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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What I Wish I Knew at 18 {review & giveaway}

"You're about to embark on a personal journey that is uniquely yours.  You have your whole life ahead of you--the thrill of the open road--of life!
What will you make of it?
What I Wish I Knew at 18 can serve as your personal life coach as you navigate the road ahead by helping you answer some key questions:
How will I define success in my life?
How can I make a successful transition to college?
How will I select and thrive in my career?
How will I build new relationships and achieve a lasting marriage?
What are my financial goals and how will I achieve them?"

Do I have your attention yet?  That is just what is on the back of the book!  If you like that, you will love What I Wish I Knew at 18!

This book is full of great information that we all probably wish we knew back then!  How much more productive we would have been.  At least I know I would.

Dennis Trittin takes lessons he learned throughout his life and breaks them down in small, easy-to-read snippets.  There are lessons on life perspective, character, spiritual life, career selection and advancement, and managing your finances ... just to name a few!  He really makes you stop and take a good look at yourself and ask yourself some great, potentially life-changing questions.  

If you have a child about to start college, or even a junior or senior in high school, then this book is a must read for them!  I told my 14-year-old daughter that I'd like her to read it.  I don't think she is too young to benefit from some of the information in this book.  Not all of it would apply to her now, of course.  But in a few years she will be ... well, I'd rather not talk about that right now.  {sniff sniff} 

This book would even be great for adults of small children - reminding you of life lessons you need to teach your kids as you raise them to become responsible adults.

Overall, I give this book two thumbs up.  :)

If you'd like more information on this book or the author, Dennis Trittin, here are some places to visit:

Finally, if you'd like a chance to win your very own copy of What I Wish I Knew at 18, just leave a comment telling me who you want this book for.  Yourself?  A niece or nephew?  A grandchild?  And if you want to, let me know something you wish you knew when you were 18.  Or if you are 18ish (are any of my readers 18? :) ), what is one of your questions?

I will tell you, I wish I knew how to handle money better.  That would have saved me years of grief and problems.  So thankful to whomever it was that introduced me to Dave Ramsey several years ago!

Anywho, the last day to enter is Tuesday, April 2.  I will randomly draw a winner and announce it on Wednesday, April 3.

Thanks!  And good luck!

And, of course, the fine print:
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

Sheila said...


I would love for my boys - agea 18 & 19 - to read this book.

I WISH someone had talked to me about money when I was their age!

Sheila Furrh