Friday, January 6, 2012

Book Review: Think Rich, Yuppies! by Sha Nacino and Trace Trajano

Think Rich, Yuppies! by Sha Nacino and Trace Trajano is a refreshing take on personal finance and mostly written for those who just entered the corporate world and have discovered the 'freedom' afforded to them by credit cards.

The tone of the book is upbeat and very sincere as the Nacino speaks  of her own experiences in going into debt and sharing what happened that helped her get out of the situation. Trajano offers tips on increasing your earnings and savings in order to get a seven figure bank account.

I particularly like it that the book is very practical, not heavy on finance terminologies and has a very encouraging tone. There are also some mention of events or people that could serve as starting points for the reader's journey towards financial freedom.

I highly recommend this book to young professionals(also to anyone who is struggling with debts) and needs a practical guide of getting out of debt.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Book Review: The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson

I found The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson a very good read.

It begins with a story about a biblical character named Honi  who prayed to God for rain and eventually saved a generation of Jews - the generation before Jesus. Before he prayed, he created a circle on the sand with his staff, hence the title of the book.

The book is full of gems and I had made a lot of notes for myself. There are lots of examples from the Bible, other than that of Honi. What I like most about the book is the real-life examples, many from the author's life, which inspired me to take a second look at my own prayer life.

Can't wait when the print copy is available at my local bookstore!

Truly amazing book and a gifted writer.

Highly recommended for people who dream big!

About the author:
Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D. C. Recognized as 'one of America's 25 most innovative churches,' NCC is one church with seven locations. Mark's blog ( and webcast ( also reach a virtual congregation around the world. Mark is the author of several bestselling books, including In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. He and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children. You can follow Mark on Twitter: @markbatterson

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Net Galley as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 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.”

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