5.0 out of 5 starsThe Money Compass by Mark Grimaldi, January 24, 2014
By Linda Spanfelner
“The Money Compass” By Mark Grimaldi is an intellectual feast: referring back to
the “America that once was”. Mr.Grimaldi (the writer of the former “Money
Navigator Newsletter”, now the “Money Compass” newsletter), has a knack for
explaining finance in a down to earth, easy to understand manner. I read the
entire book in two sittings and urged my wife to read it as well. Mark is a
conservative economist, so he explains the economy based on Wall St. and
Washington. He discusses the “pickle” our country is in, from the “Federal Debt
Bomb” to student loans to the lobbyists in DC. The subtitle : ” Where Your Money
Went and How to Get It Back” is an apt synopsis.
I am terribly afraid that America is on it’s way to becoming a “third world”
country: Mr.Grimaldi with advice like “Live Below Your Means” and acquire
“Academic Skills” is right on target. How in the world will we pay off 17
TRILLION $ of debt??
I would suggest you buy this book and keep a notepad nearby: you will surely
benefit. Near the end, there are quotes of the economic forecasts the newletter
has made over the years. He predicts a 2014 recession….Hold on to your hat !
(and your money) : get this extraordinary book that is a “Compass” to guide you
through the world of finance.
T.J. Spanfelner PA.
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Money Compass is the must have book on the economy of
2014!, January 23, 2014
By Tina C. (New York)
What a fantastic book! I just finished reading my copy of The Money Compass and
I couldn’t be more impressed. It is well written and “tells it like it is”. It
was very refreshing to read a book that was obviously written for the general
public — not for financial professionals. It is chock-full of interesting
stories and useful information that we should all read. It opened my eyes to
what is really going on in our economy. I really hope there is a book #2! I
recommend this book to everyone, but especially to people that want to really
know the truth about our economy and personal finance. I look forward to
subscribing to The Money Compass Newsletter. This book tells it like it is.
Bravo Mr. Grimaldi and Mr. Smith!
5.0 out of 5 starsThe
authors are the Bruce Springstein of Economics/ Financial
help- a Voice for the Working People, January 23, 2014
By Joanna Gonzalez
I am still in the process of reading the book , what I read so far the style of
writing is easy to understand, this guide is Necessary to survive these
challenging times, The Laws of Money protect the ” Big Boys” from loosing their
stash, what about the working man?WHAT ABOUT OUR STASH ?
These articulate authors take the ” jargon ” out – and translate their Knowledge
of the Money Language into what can help us in our everyday life. Quote from pg.
183 ” I know brokers and financial advisors are ranked only barely above
politicians when it comes to public trust, but you cant let that stop you from
getting help when it comes to investing ” …
CAN YOU FEEL IT? Its a jungle out there – I don’t know about you , I m a Nurse I
need guidance and support to make these decisions . You cant loose by purchasing
this book, and following the guidance offered within the pages. Joanna Gonzalez-
5.0 out of 5 starsThe Money Compass a must have book, January 24, 2014
By Joanne Catoggio
The Money Compass is an enjoyable and very well written book. It’s easy to
follow, with lots of graphs, and easy to understand. The authors tell it like it
is and break down complex economic theories and explains them so the average
person can understand
what is going on with our country’s economy. It’s very straight forward. I liked
the personal stories–it adds a nice touch. This book contains lots of facts
which I can relate to. This is the first book I’ve ever read on our economy and
personal finance, and I really feel this book helped me to gain an understanding
of both. Well done!
5.0 out of 5 starsFathoming
Safer Harbors, February 14, 2014
By Paul Stich
Mark Grimaldi's The Money Compass points readers to sound waters. It begins
with perspective on the erosion of national fiscal sanity and its consequences
for both the society and the individual. It makes a clear case that traditional
devices for preserving wealth have gone by the wayside in recent decades. While
much of the survival advice is modest and workable for the average person, quite
a bit is very high-powered, and makes the case for engaging a financial advisor.
The lesson is clear: having a compass in hand is useful, but it takes more than
one hand to steer your vessel into safe harbors.
5.0 out of 5 starsHighly
Recommended, February 11, 2014
I found this book incredibly useful and informative. As a long-time viewer
and fan of Suze Orman... this book is "APPROVED!"
5.0 out of 5 starsPractical
and informative, February 14, 2014
An economics class in one book! Mr. Grimaldi gives a tremendous amount of
information in an accessible and concise manner. The advice is sound. It gave me
much to think about as I'm in the race to retirement. As I read, I took note
what I need to do to get there and remain solvent!
5.0 out of 5 starsCouldn't put it down, January 28, 2014
By Michael Catoggio
The money compass a must read book! I finished reading the book in one day. I
couldn’t put it down. I was very impressed. It was well written and tells it
like it is. Very easy read. Interesting stories and useful economics and
financial advice, that I could relate to. Mr. Grimaldi and Mr. Smith got it
right. WAKE UP AMERICA !