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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Are you wondering if it is too late for you to be rich? David Bach has a plan to help you live and finish rich—no matter where you start
 
As a number-one bestseller in its hardcover edition,  Start Late, Finish Rich has helped hundreds of thousands of people of all ages take control  of their financial future. Now you, too, can ramp up the road to financial security with David Bach’s inspiring, proven, and easy-to-follow “catch up” plan, which tailors his “Finish Rich” wisdom to those who forgot to save, procrastinated, or got sidetracked by life’s unexpected challenges.
 
In a swift, motivating read, David Bach gives you step-by-step instructions, worksheets, phone numbers, and website addresses—everything you need to put your “Start Late” plan into place right away. You will learn that even if you’re buried in debt, there’s still hope. You can spend less, save more, and make more—and it doesn’t have to hurt. With America’s best-loved money coach at your side, it’s never too late to change your financial destiny.

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“Here is one good source to help you realize that there are options and it is possible to create life the way you want it, financially speaking. . . . [Bach’s] work looks at many fine details and provides research backed up with actionable ideas. ” – Times-Colonist

“David Bach tackles head-on the common complaint for far too many complacent Canadians that they can’t help themselves financially or it is too late to do so. Bach’s practical messages with proven financial principles to help oneself are doable. . . . It’s never too late. Bach can help those who are motivated to help themselves.” – Canadian MoneySaver

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David Bach has a plan to help you live and finish rich--no matter where you start

So you feel like you''ve started late?
You are not alone.
What if I told you that right now as you flip through this book, 70% of the people in the store with you are living paycheck to paycheck?
What if I told you that the man browsing the aisle to your left owes more than $8,000 in credit card debt? And the woman on your right has less than $1,000 in savings?
See? You''re really not alone.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of people who''ve saved too little and borrowed too much will never catch up financially. Why? Because they don''t know how.
You can start late and finish rich--but you need a plan.
This book contains the plan. It''s inspiring, easy to follow, and is based on proven financial principles. Building a secure financial future for yourself isn''t something you can do overnight. It will take time and it will take work. But you can do it. Just because you started late doesn''t mean you are doomed to an uncertain future. Whether you''re in your thirties, forties, fifties, or beyond, there is still time to turn things around. It''s never too late to live and finish rich. All it takes is the decision to start.

--David Bach

Is it too late for me to get rich?

Over and over, people share their fears with David Bach, America''s leading money coach and the number-one national best-selling author of "The Automatic Millionaire. "If only I had started saving when I wasyounger!" they say. "Is there any hope for me?"
There IS hope, and help is here at last!
In "Start Late, Finish Rich, David Bach takes the "Finish Rich" wisdom that has already helped millions of people and tailors it specifically to all of us who forgot to save, procrastinated, or got sidetracked by life''s unexpected challenges.
Whether you are in your thirties, forties, fifties, or even older, Bach shows that you really can start late and still live and finish rich - and you can get your plan in place fast. In a motivating, swift read you learn how to ramp up the road to financial security with the principles of spend less, save more, make more - and most important, LIVE MORE. And he gives you the time tested plan to do it.
The "Start Late, Finish Rich promise is bold and clear:
Even if you are buried in debt - there is still hope.
You can get rich in real estate - by starting small.
Find your "Latte Factor" - and turbo charge it to save money you didn''t know you had.
You can start a business on the side - while you keep your old job and continue earning a paycheck.
You can spend less, save more and make more - and it doesn''t have to hurt.
David Bach gives you step-by-step instructions, worksheets, phone numbers and website addresses --everything you need to put your Start Late plan into place right away. And he shares the stories of ordinary Americans who have turned their lives around, at thirty, forty, fifty, even sixty years of age, and are now financially free. They did it, and now it''s your turn. With David Bach at your side, it''s never too late to change your financial destiny. It''s never too late to live your dreams. It''s never too lateto be free.

About the Author

David Bach is the author of the runaway bestseller The Automatic Millionaire, which spent fourteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and was simultaneously number one on the New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, and Wall Street Journal business bestsellers lists. He is also the author of the national bestsellers Smart Women Finish Rich, Smart Couples Finish Rich, and The Finish Rich Workbook. Bach has appeared twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show to share his strategies for living and finishing rich, and he is a regular contributor to CNN’s American Morning. His FinishRich® seminars are the leading financial seminars in North America, having been taught by thousands of financial advisors to more than half a million people in more than 2,000 cities. He lives in New York with his wife, Michelle, and his son, Jack. To read excerpts of any of David Bach’s books, please visit his website at www.finishrich.com.

