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Alvin is an angel sent to save us from the consumer treadmil
on 2 January 2001
Never having been one to think before buying, I have always suffered from the old 'too much month left at the end of the money' syndrome. But with Alvin's help, that is beginning to change!
Initially hooked by Alvin's forthright, no-nonsense attitude in his TV show, I went out and bought the book. Probably the best thing I did last year! His witty, challenging style makes you think about your own financial situation, without being condescending. Chapters on reducing debt, credit cards, investing, budgeting and buying property are neatly summarised in the first chapter; this is a book that you can read from cover to cover or dip in to as and when you need a little financial wisdom. Handy questions at the start of each chapter help the reader to identify their own 'financial personality'; a great tool for those people frightened to look too closely into their own budgets and blowouts!Sound advice based on personal experiences coupled with a great sense of humour really brought me to my senses - after reading this book I cannot make a purchase without seeing the face of Alvin Hall before me, repeating the mantra 'Do you really need it?'!!!
For all those people struggling with their outgoings, or trying to admit their financial failings, this is THE book to buy this New Year!