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Recommended Financial Reading

I want to recommend two books for you to read.

  • The Richest Man in Babylon first published in 1926.
  • The Millionaire Next Door published in 1996.

What do a couple of old books have in common? They both write about the basic principles to save and create wealth over your lifetime.

This is timeless advice discussing:

  • How and why to control your spending
  • Why keeping up with the Jones' isn't a smart idea
  • Benefits of education
  • Necessity of planning for your futureAnd of course...investing

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Todd B. Says: The Richest Man In Babylon
Amazon Says: Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth more...
Amazon Says: Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth.   The Success Secrets of the Ancients— An Assured Road to Happiness and Prosperity   Countless readers have been helped by the famous “Babylonian parables,” hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of—and a solution to—your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime. This is the book that holds the secrets to keeping your money—and making more.   The Richest Man in Babylon Read it and recommend it to loved ones— and get on the road to riches. MORE THAN TWO MILLION BOOKS SOLD less...
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Todd B. Says: The Millionaire Next Door
Amazon Says: "Why aren't I as wealthy as I should be?" Many people ask this question of themselves all the time. Often they are hard-working, well educated middle- to high-income people. W more...
Amazon Says: "Why aren't I as wealthy as I should be?" Many people ask this question of themselves all the time. Often they are hard-working, well educated middle- to high-income people. Why, then, are so few affluent. For nearly two decades the answer has been found in the bestselling The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy, reissued with a new foreword for the twenty-first century by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley. According to the authors, most people have it all wrong about how you become wealthy in America. Wealth in America is more often the result of hard work, diligent savings, and living below your means than it is about inheritance, advance degrees, and even intelligence. The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. You will learn, for example, that millionaires bargain shop for used cars, pay a tiny fraction of their wealth in income tax, raise children who are often unaware of their family's wealth until they are adults, and, above all, reject the big-spending lifestyles most of us associate with rich people. In fact, you will learn that the flashy millionaires glamorized in the media represent only a tiny minority of America's rich. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don't live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door. less...
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