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Chapter One

SO YOU STARTED LATE– GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK ALREADY!


Of all the things people say to me after they’ve read my books, attended one of my seminars, stopped me in an airport, or called in to my radio show, there is one comment I hear more than all the others put together:

“If only I had started saving when I was younger.”


SOMETIMES LIFE THROWS YOU A CURVEBALL
While some of you may blame yourselves for not having started earlier, I also know that many of you are starting late not because you were shortsighted or lazy or irresponsible, but because life threw you a curveball. I hear from people all the time who are starting late because of divorce, death, illness, disability, bankruptcy, poor career choices, lack of education–and on and on. Either way, it’s time to cut to the chase. What’s done is done. You can’t go back and fix the past.


THE PAST IS OVER
Oh, you say, if only I knew then what I know now, my whole life would be different.

Of course it would. But guess what–you didn’t know. Or if you did, you didn’t do what you knew you needed to be doing.

So it’s done. Finished. Settled.

Sometimes life is unfair.

But that’s okay.

You can move on.

You can get over it.

Stop asking yourself why you didn’t do what you should have done. The real question is: What are you going to do about it now?


NO MORE SAYING,“IF ONLY”!
For a long time now, you’ve been beating yourself up about what you haven’t done or should have done. Some of you have been beating yourselves up for your mistakes for decades. It’s unreal how tough we can be on ourselves.

We all do this. I’m no exception. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said to myself, “Oh, if only I hadn’t sold that house in Danville, California.” That house was the first house I ever owned. I bought it for $220,000 and sold it nearly five years later for $225,000. (Not exactly a Donald Trump real estate flip.) Today, that house is worth more than $700,000.
If only. . .

Or how about this one? If only I’d bought Dell stock when I bought my first Dell computer. A $10,000 investment in Dell back in 1994 would have been worth $963,000 at the end of 2003.

If only. . .

I could go on and on. But none of it matters. What matters is that with all the amazing mistakes I’ve made over the years, I still managed to become a multimillionaire. That’s because rather than looking back, I focus on going forward. And here’s the bottom line: If you are not yet as rich as you want to be, stop focusing on what you haven’t done and start focusing on what you want to do. And if you’re not yet who you want to be, get over that, too. You can become the person you really want to be. You start by letting go of all of the old stories you keep replaying in your head like a broken record or scratched CD.


YOU CAN’T COULDA-WOULDA-SHOULDA YOURSELF TO WEALTH OR HAPPINESS
You know what I’m talking about. So stop “shoulda-ing” all over yourself. It’s messy and makes you unhappy. I know. I’ve been there.

Instead, decide today–right now–to let it go. We all make mistakes. I’ve made them. You’ve made them. Your parents and friends have made them. We are all human. Mistakes hurt. But let’s not waste one more ounce of your energy, spirit, or time thinking about them, because all that will do is hold you back.

Keep this in mind:

The past will continue to be your future if you drag it along with you!


THE FASTEST WAY TO LET IT GO

Here’s an exercise I recommend you do. (Not this minute. Right now I want you to keep reading. But try it when you finish reading this chapter.) If you really want to get over something you regret, the fastest way to do it is to acknowledge the regret–and then burn it up. Literally.

Here’s what you do. Get yourself a blank sheet of paper and write down a list of as many of your personal “if only’s” you can think of.

If only I had saved more money.

If only I hadn’t quit that job.

If only I hadn’t taken the job I have.

If only I’d had kids.

If only I’d not had kids.

If only I had bet on the Yankees.

If only I hadn’t bet on the Red Sox.

I’m serious about this. Really go to town with it. Free-flow. Let it all hang out. Be honest with yourself. You’ve been beating yourself up over this stuff for years, so you might as well as get it down on paper.

When you’re finished making your list… set fire to it! I’m serious. Light a match and BURN IT UP. Let all those damn “if only’s” turn into ashes.

Have a “Goodbye If Only’s” party. Invite a friend over and do it together.

