• Bachelor Pad Economics

  • The Financial Advice Bible for Men
  • By: Aaron Clarey
  • Narrated by: Davis Aurini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (736 ratings)

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By: Aaron Clarey
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Publisher's Summary

Bachelor Pad Economics is THE financial advice bible for men and any women who are bold enough to listen to it!

Whether you're 14 and just trying to figure out life, or 70 and starting to think about estate planning, Bachelor Pad Economics addresses every major (and minor) economic and financial issue the average man will face in his entire life. From dating, to what to major in, to purchasing a home, to starting a business, to children and wife training, Bachelor Pad Economics is the wisdom you wish the father-you-never-had gave you.

Written for guys, it is candid, blunt, honest and everything else Oprah isn't, and will give you the road map you need to provide direction and purpose in your life. Guaranteed to prove more useful than a college degree, "Bachelor Pad Economics" is well worth the money to buy and the time to listen to.

©2013 Aaron Clarey (P)2016 Aaron Clarey

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Only for Americans...

After 2+ hours of listening I failed to relate.

This book - as almost every other book I've ever listened from Audible- refers primarily
to an American audience; the difference is that I could relate to almost every other book than this...

The advice it gives is based on the socioeconomic, educational, taxation, governmental, political
and military systems of the USA. I guess its good advice, I wish something like this was written for
my country but if you are not a US resident I suggest you spent your time and money to something else.

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Mix of great advice and terrible advice

Overall, not a bad book. Some areas were great, specifically the section on education.

Of Clarey’s good advice:
1) make sure you are majoring in a profession, not a hobby. If you can get your degree without a lab, you’re probably majoring in a hobby. I wish I heard this advice when I was studying.
2) do not confuse wealth with riches. You can have great cars, but if you can’t afford them, you’re not wealthy.
3) pick up mechanical skills while you’re young and you’ll save thousands over your lifetime.

Among Clarey’s bad advice:
1) use suicide as a means of reducing medical bills during old age.
2) do not marry a career-minded woman because she will be a bad mother.
3) do not work at an office with women because they will attack you for sexual harassment for no reason.

Overall, he’s got some good advice about how to make yourself a valuable person, how to make and save money, and how to avoid some difficulties in life.

However, I recommend skipping the section on women. Clarey comes off as a frustrated, hateful individual who views relationships only in terms of economics. His view on women in the workplace is faulty, as you will dislike your workplace is you irrationally fear the women you are working with.

I recommend this book, but understand that interpersonal relationships with the opposite sex do not need to be so scary. Learn to appreciate the women you work with and you’ll enjoy your work more.

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Excellent description of the problems in our culture

Excellent description of the problems in our culture and how to deal with them. I read some of the negative comments and they would be the kind of indoctrinated night ‘nice guy’ feminist that this book is warning you about. This is the kind of info I needed 20 years ago. Read this book. Avoid the misery. And be a better you.

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Awesome book from Start to finish!

This book has great advice for men of all ages. I highly recommend you buy it! Check out Aaron's YouTube channel : aaron clarey, very entertaining and full of gold. I've been a big fan for years. Keep up the great work Aaron.

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worth reading<br />

very practical advice and no B.S. approach. some of it a little too dark and nihilistic for my taste, but most of the content is valuable and good for people to know and hear.

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Absolute MUST HAVE for any man

This book truly is a LIFE BIBLE for all men, it teaches everything you truly need know. 100000% recommended

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Inconsistent rant at best

Really don't bother. If he can't be bothered to write a book instead of record a rant, don't spend your time sifting through this pig pen trying to find a couple pearls of wisdom.

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Recommend to all my friends

This book combined with his other book Reconnaissance Man is all a young man needs after highschool.

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Wish I had this as a young man.

The narrator does an outstanding job but the audio quality feels a bit lacking but the value in this book is worth it its weight in gold 10x. Every young man (and I would recommend it older men as well) should have a copy of this book

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One of the author’s best, in my opinion

Clarey is very concise and to the point, which suits me well.
Wish I had read this 40 years ago.
Strongly suggest it for men of all ages in particular the 20 - 30 year olds.
Recommending to my son , to be sure.

