There are lots of money and financial books out there, some of which I’ve read and reviewed on my blog. But none of them are as easy and simple to understand as this one.
The Super Duper Simple Book On Money, by Alan Akina has 5 money principles everyone needs to know. For a limited time in May 2012 we can download the ebook for free.
About the author
“Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii, Alan Akina grew up in a broken home. His parents divorced when he was six years old, leaving him to fend for himself and his younger brother. They moved around from house to house and between friends and family members. He was considered poor, and lived in the projects.
After many years of struggling, researching, and learning the basics of finance, Alan Akina wanted to teach others. So, he followed his passion and started 101 Financial in Hawaii in 2002 with the goal to helping Americans get financially educated. Today, thousands of families across the nation have turned to 101 Financial to break the chains of financial bondage.
Alan Akina and 101 Financial have received numerous awards including the Bank of Hawaii Community Leader of the Year Award, the Pacific Business News Top Forty Under 40 award, the BBB Business Ethics Award, Mayor Mufi Hannemann’s Pacific Century Fellows class of 2008 inductee, Inc. Magazine’s INC 500 fastest growing companies in America, and Hawaii’s Fastest 50 growing companies for four years in a row.
Alan is the host of Fox Affiliate KHON 2 Morning News: Financial Fitness and Watch Your Wallet Wednesday segments. You can catch him every Monday and Wednesday morning on the KHON 2 Wake Up 2Day Show.
Alan is married to his beautiful wife LeeAnn and they have 5 amazing kids (Keanu, Kawika, Kiani, Kihei and Kiliana). He and his family live on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.” - Source
About the book
This book is comprised of four parts with five simple money principles, and includes 1-page money worksheets (with videos):
Part One: This thing called money
Part Two: Where can you go?
Part Three: The 5 super duper simple money principles
- Money In
- Money Out
- Money We Owe
- Money We Grow
- Money We Share
Part Four: What’s next? Financial peace of mind
This book is about 100 pages long and can be read in about an hour. It comes with 1-page worksheets that are simple but fun to fill out. I really enjoyed the “money we grow” worksheet that lists different types of assets.
It’s nice to see where I’m going and where I’ve been financially. I downloaded the book to my computer and saved it to my iPad, so now I can reference it (or re-read it) anytime I’d like.
The book makes a great gift for your kids, your spouse, your family members and all your friends.
What you will learn
Life in the middle class costs more than it ever has in the past. Most of us don’t take care to watch our money in and money out. Why? Because we have no where to turn to for financial education, no one is teaching checkbook management 101.
Unfortunately most individuals and financial institutions cannot effectively help us with personal finance management.
So how do we find the key to financial peace? By reading books, blogs and listening to other people’s experiences – like in this book! It will give you hope, while helping you learn the basics of understanding money.
It really is the simplest and easiest financial book you will ever read. You can even read it to your kids, to help them get a jump start on financial education.
My favorite quotes
“The biggest struggle I found in helping people get out of debt, is to first enable them to realize they have a debt problem.”
“A bank’s interest is in making interest, by getting us interested in paying them interest.”
Who is this book for?
No matter your educational background, financial achievements (or lack of) you can learn something from this simple book. It will only take about an hour, but I promise you will come away very inspired. Who will benefit from reading this?
- Family and Friends
Connect with Alan and get the book