Sunday, September 1, 2013

Give Yourself a Raise

give yourself a raise bookSynopsis: Give Yourself a Raise is a complete how-to guide for finding more money to reduce the stress in your life and lead you to financial freedom. Suitable for beginners and professionals alike, it will lead you to more contentment about money! Unique to this book are: The Financial Freedom Risk Assessment Quiz-take it and evaluate your own risk! Goals made easy-the complete foundation for personal money management The Freedom Money Management System™-harness the power of electronic banking to organize your personal finances You will also learn how to: Control impulse spending Eliminate family conflict Get out of debt and stay out Practice spending strategies to stretch your income Stop wasting money

About the Author: Gordon Bennett has many years of practical business and financial management experience as a commercial bank executive, financial industry management consultant with one of the leading accounting firms, business owner, and trainer. He has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Southern California. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Management teaching graduate business courses. As a consultant and trainer for banks Gordon both wrote and taught classes in financial analysis, consumer credit, personal financial management, financial statement analysis, and understanding finance for the non-financial manager. This foundation of experience has provided the insights essential for helping people who are struggling with money matters to solve their problems. He is known for his ability to simplify complex topics so they can be learned quickly and easily.

Note: Synopsis and About the Author are taken from Amazon

Review: Give Yourself a Raise is a complete, easy to read guide on personal money management. Author Gordon Bennett Bleil provides pointed information and solid advice on a vast array of financial hot topics. It is a practical reference tool that can be skimmed,  and visited again and again. This book hits the basics of everything from investing, to insurance, and even emergency preparedness. As a bonus it also offers some helpful budgeting forms, and tactics to get out of debt and save up for big purchases. For this reviewer, his strategies for debt management, investing, retirement, credit scores, identity theft, and emergency preparedness were the most beneficial. He also provides user friendly money management worksheets and step-by-step directions on how to use them. I found the  Financial Freedom Risk Assessment Quiz particularly helpful and interesting to take. This helped me to easily identify a few areas where my family could become more financially responsible. Overall, I think that Give Yourself a Raise will help readers view money differently. In turn this will lead to less stress and hopefully some financial freedom. 

Full Disclosure: Many thanks to the author and The Cadence Group as I received a copy of this book for free from them.