Result #100: I successfully bought the magic money making book but failed to qualify for any of the programs.

#100: Buy a Matthew Lesko book and apply for free money!


Date: 4-10-2014

Due Date: 4-10-2015

Resolution: In honor of my 100th resolution (the number of times a day I saw these commercials as a kid) and in sticking with the April Fools theme I will finally buy into decades worth of "too good to be true" marketing and buy a book from the Free Money series by Matthew Lesko.

I will not only buy said book but will go through and apply for all the free money that he claims is readily available to me because I would be crazy not to!

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 4-10-2015

I was hesitant to buy a Matthew Lesko book after reading a few of the negative reviews. Some claimed this book was worthless because you can find the same information in your local library. This is a dumb complaint for a five dollar book. If anything I would have paid up to three times as much to have this information in one place without having to leave the house.

There were also valid complaints that this book does nothing to guide you through the application process. The only information it gives is a brief summary of the grant and a link to the website where you need to apply.

I would have been fine with this as well if only there was a grant in this book that I qualified for. Unfortunately I'm not a senior citizen, student, home owner, business owner, veteran, entrepreneur and I don't have a family to support or a major disease, so I didn't qualify for a single grant listed in this book.

I may revisit this book when I'm 55 or mature enough to own a house that needs fixing but until then I will just accept my failure and move on.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.