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Don't Be a Mule: A down-to-earth, common-sense approach to saving more, spending less, and generating extra money in your everyday life. Paperback – October 28, 2009
About the Author
David Bakke earned his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida. David currently serves as a department manager in the retail industry. David resides with his wife and son outside Atlanta, GA.
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After realizing his predictiment, David began a disciplined approach to reducing his debts and getting control of his life. The book is chock full of ideas for saving money. The best advice in the book is to realzie that you can save money both by buying things for less, but also by realizing that many of the things we buy we really don't need.
Unlike many finance books, David does not preach from on high. Instead he is much more like a peer, sitting beside you saying I went through this debt thing just like you. I survived and so can you, now lets get started.
As a financial advisor, I know first hand how many of my client's lament that their children don't take their advice when it comes to money. This is one book that might help since the advice comes for someone in their thirties instead of their parents
I have read many of the `How to get Rich' books, this is unlike them. It actually prevents you from being poor, or paying out huge amounts for things we don't need to.
The big advantage this book has over any other I have read is that it is written in a language you can understand. You don't need to be a financial advisor or `Whizz Kid' on `Wall street' to grasp the concept. Some of it are very humorous but carry an important life learning message.
If you need to erase credit card debt, save money on bills, save money on groceries, save money on gas, get free credit reports, increase you income, make more money at work, plus frugal living tips in a nutshell; This is the only book you will need.
If you or you know someone who is having a few financial problems or you just want your money to go a little further, you need to get the book now. I have given it to my brother as an additional wedding gift, considering 30% of marriages end in divorce due to finances; this should be a compulsive read for all newlyweds. I hope it helps him as much as it does me.
Within just 200 pages David Bakke provides a wealth of tips, tools, and techniques to save you money and helps a person shift their mindset in order to become more financially free. One quote from the book I love is this: "Did you know that fixing or fine-tuning your finances has very little to do with how much money you actually make, and much more to do with your mental outlook and your particular thoughts about money?" As a coach one of the things I do is help people shift their mindset so they can more powerfully take back control of every area of their life in order to achieve their personal and professional goals and dreams. That quote perfectly sums up the first step you need to take to improve the money area of your life. Once you have the right mindset in place, managing your money becomes less stressful and actually enjoyable over time!
I would highly recommend that financial planners, accountants, CPAs, and coaches all over the world give this book to their clients as a gift. Your clients will love you and you will helping to change the world one person at a time.
~ Kris Cavanaugh
C.E.O. Catalyst & Coach
Whole-heartedly recommend this book to those who need a little reinforcement in their life - especially in these times when everyone is making cutbacks.