“Nearly every aspect, facet, and corner of American civilization has declined or decayed, lessening the quality of life younger generations will enjoy.”
– Aaron Clarey, Bachelor Pad Economics
I’m a huge fan of Aaron Clarey. The man delivers incredibly articulate arguments and opinions that are highly entertaining to read and listen to. Whether he’s explaining the purpose of currency or dissecting the economical benefits of outrage, Clarey always has something interesting to say.
Right around the beginning of the year I decided to buy a copy of Clarey’s latest book, Bachelor Pad Economics. I was not disappointed.
While there are plenty of books about saving money, preparing for retirement, and choosing a career; most of them are either geared towards women or entire families. While there’s nothing wrong with this, the information usually isn’t entirely congruent for most men to use. The books that do provide advice for guys usually do so in a very safe and politically correct manner that adheres to a traditional route. In high school I remember reading some “guide for young men” type book and getting depressed because I thought that going to school, getting an average job, and then spending my remaining days driving kids to soccer practice was the only option that I had.
Bachelor Pad Economics takes things in a very different direction. Instead of telling you to do what society expects, Clarey recommends that men do what they want. Additionally, he provides the means to do it. There’s a section on entrepreneurship where the book discusses the advantages of being self employed. Rather than just stopping there the book goes on to provide a complete breakdown of the best states to register a business in, various tax procedures, and how to easily manage write offs. Also, Clarey manages to use his wit and charisma to make each of these subjects entertaining to read about.
In addition to having great financial advice, Bachelor Pad Economics contains a lot of practical information on relationships and women. The chapter on girls opens with a statement that most books would never dare to make:
“The single largest plurality of a man’s life will be spent in the pursuit of girls. You will go to clubs to meet girls. You will go to parties to meet girls. You will spend hours on the internet flirting with girls. You will spend years in college and decades at work to attract girls. If you think about it, nearly all your conscious time on this planet is either directly or indirectly spent on getting girls.”
Lastly I should mention that Bachelor Pad Economics is laid out in a manner that mirrors the progression of a man’s life. The beginning chapters are geared towards high school and college kids, while the later chapters are for married men and even the elderly.
I highly recommend Bachelor Pad Economics to any guy who is looking for some sound and practical advice.