Review: An Average Joe’s Pursuit For Financial Freedom

I received a copy of this book for the purposes of review.

Not everyone can have the insight and foresight of inventors and investors like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.  The basic, or what is generally considered as basic, principles of finance and investing aren’t always easily applied in the life of a normal, hard working, middle American.  We feel like we work ourselves to extinction only to see our hard earned dollars be swallowed by taxes, mortgages, utilities, schooling, rising food costs and the ever dreaded credit card bill.  There has to be a better way than living paycheck to paycheck!  Author Michael Munsey discloses his own path in the pursuit of financial freedom.  He shares ways to make your money work for you instead of always working for it.  I need to sit down more calmly and take notes the next time I read it to formulate not only a financial plan but a life plan for our family that will benefit us well into retirement.  Being that it’s written by an “Average Joe” the concepts are much more understandable and relatable than other financial advice books.

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.


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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Lucero De La Tierra (1091 Posts)

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7 comments for “Review: An Average Joe’s Pursuit For Financial Freedom

  1. May 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Lucero – Thanks for reviewing An Average Joe’s Pursuit For Financial Freedom. Good luck with putting together a life plan for your family. Michael
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  2. May 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Sounds like a great book to learn how to make more money and use what I have wisely.
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    • May 19, 2014 at 5:14 am

      Anne – An Average Joe’s Pursuit For Financial Freedom is written about concepts that we all know, but have trouble implementing. We typically spend our money on liabilities that take our hard earned money from us rather than spending our money on assets that return money back to us. Michael
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  3. May 19, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    This sounds like a great book. I would love to have financial freedom.
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  4. May 19, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Sounds like a great resource!

  5. May 25, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    It’s definitely something that takes work to learn. It’s so easy to get off track with spending too much, so this is a great help.
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  6. May 25, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Angela/Elaina/Liz – I hope you find An Average Joe’s Pursuit For Financial Freedom easy to read. The concepts in the book are ones that we all know, but have trouble implementing from time to time. Good luck with your journey. Michael
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