I Will Teach You To Be Rich

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I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Format:  Paperback,

266 pages

Publisher: Workman Pub Co

Publish Date: Mar 2009

ISBN-13: 9780761147480

ISBN-10: 0761147489

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At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes "I Will Teach You To Be Rich," Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance-- banking, saving, budgeting, and investing--and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.
Sethi covers how to save time by not wasting it managing money; the guns and cars myth of credit cards; how to negotiate like an Indian--the conversation "begins" with "no"; why "Budgeting Doesn't Have to Suck "; how to get things rolling--for real--with only $20; what most people don't understand about taxes; how to get a CEO to take "you" out to lunch; how to avoid the Super Mario Brothers trap by making your savings work harder than you do; the difference between cheap and frugal; the hidden relationship between money and food. Not to mention his first key lesson: Getting started is more important than being the smartest person in the room. Integrated with his website, where readers can use interactive charts, follow up on the latest information, and join the community, it is a hip blueprint to building wealth and financial security.
Every month, 175,000 unique visitors come to Ramit Sethi's website, Iwillteachyoutoberich.com, to discover the path to financial freedom. They praise him thoughtfully ("Your site summarizes everything I want with my life--to be rich in finances, rich in experience, rich in family blessings," "Dan Esparza") and effusively ("Dude, you rock. I love this site " "Richard Wu"). The press has caught on, too: "Ramit Sethi is a rising star in the world of personal finance writing . . . one singularly attuned to the sensibilities of his generation. his style is part frat boy and part silicon Valley geek, with a little bit of San Francisco hipster thrown in" ("San Francisco Chronicle"). His writing is smart, his voice is full of attitude, and his ideas are uncommonly sound and refreshingly hype-free.

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Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Publish Date: Mar 2009
ISBN-13: 9780761147480
ISBN-10: 0761147489
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 266
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.75 x 0.5

Chapter outline

Introduction: Would You Rather Be Sexy or Rich?
Why do people get fat after college? The eerily similar guilt about spending and not working out.
Counterintuitive but true: We need less personal-finance information
Common excuses for not managing money
Stop debating minutiae and get something done
The key messages of I Will Teach You to Be Rich
'Rich' isn't just about money: What does it mean to you?
Optimize Your Credit Cards: How to beat the credit card companies at their own game Why Indian people love negotiating
How credit can help you be rich
Picking the best credit card for airline miles, cash back, and rewards
Getting a card when you have no income
The six commandments of credit cards
How to negotiate with your credit card company to get fees waived and receive lower rates
Why you shouldalways buy electronics, travel, and furniture on your credit card
What not to do with your cards
The burden of student loans
When credit cards go bad
Five steps to ridding yourself of debt
Week One: Action Steps
Beat the Banks: Open high-interest, low-hassle accounts and negotiate fees like an Indian
Why old people are afraid of online bankseven though they offer the best new accounts you can ge

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Investment!!! This book is great! I recommend it to anyone who "really" wants to be rich and is willing to do the work to get there. The information and advice is very useful and easy to follow. The author has a great sense of humor that comes out in his writing style and thus makes the book fun to read and hard to put down. I am definitely on my way to being RICH!!!! 01/26/2010
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