A Million Bucks by 30: How to Overcome a Crap Job, Stingy Parents, and a Useless Degree to Become aMillionaire Before (or After) Turning Thirty

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 26, 2007 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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At twenty-two, Alan Corey left his mom’s basement in Atlanta and moved to New York City with one goal in mind: to become a millionaire by the time he was thirty. His parents and friends laughed, but six years later they were all celebrating his prosperous accomplishment–at a bar Corey owned in one of Brooklyn’s hippest neighborhoods.

No, Corey didn’t climb the corporate ladder to build his fortune. In fact, he worked the same entry-level 9-to-5 job for six years straight. But by pinching his pennies and making sound investments, he watched a pittance blossom into a seven-digit bank account. In A Million Bucks by 30, Corey recounts his rags-to-riches journey and shares his secrets to success.

WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO BECOME FILTHY RICH.

“What a steal . . . For any entrepreneur the advice  in these pages is worth more than a million bucks.”
–Barbara Corcoran, founder, The Corcoran Group

“This is the best personal finance book I’ve ever read. Part self-help, part brass-tacks money guide; Corey’s confessional tales of making it to the million dollar mark are as hilarious as they are helpful.”
–John Reynolds, writer, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson


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I heard about this book on NPR, a long time ago - I think? It's been on my list and I finally got a hold of it and got the urge to read it. Most of the book is dedicated to real estate investing and ... Read full review

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Read this book after seeing a CNBC interview of the author. The book got me motivated to save and also think about all the ways Ive been wasting money in the past. The author also gives great investment advice all the while being extremely funny and entertaining. Read full review

Contents

Inspiration through lnfomercials
19
Exceling in Romance 3 9
39
Hail to the Cheap
53
Splitting Lairs
77
Brokering and Budgeting
107
Rooms with a Few
126
Pressing Matters
136
Smells Like Team Spirit
153
Home A Loan
167
Silent but Deadly Profitable I 8 5
185
Boomtown USA I 98
198
Acknowledgments
213
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Alan Corey is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and author of The Subversive Job Search. Corey accumulated a million-dollar net worth by the age of 28 while living in New York City and shared his personal finance success story in the book A Million Bucks by 30. He has conducted finance seminars to twenty- and thirtysomethings in New York City and at colleges around the country. He has been featured in Fast Company magazine as a "Fast 50 Rising star," Money magazine as a "Millionaire in the Making," and was the subject of a cover story for U.25, a national magazine for children and young adults under the age of 25.A front-page story in The New York Times Real Estate section reported the $1.1 million sale of one of his buildings to real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran. Additional profiles have appeared in the New York Post, InTouch Weekly, Time Out New York, Georgia magazine, Curbed, and Brownstoner, and on NPR's "Talk of the Nation." In 2005, The New York Press named his bar/restaurant Pioneer BBQ, "Best Brooklyn Bar." Corey has also appeared on Bravo's Queer Eye For the Straight Guy and NBC's The Restaurant.

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