This Book is essential reading for ages 16 to 32. It should be required reading for all over the age of 32. Dr. Danko
What do your neighbors do to improve their financial condition? What does their financial plan look like? What are their secrets to success? The answers are all in the book!
The idea behind the book, Count Your Beans!! Is pretty straightforward- it offers readers the opportunity to get on track and be proactive for a better future.The book offers exercises, practices, plans and strategies for wealth building that are easily discussed and understood. Natalie Strom,Coastal Breeze News
Millionaires count their beans! Van Ness and Sommers have blazed a trail on the pathway to riches for you to follow step-by-step. Everyone should read this book!
William D. Danko, Ph.D. co-author of The New York Times best-selling book, The Millionaire Next Door
From the Author
In an uncertain economy, it is hard to find the right financial plan.Nationally, unemployment is 7.2%.Savings rates are in the tank.The stock market is at times a wild roller coaster ride.Many homeowners are 'underwater'.Our country is over 17 trillion dollars in debt!That's over $149,000 per tax payer according to the Federal Reserve. Count Your Beans!! ~ A Pathway to Riches, is designed to help in most any financial situation.Wealth building is possible even in troubling times.
Richard Van Ness, Ph.D. served more than 30 years as professor of finance, accounting and management courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels within the State University of New York System. He concurrently conducted management training programs focused on problem solving and decision making. Dr. Van Ness is the author of books and articles on the subjects of finance, business management, online learning and career development.
He is the recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal for Excellence in Economic Education from the Heritage Foundation.
Newly retired from teaching, Dr. Van Ness is enjoying much more time with his family, especially at his summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains. He continues to research best practices of wealth building and serves as management consultant to businesses.
I am not financially savvy at all, so I very much appreciate how this book breaks concepts down to terms I can understand and put to use. It's also a funny read- I like the bean humor :) I highly recommend this book.
I had little hope in this or any other book related to finances. This lack of hope can be placed squarely within my own inability to relate to anything with more than two consecutive numbers. I don't spend much, I save a good amount, I find deals... so I felt that I was doing well enough. Perhaps so, perhaps not, but this book (which I read cover to cover immediately after downloading) helped to demystify all things finance. I own a home, I own a car, I make this much, I owe that much, were all individual concepts that I had grasped, and now feel that I understand in a larger picture.
A quick, funny read. Would recommend to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of the financial world.
In college I took Macro and Micro Economics, Accounting and Finance. Though these classes teach how the economic world works, they don't teach you how to survive the challenges of the real world economy. "Count Your Beans" is a great book for anyone who has any personal financial concerns or even if you're just starting out on your own and want to build a more positive and secure future. I found the book to be both positive and enlightening and it has helped me get started on the road to financial recovery. With Van Ness and Sommers' easy to follow steps, this book is a simple and great tool to help motivate anyone with or without a financial background. This book shows that you don't have to start out as a millionaire to achieve financial stability and success.
Given the financial challenges many currently face, Van Ness and Sommers couldn't have picked a more appropriate time to release this practical guide to personal-wealth management. "Count Your Beans" is a must-read for anyone seeking a rational approach to optimize financial security. The practical, step-by-step approach, infused with an entertaining "bean-counting" metaphor, make this "little green gem" both enjoyable and readily digestable. I highly recommend it!