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Here’s what I read in June!
13 Things Rich People Won’t Tell You: 250+ Tried-and-True Secrets to Building Your Fortune by Saving and Spending Smarter by Jennifer Merritt & Roe D’Angelo
I enjoy lists and this book is basically a compilation of a ton of thirteen-item lists with all sorts of personal finance advice given in bite size pieces. It has some good tips and ideas and helps break the stereotypical image of a millionaire and lavish spending habits.
This was a very different perspective of the personal finance industry, shedding light on how some of the most well-known personal finance personalities (Suze Orman, Dave Ramsey, etc) make some massive profits from us. It debunks some popular personal finance theories, such as David Bach’s Latte Factor. It gets into investing and the economy. It was definitely interesting! I think that when a topic really interests you, it’s good to see both sides. I just wish the end would have closed with some ideas of what we can do about all this. It was a lot of doom and gloom that left me thinking, “Well now what?” Still a good read.
I snagged this book at a Human Resources conference a few years ago. I would definitely call it “practical” because most the ideas are common sense. Yet they still serve as good reminders of some of the basics. I find it ironic how David talks about the importance of making sure your correspondence is error-free, and yet I found two major typos before I got to page 25. (We are all human, but I’m assuming he had an editor that was paid to find and correct these things!) If you can overlook those, it’s a quick read to remind you of the basics of marketing and creating a good foundation for your business.