Saturday, August 11, 2012

What I'm Reading

My Thoughts

One of the things that I like about this book is that it is written by someone who has actually experienced financial difficulties and came back from it with hard work. She wanted something different for her kids and decided to teach them at a young age how to manage their money. Most people would begin by giving their children an allowance and teaching through that, but Mary went the unconventional route and instead gave her children the bigger responsibility of household expenses to manage. She shares so many great tips through her family's story in this book.

She not only shares the story of teaching her own children, but also gives practical advice on how to do the same in our own families breaking it down by age group. From preschoolers learning by what they see parents doing to ages 6-9 learning by receiving an allowance to developing a plan with your 10-teen aged children, she gives great advice on how to raise financially confident children.

About the Book

It's natural to want your kids to have a secure future. But when it comes to teaching the next generation how to handle money, parents are failing. Still there is hope! Financial expert Mary Hunt shows parents how to raise kids who have a healthy relationship with money--even if the parents themselves have made financial mistakes along the way or are struggling financially right

Drawing from solid statistics and her own hard-won knowledge and experience, Hunt helps parents protect their children from the financial pitfalls of easy credit, an attitude of entitlement, and our culture's chummy relationship with debt. From preschool through the teen years, every stage of a child's development is covered, including how to talk to them about money, how to help them start saving money and giving it away, and how to manage money wisely.

About the Author

Debt-Proof Living founder Mary Hunt has authored 18 books on money management and becoming debt-free. Her nationally-syndicated newspaper column, "Everyday Cheapskate," appears in newspapers across the country and is also distributed electronically to opted-in subscribers every weekday. She is the money editor at Woman's Day magazine and is a regular guest on national radio and television shows.

For more information you can visit and you can follow Mary Hunt on Twitter @debtproofliving.

You can purchase the book here:

Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


  1. Awesome post! Thank you for linking up to my blog the other day, hope to see you around more! :)

    1. Thanks so much Kelli! Thanks so much for inviting me! Such a blessing to connect with you and am looking forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

  2. Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing !! Thanks for linking up to our weekly book blog hop this week xx


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