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You're Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead Hardcover – December 27, 2007
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Larry Winget is a great guy - he's tough, talks straight and has a big heart. Read this book if you need a good kick in the butt!"
Robert Kiyosaki, Investor, Entrepreneur, Teacher, and Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad
"I love this little book! Larry is authentic, sincere and generous in his advice. So shape up and STOP being broke... FOREVER! Listen to this man. He is the ROCK STAR of personal finance!"
Keith Ferrazzi, author Never Eat Alone
Larry Wingets no-nonsense advice will make a difference in your life today. His plain talk and simple solutions - right in this book-are what every American needs to go from broke to making money and living life. If youre feeling broke, get this book, now.
Jennifer Openshaw, Author of The Millionaire Zone
"Classic Winget. Bold, brash, and exactly on target. If you want to escape debt and get your life back, this book is your game plan."
Randy Gage, author, Why You're Dumb, Sick & Broke... And How to Get Smart, Healthy & Rich!
"Go Winget, go! Larry tells it like it is (in his trademark style), and gets in your face to make you FACE your financial reality (or lack thereof). Stop thinking and acting broke, and get with his program. It can change your life."
David Bach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
About the Author
Larry Winget is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller ItÂs Called Work for a Reason! Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault (Gotham Books, 2007) and Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life. The star of A&EÂs reality series, Big Spender, he has also appeared on CNBC and is one of the countryÂs highest paid speakers.
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Suggestion. Buy the book for as cheap as you can. He won't care
Larry is much more brash and abrupt but stylistically, we just clicked. He's very much into no excuses and biting the pill and handling business. I like that a lot. His strategies are in many ways common sense, but he has a way of putting things that makes it click. And besides, being broke isn't about not having common sense, it's more about lying to yourself and not doing what you know you should.
His brutal repetitions of You're broke b/c you want to be is just really something I needed to hear. And he masterfully destroys just about every rationalization you can come up with. Perhaps the best was when he asks you to make a list of what's most important to you, then juxtapose it against what you spend your money on. He tells you the latter is what 'really' matters to you and it's hard to argue with.
All in all I think this is a great book. If you're a Ramseyite, you'll very much like this unless you get offended easy with strong language. Even though there's minor profanity, I think it literally has to be there, the whole tone and effect would be lost without it. And if you read this book and first find yourself taking issue with the language, it's likely just an excuse you're making for yourself.
Anyway, I loved it and am going to buy the rest of his stuff (with my extra money after I've paid all of my bills ;-), put plenty away for savings and donated to my monthly charities). And although I loathe watching TV, I'll probably even watch his TV show just b/c he kicks so much a55.
If you have friends, relatives, children, or acquaintances that always seem to have their hands out, now you have something to give them that will really help them! After all, are you a bank, or a rescue ranger or a financial first responder? No! Love them with the best and give those in need a copy of this book! Thats what I do!