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1.0 out of 5 stars Really not helpful or even accurate, June 1, 2012
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I am a big saver myself but this book if followed, would lead to another financial crises! You need to spend money wisely in a healthy economy and this book all but tells you to spend nothing- except what the author believes he should spend money on. For example, he preaches that one should not spend on travel, which many people, myself included, believe this is a worthwhile investment in one's life and is what making money is all about. I would not give this to my child as I am afraid that this book is overboard. My goodness, I don't want to create a cheapskate, just a smart, well informed person who knows what they have, what they should save and what they should spend. There is a healthy balance and this book does not talk about that balance. The worst thing one could do is stay shut up in a cheap apartment (as the author does not believe in spending what you can afford) and die with a large savings account, having not enjoyed it. I prefer to teach people that you should save and spend wisely. You don't need to buy this book for that.
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Initial post: Jun 15, 2012 9:48:48 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 10:17:01 AM PDT
Jonathan L. says:
Neither is your response.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012 6:28:38 AM PDT
I came to this review from LearnVest.com, where the MoneyMic episode from today is about a woman who read Bissonnette's book. After reading Dave Ramsey's first big book, I thought I would have a look at the reviews, maybe even buy the book. For me, I tend to put more stock in the critical but helpful reviews on amazon. So I clicked on the above to see what this J. Jones person thought. From her response, my impression was that it sounded like Bissonnette was offering a perspective that ran counter to what J. Jones thought. Okay, there is nothing wrong with that. Fair enough. But then I get to Bissonnette's response "You are not very intelligent..." and decided not to buy the book. So thank you, Zachary Bissonnette, you've inspired me NOT to buy your book.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 8:20:29 PM PDT
Primede says:
How do we know that's the real Zach Bissonnette that posted?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2013 4:22:28 PM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Aug 18, 2013 6:46:36 PM PDT]

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 8:29:17 PM PDT
I'm pretty sure that is not the author. Anyone can create an account and do something like this.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2013 6:54:54 AM PDT
I'm pretty sure that Zac Bissonette, who is concerned with selling good books, wouldn't make that shortsighted a response.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2013 6:57:44 AM PDT
He's not the author - you can find that out under the reviewer page.

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 1:47:47 PM PDT
Smoking Ace says:
Pretty sure that's the real author. Most of his reviews are rated very helpful and are on finance; one is even on the baseball player Lenny Dykstra, a person he discusses in the book. Either that or it's a catfish with way too much time on his hands.
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