I Will Teach You To Be Rich

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Workman Publishing, Mar 23, 2009 - Business & Economics - 266 pages
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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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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

Books on personal finance are a dime a dozen, and since there are only so many ways to teach people how to use their money intelligently, the success of one's message depends greatly on how it is said ... Read full review

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User Review  - chaosmogony - LibraryThing

The title's a bit dodgy-sounding but this is one of the better personal-finance books. Sethi writes accessibly and in a way that combines thoughtfulness with the obvious wisdom of having been there ... Read full review

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Contents

Would You Rather Be Sexy or Rich?
1
How to beat the credit card companies at their own game
13
Open highinterest lowhassle accounts and negotiate fees like an Indian
49
Open your 401k and Roth IRAeven with just 50
69
How to save hundreds per month and still buy what you love
91
Making your accounts work togetherautomatically
125
Why professional wine tasters and stock pickers are cluelessand how you can beat them
143
Spend the afternoon picking a simple portfolio that will make you rich
159
Youve done the hard work Heres how to maintain and optimize your financial infrastructure
199
The finances of relationships weddings buying a car and your first house
219
Index
261
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Ramit Sethi speaks regularly to young staff members at companies, including Deloitte, KPMG, and Intel, on the topic of personal finance. He also co-founded PBwiki, a company that provides online tools and services. Ramit Sethi is a graduate of Stanford and lives in San Francisco, California.

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