Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) January 01, 2013
Steve Ames knows what it’s like to struggle, having grown up in abject poverty in rural Iowa, and his hard-earned lessons in building wealth from “less than nothing” may inspire readers looking for hope, resolution, and guidance in the New Year. Ames made his fortune in real estate, but he’s the antithesis of a slick, Donald Trump style mogul. In fact, he began by “buying shacks on a shoe-string,” and his new book, “Scavenge Your Way to Wealth” from Indigo River Publishing, explains exactly how he did it.
Ames is, in many ways, the embodiment of a Horatio Alger rags-to-riches success story, and he claims that readers can make that transition as well, regardless of their circumstances, “All with sweat equity in the beginning; and all with scavenged labor, scavenged purchases, and scavenged materials,” just as he did. Ames learned the art of “scavenging” at an early age, as his impoverished family often resorted to “dumpster diving” for hidden treasures. Those early experiences influenced the philosophies and strategies that would ultimately make him a wealthy man.
We live in an ever-shifting economic environment, of course, and Ames’ book promises to detail “the new rules in real estate investing” – but he’s adamant that his strategies will work in any economy. As evidence, he notes that he’s been using the same basic strategies for decades now, and that steady growth throughout various economic climates has taken him from that initial shack to ownership of hundreds of properties.
He’s ready to pass these strategies on through his book, and he says emphatically that, “You don’t have to go into a bank and ask for $20,000 or $40,000. You can literally start with pennies, and that’s one of my main messages.” For readers still scraping up pennies heading into the New Year, it may be a welcome message indeed.
For more information on “Scavenge Your Way to Wealth” visit http://www.indigoriverpublishing.com.