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Do I Look Like an ATM?: A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible African American Children
by Sabrina Lamb
Youth financial education is an urgent issue, and author Sabrina Lamb believes that African American parents first must reeducate themselves about finances to make sure the next generation does not fall into the spending trap that can be a family legacy. The lack of a healthy financial education has generational impact, causing families to be financially vulnerable, squand ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Chicago Review Press
(first published January 1st 2013)
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People who write for business and finance seem to be bad consumers of research and this was no exception. The author would state outstanding facts without stating where she got them, nor giving the weights and measures for the facts. If a reader doesn't have these two pieces of information then the facts are pretty much mute and void. There was a lot of preaching, but very little actual guidance given. Also, as with a lot of books, the font was humongous and there was very little actual informat ...more
I really appreciate this book. As a parent of two children, ages 9 and 13, I now have the tools to explore not only my own relationship with money but the lessons - both overt and passive - lessons, my children learn from me and my husband. The book has plenty of sources and guidance so we now have an action plan. Highly recommended not only for African-American parents as the title indicates...but all parents can relate and benefit.
Sabrina Lamb is the best-selling author of Have You Met Miss Jones?: The Life and Loves of Radio's Most Controversial Diva? (Random House) and "A Kettle of Vultures...left beak marks on my forehead" (Simon & Schuster Oct. 2010). Sabrina has written over 17 cover and feature articles for several national magazines such as Ebony, Essence, Heart & Soul on subjects including Gladys Knight, Dio ...moreMore about Sabrina Lamb...