Dave Straube’s new book Someday is Not a Plan, A Guide to Understanding Money in Plain English is a gem for those 20-somethings in your life who you wish you had talked about healthy money habits as much as you did about eating veggies and safe driving tips. This book covers all the ways to become financially independent from managing credit and savings plans to stocks, bonds and IRAs. But it’s the way that he presents these easy to digest concepts that makes this book great—it’s written as an ongoing conversation between a money savvy uncle and his early-twenties nephew who doesn’t have a clue about how to make the most out of his first real job income. In each chapter, the pair meet in different coffee shops around Portland, Oregon and talk about a single topic that gradually includes more complex concepts. The banter between uncle and nephew is completely relatable and believable, and the information is so well explained in everyday language that even I learned something that I could immediately put to use, even though I’m well past my 20’s!
In addition to being a refreshing read (it has no charts, no boring bullets, no high and mighty quotes) another bonus is that this book could be a coffee lovers guide to Portland, with each chapter extolling the virtues of each shop and its specialties. In the meantime, getting thirsty now—I think I’ll go make myself a cup of coffee, and save that $4.00 for my future!
Visit Dave Straube’s website, where you can read a few chapters and buy the book online.
Disclosure—I was given a copy of this book to review, and the opinions are all my own. Best, Jenna