You're Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead

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You're Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead

Format:  Paperback,

204 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Dec 2008

ISBN-13: 9781592404292

ISBN-10: 1592404294

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Now in paperback: The "New York Times" bestselling author and star of A&E's reality series "Big Spender," Larry Winget, cleans up America's personal finance crisis
More than 40 percent of families today are feeling financial pressure: spending more than they earn, and worrying about retiring and being dependent on the government, family, or charity. Larry Winget knows. He grew up poor, then made and lost a fortune when a business in which he?d invested went bankrupt. But he worked his way back from rock bottom to become a multimillionaire.
In "You?re Broke Because You Want to Be," Winget expands on the ideas that have made his popular television show "Big Spender" a hit and offers straightforward talk about coming to grips with your finances, such as:
- Feel bad. Have remorse. You need to feel deep emotion to take action. So start crying and take responsibility.
- Figure out who you owe and how much you owe. It?ll be a scary number to face, but you need to know where you are and what you have.
- ?People are stupid, lazy, or they don't give a damn.? You already know you "need" to do something; Larry will help you finally "do" something.
- Are you more interested in looking cool and being cute or providing a financially secure future for your family? How you spend your money will tell you that. With a boot-camp regimen that is steeped in personal accountability, Winget cuts through the double-talk contained in most finance books and presents a simple, guided program that is sure to motivate anyone out of their money problems.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Dec 2008
ISBN-13: 9781592404292
ISBN-10: 1592404294
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 204
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.44
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 7.75 x 0.75

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Review by Library Journal (2008-12-09)

The irascible host of A&E's Big Spender-a pull-yourself-up-from-your-bootstraps kind of dude-Winget differentiates between poverty (a chronic condition) and merely being broke. The broke are either overspending or under earning; Winget argues that the broke can be fixed, challenging me and my ilk to take a good, hard look at ourselves, our habits, and our personal finances, leading us down the road to balance. Winget rejects any form of whining and demands that readers accept responsibility. Direct confrontation works on reality TV; as long as dudes are willing to be honest, it works here, too. Gotham's $14 paperback is coming in December. Car commuters might like the unabridged audio versions read by the author.

-Douglas C. Lord, Connecticut State Lib., Middletown

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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