Level Up!

Your Strategy Guide to the Game of Investing

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 05/19/2023
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Author Biography

A first-generation college graduate, Keenan Morris did not always intend to enter the finance and investing industry. In fact, he graduated with a degree in the health sciences. However, like many graduates, Keenan not only left school with a degree, he left with massive student loans and debt. Now the founder and CEO of Level Up Consultants, he coaches new investors, business owners, and entrepreneurs alike on how to grow their assets while minimizing taxes. An avid gamer, husband, and father of two, Keenan now spends most of his time as a guest speaker at colleges and financial forums teaching others how to reach the next level in their finances.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Essien Asian for Readers' Favorite

Everyone else always seems to have the perfect plan when it comes to investment advice and money management but if you are perceptive you will notice that most times when those plans are tested using your situation, you end up losing money and stuck in a worse position than when you started. With the ultimate goal being financial stability in an ever-changing technology-driven world, it makes perfect sense that you update yourself on modern investment methods which can be the difference between a peaceful retirement and one filled with regrets. Keenan Morris went through hell repaying student loans and getting his financial life back on track. The culmination of his unique journey is Level Up! Your Strategy Guide to the Game of Investing, a book with everything you need to know about investment and financial security today.

Keenan Morris introduces us to the finer details behind modern investing and taking financial responsibility with his book. He leverages the growing population of adults who have become familiar with the gaming industry to construct his book in such a way that it reads like the instruction manual of any role-playing adventure game you would find on the market. If you think that is the only unique thing about this book, then you are in for a surprise because it gets better. Morris's expert analysis of complex subjects such as Retirement Funding, Wills, and Trusts is an eye-opener that will give you a completely new appreciation of how to manage your finances within the limits of the law. Level Up! is a game changer that everyone needs to read, irrespective of how far they are from retirement. This book will change your life for the better.

Jennie More

Level Up! by Keenan Morris is a step-by-step guide to financial freedom through investments and securing your and your family’s legacy during and beyond your existence. Morris starts with the basics of saving and paying off debts and the types of debts to avoid, explaining the ins and outs of every process. Eventually, he leads you to financial investments and opportunities that many think only the rich can consider, like investing in stocks, real estate, and business. With clear examples and in-depth explanations, Level Up! takes you on a journey to financial freedom. He guides you to reach your ultimate financial goals no matter where you are in your journey. Level Up! is for everyone, no matter the stage of your financial journey. Morris keeps the financial jargon to a minimum; where unavoidable, he gives clear definitions, explanations, and simple examples to put in context.

Level Up! by Keenan Morris is a transparent and resourceful financial guide that I found deeply thoughtful. I often read books and articles on financial guidance and usually feel left in the dark. But Morris focuses on clarity and simplicity, staying true to his promise initially that this book is for everyone on their financial journey, not necessarily someone who already has it all figured out. It’s for the single mom, the dad working two jobs, and the fresh-out-of-college student drowning in debt. Additional resources at the end of the book include a glossary explaining financial terms and a list of books for further reading. Anyone from any walk of life will be able to relate to the content shared in this book, even experienced investors, as everyone can learn how to level up. I love the gaming analogy, which intrigued me from start to finish.

Grace Ruhara

We are told that investing is the way to become wealthy. But how do we invest without knowing how? Level Up! Your Strategy Guide to the Game of Investing by Keenan Morris is a business-oriented book focused on helping readers build a solid financial foundation by determining their current financial status and learning about financial freedom level by level. This allows them to focus on changing their mindset to achieve long-term benefits through an investment style customized to suit their needs. The author discusses the benefits of opening a savings account, which will enable account holders to deal with emergencies. This raises the dilemma about whether to pay off debts first or invest the funds, which factors to consider and what should be prioritized. The author admits that there will be financial losses and setbacks that investors will encounter. He provides strategies and tools to overcome them, the appropriate time to quit, and when to continue.

Keenan Morris uses video game analogies to explain the different levels that will enable readers to achieve financial competence and freedom. The videos complemented the discussions and made my reading experience fun and exciting. The author also shares short stories to provide a deeper understanding of financial concepts. Some of the examples apply to any financial setbacks that investors may face. There are also interview questions that will help readers evaluate their current financial status and apply the strategies and tools discussed to achieve financial freedom. The reference list and recommended texts provided at the end will enable readers to conduct further research concerning any topic of interest. I recommend Level Up! to those interested in upgrading their knowledge concerning managing and creating more money for a better future.