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20 03, 2017

Review: Winning with Money by Aaron Coleman

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Business & Investing, Health, Mind, & Body, Nonfiction, Personal Finance, Self-Help, Success|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment


winning with money book coverReviewed by Richard Wisniewski

Money can be an extremely sensitive topic for people. This can be partly attributed to the negative connotation of money due to social conditioning. Now, in many cases, those who attribute a negative connotation towards money often lack one of the most vital tools in the world to ‘Win with Money’: a budget. This message is at the core of Aaron Coleman’s book, Winning with Money: Simplify Your Financial Life.

Coleman puts forth that there are dozens of different budgetary techniques in the world and, for many people, they often haven’t found one that works. In fact, many people often complain that they are living paycheck to paycheck or finding themselves struggling with debt. Through a proper monetary budgeting plan, one can easily take control of their life and begin to see the numbers

25 11, 2015

Review: Brokenomics by Dina Gachman

By | November 25th, 2015|Categories: Business & Investing, Gift Ideas, Health, Mind, & Body, Nonfiction, Personal Finance, Self Help, Self-Help, Success|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments


brokenomics book coverReviewed by Nina Longfield

Brokenomics: 50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime by Dina Gachman is a funny, funny book. And it’s practical too. Who would have thought a book on personal finances could be so entertaining and humorous?

At its core, Brokenomics is a look at personal finance and how one might live better even on a minuscule paycheck. What separates Brokenomics from other (possibly all) personal economy books is a combination of Dina Gachman’s plausible stories, humor, and practical advice. Gachman peppers her personal finance self-help book with witty stories and real-world advice on how to really live rather than merely getting by. Gachman is straightforward in her narration. Some of Gachman’s rhetoric can be taken as tongue-in-cheek; at other times, her advice is like a smack on the forehead followed by a possible verbal “why didn’t

26 06, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: What They See by Jennifer Swanson

By | June 26th, 2015|Categories: Business & Investing, Business Culture, Job Hunting & Career Guides, Nonfiction, Personal Finance|Tags: , , |6 Comments


what they see book coverPlease join Jennifer Swanson, author of What They See, as she tours the blogosphere with iRead Book Tours.

Enter to win a copy of the book and a $10 Amazon GC below! Open to US and Canada residents only

Reviewed by Sarah McCubbin

At a basic level, most of us know the importance of first impressions. Meer seconds after meeting someone, they will have likely formed various assumptions based on those momentary interactions. In the work environment, the way we conduct ourselves is of even more importance. In her book, What They See, Jennifer Swanson addresses the topic of those valuable first moments on the job and the way you should conduct yourself in the weeks and months that follow.

Specifically targeting students, new college graduates or job seekers looking to enter a more professional career, Swanson examines

2 04, 2015

Review: Living Well Spending Less by Ruth Soukup

By | April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Business & Investing, Christian Living, Nonfiction, Personal Finance|Tags: , , |5 Comments


living well spending less book coverReviewed by Sarah McCubbin

In a world filled with messages that constantly encourage us to pursue bigger and better things, temptations hide around every corner. When our minds focus on our lack rather than contentment, it steals our joy and doesn’t bring the happiness we expect. In her book, Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life, Ruth Soukup shares her own journey through the topic of personal finance and the lessons she learned along the way.

As a self-proclaimed spendaholic, her story of over-spending and self-indulgence nearly ended her marriage. Out of that mess and in an attempt to get her spending under control, she started a blog by the same name, Living Well Spending Less. Her original intent was simply to find better deals so she could buy all the things she still wanted

28 12, 2014

Review: Mistakes I Made at Work, edited by Jessica Bacal

By | December 28th, 2014|Categories: Business & Investing, Health, Mind, & Body, Job Hunting & Career Guides, Nonfiction, Personal Finance, Self-Help, Success, Women & Business|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments


mistakes i made at work book coverReviewed by Poppy Johnson

Women work outside the home in record numbers. Meanwhile, it has become increasingly more difficult to define our meaning of success; how women measure their own success today differs significantly when compared to a decade or two ago. Mistakes I Made at Work – edited by Jessica Bacal who worked at Smith College on the Women’s Narrative Project (WNP) – expounds on what it means to be successful for a modern working woman. Bacal began the project as an “experiment” to ask females about their goals, dreams, and values; she wanted give women the opportunity to later reflect on their narratives and help lead them to successes in their jobs down the road.

Bacal interviewed 25 (by all accounts) successful women. The women surveyed shared information about their lives and their personalities; they went into detail about the

20 10, 2011

Review: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Rich Kiyosaki & Sharon Lechter

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Business & Investing, Health, Mind, & Body, Nonfiction, Personal Finance, Self-Help|Tags: , , , , , , , |5 Comments


Guest Review by Amy Young

Rich Dad Poor Dad is a financial self-help book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. Basically, the authors try to get the reader to gain financial independence through investments, real estate, owning a business, and using finance protection tactics. The book is written in a set of parables and is based on Kiyosaki’s life experiences.

Kiyosaki says things at times that the reader may not want to hear, but the strategies and tactics he used to become rich have worked for him as well as many other wealthy people. Kiyosaki says at one point that a house is not an asset. This statement made me a little skeptical because I’ve always thought of real estate as an asset that can increase in value and is, therefore, a good investment. After thinking about his explanation, I realized

9 01, 2010

Review: Live It Love It Earn It by Marianna Olszewski

By | January 9th, 2010|Categories: Authors, Business & Investing, Interviews, Motivation & Self-Improvement, Nonfiction, Personal Finance|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment


Live_It_Love_It_Earn_It_FRONTIt’s a new year, it’s a new decade. It’s time for you to stop thinking about what you want in your life and actually make it happen. As women and as moms, we are always busy, always tending to the needs of our kids, our husbands, our partners, our households, our families, our friends, our jobs. But what do you really want out of life and how can you be empowered to live the life of your dreams?

Please welcome Marianna Olszewski as she answers a few questions about her new book, Live It, Love It, Earn It. Marianna teaches women to be empowered – to live the life you want, to get control of your finances, to let go of stress, start your business, reach your goals and enjoy richer, happier lives.

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