**This book was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to LiterallyPR for having me the tour.**
Did you know you can become a millionaire by saving just $7 a day and investing for 7% returns? Probably not, because financial literacy is a subject that’s overlooked by the vast majority of schools and universities, despite its importance to every single person on the planet.
Written initially for a teenage daughter and then turned into a course to train migrant workers, Happy Ever After: Financial Freedom Isn’t a Fairy Tale focuses on the fundamentals of understanding money, saving, and investing, showing how the magic of compound investing can transform tiny initial amounts into genuine wealth. Finally, it shows readers how to achieve the Freedom Formula of 25x your annual spending – that can set you free.
Perfect for anyone who hopes to make their future financially brighter than their present, or help their own children avoid mistakes they made, Happy Ever After has a playful tone, featuring a spoiled princess and talking frog, hand-illustrated to help explain some of the trickier ideas that can help change your life.
Happy Ever After – Financial Freedom Isn’t A Fairy Tale is a financial guide that breaks down even the most difficult financial concepts in the simplest ways.
I’ve always been of the mindset that children and teens do not get taught enough about finances at school (or at all – really!). That’s why it’s important that they have access to guides such as this one once they leave school. Having this book available in colleges and universities would set young adults up for life. That’s the time when understanding how to use your money wisely and effectively becomes critically important. Younger children may not grasp some concepts mentioned in the book as easily which is why I’d say this is more a 16+-year-old book.
It’s written so wonderfully and concisely that it’s very easy to read and understand. It teaches incredibly important financial lessons without too much jargon thrown in. There are also some cute fairytale-esque elements thrown in as well as help sheets to make sure you’re understanding what you’re reading.
I’m in a privileged position to be able to say I already followed the “saving before spending” mantra and have a dad who’s willing to teach me financial tips and tricks. Therefore, some parts of the book were not necessary for me, but they would definitely be of use to other people. Although I admit, being able to say “I already do that!” gave me a real sense of achievement whilst I also recognised not everybody would be able to. Whilst we’re all on different financial journeys, I feel this book is a good meet-in-the-middler for most people. If you’re already financially astute, then you’re unlikely to need this guide.
I actually really enjoyed reading this – and it’s one of the very few non-fiction books that I’ve reviewed on the blog. If you’re sending a child off to university soon, give them a copy of this before they go! I rate it 4.5/5 stars.