You’re Broke Because You Want to Be

How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead You’re Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead by Larry Winget
My review
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Usually when I read a book in 2 days, it’s because I really liked it and couldn’t put it down. In this case though, it was more like, I couldn’t wait to put it down so I could move on. It’s not that it’s a bad book, it’s just not for me. Larry Winget’s in-your-face persona probably works a lot better in person, or on TV. It doesn’t work quite as well in a book, because you can always just put the book aside. If this book is going to help you, you have to want the help, and you have to actually be broke. Which I am not. There’s a whole chapter about “some stuff you haven’t heard before,” but I had heard pretty much all of them. And that’s what it comes down to: the book is a lot of common sense stuff, presented in a way that is a swift kick in the ass for people who don’t have that common sense. “You have $20k in shoes, you should probably sell them to pay for your credit card bill.” The worksheets and exercises could come in handy for some, and I enjoyed the success stories of his rich friends in the last chapter. But overall, it’s probably not a book I would recommend to many people, unless they are in denial about their financial strife.
Next up is Crawling by Elisha Cooper.