I’m a big fan of Aaron Clarey. My enthusiasm stems from the fact that I’ve read almost all of his books. Not only do I agree with his message, but he presents it in an entertaining, page turning manner. You WANT to get closer to the truth. I was excited to read Bachelor Pad Economics because of the man who wrote it
Aaron Clarey is one of the good guys. I don’t mean that in some beta way. Rather, he’s one of the guys that sees the plight of young men today and offers advice and solutions.
He’s even gone out of his way to write a book called “The Black Man’s Guide Out of Poverty”. I’m a black man who read the book. It’s a masterpiece of no-nonsense that helps black men rise up and beat the bullshit. Clarey wants the best for men of all races and hopes they embrace the truth of society.
And what is the truth? In “Bachelor Pad Economics: The Financial Bible for Men”, Clarey gives young men (though older guys can get something from the book as well) the financial advice their parents and society likely never gave them.
If you’ve been turned off to books about personal finance because of their generic (don’t spend more than you make and trash credit cards) advice, then Clarey’s work will be a breath of fresh air.
In Bachelor Pad Economics is, Clarey immediately begins advising you as if you’re a young man. The tone is very “older brother giving tough love advice you need to hear”. He details the problems men face if they want to develop financial stability.
This is because knowledge of the societal forces working against you is important if you want a chance to survive. Clarey explains that the older generations are incentivized to ensure that you don’t become the best version of yourself. Our elders, though well meaning, give us outdated advice for this new world.
Clarey doesn’t waste your time hashing out tired budgeting advice. Instead, he gets you to consider the 3 fundamental laws of humanity. Understanding these 3 fundamental laws of humanity will enable you to make sound financial decisions, regardless of your resources.
Clarey insists on their for your financial health. If everyone followed these 3 rules of humanity, we’d all have more money and also be happier.
The last significant point of the book I want to touch is the role of education and people. Clarey gives easy to follow advice on education.
Pick a STEM major or pick trade. Anything else will doom you to a life of just scraping by or outright servitude. He goes into greater depth on this in his book “Worthless: The Young Person’s Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major”.
Clarey warns young men about the dangers of selecting the wrong girls or friends. This section made me think about all the bullets I’d dodged en route to age 31. I’ve made it with no arrest record, children or significant debt.
The book has advice for other areas of your life such as maintenance, picking where to live and retirement planning. However, the most powerful parts are on selecting the right mindset, people, and education path. If you follow Clarey’s advice on these matters, you won’t end up 40 and broke.