Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College to Career written by Mitchell D. Weiss

Yes, you’ll learn a lot of things as you make your way through college. But you won’t get the kind of education you need to take control of your financial life. Written by a financial industry insider, college professor and a parent of two children who’ve successfully made the transition from college to career, Life Happens delivers straight talk on student loans and mortgage loans, debit cards and credit cards, apartment leases and auto leases, cash management, career planning, and more.

With unique insight, practical advice, and personal stories that help bring it all to life, Mitch Weiss untangles the convoluted world of personal banking and finance. And because no one can know everything about everything, he’s also included links to hundreds of articles and helpful websites, as well as to his up-to-the-minute blog.

Whether you’re starting college, in school or about to launch your career, Life Happens will help you to stay on the money!

About the Author
Mitchell D. Weiss is an… 

  • Entrepreneur.
    Mitch has owned, operated, bought, sold and turned around businesses. He currently heads his own consulting firm assisting banks, finance companies, small businesses and ventures.
  • Business Leader.
    Mitch has been Chairman and CEO of several commercial finance companies, a senior executive at two banks, a member of the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations and is currently on the Board of the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford.
  • Teacher.
    Mitch and a colleague developed a popular course on personal finance for the University of Hartford. He’s also been teaching it since its fall 2009 debut. His lecture style is the same as his writing style— relaxed, conversational, spirited and irreverent. The material in Life Happens is drawn from those lectures and from his extensive industry experience and expertise.
  • Parent.
    Mitch and his wife, Ronnie, have helped their two grown children through college and the starting-out pains of their independent lives and careers. He not only survived those challenges, he’s also lived to talk about them and to share his hard-won knowledge with you in Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College to Career.

My Thoughts
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. So many people today, myself included, find that they are surrounded by debt. Maybe it would be possible that debt could potentially be a thing of the past for our children…that they would learn from our mistakes, and the teachings of the author of this book.

Life Happens is very organized, accompanied by colorful graphics, bold letters/sections and tips that are truly priceless. I am not ashamed to say that I learned quite a bit from this book…for example how loans, establishing credit and filing for bankruptcy works. I hope to use the tips, and steps in this book to help my family and even some future graduates in our extended family.

I would highly recommend everyone to take a closer look at what you truly now about personal finances…and read this book to help you figure it out along the way.

To learn more about this book, you can visit the book’s website, like the book on Facebook and/or follow the book on Twitter. You can also purchase this book for your Kindle device on Amazon.com for $9.99.

Now for the give awayFIVE Frugal Fabulous Finds readers will have a chance to WIN a copy of this eBook for the device of their choice (Kindle, Nook, PDF formats, etc.)!

There are TWO mandatory things you must do:
1. Enter your name/email address in the giveaway form below (for each entry), so that I can contact you!

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***Very Important: All of your entries MUST be entered into the giveaway form below, or they will not count towards winning!***

This giveaway will end WednesdayMarch 7th at midnight. The winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter.com and will be announced Thursday, March 8th!! Good luck!

Post published by Melissa Roach, our Product Review & Giveaway Specialist.
Melissa is a Full Time Mom & Blogger HERE (please check out her blog!)

I received a copy of the book mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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