April 23, 2012
"...His textbook, with 300 embedded links, is both breezy and deep. Chapter headings include "The Economics of Committed Relationships," and "Avoiding Versus Evading Your Tax Obligation." There are charts and cartoons. It's financial literacy for people who are less concerned with stocks or bonds than rent and car payments..."
Susan Campbell, Hartford Courant, April 21, 2012
April 05, 2012
For the college student, recent grad, or working individual who simply wants some sound financial advice, this book is worthwhile. It shares practical, easy-to-read information on financial basics. The author also provides plenty of real life examples to relate to and apply (while sharing a few laughs along the way to lighten the sometimes technical-loaded jargon that goes with finance talk: i.e. referencing an earlier period of time as "BE" - before excel, etc.). The intro mentions the desir...
March 14, 2012
Mitchell D. Weiss, a former lender, financial CEO, and now currently an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Hartford, has a unique perspective on the financial lives of young adults. His new ebook "LIFE HAPPENS: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College Through Career" is written from the viewpoint of a banker, financial services entrepreneur, consultant, professor, and parent of two college graduates. This gives him the experience to write accurate, relevant informatio...
March 01, 2012
If you or someone you know has a student who is college bound, or trying to figure out what career is right for them, then this book is definitely something you want to check out. The book is divided into 7 sections, starting with budgeting (cash management, taxes, establishing credit) and ending with financial distress.
I am actually very surprised that our colleges and high schools do not require to read this book, or to take a course which would teach the concepts of personal finance...
February 28, 2012
It's hard to believe no one has ever written a book like this before. (Maybe if some of the CEO's of banks had read Weiss' book when they were growing up there wouldn't be TARP!) Anyway, if you're thinking about buying this book, just ask your high school or college kid some questions to see if they understand basic finance concepts. They don't. We don't teach this in school. Sad. So download this for the kids and save our future banking system! All kidding aside, Mitchell Weiss has written a...
February 28, 2012
"I JUST GAVE THIS BOOK TO ALL THREE OF MY KIDS AND IT IS ALL READY STARTING TO WORK BEYOUND MY WILDEST DREAMS. i NEEDED TO GET THEM OFF MY PAYROLL AND THIS WILL HELP."
review from James E. Joyce on Amazon's listing of Life Happens Book