About 925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire
925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World from the author of the highly acclaimed book, Your Mark on the World, is a collection of articles about family financial planning that originally appeared at FamilyHow.com.
925 Ideas… is an easy and readable guide to help your family find financial peace. Author Devin D. Thorpe explains:
1) how you and your spouse can find agreement on money matters,
2) how to teach your kids about money,
3) how to pay for your children’s college education,
4) how to live like a millionaire
5) how to come up with $25,000 in a crisis
6) how to make ends meet on one income
7) how to get out of debt and stay out of debt
8) why home ownership should be your family’s top financial priority
9) how to ask your boss for a raise
10) how to use your finances to do more good in the world.
About Devin D. Thorpe
Devin D. Thorpe thinks he is the luckiest person alive. After being “let go” from the best job he’d ever had—as the Chief Financial Officer of the multinational food and beverage company MonaVie—he and his wife ended up living in China for a year where he wrote Your Mark On The World and embarked on the career he’d always wanted yet hadn’t dared dream.
Now, as an author, a popular guest speaker and Forbes contributor, Devin is devoted full time to championing social good. His current life isn’t much like his past.
As an entrepreneur, Devin ran—at separate times—a boutique investment banking firm and a small mortgage company. He served as the Treasurer for the multinational vitamin manufacturer USANA Health Sciences years before becoming CFO for MonaVie. Over his career he led or advised on the successful completion of $500 million in transactions.
Devin squeezed in two brief stints in government, including two years working for Jake Garn on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee Staff and another year working for an independent state agency called USTAR, where he helped foster technology entrepreneurship during Governor Jon Huntsman’s administration.
Devin is proud to have graduated from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, which recognized him as a Distinguished Alum in 2006. He also earned an MBA at Cornell University where he ran the student newspaper, Cornell Business.
Today, Devin channels the idealism of his youth with the loving support of his wife, Gail. Their son Dayton is a PhD candidate in Physics at UC Berkeley (and Devin rarely misses an opportunity to mention that).
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My Thoughts on 925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire
I fell like I should start off by sharing that I’ve had my fair share of exposure to economics and finance from my MBA studies before P was born. But, these days, I don’t have the time or desire to read weighty tomes on those topics. Maybe there’s something about having 4 boys and homeschooling them that just sucks the joy from anything that makes my brain think too hard or need silence to do so.
Thankfully, this is a very practical title which is in essence a collection of different articles originally published on FamilyHow.com. Each of the articles is concise and a quick read. They are grouped into collection by topic as listed below:
Your Family, Your Money
Your Care is Just Transportation
Your Home is the Centerpiece of Your Family’s Financial Future
Managing Your Career
Increasing Your Savings
Getting Out of Debt
Saving for Your Child’s Education
Planning for Your Ideal Retirement
Investing Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Money
A Few Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
Leave Your Mark on the World
Some of the chapters have just a few articles while others are packed with quite a variety. The nice thing about this title is that you can skip around and read just the parts that interest you at this moment in time. The rest will still be there waiting to be read when you need it!
Now, I will say that if you are looking for some real meat on a topic, this book will not provide it. For example, there’s a short article about returning to the workforce after being a homemaker. For all practical purposes, I’d be in that category of prospective employee as it has been years since I had a ‘real’ job with a regular paycheck. I’ve had an eye on doing things that maximize my ability to transition back, so I found his short list of suggestions really lacking. But, as these were all quick articles that hit key points and leave it at that, this can be seen as more of a springboard to your actions.
If you are looking for something to hit the high points on aspects of financial health, then this could be a great title to get you started. Just keep in mind that it’s more a launch pad than a complete flight plan. And, I’ve found that sometimes you just need that little nudge in the right direction with a few ideas of how to get started when improving your life.
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Disclaimer ~ I was provided a copy of this title to facilitate a review. No monetary compensation occurred and all opinions are my own.