I was excited to read and review my copy of #MoneyChat having been a part of the author’s twitter chats in the past, anonymously following the ‘money chat’ hashtag as the conversations rolled down my screen.
#MoneyChat The Book, by Dorethia Conner Kelly, is the result of the recurring topics that have come up in the twitter chats and the other venues where Mrs. Kelly has engaged with and taught others on financial matters.
The book is written in a very straightforward, no nonsense style, that I found easy to follow and I enjoyed the pacing of the writing.
From the website, the book will teach you:
- How to create a financial plan for yourself
- How to create an emergency fund when there’s no money left over
- How to save for college in under 10 years
- Why you should invest and how to begin
- How to come up with extra money when you need it without a payday loan
#MoneyChat The Book Review
I was happy to see a chapter that talks about gambling addiction, and what a prevalent problem it is in our country with internet gaming sites – and even more so now with phone apps. The ease of access and secrecy makes it a great threat to our financial security and also to stability in our relationships. The book does a great job of tackling some of these intricacies and offering resources for help and support.
Dorethia also includes a really informative chapter on dealing with the IRS and tax repayment. Her navigation of this topic, as well, really gave me the impression that she was listening to her clients and participants. This is not something I’ve found in your run-of-the-mill personal finance books, and so there must have been a number of questions and situations the author has come across why it made its way into the book.
Throughout the chapters are examples of people who have gone through corresponding situations. These cases are really helpful in highlighting the topics she is exploring, and I am sure the reader will be able to relate directly or know someone who can. There are also resources given at the end of each chapter so that the reader can be further informed.
If you need help in your financial journey, regardless of your income level or financial knowledge, this book is relevant and essential to help you achieve your goals. I recommend this book for someone who is ready to hit the ground running and begin doing what it takes to get their money in order.
You can purchase the book here from Amazon.
Dorethia Conner Kelly, MBA is the president of Conner Financial Coaching, LLC, providing results-oriented personal finance and business coaching services. She is also the founder of the popular #MoneyChat personal finance blog, themoneychat.com and online Twitter chat.
Dorethia’s financial expertise has been featured in various national media including Black Enterprise, U.S. News and Nerd Wallet. She lives in Detroit, Michigan with her family.