10 Ways to Stay Broke...Forever: Why Be Rich When You Can Have This Much Fun Paperback – Apr 2 2013
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From the Back Cover
Why Be Rich When You Can Have This Much Fun?
Credit, financing, and debt exist for a reason: to have a good time. Why else would they be so readily available? It's gratifying to drive cars we can't afford, downright fun to buy expensive clothes we don't really need, and easy to own homes well beyond our means. At least until the music stops . . . and we're left with nothing but the bills. And the interest payments. And the sleepless nights. (And what do you mean you're taking my stuff back?!)
Personal finance experts Laura McDonald and Susan Misner realize that most of us never let it get quite to that point, but we've all got our little indulgences. You know, those small things that can become big things if we don't also indulge in a little financial responsibility. 10 Ways to Stay Broke . . . Forever takes you through the best ways to squander your money and short-change your financial future, showing you what all these good times are really costing you, what you can do about them, and how much more fun you can have later if you apply a measure of restraint now.
Their goal is to help everyone understand (and enjoy!) the difference between sustainable spending that allows you to build wealth and needless spending that will leave you, well, broke. Indeed, having money in your pocket is a good feeling, but having money in the bank means possessing power, possibility, and opportunity and nothing feels better than that. Yes, it's time to live within our means and redefine our needs!
So . . . are you ready to have some fiscally responsible fun?
About the Author
Laura J. McDonald and Susan L. Misner are the founders of GoldenGirlFinance.com and the authors of It's Your Money, Honey. Their mission is to make finance real, relevant, and relatable for people so they are better able to accumulate, grow, and protect their wealth.
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Top Customer Reviews
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"Hard assets. No your enviable butt does not count, though it is certainly worth something "
"You can liberate that precious headspace for more noble pursuits (homemade nachos, anyone?)"
"Also known as P2P lending (how hip and cool is that?)"
"Think of it as your weigh-in moment at Weight Watchers"
These dumb and cringeworthy remarks come twice every page on average and make the reading insufferable. The information contained in the book isn't bad, although really basic, but the writing style is so terrible that I could not make it through a single page without wondering who these authors think they are writing to.
I do not recommend it.