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Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying by David Bach

Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich TryingGo Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying by David Bach

My review


rating: 3 of 5 stars
David Bach is the writer of the popular Finish Rich series. I haven’t read his other books, so I can’t comment on the series yet.

In Go Green, Bach starts with a chapter on knowing your impact on the environment, opening up the setting for the whole book. For the following nine chapters, Bach outlines some fifty tips on changing your behaviors so not only you would save the planet, but also save up some cash in the process (much like what William McDonough advocates that being green equals being efficient equals saving money). If invested at a certain percentage of return, that cash will bring a pretty sum thanks to the compounding effect. The fifty tips cover a whole gamut from transportation, housing, water use, food, recycling, work environment, to traveling, among others. Almost all are relatively easy and not as time-consuming as one would expect. It is just a matter of getting it started. Habit will continue the rest.

Of course, it won’t be an investing book if there are no tips regarding personal investment. Well, in chapter 10, Finish Rich: Make Your First Green Million, Bach gives some ideas on investing green and starting your green business.

Lastly, a good quote from the book, regardless of whether you end up living and investing green or not, “It is not what you earn that makes you rich or poor; it is what you spend.”

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