KISS (Keep It So Simple) Finances
by Fred Green

"Always give 110 percent to everything you do, from cleaning up the yard to the job you go to everyday to earn a living."

On first glance, Fred Green’s text seems repetitive and undistinguishable from other self-help finance books. Upon flipping to the opening chapter, “I Want to Get Out of Debt,” however, Green’s succinct writing style and business-like, right to the point mentality is apparent. Within the covers of this book, readers will not find gimmicks, get-rich-quick schemes, or other shortcuts that can help them navigate through their financial health, or lack thereof. Instead, Green delivers, again and again, on its promise of simplicity and fundamentals. In a fast-paced forty-five pages, Green dives headfirst into the reliance on borrowing in today’s society. Whether it’s a home, a car, a host of credit cards, or other means of borrowing, Green encourages the audience to preplan, be diligent, and keep detailed records of all expenditures. To help with logging this information, the author provides thorough worksheets on getting out of debt and monthly expenses. Aside from excising the technical concepts and making it direct and simple for the layman, Green also provides creative ways for families to approach eating out, entertainment, and other common monthly activities that can make expenses snowball out of control. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this book is that is isn’t from a preaching-perspective. On the contrary, Fred Green owned three flourishing companies and had a net worth in the millions. With the 2008 recession, almost overnight, the prospering businesses came to a halt and sent Green spiraling, desperately in search for a way out. Green’s voice of experience and positivity amid such trying circumstances, and ultimately his flight back to financial freedom will resonate universally, while the simplicity of implementing the content makes KISS a surefire must-read.

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