September 20, 2010

Review: Making Bank: The Personal Finance Lessons They Never Taught Us in School

If you never took a personal finance course in school, you are not alone. Approximately 90 percent of high school graduates were never even offered a class on money management. Claudio M. Ghipsmann, a former Wall Street executive, is here to pick up the slack.

Inspired to help change the lack of financial literacy in this country, Ghipsmann provides readers with a guide to the ins and outs of banking, investing and personal finance in his new book “Making Bank.” Arranged in an easy-to-understand format, “Making Bank” teaches readers the financial lessons they never learned in school. With step-by-step guides to managing balance sheets, controlling credit scores and a host of other essential money management tips, “Making Bank” encourages readers to take charge of their financial futures, become financially secure and gain personal wealth.

When I was asked if I would like to review this book, I knew I would just from the title.  I know some things about finance but I also know that I have a lot to learn.  I found Claudio's book to be very helpful.  I learned so much and I feel like I have a better handle on my current money situation.

About the Author:

With more than 15 years of experience on Wall Street and in public accounting, Claudio M. Ghipsmann has worked for some of the top names in the financial industry, including Merrill Lynch, Barclay’s Capital and UBS. Former Wall Street executive and financial literacy advocate, Ghipsmann holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Long Island University, a master’s degree in finance and investments from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and is a chartered financial analyst candidate. Born in Brasilia, Brazil, Ghipsmann grew up in Queens, N.Y., and currently resides in Miami, Fla. 

Bridgeway Books
September 21, 2010 
248 pages 
$15.95 US

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free from Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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Bethie said...

This looks very useful.

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Mystica said...

Interesting reading for all!

Linda Kish said...

I think about now we could all benefit from this book.

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Esme said...

This book looks like it would have some great information.

thank you.

kalea_kane said...

I am thinking that with a high school student who is just a short time away from a first job, this book would be great for him and myself. Thank you for the review.


sunshine9 said...

Looks like the book has down to earth practical information.It would be a great gift for my daughter's 21st birthday!

Hope this book gets in the hands of high school teachers and administrators

Wanda said...

Thanks for the great review. There is so much to learn about money and this book looks like it would help a lot!

Kayla said...

I'll be going to college soon so this will be very helpful with my financial situation!


pmernick said...

Oh, how I want this book for my teenagers!

Tiffany Christie said...

Looks very informative and may be helpful. ....Tiffypoot @ (

hendy said...

With as much financial problems we face it's a shame we don't have more classes in schools geared toward this subject.

wgbc1446 said...

I could use this, especially in today's economy! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting book!

Anonymous said...

I like the name Claudio!

tina reynolds said...

my husband and I have been working hard on are finances this would be a great help thanks for the chance to win

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chazvgo said...

I would love to have a chance to read this book :)

Adanma said...

This looks like a good read. I like the title.

marjeannie said...

Great book for all> Maybe could be a textbook for discussion of finance, or a requisite gift for graduations or weddings.

Allana890 said...

I never got a chance to take an accounting course in school, so I bet this book would be very useful to me. With a positive feedback from you I would surely read it.