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

What All Kids Should Know About Saving and Investing

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: November 18, 2014

DR 126: The Most Popular Personal Finance Books

The Millionaire Next Door

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. Here are the results: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D: By far the most popular response, this book is one of […]

Published or Updated: November 24, 2014

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

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

Generation Earn

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