If every young person did everything John Hope Bryant recommends in this book, America and the world would change. Human development would boom. We would see millions of new jobs, high well-being and, yes, fabulous credit scores coast to coast. We would all have more freedom.

What John recommends in this book is simple and doable. His solutions to many of America’s problems don’t cost anything. Actually, the solutions for you, me, and our cities and counties are free.

And we’re not being asked to do the impossible. John is challenging us simply to be our best selves. And he is telling us exactly how to do it.

He tells us to live within our means because financial responsibility creates freedom. John tells us to get up and work hard because ...

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