Monday, May 20, 2019
Book Review: From Monk to Money Manager by Doug Lynam
From Monk to Money Manager is written by Doug Lynam and is published by W Publishing Group.
So, with a title as intriguing as From Monk to Money Manger, who wouldn't pick up the book just to see what it's all about? What I found out, after reading from cover to cover, is that Doug Lynam was a kid from a rich family who went off to college to struggle financially. His rich parents were ignorant of young Doug's needs. Doug Lynam later went off to join a monastery in an attempt to avoid the money and greed that grabs the souls of so many people. However, the monastery went bankrupt in spite of good intentions and Lynam learned the hard way that money matters matter.
Sometime after Lynam left the life of the monks, he learned enough about money and investments to help others and make enough money in the process to "become a little bit wealthy".
I found this book to be interesting and the advice, for the most part, to be very helpful. I didn't always agree with everything in the book, but that's ok. I did immediately notice that this isn't a money management book only for Christians. Many people from different walks of life can glean a whole lot from it.
The book is well-written and presents itself to be a good source of information for those wanting to learn more about handling their own finances.
*I received a copy of From Monk to Money Manager by Doug Lynam in exchange for my honest opinion. My thoughts are my own.*