Author(s): Bruce Brammall
The key to wealth is...a four-letter word. Debt, growth assets and time are the perfect ingredients for Generation X to create real wealth. If you were born in the '60s or '70s, remember Billy Ray Cyrus, BMX Bandits, Sony Walkmans, the fall of the Berlin Wall, 'Who Shot JR?', the dot-eating Pac-Man -- and you're wondering how any of that could improve your financial position -- then this book is wa-a-ay overdue. Debt Man Walking will have you marching to a different financial beat, because Gen X's money needs are distinctive. Inside this book you'll discover: how to maximise your opportunities using investment debt that there are actually three types of debt: dumb, okay and great that your 'relative' youth + diversification = wealth how you can double your super nest egg in 15 minutes why life as a Gen Xer is an excellent adventure ...dude.
Bruce Brammall is a successful investor, best-selling author, financial adviser, business journalist, columnist... and, by pure luck, a Gen Xer. Now, as Debt Man, he has donned his gearing cape, exited the phone box and is ready to save his Slacker generation with a clearly articulated 10-step plan to help them supercharge their finances.
Dedication vii Acknowledgements ix About the author xiii Prologue xvii Introduction 1 Step 1: Write your own ticket 17 Step 2: Money's simple rules 33 Step 3: Risky business 53 Step 4: Gen X's investment edge 75 Step 5: Home: investment central 107 Step 6: Investing: the debt mantra 123 Step 7: Tax, Santa and other little helpers 153 Step 8: Blockbuster budgeting 175 Step 9: Cover your ass(ets) 193 Step 10: Choose your own ... neverending story 217 Conclusion 245 Appendix A: The X-Flips 247 Appendix B: 50 investment, gearing and 'Gen X Rules' rules 253 Appendix C: Glossary 261 Recommend to a friend 273 Index 275