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Recent Book Purchases

This past Friday I visited my parents. My trip home is not complete without a visit to Square Books and Off Square Books in Oxford, Ms. This trip was successful! I found these three books. Plus, I now have a coupon for $17.00 off my next book. I don't know what I want yet, but I am excited about my upcoming book purchase.


I am trying hard to achieve my goal of reading 15 books in 2014. What was your reading challenge this year? How many books did you read this year? 

Guest Post: Financial Book Review: The Bank On Yourself Revolution by Pamela Yellen By Teresa Kuhn

Financial Book Review: The Bank On Yourself Revolution by Pamela Yellen
By Teresa Kuhn 

"The Bank On Yourself strategy gives you a rare combination of guarantees, safety, liquidity, and control. Your money grows by a guaranteed and predictable amount every year, and that growth gets better every year you have it," Pamela Yellen- "The Bank on Yourself Revolution"

Several years have passed since the publication of "Bank On Yourself," Pamela Yellen's first attempt at articulating for a wide audience the benefits of using specially-designed whole life insurance in financial planning. Since that time, the ever-fluid, ever- chimerical world of personal finance has grown even more unfathomable and unpredictable.

As a Bank On Yourself authorized advisor, I believe that a sequel to the original Bank On Yourself book was long overdue. This is why I was so pleased to learn of the publication of this second, more comprehensive discussion of a truly unique cash m…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! <3 Cassandra AKA Mississippi's Bookworm Diva :)

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past by Sharyn McCrumb

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past by Sharyn McCrumb offers a refresher course on the importance of the Christmas Spirit.  Not familiar with Sharon McCrumb's ballad series, I am now curious about them and will start reading them.  Containing two parallel stories, this book takes place on Christmas Eve.  McCrumb's talent as an author is evident in her ability to tie both unique stories together.

The first story involves Nora Bonesteeland her "sight ability." Possessing a peculiar gift, Nora is often the center of inquiry for mysterious events that take place.  A couple, who believes that their home is haunted, asks Nora for her expertise.  Nora is able to use her gift to contribute to the couple's enjoyment during Christmas.

The second story involves the local sheriff and the sheriff deputy.  Due to unlikely twists of the plot, the sheriff and deputy demonstrate exactly what the Christmas Spirit is all about.  Ironically, the lesson begins with the pursuit of a c…