Should I?

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‘Should I?’ responds to those lingering questions about your personal finances. Questions about how to save, budget and invest your money.

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‘Should I?’ responds to those lingering questions about your personal finances. Questions about how to save, budget and invest your money.

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28 reviews for Should I?

  1. @just_ivy_africa (verified owner)

    The answer is yes. Yes, you should read this book. Picked it up casually last night and I could not believe the page-turner it was. Our very own mover Bett managed to marry her impressive financial background with her excellent (witty) descriptive writing skills and educate about money matters in the most riveting way. Her use of personal past experiences and practical number work left me wanting more. Each chapter answers a specific question asked by her Daily Nation column readers and I can say I am impressed. She makes money lessons fun, relatable and dare I say, funny. Ah!

  2. @mark_masai (verified owner)

    This has such relatable contexts and your humour ime-standup kabisa! Will buy this for all the graduates I know and encounter (as is common for graduation gifts). I think on the back of this you could do IG Lives or YouTube convos, Twitter Spaces (before Elon kills it kabisa) with people in the same manner you approach every-day-people questions. I can tell responses take quite a lot of research but something frequent and online that could draw more audiences to your book. Great stuff.’

  3. @lawrebett77 (verified owner)

    When you pen down another one we will definitely get ourselves copies. Your writing is simple and relatable. Once again thanks a lot for coming up with ‘Should I?’ I’m 23 and just got employed last year after my graduation in August. Lucky, right? Money has been my worst headache but now I’m super enlightened thanks to you, Bett.’

  4. @kamathi_reads (verified owner)

    This is such an incredible book. Having read dozens of finance books it’s so refreshing to be able to relate with one specific to our Kenyan financial systems. Eagerly awaiting for your second one.

  5. @waswa_canute (verified owner)

    This book is an investment worth its weight in salt. Thumbs up.

  6. @felix_akuku (verified owner)

    Your brutal honesty in the book is the number one compelling factor to read it. Thanks for immersing us into this gem.

  7. @wamariu (verified owner)

    Hi, thanks for getting back. Really wanted an autographed one but I managed to get one via Rafu Books. I love it and keep up the good work. It has really come in handy and you won’t believe it, just like you said in the book, I will keep referring to it. This one won’t leave my handbag aki.

  8. @julz_akinyi (verified owner)

    I like how other people started making wise money decisions after reading your book. For me, I realised I had a bit of a hoarder and saving money personality. I am now learning to ‘Fulfil myself’ with this money. Spending more on me. It feels great. Thanks for writing this one, can’t wait for the next.’

  9. @becky.njuguna (verified owner)

    I am loving every page of ‘Should I?’ Reading it as I apply. It’s going to be my finances ‘set book’ for life. Thank you for sharing your gift with us!

  10. @mitchie_nimmoh (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the book. I actually read it in one day. The book was an eye-opener and a guide for me going forward. I loved the Q&A format of answering questions. The practical examples and how you explained them really made it easier to understand money. I have learnt so many things. So many new learnings from budgeting to the transition from being a financial auditor to creative writing space to investments but my biggest lesson is never to lose myself in the pursuit of money.

  11. @ihugomary (verified owner)

    Your book was such an eye-opener. I have forever been afraid of money – mostly spending it. Now I know what to do. Thank you.

  12. @_mr_leroy (verified owner)

    Thank YOU! I wish Kenyan universities and maybe high schools would consider this book in their reading list. If I knew half the things you’ve advised by the time I was 22, I would be very far by now.

  13. @oduor_danton (verified owner)

    The best book I have read this year…‘Should I?’ I love the structure of questions and detailed analysis and answers. Very insightful.

  14. @karen_malakwan (verified owner)

    Finished your book a while back and I absolutely loved it! Especially the humour and how you explained things. Thanks for sharing so many valuable and practical insights. My financial behaviour has positively impacted by your lovely book. I will definitely share it with others who I feel will truly benefit. Your book was in depth and satisfying. I literally didn’t want the book to end. Kongoi mising!

  15. @kerubu_ms (verified owner)

    The combination of humour and number crunching is quite mind-blowing. I bought your book when my finances were a mess and debt was no longer manageable. Now, I’m on a journey towards building my asset portfolio. Your creativity is a gift to us all, Bett.