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  • JA le Roux
  • 07-15-16

Very informative and useful information

I truly did enjoy this book and the story really will help for the future. The knowledge gained from listening to this I will with me forever. The only thing I was not very impressed with was slagging off Christianity. Being a Christian I found it offensive that you basically have to stay away from woman who loves Jesus, because sex is more important to you than anything else. I know everyone has their own opinions, hence why I voiced mine. I will advise people that this is a must listen book, since eveyone should know most of the information provided. thanks

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  • 08-31-20

Many unsubstantiated points in this book

Decent book however the author holds a lot of beliefs that they do not substantiate or clarify why they are true, he just simply makes the point. eg "get a motorcycle to look cool to girls! just do it!" (lol what? almost as dumb as wimpy men who learn guitar to impress girls who the author also seems to abhor). He does make many good substantiated points especially regarding things like housing and economics however there were many points he made where there was little explanation for why his point is true beyond either ideology or pseudoscience. Furthermore, the book is very USA centric so if you're outside the country a lot of the book is useless. All in all I'll say It's a somewhat useful book for young American men however I would not consider this epiphany inducing. Ultimately, take some of his advice with a grain of salt.

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  • Gregory
  • 04-14-19

Too political for my tastes + nothing new

author spends too much time going on about his anti socialist leanings, too political for my tastes. Also its very American centric. The economics terminology is appreciated, but there's nothing here other books haven't done much better.

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  • Onewave
  • 09-19-18

radical and very welcone advice

some strong opinions not for the weak minded. I'm glad I exposed myself to this book. narration volume and qualify wasn't great but I still enjoyed it and will listen to it again

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  • S.Sengupta
  • 07-23-18

Contradictory

author loses credibility by expressing constant right wing political views...fine but thats not what the book is about...and then advises to milk all socialised systems...makes no sense...Sound bites of advice..not carefully thought through.Contradicts his advice frequently.

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  • Paul A.
  • 06-28-22

Amazing read.

I was a bit sceptical but infact I recommend it for all men. Absolutely read it.

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  • 05-09-22

Wonderfully detailed and direct

Love the well researched advice for many different aspects of life giving a clear blueprint for improving the quality of your life and retirement.

I was impressed with the consideration of whether the listener/reader was single or planning to get married and it shows how much value was intended to be provided!

Directed to plenty of resources, leaving no excuse for procrastination, which if you are like me, may have led you to find this book. Enjoy!

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  • Marcin Dzialo
  • 02-21-22

Recommended reading.

Well written, well narrated, definitely book man of all ages should read to have multiple points of reference in life.

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  • Dorijan S.
  • 01-11-22

needed this book when I was 20. would save my life

needed this book when I was 18. would save my life ... took me 30 years of work on myself to get to what this book provides on silver platter.

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  • Grant Taylor
  • 10-14-21

Excellent advice.

If I could give one book to my younger self. It would be this.
A very funny and entertaining read about the reality of life

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-18

Cut the bulls**t and listen up!

Good and realistic information for men young and old in today's world. Due to being from Australia, not all the financial information totally applied me, but similarities can be drawn. Aaron Clarey laying down the hard truth that all men should hear if they haven't already. Great listen!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-02-17

The smart older brother I never had

Just finished high school?
lost?
Yeah mate!! don't major in the Arts or Psychology
Listen to this book and find out what gets you on the right path now and even in retirement.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-16-21

Easy read on bachelor advice

Good read from Aaron Clarey, well rounded advice for any bachelor to consider in life's planning.

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  • Tom Lindsay
  • 07-06-21

Get this book to men as young as possible.

At the age of 20 reading this, I see no reason why you couldn’t give this book to your son at the age of 14.

Aaron covers everything from education, hobbies, Career and much more.

Love your work cappy.

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  • Josh Bienstein
  • 06-27-19

Arrogant

Sexist and politically biased. I would consider myself a capitalist but the arrogant delivery and general air of narcissism was too much to bare in a few sittings.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-18-19

Very mediocre compared to others in this category.

Listened to 3 chapters and then requested a refund.

Very poor in comparison to other books in this category.