I’m a big believer that you’re not truly financially sound until you control your own income. If someone can get rid of the money you bring in by simply saying “We don’t need you here anymore”, then your financially dependent. So I’m trying to educate myself to not let that happen to me.
Every once in a while I’ll be reviewing Entrepreneur/Business books I’m reading, so I can pass on to you which books to read and which ones not to.
This week it’s Student Entrepreneurs. It’s a book about 14 student entrepreneurs that have won a Global Student Entrepreneur Award. It’s basically a short bio on each student going over their first business and how they got into their current business. Along the way they give you a few pointers for you to succeed. What I got out of the book, but that you should already know, is that creating a successful business is hard work. That’s pretty much sums up the books.
Some of the stories were kinda boring and there were really only a few tips that I could use in my life. The first couple of stories I could have done with out.
It is full of success stories, so it is somewhat inspirational. Even though they were few and far between, there were some good tips in there that I’m going to use in the future.
Would I buy It?
I don’t think so. The stories were ok but it just didn’t give me much value.
But if you want to give it a whirl since it’s pretty cheap:
I really like this book. The title pretty much sums up the book. It goes over how to save money by
getting discounts on pretty much everything. It gives tip on:
- Negotiating on everything
- Buying a house
- Buying a car
- Shopping on the internet
I found it really helpful. My favorite chapter is the last one because it goes over making goals and goes over how saving money takes work.
The only thing I really found negative was that the author doesn’t believe in budgets, and equates it to dieting. I can see where he’s coming from but I think that budgets are essential to having a solid finance life. But to each there own.
Pretty much the whole book is a positive. There are tons of money saving tips for the various things I mentioned before. It does promote buying but it does save over and over that it’s not about buying stuff you don’t need. It’s about buying stuff you would buy anyway and saving money on it.
Would I Buy it?
Absolutely. It’s a great book and I learned a lot from it as far as savings go. I would recommend it for someone who wants to learn how to save money and negotiate prices. If you are having trouble sticking to a budget then his advice on not budgeting might before you. I’d at least try it to see if it works.
It has my recommendation.
P.S. Some of the links in this post I earn a little bit of money from, in order to pay my bills. But I promise to never to intentionally lead you to a bad company and to never let the money affect my opinion.