Just make sure you burn your “if only’s” somewhere safe. We don’t want you setting fire to your house. If burning them seems too extreme, then just tear up your “if only’s” into little pieces and toss them in the garbage can.


YOUR BRAIN IS HARDWIRED, BUT IT CAN BE REPROGRAMMED
The fact is that your brain is hardwired. You wake up each day, and for the most part you rethink 90% of what you thought about yesterday! Now think about that! It’s really quite amazing. You use the same words, you go through the same motions, and you often do the same things over and over and over again. What’s ironic is that we do the same things over and over and over again and then hope for a new result. This is called insanity!

Watch a fly try to fly through a window sometime. The fly is hardwired to think that the harder it tries, the better its result will be. Well, you and I both know that the fly is not going to get through that window because it is impossible to fly through glass!


YOU REALLY NEED TO GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK
I started off trying to convince you to give yourself a break because I know you really need it.

The one thing I’ve learned from coaching so many people on their lives and money is that we are just too brutal on ourselves. And what do we do when we actually make some progress? We beat ourselves up for not doing everything perfectly.

Take it from me. You’ve been way too hard on yourself over the years. If a friend or relative ever said the things to you that you’ve been saying to yourself, you’d stop talking to them. You’d end the relationship then and there. You’d cut them out of your life.

It’s a fact that no one will ever be as tough on you as you are on yourself. So give yourself a break.

Really.

OK, now let’s focus on what really matters: how money can help you buy your freedom.


Chapter Two

IT’S ABOUT YOUR MONEY, IT’S ABOUT YOUR FREEDOM

If I could give you only one gift, it would be the gift of freedom. The gift to be the person you were put here to be.

Why? Because you are a very special person. In fact, you’re unique. There is no one like you on the planet. You were put here for a reason, and I promise you it wasn’t to struggle through life.

What does any of this have to do with achieving financial security and independence? In a word, everything. If you are worried about money and your future, it’s more than likely you’re not living as free a life as you want. And if you’re not living as free a life as you want, how can you be living the life you were put here to live?


YOU EITHER GET IT OR YOU DON’T
It may not be politically correct to say so, but the brutal reality of life is that in almost every case ,if you sit down and get honest with yourself, you will find that 90% of your problems can be fixed with money.

Yes, I know we’re supposed to believe that money doesn’t make you happy.There are entire schools of philosophy built on that premise. Well, here’s what experience has taught me: Money may not make you happy, but LACK OF MONEY can certainly make you miserable.

When all is said and done, the way you get your freedom is to buy it. You don’t lease it. You don’t wish for it. You buy it, and then you own it.


THE HANDWRITING IS ON THE WALL
In 2002 and 2003,the American Association of Retired Persons sponsored an in-depth study of baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964). It revealed some amazing things about their attitudes and experience. Perhaps its most significant finding was this:

Personal finance and work are among the least satisfying aspects of baby boomers’ lives.

Specifically:

• While higher-earning boomers tend to be more satisfied with their lives than lower-income boomers, only about 20% of all boomers (one in five) are satisfied with their finances.

• One in four says the worst thing about their lives right now is their finances.

• One in three names personal finances as the one area of their lives they would most like to improve.

• Lack of finances makes it hard for baby boomers to enjoy leisure activities.

• Higher education is no guarantee of financial well-being. Only 20% of college-educated boomers are satisfied with their finances.

• Less-educated boomers are equally unhappy; only 22% of them said they were satisfied with their finances. Perhaps the single most eye-opening finding of the AARP study is this:

In terms of their single largest ambition, both men and women mention dreams ofan improved financial situation.

Read that again. The AARP surveyed thousands of baby boomers and found that their single biggest dream is to get their financial lives together.

Why? Because millions of them have put off saving–and now that they are getting older (and living longer),they’re realizing that they face a huge problem.

What’s the problem they face? Well, according to the AARP:

When contemplating their personal finances, slim majorities of younger adults (58%) and boomers (54%) and just half of older Americans (50%) believe they are likely to reach their goals in the area of personal finances.

In other words, nearly half of us–old, young, and in between–DON’T believe we’ll be able to achieve our financial goals. What makes this finding so shocking is that the same AARP study found that most boomers and younger adults are confident about just about every other area of life. They believe their lives are bound to improve over the next five years in terms of relations with family and friends, mental health, religious or spiritual concerns, work or career, and physical health.

