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How To Be Smart With Your Money

How To Be Smart With Your Money [Kindle Edition]

Duncan Bannatyne
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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'If you want to know how to make the most of your money, this is the book for you.' (BUCKINGHAMSHIRE ADVERTISER )

Book Description

Duncan Bannatyne is the former stoker in the navy who built up his own business empire, now worth 320 million and is a star of the TV series DRAGONS' DEN. His first book, ANYONE CAN DO IT, was a SUNDAY TIMES bestseller in hardback and paperback.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 447 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (16 April 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409117138
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409117131
  • ASIN: B002U3CB98
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #158,442 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be smart with your money too 22 May 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have big respect for Duncan Bannatyne, and I think it is wonderful that someone with so much money will happily share his strategies with the rest of us. There are so many false financial gurus who are not even on The Rich List, yet are charging thousands of pounds for their "secret information" on how to be rich, yet here is one of the richest men in Britain who is giving his financial advice for less than a tenner.

In this book, Duncan Bannatyne takes a look at the finance world through the eyes of an everyday person. He gives his advice on what he would do if he was in the position of the average wage earner in the United Kingdom. He says there are basic skills we all can learn to be better with money, whether you are worth £3 pounds or £310m.

When I first read this book I was worried that Duncan might be too rich to relate to the problems and issues faced by the common man. In fact, he has researched very extensively into everyday finance, and names many relevant and up to date websites and sources. Clearly he has really given this book a lot of thought and applied his financial mind to the problem of how we can all be better off with our money.

Duncan was poor once upon a time and he came from nothing to become a mega multi-millionaire many times over. He has now learned the skill of managing money and becoming richer, and through this book, he is passing those skills on to all of us. It is clear that he actually practises the techniques which he recommends. The financial strategies presented are how Duncan approaches his own finances, and he is one of the richest men in the UK. If you want to be smart with your money, this is the book to read.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What they should have taught you at school! 29 Jan 2011
This book changed the way I think about my money. I was in a fair bit of credit card debt and I think like most people nievely got into that situation because I didn't have any knowledge on how my finances were working for me (and I didn't really care). The first year after reading this book I paid off most of the debt (getting close to paying off the lot) and I can honestly say this book changed my life! Now I have the confidence when looking at a finacial product to understand the jargon, terms and cons and make things work for me instead of working for the lender. This book would be no good if you are after a get ritch quick or if you are already quite clued up on personal finance but if like me you are a bit nieve or unsure what the differance is between AER and APR, well worth the read. Thank You Duncan!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly helpful 26 Aug 2009
I bought this book after it was the ONLY financial advice book to get a 5* review in The Times and i can understand why. It doesn't patronise and made me really think about how i could use the money i've got more fruitfully. I can only assume the reviews that have given this less than five stars come from readers who were hoping for a get-rich-quick book. As Duncan says, the only way to get really rich is to start a business (and his Wake Up And Change Your Life book sets out how to do that!) or buy a winning lottery ticket. If those two options aren't likely, then this is a smart book to have on your shelf.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By john
Format:Audio CD
I would recomend this CD to anyone who wants to get on in life in business or just trying to save a pound. if you have debt problems there is some great advise aswell.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Nadia
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this on the bus to and from work, as well as in my breaks at work. Good advice and food for thought! I had also thought about why salaries are said in years in Britain and in months in Finland, given that most expenses in both countries are stated in how much they come to per month. And not just a matter of just dividing by 12 either, considering stuff like tax and NIC. A mathemathetical explanation follows to demonstrate, but generally speaking, well written and using an informal yet clear style.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An easy to read book, with common-sense advice. Duncan Bannatyne provides practical help to those who need to improve, along with additional insight for those who already can manage. I think that this book is worth the money and I recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to be smart with your money 31 Aug 2011
By rwh
Very good read on money matters throughout your working life.To plan ahead and be positive in what you are doing with money, through work,business,marriage,pension.But it is up to you how you plan your life!Recommend read,How To Be Smart With Your Moneyespecialy if your young and it allows you to do everything covered in the book.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Average at best... 25 Aug 2009
I like Duncan a lot and thought this book would be great. But it is really written for people who don't understand money. Basics like mortgages (fixed rate, variable rate), how to save money and how to be careful with your money are what the book is about. Essentially if you have a basic understanding about money itself and maybe have a savings account, this book will be wasted on you.

I read it in about 5 days in the evening, and shook my head with disappointment afterwards.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book
Really good book. I think Duncan's book are the best from the Dragon's Den bunch. This is a very hands-on guide on how to handle your finances and I really enjoyed it
Published 2 months ago by Wakey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Picked up some great tips
Published 5 months ago by rebecca
4.0 out of 5 stars how to be smart with your money
some very key points which if followed will give the reader positive input into how to understand what where and when to take action. Read more
Published 10 months ago by terryglobal
4.0 out of 5 stars Smart safety net
I particularly liked the 'sod you' fund advice. With the eternal recession and the to be or not to be made redundant threats I opened a savings account. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Debra Alexis-Halimi
5.0 out of 5 stars Good solid advice but Kindle version has problems
I bought, read and enjoyed this book for the great financial advice given. Much of it I already new as I suspect many people will. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jon Dalrymple
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product & service. Thank you.
Excellent product & service. Thank you. Even as a chartered accountant, this book has given some great tips and has helped me make a financial plan for the future.
Published 15 months ago by Gina Tucker
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, definitely buy it
I KEEP readng this book, it really is a great book. I KEEP buying more of Bannatyne's book, I like his writing style and he really does know his stuff.
Published 21 months ago by David Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
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Published 23 months ago by MR I XAVIER
5.0 out of 5 stars Duncan "The Ultimate Dragon" Bannatyne
Duncan is back and he seems to release new books every year. How does he do it? well he is the self made multi-millionaire founder of the Bannatyne Group and One of the Dragons on... Read more
Published on 13 Sep 2012 by Mr. R. Malhotra
2.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing
I was really hoping for something inspiring from this guy and I'm so glad I didn't buy the book and waste my time trying to understand the jargon. Read more
Published on 28 May 2011 by David Hull
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