Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Your Mark on the World" Book Review

 Your Mark On The World
Your Mark On The World combines inspiring stories of ordinary people doing remarkable things to make the world a better place with practical advice to empower anyone to give more to a cause (charity, non-profit or social venture) without giving up a career or family. The inspiring stories include: Botevy's life and death struggle through Pol Pot's killing fields that led her ultimately to create an orphanage in Phnom Penh. Rick's personal crusade to cure cystic fibrosis to ensure that his two afflicted grandchildren will attend his funeral and not the other way around. The eight-member Smith family's world service tour. David's decision to walk away from a successful career as an international executive to volunteer to care for victims of leprosy in rural India. These stories are combined with practical financial advice to empower you to give more to a cause without giving up your family or your career. The book answers these questions: How do I get out of debt and stay out of debt? Which charity or cause do I choose to make my donation? How do I decide where to volunteer? How can our family plan a volunteer vacation? How can I save money for retirement? How much should I contribute to my 401k? Can I use Mint to manage my budget? How to retire early enough to devote healthy years to volunteering? This must-read book provides an overview of philanthropy in America and around the world, providing you with a clear picture of charity and its fruits. You'll learn the ability to leave your mark on the world. Purchase on Kindle Paperback / Nook Smashwords 

Your Mark on the World: Stories of service that show us how to give more with a purpose without giving up what's most important.Your Mark on the World: Stories of service that show us how to give more with a purpose without giving up what's most important. by Devin D. Thorpe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book that appears to be short, but it can be life-changing if used appropriately.  Have you ever wanted to get involved in changing the world for the better but did not know where to begin?  This is the book for you!  Devin Thorpe has organized this book in such a succinct fashion that you are sure to find the information for which you seek.

The author covers everything.  He gives you real information about charities that really change people's lives all over the world.  He gives you addresses--including web addresses and even e-mail addresses.  He brings up personal stories--and some of those stories are hard to read, but they are incredibly uplifting.

One thing I had never considered was the issue of funding charity projects.  He spends several chapters throughout discussing how to get the funds, how to budget, and even tax benefits of charitable giving.  It is clear that this author knows what he is talking about, and I plan to keep this book as a reference.  If you want to make a difference in this world, pick up this book today!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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