Today’s summary is about “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” by Ramit Sethi. Despite what sounds like a sleazy title, I will count this book among the best I’ve ever read in terms of actionable content, written for YOU to get results. Yes, I’m sure that Ramit is very happy people like and buy his book, but from the first page to the last, he is encouraging the reader to look beyond their current state, and to get better.
This book isn’t about how to earn sick piles of cash to sleep on. It’s most basic message is that you can make your money work for you, so that you are able to enjoy a rich life. How you define a rich life is your own journey. Remit believes, and I with him, that worrying about which bill is paid when, which account to use for what, and managing your finances down to every tenth of a cent is in no way a rich life. Money is important, and having increasing amounts of it is not a bad goal. This book is super cheap and if you’re really that broke, half it’s content is available from Ramit himself in many places online. However, it’s worth a buy. This is the second book I’ve purchased as an adult for another person. It’s the first book I’ve done that after reading. It won’t be the last.
Remit doesn’t bullshit you. Learning to deal with money takes work. Unlearning or changing bad or outdated habits is hard. I’m just starting my journey following his ideas to automate my finances and the rewards are dramatic. They’re also a lot of work. Don’t be lazy. Try harder.