Saturday, May 12, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Million Dollar Diva by Tristi Pinkston, et al

BOOK REVIEW: Million Dollar Diva by Tristi Pinkston, Brett Kitchen and Ethan Kap

Women have historically been left out of financial decisions. Even today, when women are entering the job market more and more, they still tend to be financially ignorant. This book teaches women how to enjoy financial security, have money to burn, and obtain those dream vacations you've always wanted.

It is an interesting read from the beginning. Tristi begins by recounting a collision she had with a semi and the tough months that followed, physically and financially. Are we prepared for life's semi's? This book helps us to know how to have a good financial cushion and, since money is connected everything we need in life (relationship, emotional, spiritual, health, and social needs), give us true peace of mind.

Kitchen and Kap are very down-to-earth and emphasize the importance of taking responsibility for our financial decisions and not falling into the pitfall of feeling "obligated" as Americans tend to do. They give excellent advice on how to pay off debt more quickly and efficiently and how to grow your income each month (not by asking your boss for a raise). :) I grew very excited about some of the options, especially the idea of a modified cash value life insurance policy. Me getting excited about finances is a big deal.

I appreciated the perspective from a regular gal like myself. She asked questions I would have asked and made sure they used language anyone can understand. :) And the fun part is, you can track her success with the ideas listed in the book at The book is aimed at informing women, but men should definitely read it, too. Way to go, Tristi, Brett and Ethan! It was truly an informative and enjoyable read, especially for a book on FINANCES! (G-rated, no dirty stuff here). 4.6 stars.

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