Set for Life

Dominate Life, Money, and the American Dream
Narrated by: Scott Trench
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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Set yourself up for life as early as possible and enjoy life on your terms! 

Are you tied to a nine-to-five workweek? Would you like to “retire” from wage-paying work within 10 years? Are you in your 20s or 30s and would like to be financially free - the sort of free that ensures you spend the best part of your day and week, and the best years of your life, doing what you want? 

Building wealth is always possible, even while working full-time, earning a median income, and making up for a negative net worth. By layering philosophy with practical knowledge, Set for Life gives young professionals the fiscal confidence they need to conquer financial goals early in life. Accumulating a lifetime of wealth in a short period of time involves working harder and smarter than the average person, and Set for Life demonstrates how to do just that - from zero savings to five figures, then to six figures, and finally, to the ultimate goal of financial freedom. 

Wealth isn’t just about a nest egg, setting aside money for a “rainy day”, or accumulating an emergency fund. True wealth is about building out a financial runway - creating enough readily accessible wealth that you can survive without work for a year. Then five years. Then for life. 

Listeners will learn how to: 

  • Save more income - 50-plus percent of it, while still having fun 
  • Double or triple your income in three to five years 
  •  Secure “real” assets and avoid “false” ones that destroy wealth  
©2017 Scott Trench (P)2017 Scott Trench

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Escape the matrix!

This book is critical to erase the brainwashing that society implants in everyone.

The strategies outlined by Scott will truly help a lot of people that seek to escape the rat race set themselves up you be financially independent.

Hopefully I can get all my friends to read this book.

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Amazing content! a must for young professionals!

Scott Trench was able to summarize countless personal finance articles, podcast, and other media for which I have received my own mindset about finance and life as a whole. Where the hell was this book back when I was getting out of college! this book is like a great combination of rich dad poor dad by robert kiosaki and I will teach you to be rich by Ramit Sethi. this book is an absolutely perfect gift for any young professional looking for a manual on adulting done right, or even better than "right". read this book, implement these strategies, and prosper! - Nat Geary

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Loved the audiobook, very insightful

This book has helpful information from the average earners standpoint. Definitely something to listen to over and over. Buy the book to have on hand if you ever need to go back and review the information

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  • 02-10-18

An Excellent Money Management Book

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I'm an avid reader of this type of book and content. I've read GoCurryCracker, Mr. Money Mustache, The Millionaire Fastlane, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and a bunch of other books and blogs. This one is among the absolute best. There aren't too many revolutionary ideas here, but they are packaged in a way that is easy to understand and fairly comprehensive. I also loved that the author narrated himself and he does a great job. There are several absolute gems in this book. Awesome read.

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Set for American life

This book is mainly geared for the average American office worker with little or no understanding of personal finance. However the book have some main good points and will set the foundation for anybody interested in improve its personal finances. The best key points I like from the book are: focus on lower your mayor fixed expenses (housing), clean up any bad debt before you start to invest or acquire any good debt. Understand what your goals are. Review your net worth regularly. Understand how you are spending your time and how that will impact your finances in the long term. Understand how leverage can accelerate you to faster reach financial freedom. I think the best advice from the book is about the false idea / trap of stock picking as a way to reach financial freedom which I think many investor experience over a lifetime. The bad thing with the book is that it is heavy geared towards American people/context and based on the authors own experience and circumstances. Example of a strange advice given in the book: "if you cannot house hack the move to another city where you can". Should both me and my wife quit our jobs, move to another country/city just so that we can house hack ? just becomes house hacking was working for the author does not mean it will work for all.

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Thank you Scott Trench

Scott,


You were talking directly to me in this book. I think you outlined the American Dream wonderfully. Through large marketing campaigns from Big corporations we have been taught that we need to consume to have happiness. This couldn’t be further from the truth because in reality, we create a lifestyle that is difficult to support without working your typical wage paying job.

You have given me the inspiration to purse more in life and take calculated risks. I am aspiring to build a financial runaway ($25-$40k). With little debt, $5k car loan and no student loans, I am in perfect position to do something more risky, Working for a startup or a sales position that has more ability to increase my income in the short term. I am currently working “the safe job” at a large multinational corporation as a financial analyst. I took this job because of advice I was given . Now, I see the way to give myself a chance at pursing my dreams and not someone else’s is by taking a “career risks”. It is less risky when you have your own capital to support yourself.

Thank you. I still have a lot to learn, but your book leaves me craving more knowledge and wanting more answers. This is what a good novel does!

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Thougt Provoking

This book really made me step back and take a deep look at my current financial status and where I want to be. It provides step by step instructions to help you become closer to financial freedom. This book should be a must read for all young adults just finishing high school. What a difference it would have made for me 15 years ago, but snce its never too late, theres still hope for me!

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i love this book!!!

this book is awesome real life step by steps guide to help you reach financial freedom❤❤❤

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get it!

If you're in your Twentys and thirtys or just got outta high school Not knowing what to do with yourself. Grab this book, this audio! Study it like it's your Bible!!!

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Useful info dictated by a non-annoying voice

I gained info I have not found elsewhere. The point of view and narration is easy to understand and worth the time to listen too.

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  • DAMIAN SMITH
  • 01-10-20

Fantastic Book

Really enjoyable book and actually helps people at the first stage. From getting out of debt to becoming financially free, this book is definitely worth a read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-19

A book of knowledge, Very important one

Scott really push the concept of early retirement to your mind and share light on what nesecry to attain it.
It showed me where my weak spots i need to remove and gave me a plan to the future.
Really recomend this book. Already feel free

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  • 12-12-18

Good basic info on financial freedom

I enjoyed this book and I'd recommend it to all people new to the topic of financial freedom. more advanced readers may find it too basic though.

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  • Roland Halo
  • 09-09-17

wow. best book on finance for me.

awesome book. many tips and tricks for starting out and advance investors. you should read it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-19

Good for those without their mortgage

One of his main points is purchasing property to then use it as a primary residence and rent part out, this ain’t applicable for myself who has a mortgage, married and a child. Most other points are practical and of good use however.

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  • Daniel
  • 07-12-19

awesome audiobook!!

a must read for gaining wise financial advice from the pros at bigger pockets if you want financial freedom...brilliant!!