Official Review: Make It Rain by Vercie Lark

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Official Review: Make It Rain by Vercie Lark

Post by hsimone » 05 Apr 2019, 13:17

[Following is an official review of "Make It Rain" by Vercie Lark.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Make It Rain by Vercie Lark is a simple, yet informative nonfiction text that can assist those who need some financial advice. With just over one-hundred pages, Mr. Lark presents readers a step-by-step approach on how to accumulate wealth in order to provide financial security for themselves and their families.

This ten-step program covers a number of financial topics. From setting up an educational goal to investment opportunities to retirement suggestions, the author seems to cover a lot of basics in considering how to become wealthy. Within each step, there is a “Make it Rain” section where the author summarizes his thoughts in an easy-to-understand fashion.

One of my favorite aspects of the book was the author’s conversational tone and openness while communicating his ideas. Mr. Lark shared some of the financial mistakes he’s made and what he learned from them. For instance, he believed a “get-rich-quick” scheme and lost several thousands of dollars. Though this wasn’t his best decision, he learned to never fall for them again while urging others to do the same. Including some of his mistakes may help readers feel comfortable and less embarrassed of financial decisions they have made.

Though seemingly simple, money can be an area where many struggle and it’s great to have Make It Rain as a resource. As the author has said, a typical education does not actually teach how to invest, save for retirement, and generally be financially smart. Just the simple act of analyzing what is needed versus what is desired or putting away a small part of one's weekly checks could amount to a lot for the future. Then, the advice of reanalyzing one's budget when life events occur was a part of the book I found myself agreeing with everything that was said. Getting married, planning for a baby, buying a new car, and purchasing a home are some of the reasons that people would need to revise their budget. Seemingly simple, but how many people actually do this?

On the other hand, I did find some of the information to be a bit overwhelming. A main example would be when Mr. Lark presented several investment-related terms and their definitions. These terms were not used in context, instead they seemed almost like a glossary part-way through the book. Along with it being overwhelming, it also disrupted the writing flow. Luckily, this didn’t happen too often, which made the remaining text more comprehensive.

I found the book to be practical, handy, and even eye-opening. Even with its overwhelming section and a handful of errors, I rate Make It Rain a 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend the book to young college students and even some grown adults who would like to think about the future and how to manage their money better.

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Post by Anindya W » 11 Apr 2019, 12:29

This sounds like a great book. The author seemed to have written an excellent and complete guide to "Make it Rain". Thanks for the wonderful review!

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Post by Jannat06 » 11 Apr 2019, 12:58

as I am a teacher of English,I find this book very useful for young adults,but a bit boring!

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Post by DogoMulla » 11 Apr 2019, 14:17

Mr. Lark seems to have impressed you. So I think that would make us two. Your review is impressive too. Good work.

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Post by kandscreeley » 11 Apr 2019, 15:29

It does sound like there's a lot of good advice about money in this book. I think (unless maybe you're a billionaire) we could all use more tips about how to save for retirement, etc... What a great resource. Thanks.
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Post by Ak1412 » 11 Apr 2019, 16:25

This is the first I've heard of this book and it seems so useful! Thanks for the review, very helpful.

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Post by ElizaBeth Adams » 11 Apr 2019, 17:53

I love the title of the book and that he included sections of tips with the same title. It sounds like a great financial resource. Thanks for the good review.

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Post by bigscarythingy » 11 Apr 2019, 20:15

As someone who has been touched by financial distress, this book appeals to me. It looks like a real life-line to those with monetary problems or just people who need help getting organized. Great review.
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Post by Shielasshi_93 » 11 Apr 2019, 21:49

I think reading this book is very appropriate these times. I am looking forward to read this book to gain some financial knowledge, I think Mr. Lark will be a great mentor.

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Post by Kelyn » 11 Apr 2019, 22:18

Given the childish look of the cover, I would never have guessed that this was a financial book for adults! It looks more like a parenting book on teaching your child about money! I agree that it could be a valuable resource to have on hand though. Thanks for the review!
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Post by P0werfull12 » 11 Apr 2019, 22:44

Given the childish look of the cover, I would never have guessed that this was a financial book for adults! It looks more like a parenting book on teaching your child about money! I agree that it could be a valuable resource to have on hand though. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Bluebird03 » 12 Apr 2019, 09:51

This book sounds like an excellent financial resource- especially with the "Make it Rain" summaries. And I appreciate that he is forthcoming about his own financial mistakes. Also, revisiting your budget with each new life event seems to be a simple concept- but often overlooked. Thank you for a great review! :)

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Post by Ellylion » 12 Apr 2019, 15:29

I find such books very useful and how great that the author is being honest about his own financial mistakes. Planning one's budget in a proper way may become a very simple road to comfortable life. Even being adult, I would gratefully take some good advices. Amazing review!

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Post by kdstrack » 12 Apr 2019, 15:38

The focus on the simple and practical aspects of money management is important since, as you point out, we do not learn these skills in school. Some sections of the book might be over my head, but the majority of the content looks captivating and useful. Thanks for the great recommendation.

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Post by Radiant3 » 12 Apr 2019, 17:43

This sounds as if it contains a lot of useful and practical advice about financial matters. A book that anyone interested in improving their financial decisions should read. Great review. :)
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