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Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  491 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Tired of phony promises about getting rich quickly, promises that lead to reckless decisions (the stepping stones to the poor house)? How about trying something different? How about going for lasting wealth—and doing it the cautious way? In Get Rich Carefully, Jim Cramer uses his thirty-five years of experience as a Wall Street veteran and host of CNBC’s Mad Money to creat ...more
Hardcover, 418 pages
Published December 31st 2013 by Blue Rider Press
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Rick Mccaffrey
Feb 07, 2014 Rick Mccaffrey rated it liked it
Same old same old. If you listen to him every day you get 90% of what's in this book. It's nice to have everything in one spot though and you can go back and see if he is right. He currently rates a D on, but knowledge is always a good thing.
D. Baucom
Jun 14, 2014 D. Baucom rated it it was amazing
Excellent romp though the markets, what moves them and how to pick them. Cramer opens up about the many mistakes he's made over the years which is the most interesting reading to me. Great read.
Mike Morg
Mar 21, 2015 Mike Morg rated it it was amazing
Get Rich Carefully is an investment book that is based primarily on stocks.

That being said, as somebody who watches and enjoys Mad Money I have to say that Get Rich Carefully parallels Cramer's investing philosophy displayed nightly on his show. Then why not watch the show? Because Cramer can't cover everything that's in this book in less than 60 minutes. Then why not just read the book? Because Mad Money is up to date with information and wonderful interviews of many great CEOs. Whatever you ch
Jethro Jacinto
Feb 23, 2014 Jethro Jacinto rated it really liked it
I bought this because I saw an interview with Cramer where he talked about the tests he applies for finding good growth stocks. This is thoroughly discussed, and very much worth reading.

This is a good book about what you need to know in order to invest, and where to find it that information. The book is loaded with information and insight throughout It's definitely worth your time even if you have read umpteen other investment books, as I have. A good summary at the end of every chapter. Cramer
Keith McGowan
Dec 20, 2014 Keith McGowan rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: I watch Cramer regularly when he appears on CNBC and Mad Money and I have read most of his books. He is not always right, but he calls it the way he sees it based on his years of experience on Wall Street.

He is loud and goofy, but he believes in investing in individual stocks rather than relying on "professional" money managers. The antics are designed to keep people interested.

If you are willing to take the time to do the homework, this book will help you select stocks to help
John Johnson
Feb 24, 2016 John Johnson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I loved this book. Before reading this one, however, I would recommend Cramer's "Real Money" first. In Real Money, Cramer goes in depth into the nuts and bolts of evaluating a company and a stock. Once you have done your homework (i.e. followed the steps to evaluate the stock), then you are ready for the information in "Get Rich Carefully." In this book, Cramer identifies different conditions that might lead to fast rises in stock prices. There is a lot of great information here, along with many ...more
Oct 08, 2014 Sal-vation rated it it was ok
They say America loves an apology and this book is a good example of that. I found the book to be pretty densely packed with advice, but I couldn't really get over the fact that this is basically Cramer cashing in on his own apologetic narrative for his participation in and perpetuation of the "reckless investing" of 2008. If you've ever seen the interview Cramer did with John Stewart in 2009, you'll understand how hard it is to hear Cramer ask whether I'm "Tired of phony promises about getting ...more
Mar 07, 2014 Jon rated it liked it
I don't always agree with Cramer, but I like his philosophy: do your homework, find a good company, and buy it at a discount. This is 400+ pages of investing advice that is as densely packed as Cramer's show.

This is definitely worth while for the novice investor, but may only deliver a few points to those with experience in the market. The technical chapter is light for the experienced, and may be a little confusing to the novice. The bankable 21 CEOs chapter can be skipped. But the rest is dece
Mar 18, 2014 Vonetta rated it liked it
I love Cramer. I know I shouldn't, but I do. That said, this is the first of his books that I've read. I liked that he gave great, specific examples of companies that are fundamentally good investments; I also don't like that he did it, for fear that the book could wind up irrelevant if something goes terribly wrong with one of these companies. Also, this book is definitely for people who have been investing for a while and are familiar with the fundamental analysis that goes into investment dec ...more
Brad Solomon
May 02, 2015 Brad Solomon rated it it was amazing
Awesome read. Tells you what to look for in investments and even gives you all the best of breeds for each industry. His Bankable 21 section is great too, where he goes down the list of great CEOs and why they are "investable." Definitely recommend.
Rob Delwo
Nov 21, 2015 Rob Delwo rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Good practices and I learned a lot. I did get stuck halfway through... I just got tired of the long winded rants which are entertaining on TV but get long in a book. This would have been an amazing book if it was consolidated to 250 pages vs. 500.
Mar 22, 2014 Jason rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. Very insightful. I learned a lot reading this, in fact, it now has a permanent place on my reference shelf. Everything is explained clearly with anecdotes and figures for reference. Buy Buy Buy!!!
Apr 04, 2015 KingCabrera rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
so much

What a great book. It includes so much advice that I'm going to have read it again. Jim shares decades of experience and helps us glance into the possible future of the market.
Aug 19, 2015 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad, but I don't have the hours in the work day to watch individual stocks, and I know he doesn't want you to day trade. On the whole, I think he's a pretty good analyst.
Kavita Card
Apr 19, 2016 Kavita Card rated it liked it
OK. like his show
James Eckman
Jan 07, 2015 James Eckman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Stock investors
Shelves: non-fiction
If you invest in stocks, you must have this book. Cramer is one of the few stock analysts that admits his mistakes and tries to figure out how not to repeat them.
I listened to this on audiobook, and the constant yelling was a bit much. However the tips, tricks and analysis were very helpful!
Theologos Sosonis
Jun 24, 2015 Theologos Sosonis rated it really liked it
Quite useful book on learning the basics for long term investing on stocks. Focused on the USA stock market obviously.
Apr 04, 2014 Larry rated it really liked it
Interesting and informative read written in Jim Cramer's one and only style...covered a wealth of new material.
Nov 29, 2014 David rated it it was amazing
Good current advice. I highly recommend the audio book version of it as Jim Cramer is the reader and does it so well.
Mar 13, 2015 Loren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great stuff. While predominately a fundamentalist, Cramer gives credit to the technical analysts as well.
Jun 01, 2014 Alesia rated it it was amazing
Great book! Loads and loads of great investing advice! Cramer tells it like it is!
Dec 14, 2015 David rated it it was amazing
Some great insight for investing in stocks. I learned a lot.
Nov 25, 2015 Abiyya rated it it was ok
Pretty similar to most of the "get rich" books you find.
Devin Mills
Mar 05, 2014 Devin Mills rated it it was amazing
Great resource. Turn to it often for investing guidance!
Steven Davis
Ok, a lot of right now. I like more theory.
Dec 16, 2015 Chris rated it liked it
Reads a lot like his daily TV show.
Jan 31, 2015 Brandon rated it it was amazing
I'm a fan of Jim Cramer.
Cathy rated it really liked it
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James J. "Jim" Cramer is an American television personality, a former hedge fund manager, and a best-selling author. Cramer is the host of CNBC's Mad Money and a co-founder and chairman of, Inc.
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