I Will Teach You To Be Rich
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At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance--banking, saving, budgeting, and investing--and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.
Sethi covers how to save time by not wasting it managing money; the guns and cars myth of credit cards; how to negotiate like an Indian--the conversation begins with "no"; why "Budgeting Doesn't Have to Suck!"; how to get things rolling--for real--with only $20; what most people don't understand about taxes; how to get a CEO to take you out to lunch; how to avoid the Super Mario Brothers trap by making your savings work harder than you do; the difference between cheap and frugal; the hidden relationship between money and food. Not to mention his first key lesson: Getting started is more important than being the smartest person in the room. Integrated with his website, where readers can use interactive charts, follow up on the latest information, and join the community, it is a hip blueprint to building wealth and financial security.
Every month, 175,000 unique visitors come to Ramit Sethi's website, Iwillteachyoutoberich.com, to discover the path to financial freedom. They praise him thoughtfully ("Your site summarizes everything I want with my life--to be rich in finances, rich in experience, rich in family blessings," Dan Esparza) and effusively ("Dude, you rock. I love this site!" Richard Wu). The press has caught on, too: "Ramit Sethi is a rising star in the world of personal finance writing . . . one singularly attuned to the sensibilities of his generation. his style is part frat boy and part silicon Valley geek, with a little bit of San Francisco hipster thrown in" (San Francisco Chronicle). His writing is smart, his voice is full of attitude, and his ideas are uncommonly sound and refreshingly hype-free.
Great graduation gift
This is a great book for anyone just starting out, or anyone getting a late start. This book is probably the one thing every graduate should have as they set out to conquer the world. So practical. So easy to follow. Can't recommend it enough!
Nothing about becoming rich, but about being disciplined, automating, and using common sense in your finances to have money by the time you're near or before retirement. Save your money and just use common sense and discipline in your finances and avoid buying this book. Honestly, its value is only .99. The only one getting rich here is the author. Who wants to be rich when your old? The only people who could really get something out of this book would be grade school kids who could potentially have spendable, partying money by mid-twenties. I think I'm going to have my son read it; that way he'll be rich and partying and will have my diapers changed with his money.
A clear plan of action!
I was always disappointed that no one taught me how to handle money and credit growing up. For me, this book was a remedial money management course that covered the basic why-and-wherefores of credit and saving. The methodologies outlined in the book might not be for everyone, but if you're genuinely interested in figuring out your finances and want to know if you've got your bases covered, this book is great.