  16. @spice_discovers (verified owner)

    This book is my daily money Bible, it’s that everyday book. Thank you for crafting such a wonderful piece.

  17. @curious_georgii (verified owner)

    Loads of gems [picked up from your book]. Top two takeaways for me were: 1. Never be afraid to take loans 2. Never borrow money from your girlfriend/wife… It was a really good read. Good job!

  18. @oduor_oruenjo_ (verified owner)

    I find reading easier when travelling. It keeps me awake. I finished my first book of the year, ‘Should I?’ by @_craftit. The book details how you can handle your money better, crunched numbers for better understanding and anecdotes to make you grin. I highly recommend it to my peers at the start of their careers. I hope it opens your eyes the way it did mine.

  19. @yvonestagram (verified owner)

    This has been my June read. I have thoroughly enjoyed every page, every word and man! Florence Bett has a sense of humour. It’s a personal finance book that we can relate to because it’s written by a Kenyan for Kenyans (if I say so myself). I’ve been recommending it to everyone and their neighbours. Get yourself this book (if you haven’t yet) if you want to learn about money. Got mine from Nuria Bookstore. You can also get it from the author herself. Enjoy your read.

  20. @lorraine_o_a (verified owner)

    Well done! I read your book in two days over Christmas! And it opened my eyes to savings, investments etc. Keep at it!

  21. @partelito (verified owner)

    Very informative. The info I wish I had in high school. Great work, Bett.

  22. @kabugzz (verified owner)

    I found your book at TBC Sarit. Even wrote a mini preview on IG. It was a good read. I’m already in my first Sacco, now trying to figure out MMF and Government bonds as a starter pack as an investor. Thanks again for writing so well and passing down the knowledge.

  23. @raves_by_julz (verified owner)

    It’s been a while since I finished a book I picked up. It’s ironic that after a long hiatus, the book that I would finish would be one on personal finance. Probably says more about the book than me. Like all books on money, this one will have you reading with a calculator in one hand and a notebook in the other. Unlike other books on money, you’re allowed to bring your emotions along for the ride on this one. And beautifully Kenyanese! Money in shillings. Kiswahili words here and there. Relatable. Humorous. Tastefully written.

  24. @sharon_jumba (verified owner)

    ‘Should I?’ answered questions I didn’t know I had. I recommend it to anyone trying to get a way forward with finances. I’ll be checking out How Much?

  25. Mwende Mati

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

    I have ALOT to say about this book and the nuggets in it, but I’ve reserved those for my close friends and family who I have tortured with paragraphs from it these past few weeks.

    This? This one was like sitting with a financial analyst/personal financial advisor face to face! Who would’ve known that the sad feeling I had about not having money is linked with my financial personality? Who even knew we have financial personalities? Not me.

    I’ll say this though: if you are a young adult kindu 20s and 30s, who cares in the least bit about your financial health and freedom; GET ON IT!

  26. @kenyanonfire

    My first personal finance book review.

    I bought ‘Should I?’ by @_craftit (Florence Bett) this week. I was excited because it is my first PF book this year and it was by a Kenyan author who understands Kenyan dynamics.

    What I love love about it is that you can read any chapter as a standalone. What to start at Chapter 25? Have it 😁

    She tackles personal finance questions in such a unique way giving such great examples. I really wish I was 25 reading this book… I would be far! Weuh! I relate with Jane, a lot more with Steve… Want to know what I’m talking about? Get the book 😉 Worth every Shilling. (Came from my miscellaneous budget 😁)

    If you are starting out in yours 20s, not sure where to start.. you will love this book. In your 30s and starting to put things in order.. you will love this book. If you don’t understand much about budgeting, Saccos, MMFs etc – definitely worth a read.

    It’s also a great gift for your child who is starting college or in high school.

  27. @mainaraphael

    This was one of the best reads. I like how it’s done. You do not have to read chapter after chapter.

    I learnt a lot. You took a huge gamble going against traditional writing in terms of language used and how the book was done. Well done, Florence. I have to check out the new book.

  28. Miss Mutisya

    I bought ‘Should I?’ in Nov 2022 and I’ve been recommending it to everyone I meet. Thank you for writing in a fun way and thank you for honouring your gift. I cannot wait to grab your second book. You are such a great writer!!!

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