9 Rules to Dominate Your Money and Learn What 67% of Adults Don’t Know
by Finley Lewis
Genre: Nonfiction / Money Management
Print Length: 184 pages
Reviewed by Toni Woodruff
A supremely resourceful guide for teens about managing money now and in the future
Teens want to make money. There are things to play, to wear, to do, to eat, and they all cost money. So many of them know that they’ve got to be proactive about bringing money in so that they can fund the things they care about. But how many of them know that it’s not ONLY about making it, but managing it?
Finley Lewis, a teenager with dollar signs for eyeballs, has written a compelling and helpful financial guide for teens and teenagers in his debut book 9 Rules to Dominate Your Money and Learn What 67% of Adults Don’t Know. While it might seem far-fetched to get investment advice from a kid who can’t invest on his own yet, Lewis crumbles all skepticism with his clear knowledge, hands-on research, and conversational writing style. Teens are going to love the opportunity to get advice from one of their own. What better way to learn that you can do stuff now than hearing it from someone who is doing it now?
There are a number of great chapters in this book, but the one that may be the biggest wake-up call to teens is the very first one: “The Piggy Bank Is Costing You Money.” Piggy banks are an easy-to-understand concept for kids to grapple with; it’s an early staple in helping teach children about the importance of saving money. But how often are you able to communicate with them that the value of $100 could go down over time? This chapter is a real eye-opener, and it catapults readers into trusting Lewis and taking real action in making sure their money grows over time instead of remaining stagnant and depreciating in value.
It’ll be hard for teens not to feel encouraged and inspired by this book. There are so many practical ways for them to tackle money management in here and to start making money, especially passively. Some advice may feel a little lofty or empty, like the bits on doing your taxes and finding ways to make money, but these are few and far between compared to all of the actionable money advice you get in this book.
Teens and teenagers: buckle up. Break out the pad and pen. You’ve got work to do and specific steps to complete in order to start making money, saving money, and understanding the real value of your growing bank account.
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