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The $500 Cup of Coffee is one of those rare books that has the power to change lives.
– Mrs. MoneyWorth
A how-to book that doesn’t tell you what to do, The $500 Cup of Coffee is packed with stories and insights that will inspire you to think more carefully about education, work, home, family, and planning for the future.
– Mrs. MoneyWorth
Totally supportive and non-judgmental, The $500 Cup of Coffee helps you face down your money fears and take control of your money and your life.
– Ginny Gilder
Co-owner, Seattle Storm, WNBA
The $500 Cup of Coffee is extremely valuable, especially to new college grads. It gives them the perfect amount of information by explaining things without going into too much detail.
– Jay Rogers
Website and app developer
Jump start the money conversation with your kids by giving them a copy of The $500 Cup of Coffee.
– Patricia Linn
Resident Scholar, Antioch College
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The Story Behind the Book
About the Book
Feel Better About Yourself
Looking at your money situation can be scary. But not any more. The $500 Cup of Coffee sets your mind at ease by showing you how to take control of your money and your life.
A how-to book that doesn’t tell you what to do, it’s packed with personal stories and insights that will inspire you to think more carefully about education, work, home, family, and planning for the future. With The $500 Cup of Coffee as your guide, you’ll make better decisions and feel better about yourself.
Boost Your Money IQ
Avoid online information overload. Authors Steve Lome and Dave Kramer have organized just about everything you need to know about personal finances into one slim, easy-to-read volume:
- How to live life today while planning for the future
- How to save and why it’s never too early to start
- How to avoid excessive student debt
- Why investing is good for you and how to get started
- Why financially compatible people make better partners
- How to find and purchase your first home
- How to remain competitive in the job market
- How to win the race to financial independence.
Something for Everyone
Primarily written for young people, The $500 Cup of Coffee has something for everyone:
- High-school students planning for college
- College students preparing for work
- Adults planning for home, their kids’ education, and retirement
- Older folks in need of a mid-life course correction
- Parents and grandparents eager to jump-start the money conversation with their kids.
Whether you’re starting your financial journey or somewhere along the way, The $500 Cup of Coffee charts a clear course to financial independence that almost anyone can follow.
What Our Readers Are Saying . . .
Every college student and recent grad should read this book. They’ll reach their financial goals ten times faster without stressing out.Grace L.
The authors take a big picture view of personal finances by looking at work, family, and even happiness — not the “save now, spend later” advice we usually hear.Jay R.
I wish there had been a book like this when I was a 20-something.Patricia L.
Take Control of Your Money & Your Life
The $500 Cup of Coffee provides the information and inspiration you need to take control of your personal and financial life. We demonstrate that managing money is not difficult, investing is not scary, and that financial freedom is within your reach, especially if you’re young and invest your time and money wisely.