• Blue-Collar Cash

  • Love Your Work, Secure Your Future, and Find Happiness for Life
  • By: Ken Rusk
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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A prescriptive and timely guide to finding success and happiness without a college degree by Ken Rusk, the Ohio-based entrepreneur and "million-dollar ditch digger" who believes it is time to celebrate the possibilities and financial opportunities that a blue-collar life can bring.

A blue-collar approach to creating a life you love.

In a period of skyrocketing student loan debt without the promise of high-paying employment, and in an economy in desperate need of skilled tradespeople, many are seeking new paths. Ken Rusk, the "million-dollar ditch digger", is here to show you that blue-collar trades are a source of pride and that you can - and will - find your version of happiness by pursuing a good old-fashioned craft.

In Blue Collar Cash, Ken shares his insights from more than 30 years working in blue-collar trades as an entrepreneur, mentor, and life coach. Ken knows from his own experience - first as a young kid digging ditches and then as the owner of a successful concrete construction business - that working with your hands at a job that takes skill and practice can be monumentally rewarding and life-affirming. Since then, he has built a multimillion-dollar business and gone on to mentor hundreds of employees in how to manage their money and set achievable goals.

Using the stories of those who have discovered lives of comfort, peace, and freedom, Ken creates a step-by-step, interactive guide - including financial planning and savings advice - to creating alternative and realistic routes to success and fulfillment.

©2020 Ken Rusk (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 01-10-21

Inspirational

I never went to college and always thought I was missing out on something until I read Ken's book. Ken is right, you can have a really good and prosperous life and career in the Blue Collar world. Thanks Ken

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This book should be required reading for everyone.

I loved this book. The topics discussed are extremely relevant in today's world. I own an industrial service company and for the past 10 years, I have had a terrible time hiring young people who want to work with their hands and become tradesman, Even though I did get a college degree, I grew up as a blue collar worker and I still have a blue collar mindset. We now have a society full of people who got college degrees and often took on a lot of debt, only to find their job prospects slim. There are limitless $100,000+ jobs out there for anyone willing to become a skilled tradesman and who is willing to work hard. This book has a lot of common sense content and advice beyond the merits of not going to college. Setting goals, budgeting, having balance in your life are key components of a good life. The author covers all of this. This book does not discourage going to college, it simply and honestly points out that it is not the only path to success. If you have kids, read this book. If you are stuck in your career, read this book. If you are having trouble keeping your employees happy, read this book. This is full of great advice, inspiring stories, and an optimistic view of the world and the opportunities for all of us seize.

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Must read for anyone figuring themselves out

Well written and easy to understand. As well as implement in your own life.

I will definitely have my own children read this book in their early teens. It’s a good read for anyone that unhappy with their current occupation in life.

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Very valuable information. Great read!!

This book has a very inspiring story, and it's incredibly insightful. I'm glad I took the time to listen. Excellent book!

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Great book and very helpful to help understand some different outlooks in life I would highly recommend this book for anyone.

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very interesting

loved the information and all the ideas. this book really digs in to understanding what someone is capable of doing and how important it is to just try.

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Great read!

Really enjoyed this book! Lessons at every turn delivered in non lesson form.
Relevant for any stage in career/life.