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Personal Finance Book Targets Recent Graduates And Scores “Eric Hoffer” Award

News Release
For Immediate Release
May 10, 2010

Contact: Cheryl Miller
For Wisdom Creek Press
770-966-0911
[email protected]

Enjoy Your Money! How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It
Speaks to Recent High School and College Graduates

Atlanta: The US Review of Books announced May, 2010 that Enjoy Your Money!, by J. Steve Miller, was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award, winning an Honorable Mention. This award was established "as a means of opening a door to writing of significant merit. It honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing...."

Additionally, the Georgia Writers Association announced (April, 2010) that Enjoy Your Money! has been nominated for a Georgia Author of the Year Award - the oldest award in the Southeastern United States.

Enjoy Your Money! attempts to teach young people, ages 16 to 32, how to thrive in any economic climate. Rather than talk down to them, it follows the adventures of four diverse students who form “The Counterculture Club.” The club is led by an eccentric, financially savvy high school teacher who agrees to mentor the students on how to earn money, control expenses, and find more happiness in the process.

“Although the book is well researched and documented, Enjoy Your Money! is more about people than numbers,” said Miller. “One way to help Generation Y learn critical financial principles is to package the information in an engaging story about young people they can identify with. Also, rather than telling young people what to do with their money, the book shares stories of how successful people like Warren Buffett and Sam Walton succeeded. Then, readers can adopt whatever financial management plan works for them.” Miller, founder and president of Legacy Educational Resources, writes life skills curriculum for public schools.

The characters in Enjoy Your Money! represent four different cultures and each character challenges traditional stereotypes. While the book targets young people, people of any age can benefit from the financial principles provided in the book, including how to:

• Get out of debt and accumulate wealth
• Get ahead, even when the work you love doesn’t produce big bucks
• Find your strengths and passions and make a living with them
• Live a more fulfilled life

"I've read scores of books and periodicals on personal finance. It's rare and refreshing to find a book so enjoyable, so accurate and so life-changing. I'm purchasing hundreds of copies to give away to graduating seniors,” said Larry Winter of Winter & Scoggins CPA's, certified valuation analyst, certified fraud examiner, personal financial planning specialist.

According to Miller, “My original motivation for researching and writing this book was personal. My wife, Cherie, and I have seven boys, from 16-year-old twins to a 29-year-old. I don't want my children to live their lives experiencing the misery of financial bondage. This book sums up what we're trying to teach them about finding financial freedom, and my hope is that it will benefit others across the country as well.”

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About the Author
J. Steve Miller is the founder and president of Legacy Educational Resources, a nonprofit organization that provides web-based character and life skills teaching tools for educators in every state and over 30 countries (www.character-education.info). Miller has published books, developed extensive curriculum, written numerous articles, and established an illustration database for speakers. He is a frequent speaker and has presented at conferences from Atlanta to Moscow. For more information on him, visit www.jstevemiller.com .

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