What the cool kids are saying
I read this in advance of giving a copy to each of my two daughters. Before giving copies to them, I wanted to be sure it contained useful advice. It does. It offers very helpful advice about getting started saving, avoiding debt (and paying it off), and how to manage spending, especially on housing and transportation. It even covers insurance and retirement–both things that even 20-somethings should think about.
I certainly didn’t learn anything–I’ve been investing for 40 years–but I did surprise myself by reading the book cover-to-cover. It’s very well written with examples throughout. The author has a great sense of humor: one of the best examples is the “Budgeting Your Body Art” section.
I loved the quizzes. Other readers will find the numerous worksheets helpful. No chapter is longer than eight pages and includes many great drawings, making the book easily accessible.
I can highly recommend this book for any young adult, recent college graduate, or the parents or friends of such. ~ Michael Cohn (Amazon Review)
I bought two copies of this book for my children graduating college. It is a great book, easy to read and really helps them get a start on life! Great gift for graduations! ~ Lynn Knickerbocker (Amazon Review)
This book should be handed to every new grad with their diploma. This easy read gives an overview of the essestials needed to set new grads on the right path. As a recent grad I can attest that financial planning can be complicated and overwhelming with many opinions about where to start. This book lays out the baselines and strategies to give the future the strong start they need. ~ (Amazon Review)
As a somewhat recent college grad, this book was such a help! I knew I wanted to start out smart with my money, but I didn’t know exactly how to do it. This book helped me get a plan for managing my finances and it took less than two hours. I recommend this book to any graduate who is looking for some good advice, presented in a clever and comical way. ~ Caroline (Amazon Review)
This is an awesome book which covers the essential elements of managing your finances. All three of my children (who are still in high school) are reading this book! It’s an easy read (takes about two hours), it isn’t filled with technical jargon – just basic facts presented in a fun way with great illustrations. ~ Kay888 (Amazon Review)
A great, short, book that introduces some key concepts for graduates to build from. A wonderful starter to get the young thinking about personal finance in the proper perspective. ~ Larry R Frank Sr, MBA, CRP®(Amazon Review)
Judy McNary has written the perfect primer for teenagers and young adults. She now needs to write a book for our federal legislators on how to manage their finances. Well done! ~ Ken (Amazon Review)
Judy’s book is a delight! Giving her book to a new college grad can open the door to a lifetime of financial rewards for that individual. It makes a great gift from a wise grandma or grandpa, showing that you really care. The book’s design is very attractive and quite appealing. For those who read and act on the book’s content . . . they will certainly reap tremendous benefits. ~ Kathleen (Amazon Review)
Easy and informative read! Full of great illustrations and laughs. Even my boyfriend, who hates reading finished the book in a sitting. Something every college grad should read to help secure their financial future! You won’t regret this purchase.
~ Skibum (Amazon Review)
Every college grad should be given this book with their diploma. It’s a great guide to making smart money choices.” ~ Jill Gianola, CFP®, Owner, Gianola Financial Planning and author of The Young Couples Guide to Growing Rich Together
My name is Tiffany Murray and I heard about your book, Coin from Holly Thomas. I am 22 years old and just graduated with a History degree from USF last December. I found a great job in the marketing/advertising industry and just moved into a new apartment early this year. Needless to say, I was definitely in need of some financial guidance.
Coin put everything in perspective and helped me map out what I should be budgeting for all the necessities in my life. I am also proud to say that I just opened a ROTH IRA last week. I always knew that it was something I needed to do eventually, but reading your book definitely gave me the jump start I needed to get it done. Not to mention, Coin was very easy and fun to read, it even made me laugh out loud a few times.
I just wanted to let you know that your book has definitely made a difference and effected a greater financial awareness in terms of budgeting and planning (saving) for my future. Thank you for a wonderful read!” ~ Tiffany Murray
Coin is terrific; I‘ve ordered a copy for each of my clients.” ~ Penny Marchand, CFP®, Principal, Cambridge Financial Group
As a financial planner & mother of 3, I think it’s important we do everything we can to get young adults started on solid financial ground. I’ve given a copy of this book to my son, Dallas, and I hope he reads it.”
Linda Leitz, CFP®, Owner, It’s Not Just Money, Inc and author of We Need to Talk: Money & Kids After Divorce
“I was stoked to find a book that so concisely and humorously laid out all the pieces of the financial quagmire that is real life. I think I won’t have to live in a box now despite my Humanities degree.” ~ Jack D.
Most money management books have little to say to newly-minted college grads. With Coin, Judy McNary gives the younger set an entertaining, colorful workbook that will help them map out their own path to prosperity.” ~ David Gardner, CFP®, Personal Finance Columnist, Boulder Daily Camera
I read it – it’s nice that it’s short. I liked it. I got a lot out of it.” ~ Dallas L.
Spot on.” ~ Brian P.
Accounting and Finance are always the classes that students seem to hate. I would love to give my classmates this book. They would learn more in 88 pages than in 16 weeks of class.” Brenna B.
… it was absolutely hilarious. The knowledge is basic enough for even the most financially inept person but still engaging enough for someone with more financial understanding.” ~ Alicia R.
“I found the chapter on student loan debt very helpful. I think that this is an area that a lot of recent graduates are concerned about. I absolutely loved the humor and sassiness of the book.” ~ Betsy G.
Got the book as a gift. Read it. Opened a Roth IRA. I definitely do not want to be the guy in the blue Walmart vest.”~ Eric S.