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The Book Club Approach To Personal Finance & Life 101

The Book Club Approach to Personal Finance & Life 101 is the companion guide to our first book, What I Learned About Life When My Husband Got Fired! The funny thing is we never intended to publish a companion guide (we thought our second book would be a sequel to the first) but many people who wanted to use What I Learned About Life When My Husband Got Fired! for educational, philosophical, and spiritual purposes (as well as just plain reading pleasure) asked us if there was a user's guide, so we decided to "polish-to-publish" the document we had submitted to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to qualify our first book as Personal Financial Literacy materials.

We strongly recommend it be used as a supplemental resource for the teacher or moderator of a Red & Black program (or book club) – not as a traditional "sit and get" manual. Based on feedback from various entities (ranging from schools to community organizations, from churches to prisons) the "power" and "secret" of our book and program comes from its "book club approach" where students/participants have the freedom – and are encouraged – to share their thoughts and their experiences, which in turn motivates them to ask questions. And seek answers. (Also known as the Socratic Method.)

The entire companion guide was created and organized to be user-friendly, and was written in a manner that is both engaging and informative, giving moderators a wide variety of options and choices, and participants a great deal of relevant "food for thought".

We have dedicated this book to …

As Black states in the book, "We entrust our teachers with our children – our future – but do not give them the resources and support to be successful. It is despicable." We cannot change the educational system, but we would like to dedicate The Book Club Approach To Personal Finance & Life 101 to all the teachers who are trying to make a difference in the lives of their students.

The Book Club Approach