You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich: How to Streamline Your Finances, Stay in Control of Your Bank Balance and Have More £££
One out of three millennials today will never be able to buy their own house. Does it have to be like this? You're Not Broke, You're Pre-Rich will tell you that it really doesn't; you can have your avocado on toast a...more
My only concern is that I should have read the £ sign and realised it's very UK centric - which is fine - and most of the advice is applicable internationally, but I should have paid more attention to the £ sign! :)
This is an absolute essential for any young women who want to take control of their finances as each chapter explores a different part of saving/investing/budgeting. It wo ...more
Relieved to find not only a UK centric book all about personal finances, but one written by a woman. It’s broken up into user friendly chapters in a style both accessible to linear and non-linear reading approaches.
The investment chapter broke it down to ‘never’ level so made it easy and engaging to understand. I can’t lie, I even liked the little emojis used to classify her points!
In particular, her exploration of money behaviour in the form of ‘money scripts’ is not onl ...more
I am not from UK and I already have some level of knowledge about investing, so this book is not for me. I took it up on a suggestion and I was disappointed by its level of information. However, I can see that it would be a great, clearly written starter guide to managing one's money. Especially in UK, as big part of information is very UK-specific. ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Useful for budgeting, saving, investing, pension, buying a house, financial literacy, women empowerment, etc.!
Highly recommend and will read it again to remind myself of its useful information.
The 'gamification' of showing virtual coin rewards (like stickers for toddlers) doesn't really work in a printed format. If you were reading this online then it would make more sense (e.g complete a module and earn your rewards). Ditto on using icons to delineate content types (tips, resources, actions etc - I ...more
It provides a very well rounded view of personal finance with a lot of good pointers to more information on a wide range of topics. It can be a bit overwhelming to read in one sitting so I recommend taking your time and working through the exercises. It's a book I will continue to refer back to for many years. ...more
This book is very easy to understand and is 100% something you will revisit if you find it useful.
I had not come across the author of Vestpod before reading this book. It was very much a random purchase. However, I'm glad I bought it as a 50yr old man starting again, it has given me very helpful advice for the future. I would especially recommend this book for those that when finance is mentioned - there eyes glaze over. The book almost holds your hand whilst you through the chapters. ...more
I recommend reading this book to anyone that want to start investing but don't know even which budget they could / should allocate to it.
Fantastic book on personal finance.
I loved it as it focuses more to UK population. As I have read countless books for American audience.
The book breaks down many valid points which are easy to understand.
The only drawback for me was it too crammed it would've been easier if there was more white space. ...more
The most annoying thing is the e-book formatting. For some reason, Cassell chose to ...more
Author Emilie Bellet and her FinTech company Vestpod came to my attention by chance and after reading her just published book in one go, I see why she is a financial expert on the subject of making money - and keeping even more of it - in order to effectively become financially independent.
This little gem of a book is packed with valuable tips and useful exercises to compel it’s readers to achieve more value for money and generate greater sav ...more
I found this book very interesting and informative and it covered a wide spectrum of financial matters and how to go about dealing with them depending on your individual needs.
Even though I didn't use all of them It was nice to have exercises throughout the book relating to what was read in that particular section of the book so you can tailor it to your own needs.
So all-in-all it was a very enjoyable read and it's a book that I'm sure I will find myself referencing in ...more