I was hooked from the very beginning. Rarely can I say that a book about personal finance is entertaining, but I just finished reading How to be Rich: The Couple’s Guide to a Rich Life Without Worrying About Money from our very own CopsAlive contributor, Chuck Rylant. Chuck is a retired detective from California and has written this very unique book on personal finance for couples.
“This book is amazing. Chuck blends an impressive ability as a storyteller with his extensive experience as a financial planner to draw the reader into a real-to-life story that subtly gives them financial education and guidance for their own lives.
The interesting thing about this book is that it is a story about a young couple and one of the characters in the book is a police officer.
In the story, the couple has many of the financial struggles common to those in law enforcement. Throughout the story, the reader learns a simple system of organizing their money through the financial ups and downs the characters go through.
I was surprised at how much I could relate to the characters in the book and if you’re a reader of this blog you likely will too. The book covers some of the basics of personal finances such as getting out of debt, getting a mortgage, and planning for retirement, but what is different is how this book changes interest rates and mutual funds into real world ideas and emotions that real families face with their money.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their financial situation but doesn’t know where to start. The book is a quick read and you will learn a lot, and have fun doing it.”
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