Title: Debt Man Walking
Subject: Debt and investment
Author: Bruce Brammall
Purchase: Debt Man Walking
Bruce has done a great job on his book, Debt Man Walking. This is a serious subject; however Bruce has injected the book with his sense of fun thus making it very entertaining whilst still getting his message across to the reader.
Right from the introduction, Bruce has “filtered” the reading audience. His target is Generation X, so if you were born in the 60’s or 70’s, then this is the book for you. In this 10 step investment and gearing guide Bruce’s goal is to get generation X’s to organise their finances, whilst they still have time, in order to achieve a comfortable retirement. Each chapter is preceded with a trivia question, and fortunately, the answer. These questions get the grey matter working and conjure happy memories as well as a few giggles. The book is filled with case studies, tables and scenarios, designed to hold your attention and get you really motivated.
Being around the right age group I really related to many of the topics covered in the book, especially Step 10. This is the chapter dealing with people in small business and generally their lack of superannuation contributions. Because small business is not compelled to make contributions they are often overlooked, Bruce has outlined the enormous benefits and has really inspired me to make significant changes.
I really can’t speak highly enough of the book. I really enjoyed the conversational writing style filled with amusing anecdotes and blasts from the past.
This book has broken the mould - that not all finance books have to be dull and dry.