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Rich Bitch

A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together... Finally
Narrated by: Nicole Lapin
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (780 ratings)
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Take control of your money - and your life - now.

Forget everything you've ever learned about money: this is not your ordinary finance book. Financial journalist Nicole Lapin knows money and has rewritten the rules with this refreshing and accessible guide to understanding money basics written especially for you.

Should you buy or lease a car? Should you buy a home or rent? How much do you need to save, and how should you save it? What should you do about your debt? How much should you be spending? What kind of insurance do you need? These are all important questions. But first you need to ask yourself how you want to live and how you will get there.

There are some hard-and-fast rules about finance, sure, but when it comes to your money, the only person who can tell you how to spend it is you. With her 12-step, 12-month program, Lapin will show you how to create a tailored plan for your finances that makes sense for your income, debt, spending habits, and plans for the future. Along the way, she busts the old money myths that haven't gotten us anywhere and teaches you the ABCs of finance, from assets to zero down and everything in between, all in a language you can understand.

The sooner you can speak the language of money, the sooner you can live the life you want. Lapin guides you step by step, first showing you how to make a list of goals, then devising a plan to make sure you achieve them - debt free, worry free, and in control. It's time to stop fearing finances and let Rich Bitch help you face the facts. You're not alone in this anymore!

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A book for the Young Woman

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Nope.

First off - this book is written for Women and you'd better be prepared to be called a bitch about every 2-3 minutes which meant I couldn't listen out loud anywhere near where my kids could hear. She does warn you in the beginning however so it's not a shock.

But this book is for the 18-early 20 something young, naïve, (shall we say sheltered), urbanite who is more worried about keeping up with a Kardashian than putting a household in order or kids through college. She goes on and on about opening savings accounts, balancing checkbooks, how to use credit cards... I'm sure there are people out there who need Intro to Personal Finance 101 - and this book is for them. Have no idea where you are going to live while strutting the streets of New York sipping a macchiato? This is your book!

She has great real life examples - very few I could relate to, but it helped break up the information. I did get sick of being called a "dumb bitch" "cheap bitch" etc, etc, etc... There was good information given and some does fly in the face of popular consensus, but I'm just not seeing how to get to be a "Rich Bitch" with her steps.

You list your bills, figure out your income, reduce your debt, save, invest, etc. But she assumes a (1-singular) credit card bill of $5000 and a $70k - $150k a year job. Ok so it took her a year of putting money toward her card... great. What about someone who's already in the hole and not making near that? Trust me - building credit is not an issue - fixing it is though.

And why so much time spent about working for yourself and networking? She says over and over - being your own boss or the boss may not be right for you. Then why harp for so long on how to talk to people and drum up networking contacts? Seems like that would be better for a second "Bossy Bitch" book or something.

What about Nicole Lapin’s performance did you like?

She has a very charismatic voice and is easy to listen to in bursts. I tried doing a marathon listening session while at my second job today and it just turned into droning noise as she went over and over investment options. She has a voice that takes a little getting used to, but not distracting and a good cadence and speed.

Could you see Rich Bitch being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

oh god no. This isn't one of those kinds of books.

Any additional comments?

It's an interesting listen and the first half is worth a listen if you are completely clueless and sent into the world on your own to make your way. It just wasn't what I was looking for in this stage of my life. And guys... if you can handle being called a bitch every 2 minutes - you go for it!

62 of 65 people found this review helpful

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Great book!

Nicole is knowledgeable and entertaining! Makes a gal motivated to get her financial life together! A must read/listen to!

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Good advice, difficult listening.

She has a good message and advice, but it's hard to listen to with the inflection of her voice and her cliche wording. I feel there could be more authenticity without being so over the top with her wording.

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Did not like the narrator.

The book would have been better if it was narrated by someone with a better voice.

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  • Lauren
  • Fullerton, CA, United States
  • 04-08-16

Guide to Money Management in Layman's Terms

What other book might you compare Rich Bitch to and why?

I tend to shy away from financial advice books because the language is far too complicated and the pertinent stuff is never really explained. There may be books similar to Lapin's, I simply haven't found them.

Any additional comments?

This book was fabulous. Lapin is an empowering woman. She breaks down money management and demystifies investments, budgets, debt, home ownership, and so much more. She gives it to you straight, no bull, no fancy jargon (and if there are any she quickly follows up with an explanation), and no marketing pitches. Like many books of this type, half the work is figuring out your goals (or end game, as Lapin refers to it), the next is figuring out how you're going to get there. Sometimes changing your mindset to align with your goal(s) is all you need to get going in the right direction. She says to treat yourself like a business, constantly changing, growing, and shifting. Money and finance should and can be for everyone, just listen to Lapin and your business (i.e. YOU) will flourish.

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Annoying narration

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I haven't been able to get through this because the author has such an annoying voice. I thought I could handle, but it just got worse. Too bad the overly perky narration ruined what could have been a good audiobook.

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Wonderful read with useful information

The book was well put together, had applicable information and was funny. I'd recommend it to any male or female.

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Good advice, terrible narration

Would you try another book from Nicole Lapin and/or Nicole Lapin?

I'd try a hardcopy book but I cannot listen to her voice

Would you be willing to try another one of Nicole Lapin’s performances?

No, I can't even get through this one.

Any additional comments?

It's a wonderful book, super helpful, and I'm sure some people can deal with her voice but I cannot finish it. It's totally subjective so I do not wish to turn anyone off from listening. My suggestion is to make sure you listen to the sample audio before buying.

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Helpful albeit a bit loud

I found the book to have some great suggestions. Nothing was too different from popular books I had read in the past, but it was a great and more modern take on the topic.

My main complaint would be that they perhaps should have considered a performer for the reading. The author has a TV voice means for short bursts to engage viewers for snips of news. I found it exhausting and sometimes stressful to hear her voice reading the material. It was like listening to the TV - which I don't normally do.

I still think it's worth it though, and I'm sure some people wouldn't be bothered by the voice.

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must listen

I love everything about this book. if your starting out in the work.force or you want to better your finance this is the book.for you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful