Some of these motivational speakers have it made. They come up with one idea -- one set of tips and advice -- and one book that makes sense and provides people with useful, inspirational coaching. Then they repackage it over and over again, making more money off of the same exact information. That's what David Bach has done with "Start Late Finish Rich." If you've read "The Automatic Millionaire," you don't need to read this. It's all common sense, and it's nice to get a reminder occasionally, but I find it interesting how this book mirrors the other, including the long and irrelevant chapter at the end on giving to charity and tithing. David is a likeable guy, and he reads the book well -- it isn't boring. But don't buy this book AND "The Automatic Millionaire," because if you have one, you have them both.
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
David Bach's books are all great. This one is also a good option with lots of plans for those who need to get on the plan and save for retirement. It is geared mostly to those who work a regular job and get a paycheck. It is also geared to those who are a bit older and may not have much if any savings or plan in place
Reading this was part of a class I was taking and because I already have a plan, save a large portion or my income and am also self employed it did not really work for me.
I would say it is more for beginners or those who don't have much savings and need guidance. Also, it is not really geared for a business owner as many of the suggestions are based on company 401k, or how to start a side business for more income.
What aspect of David Bach’s performance would you have changed?
I like it when the author does the audio book, so that part is great. .
Was Start Late, Finish Rich worth the listening time?
Not for me.
I enjoyed the automatic millionaire but the principals applied primarily to younger people. I was happy to listen to this. There are many steps you can take after 50 to secure your future according to the author. If you’re starting late, this will give you hope and a lot of ideas.