Saturday, January 14, 2012

7 Money Rules for Life by Mary Hunt ~ review

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (January 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800721128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721121

From the Inside Flap:

Simple Rules. Big Payoff.
In her warm and encouraging style, financial expert Mary Hunt shows you how to master the essentials to get your money under control and prepare financially for the rest of your life. She shows you how to apply each of the 7 Rules, starting today, as well as how to recover from past financial mistakes. With Mary on your side, you'll learn how to

Spend less than you earn
Save for the future
Give some away
Anticipate your irregular expenses
Tell your money where to go
Manage your credit
Borrow only what you know you can repay

Money mastery isn't hard when you know the rules. Let 7 Money Rules for Life change your future from uncertain to rock-solid--no matter what your income level.
My take on this book:
I am sure after the holiday season many people are dreading those credit card bills. Well whether you have ever thought about your money or not, whether you struggle with debt or just need a bit of advice on how to make your money work for you then you really should pick up a copy of "7 Money Rules for Life."
When I started reading this book, I sort of wondered how it might be different from the other money management books I have read in the past. Well the first thing that really jumped out at me was the fact that the author actually lived what she is teaching. She shares her story of how her family was sinking fast in a tremendous amount of debt, and shares how it took her years to dig out of it.Another thing that jumped out at me was the fact that not only does she encourage us to "pay" ourselves by setting money aside each payday, but she also encourages us to give some away, which is something that is often overlooked.  This book is written in a very down to earth tone that is very easy to understand. The ideas that Ms. Hunt shares are things that anyone could implement into their lives, and while the idea's she shares won't solve money issues overnight they can certainly set us on the right path to financial freedom. 
I think this book would be the perfect gift for graduates or someone about to get married, so that they can start their adult lives out with sound money advice. 
rating 4/5
"Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."


  1. Good Morning Brenda thanks for the post on book about money, lot of good advise here and I think each of us could find something to take away for our own lives.
    Seekerville is quite on the weekend and sometimes a good time to visit...
    Paula O

  2. Thanks for dropping by Paula I found several helpful ideas in the book. Have a wonderful week!


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