Joeseph Sangl's latest book is unique among books in the "financial planning" space. Most books in this space are directed at adults and how to help them get their financial house in order. The difference here is that this book is aimed, from what I can tell, at High School and College students; the key focus being to help students understand financial matters in such a way that they won't need the financial triage and self-help books later in life.
At only 88 pages, Joe is able to pack an amazing amount of information in very little space. Refreshingly, he avoids complex terms and ideas which only adds to the readability. This focus on simplicity and clarity will only make the book easier for students to read and understand. While the information in the book is important, the exercises and references to free financial tools online are critical to applying the principles Joe outlines.
If you have or work with teenagers or college students, I urge you to buy this book and read through it with them. I'm giving my copy to my 11-yr-old daughter to read. As she reads, I look forward to discussing the topics, principles and how they apply with her. I'm also planning on using this book as a short study for the students I work with at our church. Maybe Joe will have a study guide available by the time we're ready to start.
Go order it now and help your students avoid the financial mistakes we have all made.