This is why it is so important for you to decide right now that even though you are starting late, YOU ARE GOING TO FINISH RICH. The race of your life is already on. You can continue to sit on the sidelines, moaning about how you should have gotten started last year or 10 years ago or 30 years ago. Or you can get up and start running.


NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS
OK, are you ready to be motivated? Well, consider this: We are totally blessed in this country. As a society, America has achieved more financially over the last century than the entire world has in all previous centuries combined. Our standard of living is higher, our life expectancy is longer, and our educational and recreational opportunities are greater today than they’ve ever been.

Within your lifetime, the wealth of the United States has increased by a staggering amount–jumping from about $6 trillion 50 years ago to some $30 trillion today. And while many people are broke and struggling, a whole lot of other people are LOADED.

Indeed, never before in our planet’s history have so many people been so wealthy. According to Merrill Lynch & Co.’s 2004 World Wealth Report, the number of millionaires in the United States (which the report defines as people with at least $1 million in financial or liquid assets) jumped by 14% to 2.27 million in 2003.In other words, one out of every 125 Americans is now a millionaire.

By way of comparison, back in 1900 there were fewer than 5,000 millionaires in the United States–or only about one out of every 15,000 Americans at the time.

And it’s not just the number of millionaires that has increased. Since the 1960s, median household wealth in America has nearly tripled, growing from $29,000 in 1965 to $86,100 in 2001 (the most recent year for which data is available)–meaning that while half the nation’s households were worth $29,000 or less back in the 1960s, today half are worth more than $86,100.


WHICH LIFE WILL YOU CHOOSE?
When you contrast the bad news (the paycheck-to-paycheck struggle that kills freedom) with the good news (the phenomenal wealth and opportunity that is all around us),you begin to realize that life is not fair. The fact is, you don’t get in life what you wish for. You get in life what you go for.

People choose their lives.

People choose their actions.

People choose their outcomes.

Life is a cause set in motion.

And life is not over until you quit.


MEET SOME PEOPLE WHO STARTED LATE AND FINISHED RICH
Before we get to the specifics of exactly how you can start late and still finish rich, I want you to meet some remarkable people. What makes them remarkable is not that they did something difficult. Rather, it’s that they discovered how easy it is to do something that most people think is difficult.

I hope their stories inspire you to really believe that it’s not too late for you. Because it isn’t.

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Saraant
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Extremely Antiquated.
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2018
I didn''t realize how old this book was when I purchased it, and I came here to see if I could still return it (unfortunately not). I want to write the author and see how these people are doing today, the couple he made buy a house in 2004 so they would get rich off the... See more
I didn''t realize how old this book was when I purchased it, and I came here to see if I could still return it (unfortunately not).
I want to write the author and see how these people are doing today, the couple he made buy a house in 2004 so they would get rich off the equity. If you are starting late you need to be reading F.I.R.E. books, not the antiquated info in this book! Perhaps the info on how to get out of debt or get a raise is good, but honestly, if I were this author I would have either written a revision or pulled the book from shelves because it is so not appropriate for getting ahead today. I''m 38 and found much more helpful info in books about extreme early retirement and financial independence.
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I''m not new to this...but wow
Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2020
I''ve been working on debt for a while, I track my credit scores religously, participate in 401k...yada yada yada. However, in one day...using techniques described in this book, I recovered a $39 fee (over 3X the cost of the book). It also helped me look into my... See more
I''ve been working on debt for a while, I track my credit scores religously, participate in 401k...yada yada yada.

However, in one day...using techniques described in this book, I recovered a $39 fee (over 3X the cost of the book). It also helped me look into my AMEX accounts and they were able to move me from 29% Intro APR to a 5.5% APR, saving me roughly $200 per month. This took all of 15 minutes out of my day.

I read a lot of books on this topic and follow advise when it makes sense. David''s book was still an eye opener and worth 10X the cost of the book. The above changes are going to snowball and help me eliminate some debt much faster and allow me to save much more aggressively.

