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It’s time to claim your financial freedom. All you need is a road map to follow, and you can create a life most people only dream about. A life free from financial stress. A life full of what matters most to you.

In Retire Before Mom and Dad, you’ll learn how to unlock the superpower inside of you that is capable of transforming almost any income into lasting financial freedom. And, you’ll discover that it’s not about scrimping and sacrificing to get there.

Forbes deputy editor and personal finance expert Rob Berger will teach you:

  • The five money myths that are keeping you from a life of financial freedom
  • The step-by-step plan you need to save money without giving up your favorite hobbies
  • The rule of 857 that turns pocket change into thousands in savings
  • The superpower you have to become wealthy on just about any income
  • The ways to achieve financial freedom with auto pilot investing 
  • The seven levels of financial freedom and what it takes to reach each level

Change the way you see money. Instead of trying to buy happiness that is always one more purchase away, your money will buy your freedom. What you do with that freedom is up to you.

You only have one life to live. Make it count.

©2019 Rob Berger (P)2019 Rob Berger

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Excellent personal finance book!

This book is the condensed version of the Dough Roller podcasts. It is essentially his podcast of how to build wealth on any income, 7 level of financial freedom, 4 pillars of investing, and many other of his podcast that I can’t remember the titles to, but Is saved on my podcast! I could just say skip the book and listen to his podcast but this book summarized the best of his podcast into a book! I loved how Rob explained his philosophy of investing and saving and make you think as a true investor would instead of some gospel of rules that don’t apply to everybody. I highly recommend this to anybody who want financial freedom at any age.

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Its good. Also listen to JL Collins

Thank you to the author. Overall, not bad. Good general advice: invest early, invest as much as you can, and invest in low expense ratio funds. If you are interested in this topic
I highly recommend you listen to: The Simple Path to Wealth, by JL Collins.

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A simple and honest guide to building financial independence

I’d easily recommend this to anyone who is getting serious or has ever been serious about their finances and building wealth. Rob lays out the simple numbers on what it takes to be financially free and tells you how to get there. This book is great for everyone, regardless of age or income. If you’ve got kids, have them listen to this to teach them what they need to know about financial independence.

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Very Insightful

Great book! Wish this book was around 20 years ago. A must read for those starting out.

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Great blueprint for becoming financially free

This is a great book for someone who needs a lot of numbers and examples for finances. It would have been nice to have a pdf with this book to “see” the numbers also.

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it's a super book

not only does it advise on savings, spending but it also talks about investing in great relevant details. better than a random walk down wall street

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Just What I Needed

I really liked the straight-forward practical approach. Rob really simplifies what you need to do in order achieve financial freedom. The tools and videos which compliment the book are outstanding. I highly recommend this book!

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The only money you need

I really loved this book, it’s a one stop read for everything money. I’ve read and listened to countless books on money and this book is the most well rounded.

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Financial freedom in a nutshell!

I highly recommend this book if you are trying to set yourself on the path to financial freedom. Rob does a great job of putting things in perspective and backing it up with the data. I started on the path late in life so already had a good base to work from but I learned a lot more and found there are some things I can work on. Well worth the read.

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It will change your financial life

Very inspiring. If you need a book to help you learn how to become financially free. This is it, mixed in with practical examples, numbers and jokes. Thank you Rob Berger. You changed my life and I will be forever grateful!

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Essential Reading

Accessible, logical and thought-provoking. Berger masterfully guides you through everything from long term index fund investing to budgeting and debt. He leaves no stone unturned. No previous knowledge required. An essential read for anyone looking to improve their financial well-being.