Map Your Financial Future: Starting the Right Path in Your Teens and Twenties

Map Your Financial Future: Starting the Right Path in Your Teens and Twenties

Map Your Financial Future: Starting the Right Path in Your Teens and Twenties

Map Your Financial Future: Starting the Right Path in Your Teens and Twenties

Synopsis

If you're like many young people, you feel lost when it comes to managing money. Your parents and schools left that lesson out. No one handed you a map to avoiding disaster, recovering from missteps and finding financial freedom. Until now. Written for teens and those in their 20s, Map Your Financial Future shows you the path to making smart money choices. In this book, you learn how to: Develop a budget with room for fun.Pump up your savings.Master credit.Dodge bankruptcy and identity theft.Spot scams.Find your dream job.Launch a business.Relax during retirement. From the first page, you'll get straight talk about money written by someone who has been there. Patrick Lyons, an 11-year veteran in the investment industry, shares tips, definitions and lessons that clear up the mystery of money and help you claim the financial future you deserve.

Excerpt

When Patrick Lyons asked me to write the foreword to his book, I was honored because it is so timely and needed. in my 30-plus years in the investment industry, I’ve met my share of people who struggled to get control of their finances. As I reflect on the important advice offered in these pages, I wish others could have read Patrick’s words when they were young.

You hold in your hands a plan for financial success. Whether you are just learning about money management or have been figuring it out as you go along, Map Your Financial Future can help you claim victory. Patrick graciously taps more than a decade of experience to show you how to grow wealth, avoid and bounce back from money troubles and find financial freedom. He shares advice, information and life lessons in a way that’s easy to understand and apply.

Each chapter presents the fundamentals of areas such as budgeting, credit and investing while speaking to the concerns of your generation.

In today’s world of bankruptcies and credit difficulties, this book gives hope of turning things around. the future of a nation rests in its young people. If you take Patrick’s challenge and learn the ins-and-outs of finances, you can be leaders of a new era.

Map Your Financial Future is essential for anyone wishing to get off to the right start. If you heed its message, you will be on the road to a bright future.

Maceo K. Sloan, cfa, flmi Chairman, ceo and cio ncm Capital . . .

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