Of all of the late night television personalities, the guys out there on the tube at one in the morning telling you that you can make money and get fit and extend a certain part of your anatomy, one of the few who’s really on the level is probably Matthew Lesko. Of course, even so, anyone with a ridiculous suit and an infomercial, well, you’re probably going to be thinking it’s a scam, right?
We’re glad to report that, if you look at the evidence, Lesko is in the clear. It’s all sound and sensible advice. If you invest just an hour or so browsing through this book, you’re very likely to find a grant or loan that you’re free to apply for. Not everyone qualifies for everything, of course, and some won’t qualify for ANYTHING in the book. But if you don’t qualify for anything at all, then that’s probably because you’re already rich.
It may also be worth noting that Lesko actually drives around in that Riddler suit of his now and then when going about his business in his hometown, and, get this, drives a Lexus covered in yellow question marks, so… It’s difficult to accuse the “FREE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT!” guy to even be a “character” he plays, because… That’s really how he dresses a lot of the time.
There are some who have accused Lesko of cashing in on a form of plagiarism, which is a bit of an odd accusation. The Lesko business model is to research publicly available books and files on government grants and loans, and then collect all of the relevant information into a single volume. Lesko himself has admitted that he gets all his information for free.
But is this really any different from a researcher who studies hundreds of books at a library and then compiles it all into a single volume for easy reading? Not really. Browsing through a book from Matthew Lesko takes a lot less time than doing the research on your own.
Whatever those criticisms levied at Lesko, at the end of the day, the animated series The Venture Brothers said it best: Lesko helps people get free money from the government, so… He can’t be all bad, right? Whatever you may think of his wild attire, manic stage persona and crazy infomercials, the fact is that the information presented in his books is actually pretty solid.
If you’re curious, if you want to know if the whole free money from the government thing is really on the level, just check out the free gift from matthew-lesko.com and see what you have to say about it then.