This audiobook will provide a plan that anyone can follow to use the power of concepts like "Pay Yourself First", "the Latte Factor", and "Make it Automatic" to build wealth fast, as well as all-new strategies tailored to the needs of late bloomers. Whether in your 30s, 40s, 50s, or even older, Bach's simple, clear, concise, and empowering guide provides an easy game plan for building a healthy savings.
©2005 David Bach; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
This is a good book, with some solid ideas. The detail with which he explains his theories is both good and bad. For one thing, in the printed version, there are a lot of charts, so in the audiobook the narrator reads off all the repetitive stats from the charts in a very long, monotonous way. In the text version, you would just glance at the chart, get the gist, and move on...in the audiobook, you have to listen to it for over 5 minutes sometimes. A little annoying, because you get the concept after the first few examples, then have to listen to him drone on through the whole chart.
Also, a lot of the advice relates directly to Americans only. I am Canadian, and though I found the general theories sound, the specific advice (401k, etc) was not as helpful.
All in all, a worthy buy.
I loved David Bach's Automatic Millionare and the associated audio book - it tanslated well and was engaging.
This book would be a great read but the audio book was horrific! The author narrates through the charts in the book in a monotone voice for what seems to be unending minutes. The book and topic are well worth reading - but skip the audio book - - - I had to turn it off after the 3rd or 4th chart out of sheer boredom.
Buy the book and not the audio version for this one! - or at least read the book first
The lists! List, after list, after list!
Nothing against the narrator, he's actually fine as far as I am concerned. Also, nothing against the book - I plan to go buy a paper copy. BUT, I just could not keep listening to the lists of information! They went on and on, well past the time when the point had been made!
If the lists were printed in a pdf to go with the book, the book would be fine, since the rest of the info is great.
Tells you those little things that will allow you to have a better now and a great future. I immediately did three things in the book that prior to listening to it sounded insurmountable, after listening, couldn't figure out why I didn't do it years earlier. I bought an investment building, with no real impact on my life, with little risk, with equity I didn't give consideration to in the past. It's three months later and everything is working as expected. Easy to listen to.
Start Late,Finish Rich does a great job simplifying financial survival and independence with some very basic, sound financial principles of Spend Less, Save More, and Earn More. He has excellent, realistic ideas that almost anyone can impliment in changing their money habits. I have started already.
This book is filled with practical, usable no nonsense information. I encourage everyone to read it who wants to assure him or herself an excellent financial future.
David is able to covey the idea of saving for retirement in a way anyone can understand. I whole heartedly believe that if you follow these ideas you can achieve your dream of retiring one day.
I read the book and got the download to hear again later and have my children listen to. However, there are tables and forms in the book which are, of course, not accessible as a listener. The narrator actually reads the tables and it is frustrating. Get the book - it is excellent advise and content - and choose something else to listen to.
Only in book form.
Nothing. It needs to be read and written in.
I think it was a good audio but due to the numbers and analysis I found the two together to be a more learner friendly approach.
I found the portraits of the typical millionaire very interesting and compelling.
Yes I would. I thought it was well done
The latte factor for one, just how little changes can make big differences over time
My only comment is in reference to directly reading the tables that show growth of investments over time, it's easy to see in the print version but doesn't translate well to audible presentation.
"So simple yet so effective"
There are few books that can really give you a clear step by step process to allow you to make a change or make an improvement in your life where u can see immediate effect. I got the book, listened to it through, listened again looked into different accounts, schemes etc. Set up my various pots for automated monthly savings and VOILA! Savings in an instant! So simple and so effective...
I also then listened to a couple of his other books... he's a lucky man that can basically use the same principles but changes the title of the book to give the same message. Thankfully he is articulate and to the point and conversational so he holds your attention well.
If you're struggling to get a hold of your money issues this book is a great help to get you started with immediate results!
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