I had been a reader of Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You To Be Rich blog since its inception. At that time, Ramit just graduated from Stanford University. Honestly, I thought Ramit was just another one of those arrogant young graduates of top universities — how could a young college graduate with little real-world experience teach people to be rich?
I was wrong.
Ramit wrote in such an engaging style that I kept reading his blog although I was skeptical. Interesting enough, Ramit didn’t have any ads on his blog for the first few years. No Google Ad Sense, no display ads. Post after post, he kept publishing insightful and engaging articles on personal finance. He focused on contributing, instead of getting things back.
Within a very short period of time, Ramit’s blog has grown into one of the most popular personal blogs on the internet. Ramit has also co-founded a venture-back start-up while continuing building his personal finance brand.
This past Monday, Ramit’s new book I Will Teach You To Be Richwas released. It was the #1 selling book on Amazon.com on Monday! It ranked #20 now (5:45PM, Wed, March 25, 2009).
Wow! That’s impressive!
Ramit made a few chapters available for bloggers to review. I finished reading the sample chapters in one setting. It’s excellent. There are a lot of personal finance books out there and it’s very difficult for a new author to break out. But, Ramit’s book is different.
It kicks you, motivates you, and inspires you to take actions NOW to get your finance in order. Ramit writes in such an engaging and convincing style that you’ll be inspired to take actions immediately.
Its content is highly relevant that reflects the challenges we’re all facing in the current financial crisis.
It focuses on sound, essential personal finance principles. No gimmick. Just solid, insightful, and battle tested advice.
I highly recommend I Will Teach You To Be Rich to anyone who wants to be rich.