Fund Your Ideal Lifestyle Review

A while ago

Okay, so I read this book at the beginning of the year (I think), so my review may be a bit off as Im running from memory here. What I can tell you (first off) as a disclaimer, I didn’t attempt any of the exercises in the book. It’s not because I thought they were bad (opposite in fact — they got me thinking) — but because I’m not really in the right place in my life to need to do this yet. I have to say that I did enjoy reading the anecdotes that Clayton Daniel included throughout the book. I’d imagine he’d have quite a story to tell.

Skills learnt

Now I’m not one to toot my own horn (actually, I may be… what do I know?), but I didn’t learn anything unexpected in the book. There was no magical formula (well he does have a few formulas that he uses for wealth creation). There was no shortcut. He told me what I learnt a while ago during my time at university. However, I do see the benefit of reading this book if you are:

  • Not sure how to handle or plan your money.
  • Not sure where to invest.

Rating

Officially, I rated this book as a four-star book. I found the tone of the book friendly and casual, and it was an easy read. I’m not sure how to rate the actual content. It taught me a few questions I should ask myself but not much I didn’t know already. However, if this is your first chance at reading something like this, then I suggest you pick it up and give it a try, or at least ask Clayton Daniel for some smart advice. He sounds as if he’s been through it all and knows what he’s talking about. He’s passionate about this topic, and I think that’s what counts.

Note about this review

I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review. I always try my best to balance the reviews and not favour any one person (though I may be a bit subjective when it comes to the genre).

Writer and engineering manager @ Traveloka // www.alexaitken.nz

Writer and engineering manager @ Traveloka // www.alexaitken.nz