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Post by Mely918 » 28 Aug 2018, 00:09

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Building Your Financial Empire One Brick At A Time" by Wanda P Bowman.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Building Your Financial Empire One Brick at a Time by Wanda P. Bowman is a nonfiction book filled with financial advice. The biggest thing that Bowman emphasizes in the book is financial independence and its importance. She provides ways in which anyone of any age can achieve this. Bowman draws from her own life experience to show her readers how to accomplish this. Her novel is basically a guidebook about planning for future prosperity.

The two main points that the author consistently highlights in her book are passion and purpose. It is her belief that an individual must have both in order to achieve financial success. She encourages her readers to let those two things drive them as they plan and build their financial empire. The book provides a thorough guide for better money management and budgeting, all while keeping those important concepts in mind. There are six parts to the novel, each detailing an essential aspect towards reaching the goal of financial independence.

There were many things I enjoyed about this book. I really liked how eloquent and descriptive Bowman was when explaining her points. She makes a lot of great arguments throughout the book and is able to back them up very well. She also draws from her own personal experience to validate her reasoning. That approach made her advice seem more practical and doable. Furthermore, even though the book’s target audience is young adults, she still manages to reach out to other age groups. She encourages anyone of any age to start building their financial empire. Bowman also provides examples of budget plans, which I thought was a great addition, especially for visual learners.

This book was generally well-edited and developed. It maintained a good flow and was very organized. My only small issue was some grammar mistakes that I caught while I was reading it. Even though they were minimal, they made the novel seem a bit sloppy. However, the overall content made up for it. While a little distracting, the errors did not take away from the book.

All in all, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. It seemed professionally edited for the most part, despite the few errors. It was an excellent read and provided good financial advice. I would certainly recommend this book to young adults since I believe they could learn a lot from it. I also think anyone who is struggling financially would benefit from reading this book. However, this isn’t the best choice for someone who finds finances boring, or is simply not interested in guidebooks.

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Post by kandscreeley » 30 Aug 2018, 07:43

So many times, it seems like you have to be wealthy in order to accumulate wealth. I would be interested in hearing what the author has to say to see if she has any tips for those of us that aren't necessarily wealthy. It sounds like something we could all use. Thanks.
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Post by AmySmiles » 30 Aug 2018, 08:21

Sounds like a helpful book. Thanks for the review.
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Post by teacherjh » 30 Aug 2018, 10:38

This reminds me of some things I've read by Dave Ramsey. Sounds like a good book.
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I am deeply interested in what tips she may have for struggling students.

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Post by Sweet Psamy » 07 Sep 2018, 14:53

A guide book about planning for future prosperity is a very encouraging read.I'my interested in such matters.

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Post by Kalin Adi » 15 Sep 2018, 15:50

I should read this book before I start building my empire and increase my wealth. Although I do not dream of becoming a millionaire, it seems this book provides practical tips for people to manage their finances better and create the utmost budgets. Thanks for this useful review!

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Post by Britty01 » 16 Sep 2018, 18:47

I agree with the author passion and purpose are two important ingredients to being financially independent. Both of those elements can also help you be happy in your career and life. This sounds like an interesting book that will help young people learn about finances. Thanks for the great review.

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Post by trajoe1206 » 16 Sep 2018, 19:41

Thanks for your review. This should be a great book for people of all ages who need resources to aid them in saving and how to manage their money

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Post by LV2R » 16 Sep 2018, 20:00

The author has some useful tips for future prosperity and shares about money management and budgeting. These things should be foundational topics for everyone to know. It makes it more interesting when the author adds in their own experiences and examples.

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Post by ParadoxicalWoman » 16 Sep 2018, 23:41

Im curious to find out what the author has to say about financial. Thanks for your review.
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Post by Cotwani » 17 Sep 2018, 00:03

I like that the author builds on approaches she has used and succeeded in. The book sounds very informative. Great review!
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 17 Sep 2018, 01:31

Thank you for your review. I like the idea of this read been very descriptive which definitely is a plus point to this read, but non-fiction texts as these bore me. Thank you for your review!
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Post by Lunastella » 17 Sep 2018, 11:56

Mely918 wrote:
28 Aug 2018, 00:09
The two main points that the author consistently highlights in her book are passion and purpose. It is her belief that an individual must have both in order to achieve financial success.
I’d really like to know how the author explores these topics. Purpose, or living intentionally is certainly necessary for success, in my opinion. However, I’m not sure we all can follow our passions to achieve financial independence. It sure would be ideal, but I don’t know if it’s realistic.
I think we should all strive for improvement and I’d love to see younger generations being more aware of the necessity for planning your financial future, so I’m glad this is a helpful tool for this.
Thank you for your thorough review!

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Post by Espie » 17 Sep 2018, 19:41

Thank you for your insightful review. I think individual definitions or measures of success could vary and I think mine would tend to veer away from what's more commonly-accepted. However, you've made this book seem to be an informative and helpful read for those who would like to attain financial success.
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