Title: Dollars & Uncommon Sense: Basic Training for Your Money
Author: Steve Repak
Review: Have you ever taken a class on how to spend money? Not me and most likely not you, but maybe a class on how to save or even make money, but not spend money. We all think we know how to do that, but do we really? Well this is the book for you if you need to figure out where your money is going and why you are always broke at the end of the month....or even at the beginning. I swear we get paid and BOOM!!!! No more money a week later….where did it all go is my question?
This book will take you step by step through a process that will help you see where you are spending and where you can save money. I liked the idea of the pay yourself first and than giving a charitable contribution of 10%, also at the same time as paying yourself. It’s your money and yet it keeps going to others. When will it be your turn to keep some of what you have worked so hard to earn?
If you need financial counseling read this book, if you just need a little push to save more or spend less or whatever..... read this book. You work hard and so should your money.
Publisher: RFS Publishing (December 12, 2011)
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: Sent by The Cadance Group for review.
Synopsis: Most people use common sense when they make decisions about their money. Most people also live paycheck to paycheck, have sleepless nights worrying about debt, and are not saving enough. In DOLLARS AND UNCOMMON SENSE former US Army Sergeant and Certified Financial Planner, Steve Repak outlines a strategy to change your misguided common sense ideas about savings and learn to think like a true builder of wealth. Steve served 12 years in the Army, racking up $32,000 in debt while he was there. He then drew on his military experience and put his own finances through boot camp. Not only did he get out of debt, but Steve Repak went on to help others do the same. Repak serves as your drill sergeant for your fiscal transformation in this ground breaking new book to show you why-and how-to use uncommon sense to get back on track.
Author Biography: Steve Repak, CFP, was honorably discharged from the Army in 1998 after 12 years of service. He was an instructor at the Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Academy and in 1995 was selected as the Fort Bliss Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Management Communications from Amridge University. He is a motivational speaker and consultant where he lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three children.