Monday, March 26, 2012

Safe Money in Tough Times Book Review

Safe Money in Tough Times: Everything You Need to Know to Survive the Financial Crisis by Jonathan D. Pond jumped off the shelf at me because it seemed to be directed at the current recession problems.  It was really well written in plain English (not economic speak) by a PBS Financial Advice Expert.

The positives include the clear writing, simple ideas and variety of topics.  Do you want to know about what to do if you own a small business?  Do you want to know what to do when trying to decide when to retire?  Do you want to know how to invest?  The book covers all of the topics to let you know what to do.

The negatives include the strange format and the same information covered in many other books.  The breakdown of the information into 5 Parts with 32 Chapters total divided under the parts is a little hard to go back and find any information after you read it so make sure you take notes as you go through the book.  If you have read other books on the topic, there are no new ideas included in this book (possibly more details on different topics).

That being said, it is a good read if you are interested in the topic of how to survive the recession.  There are many books on the subject so look and find the one that meets your needs based on your age and stage in life.  If you want to check out more information on the author and links to other websites, look at

I hope that you like it if you pick it up at your local library or bookstore.  Let me know if you get a chance to read it and what you think :)

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