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IAN BAILEY

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stop losing your savings to inflation! wise up!!

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Reviewed: 21-12-19

very interesting, clear and eye- opening explanation of what we should all be doing with our money (as opposed to what most people actually do out of ignorance!) in order to make a financially comfortable future much more of a certainty - especially in rapidly changing times.
read this book and take action to help secure your own future.

Not Gilbert's best.

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Reviewed: 10-07-19

The first half flows nicely but then the book loses momentum. I have read most of Gilbert's books and this one is the weakest - especially in comparison to the utterly brilliant Signature of All Things. I think Gilbert tries too hard to convince us that an unattached life full of casual sex is just as profound and satisfying as the more traditional one - you know, husband, kids, that boring stuff. While single life was appropriate and in a way inevitable in case of Alma, her previous heroine, because she was a scientist en par with Darwin and completely absorbed in her work, here extolling its virtues feels like a feminist propaganda, with frequent and not too subtle digs at men, especially men of power. I almost felt she'd say that the main character would say somewhere that "women need men like fish need a bicycle." The reviews said this is a wise book, but I fail to see the wisdom. In spite of Gilbert's efforts, Vivian's life feels shallow, and in her later years, not even particularly interesting. The writing is still strong because Gilbert is a true master of her craft, and only for this reason I give the book three stars. But I look forward to a better read from EG in the future.

great insight into the future of money!

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Reviewed: 07-07-19

this should open your eyes to what is very possibly just around the corner! get yourself clued up early!

great insight into what is probably on the horizon

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Reviewed: 05-10-18

potentially what we all need to know to avoid future regret at hindsight! essential listening!

massive content with potentially massive effects!

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Reviewed: 11-08-17

A lot of different ways to think about money and how you might go about changing your relationship with it for the better - potentially for the benefit of everyone!

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truly a classic! everyone should listen to/read

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Reviewed: 21-11-16

Darwin's wonderful, brave and insightful realisation read admirably by one of his modern day champions.

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Profound and honest.

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Reviewed: 05-05-16

This book owns up to its title, a true antidote to the usual saccharine nonsense.