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Falling For Money Paperback – May 14, 2014
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The primary message of the book "The art is not in making money, but in keeping it" comes from experience of the author as she became apparently rich by about 30 only to become broke and now at the age about 40 she is on her way to true wealth.
The biggest part of the book is devoted to creating a budget, that is scheme of how much to spend, save and invest. This is strong point of the book.
Another strong point is that the author starts with the end in mind, from question "How much money is enough?" She starts from the bigger picture, and only then goes to such details as saving money on lattes.
Interesting and useful may be method of scheduling life that is practiced by this successful woman.
Two things in the book are rather weak in my opinion:
1. Advice how to increase your income is rather weak. Only general words "the way we can increase out income is by producing more value and becoming more valuable to the others" and opposing words "earning" and "generating income". Nothing more specific.
2. I could not see connection between her monthly investments (17%) and her goal (net worth $25,000,000). In book "Early Retirement Extreme" by Jacob Lund Fisker there are tables and graphs showing dependence of investments as percent of income and time to obtaining financial independence. There is nothing comparable in this book. By the way, to create net worth $25,000,000 for 20 years of equal investments with conservative 8% compound interest rate one needs yearly investment of $500,000, and if it is 17%, the income should be about $3,000,000 per year.Read more ›
You should know that this book isn't as simple as it might appear. There's no doubt it's short, and the concepts have been articulated masterfully. However, if you're anything like me, you'll need to read it multiple times, share it with your spouse, and study it like a student. There are exercises that may take time, but I want to internalize the lessons, not just read the book.
Now I add her insight to the list. As a professional woman myself, I have faced many of the same issues and appreciate the straight forward approach and practical tools for making better financial decisions.
I am going to purchase a kindle version for each of my 4 kids, brother and sister, my team members as well as each of my past buyer and seller clients that attend my next client appreciation night I hope to host in January on my return from my recent trip to Russia. I also plan to recommend it to several of my broker owner friends and encourage them to get copies for each of their agents and consider doing a mastermind with the in January but no later than February.
The reason for giving this book a 5 star rating is that it far exceeded my expectations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mediocre information. Was looking more for real estate and investment information. Thought it was rather touchy-feely.Published 16 months ago by Lois Snyder
This is an extremely useful book. It contains common sense info that, unfortunately, is not taught in school. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Robin Bilby
I loved this book. In fact I have read it several times and ended up taking her online course. This book goes into detail on how to budget for today and save for your retirement. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Donna Figel
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Having read more than 100 books on budgeting, finance, investing, and wealth building over the last decade, I can honestly say that this is one of the best I've encountered. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Baker Johnson
I'm using this book to help me sort out my financial issues and goals for the coming year. It's to-the-point and very helpful. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Samantha Phelps
I have read and study a few financial programs. I was hoping to receive at least something out of this book, but I really enjoyed it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by JSanders
This book is great and really clarified a lot of lingering questions I've had about budgeting and creating balance in my life <3 a must read!!Published 23 months ago by Callie Ogden