One Finance Book & One Resource App: My February Review

Every month, I review one great book I’ve read and one great app I’ve used.  I heard Michael Hyatt, author of “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World” and former President of Thomas Nelson Publishing Co., do this in an interview and thought, “How useful.  I wish we all did this for each other more often.”

So I will share my review with you.

More importantly, I want YOU to share one great book and/or one great app so we can all benefit from each other’s resources.



Although Michael Hyatt’s book “Platform” gets five stars from me, it’s more about blogging and not directly related with finance, so I will choose another home run:

Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money” by Rachel Cruze and Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, tag-team in this book with a “his view/her view” writing style. Ramsey’s tone is direct and funny. Rachel’s is conversational and enthusiastic.

Parents, we need to do what’s in this book.  Here is a sample:

[Tweet “”Teaching children to work is not child abuse.” – Smart Money Smart Kids @[email protected]”]

“We teach them to work not for our benefit, but because it gives them both dignity in a job well done today and the tools and character to win in the future as adults.”


I’m so excited that they just announced a new class for parents – based on this book.  You will find more info here. This will help so many people!





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What it is:  This mobile app tells you what the prices are for gas at stations closest to you.  Prices and locations are clearly labeled.  You can filter your results by the grade of gas, brand of gas, distance away, etc.

What device(s) carry it:  any mobile device, except a tablet, iPad or Kindle Fire

Why it rocks:  You find the cheapest gas prices before you leave the house.  AND you can update gas prices on the app to be entered in to win free gas.

Downside: Prices are updated by users.  You may drive to a pump with outdated prices.  Check how long ago a price was updated, because it may no longer be accurate.

Cost to download:  FREE


Time for YOU to share one book you’ve read or one app you’ve used that’s helped you in the last 30 days.  Let’s learn from each other.

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