Skip to main content

How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest!

Review

How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest!

What kid doesn’t want to be a millionaire? For that matter, what adult doesn’t want to be a millionaire? I know I sure would like to be. The secret, according to authors James McKenna and Jeannine Glista, is to start young. Come up with creative ways to earn $100, and then invest that money repeatedly until your nest egg grows. With the right amount of good investments and enough time, you can be a millionaire.

"The pages are packed with useful information about a host of financially-related topics. This is a great book for parents to give to their kids to help them learn about finances."

The steps are simple enough: (1) Make it; (2) Save it; and (3) Grow it. These strategies are explained in full in the text. You will learn how to set financial goals. You will learn how to create a working budget. The authors even give you five ideas for ways to make your first $100 that you can invest to make more money.

The authors include lots of useful tools that kids can fill out and make use of, such as the “Get a Job” Master Plan, Your Two-Page Plan to Become a Millionaire, and Your Personal Budget Tracker, along with others.

This is the type of book I wish I had read when I was a kid. It’s written in easy-to-understand language. The illustrations by Matt Fontaine help young readers visualize the concepts in the text. A Glossary of Terms at the end of the book explain words and phrases that are highlighted throughout the text.

The pages are packed with useful information about a host of financially-related topics. This is a great book for parents to give to their kids to help them learn about finances. It’s also a great book for teachers to use in their classrooms when teaching students about money and financial matters.

Reviewed by Christine M. Irvin on March 8, 2016

How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest!
by James McKenna, Jeannine Glista, and Matt Fontaine