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Start Over, Finish Rich: 10 Steps to Get You Back on Track in 2010

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  212 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
Let 2010 Set You on the Path to Wealth.
Believe it or not, recessions make millionaires!  Will you be one? In Start Over, Finish Rich, America's best-loved financial expert, David Bach, explains that 2010 will be the best opportunity for building wealth we have seen in decades. And, as the economy recovers, you must be set up to recover with it. Bach's easy, take-action pl
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by Crown Business (first published January 2009)
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Mar 03, 2010 Dawn rated it liked it
As other reviewers have noted, Bach has a tendency to rehash his financial theories in each successive book. This rehash is particularly suited to getting back on track after the recent economic meltdown--or a personal meltdown (Bach himself got divorced, and had to start over).

This isn't my favorite of Bach's books (that would be Smart Couples Finish Rich), but I'd recommend it as a great starting point for anyone in a financial pickle. It's short and sweet, and not overburdened with optimistic
Nathan Mukoma
May 23, 2017 Nathan Mukoma rated it it was ok
Good for a basic understanding and starter, but it's the usual stuff. nothing new added here
Dec 30, 2009 Kevin rated it it was ok
Shelves: finance
I don't know why I continue to read these personal finance books. They are almost a guilty pleasure at this point.

Bach's effort is typical of the genre with a lot of Tony Robbins-like motivational writing (yes you can!) and a common sense plan to paying down debt and saving for the future. If you think you need a book like this, I'd recommend something by Dave Ramsey instead, personally.

At it's worst, this book tries to cash in on the recession hysteria and would have been more effective at tha
Nikki Miller
Mar 12, 2010 Nikki Miller rated it it was amazing
I don't do math, numbers, budgets, or finances, but my boyfriend and I read this together and it has literally changed our lives and wallets. It only took 2 hours to read, and everything he says and suggests is both easy and intuitive. I reccommend this book for EVERY0NE, whether you are just graduating high school, college, or have been living paycheck to paycheck for your whole life. Even if you have no discipline (ESPECIALLY if you have no discipline) with money, this is the book that will ch ...more
Jan 07, 2010 Connie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finances
I've enjoyed Bach's books since Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams almost a decade ago. More smart and straightforward guidance for getting (and keeping) control of your finances. Plus, it's a quick read. Nice way to begin the new year -
Jan 13, 2010 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This book was ok. Bach tends to say the same things over and over again in his books, and he assumes that the average reader is mired in debt and subscribes to premium cable at the same time. I read his "Smart Couples Finish Rich" book a while back and liked that, but this one reiterated many ideas he had already discussed so it was not that helpful. However--it is a good reminder and it discusses many concepts related to credit cards, stocks, savings and home buying that are useful to know.
Madonna Analla
Jul 19, 2011 Madonna Analla rated it it was amazing
Another great book by David Bach. I really like this book because it gives advice after the recession started and the stock market went to hell. It gives new advice for where to place your money for emergencies and gives a strategy for those who lost a lot to get it back. I've felt that finance books written before 2007 aren't too relevant today but this book showed that many of the same strategies are still useful today.
Sep 19, 2010 Nikki rated it liked it
Shelves: finance
It was typical, sound financial advice, with lots of good ideas for 'regrouping' after the last 10 years of economic mayhem. I had to laugh though- all of the predictions (i.e., "suppose you have x dollars in the stock market for 40 years and earn x percent per year") were slightly more pessimistic than his 1998 debut, "Smart Women Finish Rich." Apparently we should count on 8% returns instead of 10% returns, and we should all save 12% of our income in stead of only 10%.
Aug 29, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: money, insight
Yet another awesomely helpful financial book from Bach. He repeats a lot of what you find in his other writings but makes it more timely by putting it in post-recession reference. I think it was a bad idea of the publisher to put a year on the cover; that may deter future use of this book. Rather, it is timely advice for anyone who took a beating in an economic shitstorm.
Mar 15, 2013 Christian rated it liked it
Since I'm living in Germany I probably couldn't get as much value out of this book as if I would be living in the US. There are some nice hints in it though and I guess this is a really great book for people who have a really hard time getting their finances right or have been struck by the recession and need some help to get back on track.
Mar 11, 2011 Annabelle rated it really liked it
Very informative. Wanted a book that dealt with the current times & percentages of returns, even thought the logic and theory is all the same. I felt that with this book based on 2010 reflections, it was an outstanding read.
Lesley Looper
I toggled between a 2.5 and a 3 on this one, and decided to round up. I've read several of David Bach's books, and this is more of the same, really. But it's been a while since I read the last one, so some of the reminders are good, I guess.
Sep 09, 2011 Mandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Similar material to Bach's other books, but with more of a focus on what to do with your saving goals during a time of economic turmoil. I like his writing style and can always use a reminder of money saving strstegies that are tried and true.
Aug 15, 2010 Gina rated it liked it
A short book, this has many of Bach's original concepts, restated for those people that feel wiped out by the last 2 years of economic turmoil. Some information has been updated for 2010.

A good book to skim through and re-commit yourself to staying the course and attaining wealth.
Jul 03, 2014 Dana rated it really liked it
Shelves: finance
Not as good as his Automatic Millionaire but quality advice yet again.
Mar 31, 2012 Bill rated it really liked it
I listened to the audio book. He has several good reference that would be easier to utilized if you have the written copy.
Jan 28, 2010 Ken rated it liked it
Shelves: personal-finance
I knew most of this material already, but just reading a personal finance book gets me energized to save again.
Jul 29, 2010 Paul rated it really liked it
Alyssa Stobaugh
Sep 02, 2016 Alyssa Stobaugh rated it liked it
Shelves: 26in16
Information is outdated but the core such as The Latte Factor & FinishRich filing system still valid ideas.
Kelly Philpott
Jan 22, 2014 Kelly Philpott rated it liked it
There was some really useful information about organizing your finances.
Jul 22, 2010 Dawnetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
Very similar to the Automatic Millionaire. He does add a few different pointers in this one though.
Feb 12, 2012 Danni rated it really liked it
this is a short little book that I read in a couple of hours. Most of the stuff it suggested was stuff I was doing. I got some good ideas though.
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It is a very good book of financial action
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