** I received a copy of this book in return for my honest, unbiased review. All statements are my own. **
I'm always up for any budget tips. Even if I may already practice them, I know there are millions of people out there who could use some suggestions!
I know this book specifies, "College" in the title, but, really, this book could help anybody, whether you are in college or not. Even the most seasoned budget queen (or king!), will find a new trick. Not to mention, you will find a lot of funny pointers and very clever advice.
Some of these tips may seem to some as though they should be common sense or second nature, but, it just isn't the way it is in the real world. There are a lot of people who can be super, duper book smart but lack a bit on the common sense side. Not that there is anything wrong with that but, it is just the way it is!
I think it should be a requirement for all high school graduates to read this book, since it will relate to them either in college or when they are out on their own. Besides, it isn't your typical, "How To Save Money In 100 Easy Steps", kind of boredom. Michelle Perry Higgins has a sparkling personality and fantastic sense of humor that definitely shows through her book. Making all of this much easier to read and remember.
I think another reason I had to give this book, 5 stars, is because, the author, (who also happens to be a financial planner!), included some very important tips. Things like, pay it forward and how to dress when you are hunting for a job. These tips may not save you money right away but they most definitely will in the future. Oh and one of my favorites! Be cautious of what you out on social media because, your future employer(s). WILL most likely check your accounts to see what type of person will be representing their business.
Another point to bring up about, College Poor No More, or, I guess this is more about, Michelle Perry Higgins, but, 100% of her profits from the sale of this book, will go to providing scholarships for deserving students! That alone should make everybody who sees this book, pick it up! Better yet, pass it on to a college student so that they can start out just a little bit wiser.
If you do purchase this book for a college or high school friend or relative, I would page through it and well, you will end up reading the whole book. I like to read and learn new things as often as I can and when the author can make something that seems that it will be read aloud in your mind in the voice of Ferris Bueller's principal, but makes it fun, hilarious, something you and most everybody you know can relate to, I think it sinks in just a bit more and you will find that you can actually apply what you learned, to your everyday life.
Yes, I recommend, College Poor No More, to everybody in high school, college and all the way up. You will come across a new idea and you will be entertained along the way.