- Hardcover: 203 pages
- Publisher: Rodale Books (11 June 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1609614089
- ISBN-13: 978-1609614089
- Product Dimensions:: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Customer reviews: 44 customer ratings
Saved: How I Quit Worrying about Money and Became the Richest Guy in the World Hardcover – 11 June 2013
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I found the emphasis on Erik to be the weakest of the stories. I would be far more interested in reading more about how Mr. Hewitt & his family thrive on $35K a year in an area known for having a high cost of living.
I hope Mr. Hewitt & his wife collaborate on a book next. I have the feeling that Mrs. Hewitt would have some interesting & positive views on how to raise children in a consumer-driven world.
On the con side, it was weighted too heavily on the intellectual with all the terms sprinkled in and explanations - conscious and unconscious economies, etc. And is indeed repetitive and says too often 'which we'll get into in the next chapter' or 'which I'll explain later'. There were several times I could have easily skipped a couple pages and missed nothing.
So it's not a straightforward read that makes the confusing clear, and after admonishing not to save out of fear, it does not offer any suggestions for what old age is supposed to look like without that money. Much more energy on practical advice about making changes was missing. I think he's fumbling toward articulating something of value in changing our personal relationships to money, but he isn't totally clear on it himself yet and wrote prematurely.
And that guy he's charmed by, dumpster diving for old sneakers, has doppelgangers in my hippie beach town. At 28, it is one thing. At 65, it is another - your children scrambling to find ways to treat sudden cancer for you or get you that shoulder surgery. That is to say, he should write this book again in twenty years or find a different subject to hold up as having found a good path.