LifehalfpriceLooking back, I wish instead of classes such as ceramics, video editing, mass media, or any other class I might have taken in high school as a way to waste time, they would have instead offered classes such as couponing, budgeting, or even living within your means. Now, that would have been a useful class!

Unfortunately, I never took this class in high school, or even in college for that matter. I had to learn it on my own along the way. I of course made a lot of mistakes, but they were all learning experiences. 

But what if you, or even your child, had a guidebook to help you navigate life’s financial minefield. That’s where the book Live Your Life for Half the Price by Mary Hunt comes in. 

Navigating the financial highway can be confusing whether you are 16 or 65. That’s why Mary walks the readers through very specific financial topics such as cooking at home, couponing, credit cards and fees, buying large ticket items, and even tackling big topics such as mortgages and retirement.

The best part about this book is that Mary writes in a way that is easy to understand and doesn’t feel condescending.

This book is a fabulous handbook for managing your money. People often feel that having a lot of money will solve all of their problems. This isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, the Bible warns against this in 1 Timothy 6:10 by saying “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

This doesn’t mean that having money is a sin, but God calls us to be good stewards of His blessings. 

Mary talks about ways we can stretch our money and use God’s blessings to the fullest. In full disclosure, some of the information in this book is stuff I already know and already practice. However, ten years ago this book could have been a game-changer for me. 

Graduation season is coming up, and if you are planning on buying the graduate in your life a gift, you will want to consider buying this book. If you are planning to gift money, a fabulous idea would be to wrap up this book and stick the check inside the pages! It is a gift that will last beyond college and that they can use their whole lives. 

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