Book Review: ‘You Are a Badass at Making Money’ by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


“You Are a Badass at Making Money” by Jen Sincero is another straight-talk self-help book that does make you think about your issues with money and how to overcome those issues to become what you define as financially comfortable.

Like Sincero’s first book in the Badass series, I was fighting with her in my head. In this scenario, I didn’t think I had an issue with money and that it was stopping me from making more money. I audio read it, so her voice kept going on and on about how I might have issues with money. Then I realized I do have issues with money. I grew up in a low-income family where we mastered bargain shopping, which I still practice today though I live in a world-class metropolis with a decent job in a low-paying field like journalism. And I still deprive myself of luxuries I could afford because I’m so focused on keeping money in my bank account. Sincero made me realize I could splurge once in a while and I’ll still be able to pay all my bills.

The downside to this book is the obsession of wealth, the mantra that you’re going to be rich if you believe it. Yes, the word is in the title, but I read it to learn how to move forward in my career to make more money whether the traditional way or the freelance way. This book may not be for that reader who wants more money but not obsessed with it because the way she tells the stories she wants you to be obsessed — or least that’s how it comes off. I’d rather be obsessed with my passions that I hope will bring me money compared to the money itself.

Overall, the book helps you brainstorm ways to make more money with accepting your current relationship with money and improving that relationship to reach your monetary goals.



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