Book Review – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

7 HabitsIf you have a child between 12 and 19 years old you should have them read this book.  In fact, if you haven’t read it or the adult version – 7 Habits for Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey – YOU need to read this book!  I consider this to be the TOP self-help book for young people.

I’ve had multiple classes read 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey (son of Stephen) in several different venues – private school, high school charter school, and homeschool group classes.  All of my students really benefited from it.  Covey uses interesting graphics throughout to get and keep readers’ attention.  He also has a ton of examples that young people really relate to.

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Book Review – Debt is Slavery by Michael Mihalik

Debt is SlaveryWhen I first started teaching Personal Finance I wanted my students to read a BUNCH of books. I submitted the list to the regional advisor of the charter school and I was told it was too long and I needed to pare it down. I also was told to pick short books. Debt is Slavery by Michael Mahalik made the short list on both counts.

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Book Review – Reallionaire by Farrah Gray

ReallionaireThe majority of my students are home schooled so when I can find a book about a successful homeschooler, I grab it!  Farrah Gray’s autobiography, “Reallionaire”, tells his story about growing up in the housing projects of Chicago with his single mother and how his life turned around…

Farrah shares how important his mother was to his success.  She was his first example and helped him find his first mentor. 

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Book Review – The Toothpaste Millionaire

I have taught personal finance classes to kids for several years. One of my favorite books is “The Toothpaste Millionaire” by Jean Merrill. It covers so much information and makes it so understoothpastemillionairetandable for kids! It is the story of two kids in 6th grade. One of them gets this idea to make toothpaste because it is too expensive. He takes his idea and runs with it.

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Book Review – Laddie

laddieA couple years ago I had the opportunity to read several books that I normally wouldn’t have. If you are anything like me, you have a pile of books next to your bed that gets bigger everyday! When I’m teaching classes I have even more books because I need to keep up with my students. The year I’m referring to I also ran a book club for adults … and it was with this group that I found my new favorite book – Laddie by Gene Stratton-Porter.

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