I Wish They Taught Money In High School – A Book Review

I’ve said it several times on this blog – I am not really good with budgeting and financial management. It’s just not a strength of mine. I do know that it’s something that I want to figure out though, but every time I try to read up on the topic or attend talks about money, a lot of it doesn’t make much sense to me. I mean, I’d like to think that I’m pretty smart. It’s just that it takes me a while to register anything that has to do with numbers. That includes money. And so I found it totally amazing that I found I Wish They Taught Money In High School to be a quick an easy read.

Yes, finally, a super simple book about managing your money.

I literally finished this book in one afternoon. And no, I didn’t just skim through it. I actually read it, understood it and appreciated it. I must admit though that I enjoyed reading the I Wish They Taught Money In High School So I Can Start My Own Business Right Away part more. This is probably because it’s something that’s more appropriate to my present situation, and therefore, something I can relate to better than the second part, I Wish They Taught Money In High School So I’m Not Dependent on my Paycheck. Both are totally informative, though, and great to read for financial dummies like me. It would be a great book for those of you who do you understand your money matters too, because it gives a great perspective and ideas on how you can look beyond your paycheck for you to earn and become financially free.

Paycheck to paycheck no more.

I Wish They Taught Money In High School So I’m Not Dependent On My Paycheck

In this part of the book, author Clarissa SeriΓ±a-de la Paz talks about how she learned to look beyond her paycheck in order to grow her money. She shares her ideas on how you can invest, whether it’s through stocks or mutual funds, so that your money continues to work for you after you’re done working your 8-hours for the money. I love the concept of paying yourself first, which I heard about before at a financial talk I had attended. This is probably my best takeaway from this part of the book, a reminder that yes, you should be setting aside money to either save or invest, so that you will have money for the future when it’s time for you to retire. 

Make your money work for you

You can start a business with little capital. Yes, you can.

I Wish They Taught Money In High School So I Can Start My Own Business Right Away

A friend and I have been toying with the idea of starting our own business since last year. There just are so many fears that come with taking a leap so big, but honestly, reading this book helped answer a lot of questions and clear up some of the doubt. Sharon Que who authors this part shared a lot of great, inspiring stories about starting small, about overcoming obstacles, and how patience and persistence can really pay off when it comes to business. I absolutely love how this part ends with steps on how to register a business, something that is super necessary for anyone who is even thinking about taking on an entrepreneurial venture to know. The author also shares a few ideas for businesses that don’t require a lot of capital, like online businesses and some franchises. My best takeaway from this portion of the book is the idea that yes it can be done, and the inspiration to just go and do it.

The secrets to reaching your goals

I’d say that this book is totally worth it, especially if you’re seeking any form of wisdom or clarity where your finances are concerned. In case you do decide that you want to read it, you can get a copy of I Wish They Taught Money In High School here. I’d love to know your thoughts once you’re done with the book! 

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16 thoughts on “I Wish They Taught Money In High School – A Book Review

  1. What a great find this is. I am terrible with the financial aspect. I try, but can’t quite get the hang of it. Business management is all sorts of things, I have a good handle on all the rest so maybe this can get me more into the financial part. I have been reading Driving to Perfection by Brian Fielkow, drivingtoperfection.com. He has some great insight into business, I recommend this one to anyone starting up a business, or in a management scenario. It’s a great read.

  2. i get bored easily when reading, the comic illustrations might help ^_^ hehehe! would definitely look for this. i’d love to know how save money not just for retirement but to start my own business.

  3. This book is intriguing. Like you, I am not very money smart, but I wish to. After the WAHMderful workshops I attended I still haven’t started working yet. *sighs*

  4. Learning how to manage one’s money is really important and its good that there are such books around. I have seen similar one for kids and have got them for my kids to read too. Money management is such an important topic.

  5. It’s really hard to budget your money especially if you don’t have that much. This is really a good book to read how to manage your finances.Thanks for sharing it surely helps.

  6. I’m tempted to get this book because I’m into everything and anything to help me manage my finances well. Are the authors of the books you reviewed Pinoy? The pages are also fun to read because of the illustrations that matches its content. Glad you shared πŸ™‚

  7. Hello Patty! I love reading money books. πŸ˜€ There are a lot of ‘simple self-help financial books which I read and love. I started applying what I learned about investing in 2012 and I never felt so accomplished in my personal finances matters. Little steps do count. I say to others, it’s never too late, the best thing to do is to START. πŸ™‚

    1. He might be too young for it pa. Maybe in a few more years, like 6th grade or so. But the concepts are easy to understand so actually, if you’d want to translate it yourself into a curriculum for someone his age, it would super work. πŸ™‚

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