Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Book Review: Bachelor Pad Economics

Bachelor Pad Economics: The Financial Advice Bible for Men” by Aaron Clarey.  512 pages. 

I was honored to have helped author and comrade Aaron Clarey with his editing over the past two months of his latest book, out yesterday: "Bachelor Pad Economics."  My mission was to identify typos, and I was told to NOT actually read the book for its content.  I failed miserably, as I enjoyed the book immensely.  If you find any typos, blame me.

Clarey opens the book with this promise to the reader:
None of this will be easy and it will take a superior amount of self-discipline and control, but in doing so you will enjoy a superior life and become a superior person.  You will not be talking about the latest Kim Kardashian episode around the water cooler with people you hate at a job you loathe.  You will not be working as a barista for $7 per hour, constantly self-rationalizing your stupid decision to blow $125,000 on a Masters in Creative Writing degree with all the other emo kids.  You won’t be living check to check as you make payments on a house you don’t need, a wife you don’t like, and children you can’t afford.  You will be living your dream, whatever it is, enjoying your one, finite, and precious life on this planet. 
“Bachelor Pad Economics” is a Manosphere version of Rich Dad, Poor Dad.  This book tells young men how to get the best out of America’s new socialist economy, how to filter the few quality women from the many, and how to handle other challenges.  This book is full of straight-from-the-heart tough love.  We give it our full recommendation.

A message, from Chapter 12, that you won’t see in Rich Dad, Poor Dad:
Corrupted by societal viruses like feminism, socialism, and a whore-worshiping media, women have become overweight, unattractive, narcissistic, unfeminine wrecks that no self-respecting man would ever commit to.  Even if they do manage to maintain their physique, they are usually so mentally damaged it renders commitment impossible.
512 pages, and not once does the author sugar-coat the truth!

This book is full of advice.  Good advice.  Man advice.  You’ll hear advice that comes from his life’s lessons, such as employment and living a minimalist lifestyle.  And you’ll hear advice he hasn’t lived, but seems to know quite a lot about, such as: marriage, children, and considering a career in the military.  Overall, you’ll come to respect this author as you discover that his motivation is to genuinely help his readers. 

This book serves its primary market as both a list of advice that a young man (16+) should read from cover to cover, and as a great reference book for men of all ages at moments they are facing a key financial decisions.  Clarey recently said on his blog:
…if I had this book when I was younger I would EASILY have $500,000 more money than I do now.
Some of the tips in this book are the same we older guys heard when growing up.  But times have changed and some of the proven rules are obsolete.  Clarey introduces some paradigm-shifting concepts that can save a young man a tremendous amount of grief and money, including:

Women - Feminism, poor parenting and other influences have reduced the supply of marriage-quality women to an all-time low,
Men's Role - Government is replacing men, leaving them lost and unable to fulfill their genetic need to produce, succeed, and be the head of a family,
Career - Success requires job-hopping and mobility, not loyalty, and
Possessions - Stuff, including that car you want, is “evil.”

A secondary market for this book would be fathers who use Clarey’s advice to supplement their own advice to their sons.  I turned my son onto the author’s videos and blog over a year ago for exactly this reason. 
As for target markets, that’s it.  While I hope to see some reviews by commie feminists in the coming days - especially about Chapter 12 - my advice to my male comrades is to take each criticism you hear from the left as another reason to read this book.


Chapter 12 – Wife and Kids – was my favorite chapter.  You’ll read a great case for staying single, but also how to identify that future wife.  Regardless of your choice, the author provides the wisdom to reduce the potential for mistakes. You’ll read about the very depressing state of today’s woman supply.  And you’ll learn how to evaluate a lady’s core political beliefs vs. what she has been taught to say.
…if they are a genuine liberal, leftist, or feminist, they are antithetical to being wives because, consciously or not, they vote to replace men with the state.  Like nuns to the church, they are first and foremost wedded to the state and not you.  Therefore, any self-respecting man will simply refuse to marry, let alone, support somebody who actively votes against him, his success, and his liberty. 

Chapter 1    "Leaderless, Guideless, and Adrift"
Chapter 2    "Philosophy" (about economics, investing, life goals etc.)
Chapter 3    "The Basics"
Chapter 4    "Education"
Chapter 5    "Career"
Chapter 6    "Entrepreneurship"
Chapter 7    "Girls"
Chapter 8    "Housing and Lodging"
Chapter 9    "Cars and Transportation"
Chapter 10  "Maintenance and Repair"
Chapter 11  "Investing and Retirement Planning"
Chapter 12  "Wife and Kids"
Chapter 13  "Legal"
Chapter 14  "Economics"
Chapter 15  "End of Life Planning"


Are you new to Aaron Clarey?  If so, check out his blog, Captain Capitalism.  Then head over to his YouTube channel.  And finally, read his books.

You’ll find that he is consistent in his message, practices what he preaches, and is passionate about economics and helping his fellow man.  Don't believe me?  Just ask Davis Aurini.


Full Disclosure: 
1) I am not in this book’s target market.  I am in my late forties, am still married to my first wife of almost 25 years, and have a son in college.
2) Aaron Clarey is a comrade and a Commie Obama Hat evangelist. 
3) The quotes are from the draft I reviewed and may have been altered in the final copy.
4) I have two copies in the mail.  One for Zhukov (20) and one for Mikhail's son (19). 

U/T: Zhukov for proofreading this review.

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