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Things You Should Know by Now: A Mini Life Manual for the Quarterly Aged Paperback – Bargain Price, March, 2003
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Jason Boyett is the co-author of Cheap Ways To... and an award-winning creative director for a print and communications company in Texas. He is a musician, artist and writer whose work has appeared in a variety of publications. When not working, he can most likely be found hanging out with his wife and two young children, playing the hammered dulcimer, or fly-fishing in New Mexico.
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For example, in the section on credit card debt, he advises you to get out of debt by slicing up your credit card and then canceling the account. Cutting the card up is fine, but he neglects to mention that canceling a card can actually HURT your credit score, because your credit rating is based on your debt as a percentage of the total credit available to you. So if you cancel a card, you have less total credit available. Even the most basic books on debt will tell you this, which leads me to beleive this guy did absolutely no research, at least in this area.
And.. a chapter on how to buy groceries? Uh.. if you made it to "quarter-aged", I'm pretty sure you have a basic idea of how to purchase groceries. His tips include making a list, and eating before you go.. wow thanks for the ground-breaking advice.
I also found his "humourous" puns to be quite annoying and so numerous as to be most of the filler in this book. And they're not even funny. There are also way too many personal stories about this guys life. I suppose one of the "Things I Should Know by Now" is that he was afraid of the pie man on Sesame Street. Who cares!
A total waste of time and energy. Most things I already knew, the others I didn't care about. I guess I'm ahead of the game then.
I just got it in the mail yesterday, couldn't put it down, and have been laughing 'til my ribs hurt. Shared it with my morning carpool (a typically lazy 9th grade student who later mentioned to me, "That's a Cool book"). Brought it to school to show some teacher-colleagues. Even brought it with me to show some friends last nite at a mellow Edwin McCain/Sister Hazel concert.
Some of the practical advice Boyett gives makes me whimper with shame, mostly because I didn't know I should've known it by now. But upon jumping around (you are encouraged to browse the book), I decided to read the EPILOGUE early and was impressed by Boyett's conversational, casual, disarming, and never-condescending voice as a writer, Christian, and caring soul. We need more of these kinds of writers who are willing to bring practical faith into a practical world.