An Average Joe’s Pursuit for Financial Freedom Book Review

I was given this book to review in exchange for an honest book review. That in no way shaped my opinion of this book. 

From the Book’s Cover

An Average Joe’s Pursuit for Financial Freedom offers a different perspective on money than what is traditionally taught by our parents and in our school systems. The reason there is such a discrepancy between the wealthy and the poor is due to the difference in the way money is perceived. We are not born with the ability to maintain wealth: it is something that is learned. The knowledge of knowing how to make money work to generate passive income is something that anyone can learn as long as they are disciplined. An Average Joe’s Pursuit for Financial Freedom is based on practical concepts and discusses the problems that the majority of us face with our personal finance.  The concepts in this book are based on theory by an author that practices what he writes about.

My Review:

I eagerly accepted reviewing this book in hopes of finding out how the ‘average Joe’ gained his financial freedom. Yet, that’s NOT what this book is about. Instead, to me it’s a summary of the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Considering I devoured Rich Dad, Poor Dad, I honestly felt like I was just reading a mini version of his book. Which if you haven’t read that book, I do highly recommend it.

I can see why Michael felt the desire to create his own version of the book. In many ways, it’s a rebuttal to the Rich Dad, Poor Dad concept if you will. I personally didn’t gain anything from reading this book. However, if you haven’t read Rich Dad, Poor Dad then I do recommend that you read Michael’s book. You’ll gain some valuable insight.


Michael Munsey works in the oil industry and resides in Houston, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Murray State University in May of 1995. While working to climb the corporate ladder within Halliburton Energy Services, Michael enrolled in the EMBA program at Rice University in 2005. After earning his MBA, he had a major change in the way he perceives money which he is sharing in this book.


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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

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