College graduation season is upon us and if you’re looking for a gift idea for the graduate in your life, I suggest reading today’s The Color of Money column by Michelle Singletary in The Washington Post. Her Color of Money Book Club selection for May is Zac Bissonnette’s “How to be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents” in which the 23 year-old author dispenses the kind of sound financial advice Singletary’s grandmother, Big Mama, gave her. If your grad isn’t anxious to take advice from anyone over 30, this may be the way to get her started on the path to a sound financial future.
Singletary, pictured here with Kate Perrin of PRofessional Solutions, LLC as they received the Matrix Award for professional achievements from the Association of Women in Communication in 2009, is the author of the award-winning, nationally syndicated column The Color of Money which appears in more than 100 newspapers nationwide. I had the pleasure of hearing her acceptance speech at the 2009 Matrix Award luncheon and I’m a loyal reader of her column, often clipping it from The Washington Post to share her advice with the twenty-somethings in my life. Thanks to Michelle’s suggestion, I’ll be giving a copy of Bissonnette’s book to my daughter as she graduates from college next weekend.