Saturday, August 03, 2013

how to have more money, less stress, financial freedom
By Gordon Bennett Bleil

OVERVIEW: Give Yourself A Raise is a complete how-to-guide for finding more money to reduce the stress in your life and lead you to financial freedom. Suitable for beginners and professionals alike, it will lead you to more contentment about money!

AUTHOR: GORDON BENNETT BLEIL is renowned for his ability to present complicated material so that it becomes simple and understandable. Most recently, he has hosted the radio talk show The path to Financial Freedom and taught training classes for business professionals in personal money management. In Give Yourself A Raise, he draws on his experience as a banker, consultant, professor, and business owner, to bring you simple and practical methods for managing your money.

MY REVIEW: I was impressed to read that this book changed Suzanne Darrow's life. Suzanne is Director of Distance Learning for a major healthcare organization. While, Give Yourself A Raise did bless my life in some ways, I wouldn't say, it changed it―and least not drastically. That is perhaps because I am soon to be seventy-nine years of age and have learned much of what Gordan Bleil writes about. I wish I had read a book like this when I was much younger.

This is a book I recommend for all young people, especially those starting a family. Give Yourself A Raise will help you control impulse spending and that alone is worth the price of the book. It will help eliminate family conflict and help you get out of debt and stay out. By reading this book you will learn spending strategies to stretch your income and maybe best of all, you will learn to stop wasting money.

Bleil reminds us of Merle Travis's song "16 Tons," a hit in 1947:
                 You load 16 tons, what do you get?
                 Another day older and deeper in debt.
                  St. Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go.
                  I owe my soul to the company store.
Simply substitute "Visa," "MasterCard," or some other lender for "company store" and you have today's situation. Yes, this is a needed book. I suggest you get one soon.

(I received this book for free from The Cadence Group for this review.)