A Million Bucks by 30: How to Overcome a Crap Job, Stingy Parents, and a Useless Degree to Become a Millionaire 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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User Review  - weeta - LibraryThing

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 a well-recognized author, entrepreneur, and real estate investor. His debut book, A Million Bucks by 30, chronicled his first journey to riches as a penny-pinching real estate investor, bar owner, and reality-TV regular. His comedic and autobiographical tales of his finances have been heard or seen on more than 50 radio and TV shows, including CNBC's The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch; CNN's Tips from the Top; ABC's Money Matters; Fox & Friends; and Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find out more at alancorey.com.

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