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  • Not for Millionaires

  • 365 Days of Saving Money for Thousandaires
  • By: Frank Varano
  • Narrated by: Stuart Gauffi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Let's make those ends meet, no matter what's in the bank. Not for Millionaires: 365 Days of Saving Money for Thousandaires is a money-saving calendar that inspires more planning and less consuming, every day of the year. With a little patience and self-discipline, Not for Millionaires will raise awareness about your own spending habits and help you make the right economic choices to get out of debt, reduce your needs, and come to this startling conclusion: you have enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I had this 20 years ago

  • By lesley gomez on 12-12-17

Wish I had this 20 years ago

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-17

Would you listen to Not for Millionaires again? Why?

Contained useful, practical information on saving money that would have helped me avoid some money mistakes I made in the past.

What did you like best about this story?

This was presented as a daily calendar, so every "day" was a different money saving idea. Every "week" focused on a specific money topic (utility bills, mortgages, debt, insurance, health, cars, etc), so there were 52 short chapters that kept my attention. The weekly quotes were very enjoyable and the time estimates to complete each task made doing them seem more realistic.

What does Stuart Gauffi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Sounded genuinely friendly and pleasant to listen to - like a good friend giving me useful financial advice over a cup of coffee without being overbearing or preachy.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Not just the importance of planning, but HOW to plan. Learning a lot about what makes up a credit rating and how to improve it. Easy ways to save money around the house without much effort. The "year end review" gave a good summary of the most important aspects of saving money and avoiding waste.

Any additional comments?

Humorous introduction I could relate to.