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Great book for young professional,
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This review is from: Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back (Paperback)
Most finance books explain the spending problems young adults have very well, however they offer no solution. This book does an excellent job of both. The first time most people are 100% on their own financially is after college graduation, at that time typically they have no concept of money and therefore make some horrific spending decisions. This book explains that as a young adult you need to take control over your finances, and set some goals for yourself, for example where do you want to be in ten years. Then Ms. Palmer helps emphasize the positive choices people need to make to reach their goal, instead of focusing on the negative.
The middle part of the book focuses on becoming a home owner for the first time. It offers advice on buying a home that you need versus buying the huge mansion that you want. It also helps us focus on making decisions to save money without negatively impacting our day to day life.
The last part of the book focuses on volunteering, and how we can all make a difference. Whether it is with the environment or many other causes we can all make better choices that will have a positive impact on the world.
This is arguably the best financial book I have ever read. I would strongly encourage all recent college graduates to buy this book. As a young professional, this could be the most important book you ever read.