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The seventh book in seven years of the Finish Rich series (two million in print) is aimed at older readers who have neglected their savings. It reads like an infomercial script, brassily positive and unrelentingly motivational. Anyone can finish rich, says Bach (Automatic Millionaire, etc.), if they are willing to "spend less, save more, and make more." The bulk of the book describes a variety of tactics and strategies (many covered in his previous books) for accomplishing these three tasks. Readers of financial help books will have heard many of Bach's ideas before, but he does deliver a lion's share of solid advice in an entertaining format, and, for good measure, he throws in an occasional counterintuitive gem, such as why paying off credit card debt can be "a huge mistake." He also anticipates and overcomes common objections ("dealing with debt doesn't mean putting the rest of your life on hold"), although anyone impolite enough to push back too hard is dismissed: "I have a term for negative people who seem to enjoy raining on other people's parades. I call them 'dream stealers,' and I try to avoid them."
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Bach (author of The Automatic Millionaire, 2003, and Smart Women Finish Rich, 1999) wants readers to understand that starting late doesn't mean self-flagellation. However, it does demand specific activities, like spending less, saving more, making more, and giving and living more. Inside each chapter, positioned in memorable fashion, are his commandments. The "double latte" factor, for instance, asks about taking control of the smaller daily expenditures, whether it is an everyday Starbucks vente or a weekly Wal-Mart "fix." He talks to the safe-and-steady philosophy of investment, with warnings about trying to time the market. The common thread is his sage insistence of living well during life, not just during retirement. His conclusion is that the "happiest people are those who've lived meaningful lives." Barbara Jacobs
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A terrific book, read it in 1 day, and will go back to it for review at later dates. It lays out some strategies for gaining wealthy slowly, not a get rick quick book. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Nancy
All ages should read, good financial bases for all...your may not finish rich not but you will be financial secure and in a better position.Published 5 days ago by Liam J. Wylie
Really need financial advice, and this book is pretty straight forward.Published 10 days ago by Lori Herrman
This is an awesome book with practical advice on how to save for retirement at any point in life.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer