My Library

In the weekly newsletter that goes out every Saturday evening, I include books that I’ve been reading. Most, but not all, relate to finances and investing. I try to read at least one book a week, and the list has grown significantly in just the past few months. In response to an email from a […]

Published or Updated: June 29, 2015

DR 128: What All Kids Should Know About Saving & Investing–An Interview with Author Rob Pivnick

With a son and daughter now grown, I often wonder how well I prepared them to handle finances. While they are both now in their early 20’s, the truth is that their financial education is far from over. I continue to work with them on everything from budgeting to investing. And that’s why Rob Pivnick’s […]

Published or Updated: April 24, 2015

The Most Popular Personal Finance Books

In last week’s newsletter I asked the following question: What is your favorite book about money. Some of the responses listed popular books. Some mentioned books that were new to me. Each of the books offers some real insight into personal finance and investing. Arguably the best thing we can do to improve our finances […]

Published or Updated: April 24, 2015

What Makes Us Happy? A Book Review of The How of Happiness

Are you happy? Would you be happier if you got a promotion and raise at work? Would you be happier if you moved to a larger home? For me, the happiness question that has plagued me for over a year is the following: Would I be happier if I quit my job as a lawyer […]

Published or Updated: July 12, 2012

Generation Earn by Kimberly Palmer

Kimberly Palmer, an editor at U.S. News, recently published a personal finance book called Generation Earn. Although the book is geared toward young adults, I found that it spoke to my financial situation many times, even though I fall squarely in the middle age bracket (gray hair and all). So while I rarely write book […]

Published or Updated: May 14, 2011

How ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Can Change Your Life . . . Forever

A good friend recently recommended a book called Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time. He assured me the book was well worth reading. From the cover and title of the book, I wasn’t so sure, but on his recommendation, I read it. Devoured […]

Published or Updated: March 24, 2014

Debt Cures by Kevin Trudeau – Do His “Secrets” Really Work?

I cringed when Debt Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau first hit the shelves. Mr. Mega Memory and Natural Cures had decided to cash in on the financial crisis, and knowing a little bit about his history, I feared the advice he was dishing out would do more harm than […]

Published or Updated: May 14, 2011

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