Thank you David!
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Highly useful book, even if it is twelve years old. Highly recommended.
Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2019
I was concerned about how out of date the information and advice in this book would be, due to its age. However, as long as one is reasonably aware of the changes in the financial landscape since 2007, this book can be a real retirement saver! The essential principles... See more
I was concerned about how out of date the information and advice in this book would be, due to its age. However, as long as one is reasonably aware of the changes in the financial landscape since 2007, this book can be a real retirement saver! The essential principles Bach presents are still rock-solid and he presents it all in a conversational, entertaining way. At about half way through this book: I''ve already made great strides toward cleaning up my debt and I have a real plan for adding income streams.
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Learn the steps to a richer, fuller life
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2019
David Bach takes you through a series of steps to a richer life. He starts with SPEND LESS. In this part,he teaches us about the "Latte Factor" and how to stop wasting money on things we don''t need. He then moves to SAVE MORE, where he teaches us about "Automatic Saving."... See more
David Bach takes you through a series of steps to a richer life. He starts with SPEND LESS. In this part,he teaches us about the "Latte Factor" and how to stop wasting money on things we don''t need. He then moves to SAVE MORE, where he teaches us about "Automatic Saving." He then moves to EARN MORE where we learn about the four-week action plan to get a raise and buying real estate. And finally, we learn to GIVE MORE. A factor that most don''t know is necessary to be richer and live fuller. This is a lot of great information packed in one book.
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Wish I had discovered this book in my 30''s, but even in my mid 50''s I found this book invaluable, and I have hope now that it''s not too late to achieve financial stability, and even independence. Very empowering, yet not unrealistic or scary. David Bach lays out sensible,... See more
Wish I had discovered this book in my 30''s, but even in my mid 50''s I found this book invaluable, and I have hope now that it''s not too late to achieve financial stability, and even independence. Very empowering, yet not unrealistic or scary. David Bach lays out sensible, doable steps to take charge of your finances and your financial future. There''s hope, everyone!
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There is a light at the end of the tunnel!
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2015
This book is very motivating. I got a lot of great tips about saving money and paying off debt that I am already implementing. The book flows very easily and can be applied to anyone in any economical situation. It makes an older saver feel hopeful that his/her economic... See more
This book is very motivating. I got a lot of great tips about saving money and paying off debt that I am already implementing. The book flows very easily and can be applied to anyone in any economical situation. It makes an older saver feel hopeful that his/her economic situation can improve by following the many practical suggestions offered. I did not give it five stars only because a lot has changed in the financial world since it was written ie, the ease with which to obtain mortgages, etc. No fault of Mr. Bach of course, he''s done a wonderful job of getting me to save more, spend less, and chip away at debt. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who feels it''s too late to get their finances in better shape.
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I am 65 and benefiting from David Bach''s books
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2013
In almost all of David Bach''s books, he describes a file system for your financial files. I had a file system. But when the file cabinet broke, and after I started putting my important papers in folders in boxes, and then they filled up and I left them on top of a table...... See more
In almost all of David Bach''s books, he describes a file system for your financial files. I had a file system. But when the file cabinet broke, and after I started putting my important papers in folders in boxes, and then they filled up and I left them on top of a table... the paper fire hazard finally had to be dealt with. Although I didn''t follow his system literally, it inspired me to scan all this rubble and organize it in my computer (about 1 month of effort). The very personal files (those with Social Security numbers and account numbers) are stored on my Iron Key. The paper in the living room is nearly gone by now, and I can find my documents all the way back to 2004 instantly and easily.

If you are young, any of David Bach''s books will be helpful regardless of their title. You are never too young to start saving, and he has great advice on how much, how and when to do this. Goals such as retirement and college are important. But if you just start building your financial portfolio as early as you can, you almost won''t need to worry about the goals - the money will be there when you need it. David Bach also helps you to differentiate need from want, and identifies what "wants" waste your hard earned money.

