How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide by Jane Bryant Quinn was more focused on retirement, but I still learned a lot from it. Before I get into what I liked about this book, I am going to glaze over the useful parts of it. And by useful, I mean useful to a sixteen-year-old.
My two biggest takeaways from this book:
- Prioritize what you spend your money on so that you save more money and commit to that budget
- Investing is important and there are a lot of different ways to do it
There are chapters about Social Security income, life insurance, pensions, saving money, how to spend money when you’re retired, and how to make money with your house for anyone who is interested in the retirement side on the book.
Jane Bryant Quinn has written a lot of books about investing and personal finance, and you can tell she knows what she is talking about. Even though I didn’t read much of the retirement focused chapters, I am sure they would be helpful if you are looking into retiring.
This book made me really interested in investing. I remember my mom telling me that money doesn’t grow on trees when I was younger, and now I realized that it can grow if you know how to invest your money.
While I was reading it, I thought it was kind of funny that I was reading a book about retirement before I have even graduated high school, but I really enjoyed it. The 50 page chapter about investing taught me a lot, and now I am really interested in investing.
If you are currently retired, looking into it, or want to learn more about investing, I highly recommend reading this book.
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