You Are A Badass At Making Money: Master The Mindset Of Wealth by Jen Sincero

Genre: Self-help, financial

Published: 2017

No. of Pages: 267

I was excited to read this ‘sequel’ and see what information and advice I could gain, financially, from Sincero. Following a similar structure to her first self-help book, Sincero offers useful tips on how to develop a mindset of wealth, paired with anecdotes about her own financial situations, success stories from clients and pro-active tips to getting rich. 

This book adopts a new age approach to financial self-help books, particularly through Sincero’s prevalent comical voice, pierced with expletives here and there, however, which at times can be cringeworthy. Nonetheless, while money can be an interesting and often taboo topic of discussion, Sincero ensures that it is one that must be accepted and celebrated since after all, money is all around us and part of our everyday lives. 

Sincero’s overall message to her readers is that in order to be wealthy, our mindset is where we must start. Sincero works with us to challenge not only common beliefs many of us may have (such as ‘money doesn’t buy happiness’) but to also tap into our own subconscious beliefs, recognize them, and rewrite them. I particularly found this insightful and it indeed began to change my perspective on money. 

Indeed, this book is inspiring as Sincero sheds light on her own financial journey, giving the book credibility. She describes various financial ruts in her life and how she overcame obstacles to finally becoming the successful, rich life coach she is; such as living in a dreary neighbourhood she disliked to living in an apartment in her dream location, Venice Beach, and conjuring thousands of dollars fast when she was practically broke. And, of course, this all came down to her mindset. 

Additionally, I also found it inspiring to read the success stories from her clients that she inserts in each chapter. These stories are then followed by ‘To Get Rich’ steps where Sincero instructs tangible actions you can follow right now to get one step closer to your financial goals. This book does not just continuously spew information at us but urges us to physically make changes in our lives.

While ‘You Are A Badass At Making Money’ was informative, I felt it was considerably long-winded and could have been said more succinctly. I found myself plodding through the last few chapters as, after reading her first book ‘You Are A Badass’, her ideas and advice became repetitive.

If you’re new to financial self-help books, I’d say this is a great place to start. While this does not provide a step by step guide to becoming a millionaire, it does offer general advice on how to start changing your financial situation, as well as being an easy and engaging read.