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Good Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrongby Zac Bissonnette
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This book can save you more than $100,000.
These days, most people assume you need to pay a boatload of money for a quality college education. As a result, students and their parents are willing to go into years of debt and potentially sabotage their entire financial futures just to get a fancy name on their diploma.
But Zac Bissonnette is walking proof that this assumption is not only false, but dangerous-a class con game designed to rip you off and doom your student to a post-graduation life of near poverty . From his unique double perspective-he's a personal finance expert (at Daily Finance) AND a current senior at the University of Massachusetts-Zac figured out how to get an outstanding education at a public college, without bankrupting his parents or taking on massive loans.
Armed with his personal knowledge, the latest data, and smart analysis, Zac takes on the sacred cows of the higher education establishment. He reveals why a lot of the conventional wisdom about choosing and financing college is not only wrong but hazardous to you and your child's financial future. You'll discover, for instance, that:
* Student loans are NOT a necessary evil. Ordinary middle class families can- and must-find ways to avoid them, even without scholarships.
* College "rankings" are useless-designed to sell magazines and generate hype. If you trust one of the major guides when picking a college, you face a potential financial disaster.
* The elite graduate programs accept lots of people with non-elite bachelors degrees. So do America's most selective employers. The name on a diploma ultimately won't help your child have a more successful career or earn more money.
Zac can prove every one of those bold assertions - and more. No matter what your current financial situation, he has a simple message for parents: "RELAX! Your kid will be able to get a champagne education on a beer budget!"
Good Advice From Bad People is a daringly original humor book based on real quotes from murderers, stock swindlers, and other ne'er-do-wells.
The world is full of people telling you how to live your life. Sometimes though, the advice-givers fall ever so slightly short themselves. For instance:
"The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuse, that's the day you start to the top." - O.J. Simpson, 1975
"When you know what you are talking about, others will follow you, because it's safe to follow you." - Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld, 2006
"I think the most important thing is restore a sense of idealism and end the cynicism." - future Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, 2002
"It is easier to get into something than to get out of it." - Donald Rumsfeld, 1974
Bissonnette also includes risk management advice from the man who triggered the world's largest hedge fund collapse; a pair of #1 bestselling relationship experts who married each other and promptly divorced; and gay-prostitute-patronizing pastor Ted Haggard on how to build a marriage that will last a lifetime.
The result will keep you smiling while you glean all the wisdom you need to build the life you want... if only you can follow it better than the people who gave it.
The world is full of people telling you how to live your life. Sometimes the advice-givers fall ever-so-slightly short themselves.
Bestselling author Zac Bissonnette has gathered more than seventy-five jaw-dropping gems, including risk-management advice from the man who triggered the worlds largest hedge fund collapse and tips from gay-prostitute-patronizing pastor Ted Haggard on how to build a marriage that lasts a lifetime. The result will keep you smiling while you glean all the wisdom you need to build the life you want . . . if only you can follow it better than the people who gave it.
When you know what you are talking about, others will follow you, because its safe to follow you.” —Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld, 2006
I think the most important thing is restore a sense of idealism and end the cynicism.” —future Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, 2002
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuse, thats the day you start to the top.” —O.J. Simpson, 1975
About the Author
Zac Bissonnette wrote two acclaimed bestsellers before his twenty-fourth birthday: Debt-Free U and How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe Magazine, the Daily Beast, NYTimes.com, and Mental Floss, among others.
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