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You're Broke Because You Want to Be | [Larry Winget]

You're Broke Because You Want to Be

The New York Times best-selling author of It's Called Work for a Reason! and star of the A&E's reality show Big Spender cleans up America's personal-finance crisis with a butt-kicking, straight-talking, proven approach to prosperity.
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The New York Times best-selling author of It's Called Work for a Reason! and star of the A&E's reality show Big Spender cleans up America's personal-finance crisis with a butt-kicking, straight-talking, proven approach to prosperity.

©2007 Larry Winget; (P)2007 Penguin

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    igor lacerda 05-30-09 Listener Since 2008
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    "It is a nice kick on the butt. I recommend it."

    This book is a reality check for all the lazy and irresponsible people out there. People have the habit of saying, "I need to MAKE more money," and complain. What they do need is "to EARN more money"! So use your brain and you can be a winner. Unfortunately in life there are "winners" and "loosers" and this book may not be the right choice for "lazy people" because it will hurt their feelings. But if you have a winning attitude who's fallen behind a little in managing your money, this is definetely the right book for you.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Yucca Valley, CA, USA 06-12-10
    Kevin Yucca Valley, CA, USA 06-12-10
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    "Not good at all!!"

    If you have read or listened to "Shut up stop whining" (which is GREAT!), then don't bother with this one. He says the same thing over and over and over. He also contradicts himself by saying in the beginning that other speakers tell you to say "I am rich" or whatever, to yourself everyday and it doesn't work, but 55 minutes into this audio book, he says that in school he did this everyday and that's what worked. ????

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Calgary, Alberta, Canada 05-03-10
    Barbara Calgary, Alberta, Canada 05-03-10 Member Since 2007

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    "A Shocker!"

    When I bought this audiobook, I knew Larry was going to be "in your face", but I like direct people. The exercises in the book were shocking, and they shouldn't have been - what's most important to you? Does your spending follow that list? - I didn't know what I didn't know! If you listen to this book, do the exercises and make necessary changes with the honesty and integrity that Larry comes to this project with - things will get better for you financially. Larry may slap you into the real world, but he is also going to be there to help you deal with your reality check. Thanks Larry!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    marvin Clifton, NJ, United States 11-07-13
    marvin Clifton, NJ, United States 11-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    If you could sum up You're Broke Because You Want to Be in three words, what would they be?

    This book is the conversation adults need to have with their kids. I wish someone could have said this stuff to me. Thanks so much for being transparent.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    cory Rosevile, United States 06-24-13
    cory Rosevile, United States 06-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "nobody wants to be broke."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    its kindof a kick in the butt. get up and do it. just a opinion so take with a grain of salt. I listened to it in one sitting and it was easy to stay focused.


    What did you like best about this story?

    good motovation to getting up and getting things done.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    i think he did fine. kept it real!


    Do you think You're Broke Because You Want to Be needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    you could write these books all day long because there is so much knowlege out there and opinions on how something should be done. good book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Randy A Hausner Phoenix, Arizona United States 09-25-12
    Randy A Hausner Phoenix, Arizona United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesomely true...now do what he says."
    Would you listen to You're Broke Because You Want to Be again? Why?

    Yes. This was a great book that speaks the truth. If you get mad while listening to it, it's because he's speaking directly too you.


    Have you listened to any of Larry Winget’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I split it up in several different time periods so as to digest it better.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not broke, actually, I practice a lot of the techniques in this book already. Yet, I still learned from it. You can too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Davis, CA, USA 01-08-10
    Matthew Davis, CA, USA 01-08-10
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    "Wow"

    If there's one guy I'd like to meet in this world it would be Larry. No nonsense, tell it like it is, stuff my parents should have taught me (however I'm not blaming them, Larry) Thanks for this book!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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