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Book Review: Going Going by Naomi Shihab Nye

Book Review: Going Going by Naomi Shihab Nye

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Texas

Teen romance novels for girls are not exactly the bread-and-butter of Bankers Anonymous book reviews, but stick with me for a little while, I’ve got my reasons. Going Going by San Antonio poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye is not your typical teen romance novel, although it does follow the arc of a sixteen year-old [&hellip

Book Review: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Book Review: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Personal Finance

I’m making my way through a list of some of the most popular personal finance books,[1] and next up is The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, by T. Harv Eker. Even though Eker offers some important insights, I can’t in good conscience recommend this. First, the good parts Eker [&hellip

Book Review: Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes

Book Review: Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes

By The Banker | Book Reviews

One of the challenges of trying to teach and write about finance is figuring out the right balance between factual/rational information and psychological/irrational awareness. We can all “know” the right ten things to do with our money, or we can all learn five correct financial math techniques as much as the next person – but [&hellip

Book Review: Peace and Plenty by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Book Review: Peace and Plenty by Sarah Ban Breathnach

By The Banker | Book Reviews

Peace and Plenty – Finding Your Path to Financial Serenity by Sarah Ban Breathnach is the worst personal finance book I’ve ever read. I have written several personal-finance book reviews in the past year and have found quite a bit positive to say about most of the books, especially emphasizing their usefulness for a particular [&hellip

Book Review: The Way To Wealth by Benjamin Franklin

Book Review: The Way To Wealth by Benjamin Franklin

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Personal Finance

My father once said to me “One of the interesting things about getting older is realizing that the clichés, prejudices, and popular wisdoms that we rejected as young, educated, independent thinkers turn out, in the end, to be true.” I love this idea, in part, for its double-contrarianism. The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin [&hellip