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Life After School Explained Paperback – August 15, 2013
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The book talks about proper dinner etiquette, and I never knew how many things I didn't know about trying to impress your bosses at dinner. I just thought you showed up and did your thing and talked and laughed and left. Who knew that there was so much more left for people to learn? This was just impressive because it showed how much experience and research the writers of the book had to do in order to brush up on the topic.
The book also talks about finding an apartment. I found it extremely impressive how the writers of the book managed to explain everything you needed to know about finding an apartment and buying an apartment in under 10 pages. They said everything they need to say and didn't ramble on about the topic at hand. They discussed the landlord, the location, the rent control, the lease, and apartment lingo. It was brilliant. Not too long and not too short. They never ranted on about the lease or the rent control.
The sarcasm in this book is awesome. The outrageous stories concocted about Bert and all his misfortunes. Calling the boss "Simon" because of Simon Says. The sarcastic tone the author uses to move the story along. Like how they convinced us to eat the wine cork in order to impress the boss on your business dinner. Or how the book told us to refer to page 174 if we were getting bored with what we were reading.
Two very strong aspects of this book for me included "How to Love Your Money"(p41) and "Odds and Ends" (p159). In "How to Love your Money", the book makes plain how and where one may consider investing or saving their money. It explains the realistic risks and benefits involved with unbiased opinions. I hear my older co-workers using the vocabulary composed in this chapter all the time. I hear these things being talked about on the news and now I know exactly what they are and can hold a conversation about them.
I would highly recommend this book and I give it a solid five stars. I would more than likely recommend this to students who are still in their senior year of high-school and hoping to graduate...hoping. This way, they might be able to avoid making some of the mistakes they may have upon leaving high school and entering the grown-up world. I would even recommend this book to any adult who is completely lost (I happen to know some) or even someone who just needs a good read that is beneficial to them as an individual and to society.
This book helped me to understand that economics is more than just money. Economics really is a matter of studying and improving actions in life and their consequences.Read more ›
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The book was useful for budgeting and learning banking terminology. I was hoping for more on professional work ethics for new graduates.Published on June 29, 2014 by Mary Jo Vona
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