She helped me understand money inside and out in order to avoid financial pitfalls at all costs; discussing life, home, car and health insurance; paying taxes; and employing multiple income streams to bring in revenue. I learned that simply knowing how to add and subtract in order to balance my checkbook does not necessarily mean I handle money well, nor does it transfer to wealth management. She pointed out that I need an action plan, a budget and consistency - all key to the building blocks that stack one upon the other to produce prosperity, instead of debt. Putting a positive spin on budgeting, Aaminah assured me I can attain my financial goals and assign my money a task, so it doesn't control me, but I control it. The longer I read, the tougher the questions I asked myself became: Am I exhibiting good spending habits, using my money for necessities and practicing delayed gratification? Am I investing in my future in lieu of impulse buying and living paycheck to paycheck? Am I prioritizing the long term over the short term? One of my favorite quotes she used in her book is from Will Rogers - “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Properly paced for maximum reading enjoyment and filled with memorable principles for budgeting, managing and saving money, hers is a must-have book for people fed up with simply staring at their savings potential, and those who are ready to be empowered to put a budget into action today.
I will definitely suggest reading It’s Not Common Cent$ to my college-age and adult sons who, although not spendthrifts, need as much common cent$ as I do.
Please note I initially read and reviewed this book courtesy of Readers’ Favorite.