Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin

Here’s my first ever attempt in writing a book review, and I wanted to start it off with, probably one of my best buys as well as one of the cheapest, if not, the cheapest book that I have. The good side, is that it actually helped me a lot, whoever thought that P50 can go a long way?

Just a few things to share, I am a weird reader. I do not stick a specific genre when it comes to reading books. I can read a Nicholas Sparks Novel, and then shift to a classic book such as Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, to reading adventure books such as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, and then from time to time there’s the occasional pet related books, such as the Art of Racing in the Rain, and some Paulo Coelho and Mitch Albom. So yes, I consider myself as a weird reader, even my college friends are aware of this when looking at my mini collection.

The book: Eduardo O. Roberto, Jr’s “Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin” (How to manage your money so God will entrust you with more”

Why I bought the book?

I bought it, if I remember correctly, at the same time that I have bought Rick Riordian’s novel, Lost Hero, at that time I was in the “I feel like a kid, and I want to read something that will take me to a far far away place” mode, and at the same time the book’s title got to me. As I mentioned in one of my posts, I had this weird transition phase when I started working in a digital ad agency. So I was always broke when the last few days of the month came, and that was a bit weird, considering that before, I still had enough money to order pizza and ice tea at Sbarro during those times. So, I said to myself, what the hell, I’m buying this cheap book.

What the book is all about?

Simple, easy, and reliable steps on how to save money , how to not spend all of it, and how to manage it. So yes, it’s a self help guide book for those who are thinking of ways on how to save money, but it doesn’t just focus on that, the author also gave advices on how to earn more, and stop ones self from spending too much of it on useless things.

Is it for everyone?

No, the reason being, other people might find the book’s strategies on saving money a bit too simple or a bit too complicated. As well as the fact that some people might get turned off from the biblical verses that are inserted in the book.

My personal verdict?

I liked it, no that’s an understatement, I loved it. After reading the book, I was inspired to save money and to stop spending money on useless things. Such as buying expensive coffee (I mean hello, it’s just coffee?), buying random things that I don’t really need (yes, I’m talking to you Japan Surplus Store!), to ordering too much take out food (I usually do it like three to five times a week).

I was also inspired to sponsor a kid as my ikapu, probably the best thing I ever did this year. J  I mean, seeing her profile just made me so proud and happy at the same time.

I’m also trying to keep my own budget diary, it’s hard but trying still.

So if you are looking for a simple guide on how to save money, and some tips on how to invest and earn more, you can definitely try reading this book, I mean what are you going to lose? Just P50, and it can help you a lot.

My Rating:

For a self help book, I give it 3 out of 5. 🙂

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