Climbing the Money Mountain

"An excellent book on  financial literacy, covering relevant aspects such as smart investing, responsible credit, and ethics.  Great for young adults, but could enlighten people of all ages."
Brian King, Curriculum Specialist with Broward County Schools

Climbing the Money Mountain is an authoritative guide for young adults to reach their financial peak.

Covering a wide range of topics, Climbing the Money Mountain highlights why young people should acquire financial confidence and success.

For many young adults, the reality of money management doesn't hit them until they get their driver's license and find out that gas is their responsibility. Unfortunately, our kids don't learn about budgeting, bank accounts, saving, investing, or credit in high school or college. Many Generation Yers are financially illiterate.Financial advisor RANDY LOREN wants to change this. In his new book, Climbing the Money Mountain: A Young Adults Guide to Reaching Their Financial Peak (FN Publications, $19.95), Loren shows high school and college students how the personal and financial choices they make as young adults impact their future wealth and success. He gives them the life-long tools they need to be financially astute.

Readers learn:

  • Why simply staying in school enables you to earn tens of thousands more each year
  • Why the most important "first" relationship in your life could be with a bank
  • How to set financial goals, make a budget, manage debt, and other basic lessons for financial success
  • How vendors, marketers, financial institutions, car dealers, and others are making money off your financial ignorance
  • How identity theft could damage your future financial success and top ways to prevent it
  • How to avoid the investment mistakes your parents' generation made
  • Tips on purchasing your first car and your first home
Along with offering practical money tips and valuable advice they won't get anywhere else, Loren shows young readers how their behavior in seemingly unrelated areas can affect their future wealth and well-being-including voting, being green, acting ethically, understanding the global marketplace, and giving back.