Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Cash Under the Mattress

Monday, April 30, 2012

Book Review - Cash Under the Mattress

About the Book
As part of National Financial Capability Month, the Huffington Post talks about being a good financial role model for your child from an early age.

Authors Philip Giroux and Sally Lamb provide additional resources in their new book Cash Under the Mattress, an in-depth inventory handbook that allows users to keep track of their finances and assets and map out their own legacy. Pared down to the essentials, Cash Under the Mattress is a short, simple and user-friendly handbook that makes planning effortless, offering in-depth checklists to “fill in the blank” of one’s life - keeping your important information all in one place.

And it's a great tool to get kids (and parents) started on a smart financial track.

About the Authors

Philip Giroux is the president of Toddco Landscape Co., Inc., a design-build landscape firm, located in Venice, California, which he founded in 1978. The firm has received numerous awards for outstanding designs. Philip has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Arizona.

He is the author of “Landscape for Dummies” by IDG. He writes, lectures, and does radio and T.V. interviews on the subject of landscape. He served as past President for the L.A. Chapter of the California Contractors Association, and is a member of the Southern California Horticultural Society.

Sally Lamb is a professional artist. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. She has exhibited her award winning oil and watercolor paintings throughout the U.S. and is extensively represented in both private and corporate collections.

Currently her paintings are shown at Bergamot Station in her hometown of Santa Monica, California. Her work includes large wall murals, book illustrations, demonstrations, lectures, and educational film.

The authors both faced the loss of their parents during the same time period. These two childhood friends then got together to write this book to answer and eliminate the second guessing, confusion and anxiety that they had experienced.

My Take on the Book
This was a great book that I wish I had in the past because it is so easy to use and implement. There is so much within the pages of this book and I have to say that as long as you follow the step-by-step instructions within the book, you will have a resource that you can place in a safe place for when you really need it! The book was well laid out and is definitely a book that anyone should have. I only had one copy, but I think I am planning on getting a second copy for my wife to fill out as well. I also am interested in telling other family members about this because of the simplicity and ease in implementing this.

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