Bring Your MICCC-Money

What if I don’t have any experience in any clubs, organizations, or groups? What are three groups I can join to start building that experience?

Letters of Recommendation

There are some things you can do to help your letter stand out. Most young people (at the last minute, before a job or scholarship application is due) say “Hey, can you write me a letter of recommendation? I know it’s last minute, but my stuff is all due tomorrow.” Don’t be that person. Imagine the type of letter you are going to get.


This interactive book on money provides activities for young people to prepare themselves through work and volunteer experience, practice interviews and thank-yous, ask for letters of recommendation, create a budget, consider credit, and learn about the role of money in special situations such as travel, dating, and getting an apartment. This is a workbook designed to provide a skeleton of information that each young person can customize in order to fit their specific needs. It requires careful consideration and mental practice on the part of the reader. The book is designed to guide the reader through the experience so that at the end, each person has a unique portfolio of their skills and the first steps in a life plan as they transition into adulthood.
Diamond Wilson is 33 years old and loves adventure. She ate a worm-burger and chicken feet in South America, backpacked through Europe, rescued a friend from arrest in Mexico (the federales were really very nice), had coffee with the French police, was kicked out of a train station in Italy for having feet on a chair, and spent an entire night on the beach in a thunderstorm in Spain.

Not everyone has a financially-disciplined parent as a role model, and, while learning history, science, foreign languages, etc. in high school is important, practical knowledge and everyday situations that will be met during adulthood by everyone are barely, if at all, covered by our general education.

The interviews and Wilson's own stories about handling money are honest, funny at times, and relatable.

I recommend reading Wilson's book even if you're not about to leave school as the tips and knowledge in this book can be applied to your life at any age." R.L.