Free Lecture at The Jack London Bar:"Personal Finance for The Rest of Us."

Lecture:"Personal Finance for the Rest of Us" by best-selling author Erik Wecks.  Expect humor and good solid advice about how to make your money stretch a little bit further.  Erik Wecks is a writer and father living in Vancouver, Washington. His most recent novel, Aetna Rising, is character driven science fiction which tells the story of a small-time smuggler who gets in over his head. His humorous book on everyday personal finance, How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any, has become an Amazon bestseller.

From  "Unlike many personal finance books, How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any was specifically written for Americans who struggle to make it on a monthly basis. It provides both a respectful, no-nonsense look at the difficult realities of life after the Great Recession and a hope-filled, easy to follow path toward better financial stability for even the most financially strapped households. Created by a financial expert who hasn't struck it rich, How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any offers a first hand story of financial survival in the face of rough times. Rather than emphasizing wealth creation, How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any teaches readers to do the best they can with their income no matter its size. Content rich, personal, and jargon free, the book is opinionated and at times humorous. Full of current everyday references, it is meant to be a quick read which will appeal to the average reader just struggling to make ends meet."

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  • christie

    The lecture was not as stated in the meet up. I would not have gone if I knew the actual lecture topic. Disappointed. And the printed September pub schedule did not have it listed as a financial lecture so there was a mess up somewhere. But I did meet some good people.

    September 10, 2013

  • Catherine A P

    I showed up with my daughter, and we were both very disappointed in the change. We left and had dinner elsewhere.

    September 10, 2013

  • Susan C.

    I had planned on going and was so disappointed to be feeling unwell -- I did not get the notice of change either. Glad I didn't go. Maybe best to check the JLB website last minute to double check.

    September 10, 2013

  • Richard

    I came, I saw (that both the topic and start time had changed) and then I left. Fortunately, I had a talk with some nice people before departing.

    September 10, 2013

  • Roger L.

    Ok did 46 other people show up then find out the subject was NOT Personal finance...or was I the only one not to get the change ?! I was told there the change of subject happened 2 weeks ago. I'm not pleased.

    September 10, 2013

    • Vanieca

      I did not get the change of subject or time!

      September 10, 2013

  • April M.

    This place is maze. Go into the Rialto (the one with pooltables NOT arcade games) then all the way to the back and down the stairs.

    September 10, 2013

  • Susan C.

    We've never had difficulty finding good seating if we're there by 6:30-6:45. And you can get a meal in the bar - limited so-so menu.

    September 10, 2013

  • Robert L.

    I've never been to the Jack London bar. How early do I need to be to get a seat?

    September 10, 2013

  • Carrie

    Under the weather and can't make it. Bummer! Sounded like it was going to be helpful.

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I am not able to make this event due to a scheduling conflict. Have a great time everyone.

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not able to make it due to a scheduling conflict, but I really hope this is an event that is repeated!

    September 9, 2013

  • Aminah

    I don't know if i can make it but I will try - really want to go depends on how my feet feels on that day if i am able to walk on it... Looking forward to meeting you all if I can make it :)

    September 8, 2013

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