financially responsible.
About Mary Hunt
Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, syndicated columnist and sought-after motivational speaker, who created a global platform that is making strides to help men and women battle the epidemic impact of consumer debt. She is founder and publisher of the interactive website Debt-Proof Living, which features financial tools, resources and information for her online members. Her books have sold more than a million copies and her daily newspaper column is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate, where it is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Everyday Cheapskate readers. Hunt speaks widely on personal finance and has appeared on shows such as Good Morning America, Oprah, Dr. Phil and Focus on the Family. She and her husband live in California.
For more information visit www.debtproofliving.com and follow Hunt on Twitter @debtproofliving.
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Endorsements for Mary Hunt
"Mary Hunt has been there and back, and it shows. Hunt's empathetic, real-world approach makes [her] advice somehow seem more palatable--and achievable."--Money magazine
"Nobody is more aware of the complex relationship between finances and relationships than Mary Hunt." --CBS Early Show
"Mary speaks from the depths of her own experience, a gotta-have-it habit that led her into six-figure debt. It took her 13 years to pull her family out, and the money-saving strategies she learned along the way became the basis for a career as one of America's top personal finance experts."--Woman's Day magazine
Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.