Being rich is hard to define: for every one of us it is a different goal. One of my goals is to have more money - I am struggling every month, I am passing hardly from one salary to the next. This must change. To learn how to do it, I am taking example from people who succeeded in an honest way. One of them is Dave Ramsey, he shares many stories of people with the similar problems as mine. While I am unable to follow now Mr. Dave's advice "to the letter", in the big lines I started to do what he says, what he advises. But I can't just listen to only one person, and that is why I've read Think and Grow Rich, one of the most recommended books about acting with the purpose of having (saving, earning) more money and better managing it. The book will not offer exact steps to be done, I mean it was written some decades earlier before me reading it, we are living in a different world now. The principles are the same and I was very surprised to see how little has changed. I read also The Richest man in Babylon, and while the Think and Grow Rich is more descriptive, more explanatory, they are both saying the same things: no matter how much or how little I earn, I have to live my life in a way that I can afford it; I must organize everything so each month I will not spend at least 5% from my monthly earnings, money for which I should find a way to invest it. Another very important point is the state of mind: act with purpose. I was always finding reasons why I can't do so many things. Now I am beginning to search ways to succeed. I am very happy of reading Think and Grow Rich, it gave me a framework, it has shown me that I can change.I knew that I must change, I don't want to "survive" one month to the next all the time.
I do recommend both books (Think and Grow Rich, The Richest Man in Babylon) and Mr. Dave Ramsey's youtube channel to any "novice" having a hard time to define how to do more with the money he or she has.