Saturday, May 23, 2009

Laugh out loud.

I don't care how "hip," or "irreverent" or "entertaining" a financial book is claiming to be, I still never expected it to contain this line:

Listen up, crybabies: This isn't your grandma's house and I'm not going to bake you cookies and coddle you. A lot of your financial problems are caused by one person: you.

Made me laugh out loud. That book is "I Will Teach You to be Rich," by Ramit Sethi, by the way. He has a blog.

The book is really interesting. Like many others have said, the information given isn't anything new, but that's one of the points of his book. Financial decisions aren't that hard, he says, you just have to learn to filter out all the noise like stock tips and get rich quick schemes. Make no mistakes, this book isn't about getting rich quick, it's about saving to be rich later in life, and then not ever having to work again. The best financial advice has been around a while, but it usually bears repeating.


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