I recommend the Finish Rich series for everyone, young and old alike. These books are must haves!
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Written before 2008
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2020
This was written before 2008 and we have a completely different financial landscape today. That said, there are valuable ideas in this book that are related to methodology rather than facts. If I were the author, I would pull this book and do a rewrite to update. Otherwise,... See more
This was written before 2008 and we have a completely different financial landscape today. That said, there are valuable ideas in this book that are related to methodology rather than facts. If I were the author, I would pull this book and do a rewrite to update. Otherwise, it’s practically obsolete.
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Dimitri
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Actionable financial teachings
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 11, 2019
You''ll learn how to reduce debt, save money and invest it, why becoming a great employee matters and, ultimately, how you can live a rich live today (hint: the things that bring us joy in life are usually free). I am 29 and I benefited tremendously from reading this book....See more
You''ll learn how to reduce debt, save money and invest it, why becoming a great employee matters and, ultimately, how you can live a rich live today (hint: the things that bring us joy in life are usually free). I am 29 and I benefited tremendously from reading this book. This book packs advice for people of all ages. It''s worth reading and sharing your newly acquired knowledge with others.
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There is hope!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 15, 2007
OK, true, I have not yet implemented any of Mr. Bach''s advice but that is only because I have not yet come to the end of the book. "And yet you feel confident about giving it 4 stars?" you might ask, and my response would be a resounding "YES!" because here is the thing:...See more
OK, true, I have not yet implemented any of Mr. Bach''s advice but that is only because I have not yet come to the end of the book. "And yet you feel confident about giving it 4 stars?" you might ask, and my response would be a resounding "YES!" because here is the thing: Mr. Bach is at least giving me HOPE. I have a birthday coming up which will put me officially in my 40''s. For most people-financial advisors and "laymen" alike-I''m doomed to living in a cardboard box in my old age because I have no children to mooch off of! I agree with the above reviewer that bonds are perhaps a bit TOO "conservative" for someone starting late, but, really, better "conservative" than "suicidal", ESPECIALLY for people starting late, no? I also agree that starting abusiness is tough work. I know this because I have almost always worked for myself, but the aim of the excercise, I think, is what the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" series also seems to be saying which is that ultimately you have others working for you. Working for yourself, whether it is a one man operation or the owner of a small business with employees-is not for everyone. It is certainly not for the faint of heart, to my mind! :):):) There is, indeed, a certain personality that not only thrives working this way but wouldn''t have it any other way. What the above reviewer seems to forget is that not all of us work for corporate America directly. When you are out of the "mainstream'' and/or only deal with it indirectly, it''s not that it is harder to save money necessarally, but you may need to be a bit more "proactive"-especially if you are "starting late"-and you can certainly be heartily discouraged because you simply do not have the "language" or "knowledge" that the MBA''s do. Mr. Bach knows this. He writes in a very "conversational" style which is non-threatening enough to be almost soothing...He makes no bones about the fact that, yes, if you started late there is a bit more work involved than if you had started straight out of college, say, but he does not harangue you for it either (like some authors I have read, sad to say). He tries to make, not only his explanations, but the processes he outlines as simple as possible, WITHOUT "dumbing it down" and patronizing the reader, which is refreshing, and he gives real live contact information which is invaluable because most of the frustration for us non business types is not that we do not know what to do (save and invest) but we do not know where to GO to do it! And, believe me, as soon as you express interest in investing, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, seems to feel qualified to tell you where to put your money! My only qualm is that, though I am an American citizen (and an EU citizen as well...thanks, Dad!), I do not live in the States at present and so might have to work even a bit harder than others my age following Mr. Bach''s advice. No matter...I have my five year plan forming in my head as I write...:):):) Bottom line: If you feel like it is "too late" for you, do not despair! Make your first "investment" Mr. Bach''s excellent book!
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Avert disaster, act immediately
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 9, 2010
This is a book about compound interest and its affect on your future wealth. It is also about making a few sacrifices now so that you aren''t short of money in your old age when it is too late to do anything about it. It is also throwing a lifeline for those who want to do a...See more
This is a book about compound interest and its affect on your future wealth. It is also about making a few sacrifices now so that you aren''t short of money in your old age when it is too late to do anything about it. It is also throwing a lifeline for those who want to do a bit of living before they die, for the wrinkly stage before the crumbly stage. Some may argue that the book is largely irrelevant because it is written for an American market and it is true that you will have to turn over a number of pages which relate only to American citizens. However, the underlying message is well stated and relevant and the future will arrive whether you think about it or not.
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Damien Buckley
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Three Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 3, 2018
Needs to be more to the point
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Jbot
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It''s fantastic
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 8, 2017
There is not much to say. Everything that he said it''s right and I''m willing to start now. Thanks again
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