Not Buying It

Stop Overspending and Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids

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Not Buying It teaches parents how to skip unnecessary, fear-based purchases, and instead to spend smarter, save more, and invest wisely for their children’s futures.

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$16.00 USD
March 2016
256 pages
5.5" x 8.25"
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Trade Paper Original

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ISBN: 9781580055918

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ISBN: 9781580055925

Not Buying It

Stop Overspending and Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids

By Brett Graff

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original, March 2016

Parents will do just about anything to give their kids happy lives and successful futures. Unfortunately, the drive to give kids the best of everything leads to a financial strategy based in fear and competition, and results in millions of dollars worth of unnecessary purchases. Enough is enough.

In Not Buying It, Brett Graff, the “Home Economist,” separates the truth about what parents need for their kids to succeed from the fiction perpetuated by ads, peer pressure, and internal fear. Graff shows how parents can save up to a million dollars by investing the money they would otherwise spend on overpriced and unnecessary purchases for their kids. Graff exposes the many ways that overspending can actually harm kids by encouraging narcissism and unhealthy habits. Her tips range from the everyday (understand when supposedly “organic” products aren’t worth the extra dollars) to the long-term (consider investing in a smaller home for your family, which encourages intimacy and connection), making this a valuable manual for all stages of a parent’s life.

An essential book for new parents as well as parenting veterans, Not Buying It is the definitive guide for families who want to separate the truth about raising kids from the hype.

About Brett Graff

Brett Graff, author of Not Buying It.Brett Graff, “The Home Economist,” is a former U.S. Government economist and a nationally syndicated columnist whose work appears in over 400 media outlets including The Miami Herald and the Chicago Tribune. Brett has contributed to a slew of magazines including Glamour, Good Housekeeping, American Baby, Redbook, Ladies’ Home Journal and is frequently quoted in publications such as Forbes.com and on television networks including CNN. Brett is a wife, a mother of two girls and a recovering PTO officer.

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