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 (9780345499721): Alan Corey: Books
It’s Saturday! That means it’s time for the book of the week! This week:
Amazon.com: 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 (9780345499721): Alan Corey: Books
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 (Paperback)
From Publishers Weekly
Entertaining and informative, this book by first time author (and reality TV semi-regular) Corey sheds light on the plans and processes that led him to achieve his goal of amassing a million dollars by his third decade. In a winning narrative, Corey leads readers through his post-collegiate career as the cheapest of cheapskates, starting each chapter with a cute but revealing paragraph letting readers know all that he had yet to grasp in pursuit of money-making and -saving strategies. Though very few readers will be able to follow Corey’s same path to riches (he doesn’t expect them to), bulleted tips and sidebars (“Extreme Cheapskate Strategy: Buy one pair of multipurpose shoes a year. Don’t buy any others”) give readers solid advice as well as an appreciation for Corey’s discipline. Throughout, the tone is conversational, humorous and occasionally glib; the under-30 crowd (for whom the current American economy can be especially unkind) will find Corey’s advice welcome and his story encouraging.
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“What a steal…For any entrepreneur the advice in these pages is worth more than a million bucks.”–Barbara Corcoran, founder, The Corcoran Group
Wow! Becoming a millionaire by 30! Wow!
But that’s strange… why is there a review from a Corcoran, a major real estate firm in NY?
Uh oh… let’s look at this review:
I was with the author until about $100,000 or so then he started to get lucky. I really do believe investing in real estate is great way to go but the fact his New York property doubled value in two years is not going to happen for everyone. However, if you don’t buy any property ever you will never make any profit, so the take away here is to get into the game.
Oh. Crap. Sorry. I really shouldn’t have recommended this book. Burbed would never condone investing in New York real estate – don’t help the enemy.
But still, his lessons could apply here. Just invest in some real estate, and boom you’ll be rich. Like this other review:
I enjoyed the book. I went a similar path in the 1990′s when I moved to San Francisco after college, landed three job offers on arrival in customer service, took two of them, worked my tail off and bought a condo in the pre-trendy SoMa District at only $130,000. 2 years later, sold my condo in a week’s time and profited big from an unforgettable bidding war. Took my profit to buy/flip/sell a home in Oregon, profited there too. Stayed in retail, stayed single, no dating, kept in touch with stockbroker and CPA. I reached over $600,000 net worth by age 30. The key was that I learned San Francisco and Portland, Ore would grow like crazy after religiously reading business news and talking to random people on lunch breaks.
Now that guy should right a book.
So to summarize: buy real estate, watch it soar, profit. BOOM. It’s just that simple. Aren’t you glad Burbed exists?
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