Financial literacy was always something that I took for granted. I mean we all know the old sayings of “pay yourself first” “live within your means” and other information passed down from generation to generation which basically amounted to enjoying the weekend with friends and loved ones and hoping that you saved enough money for gas to get back and forth to work until you got paid on Friday.
This is what life is like for most americans and without pursuing resources that will further educate you on the pillars of finance will be most of our lives for the foreseeable future. Now when I talk about financial education there comes to mind that old economics teacher with the glasses on her nose talking about the micro this and the macro that and if you are like me understanding these concepts and staying awake was a extremely difficult challenge in and of itself.
Our aim is to make understanding your money and making the most of it a fun and enjoyable process, which you can do with a little bit of self discipline, a change in mindset, and a burning desire to create wealth for yourself and generations to come. These are a few fundamental finance books and useful tools for regular people with regular jobs and normal intellect that will assist you in doing so that are entertaining, informative, and we hope life changing for you as they were for us.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. This for me, and has been for many people, one of the most influential books used to changed your mindset about money and how to use it to build the life you want. It is an easy to read story of two contrasting families and the differences taught by each about finances to their children. There are many lessons and eye opening themes that will unlock the keys to getting your mind ready for the exciting world of personal finance.
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason. This is a timeless classic set in ancient times revealing the secrets to making money and keeping it. It is another quick easy read that will have you yearning for more and is a pillar of information related to financial success.
Podcasts. Last but not least, for everyone that owns a IPhone and may not be the biggest fan of reading, there are various podcasts that you can listen to while working, cooking, or just enjoying a peaceful evening on the couch. We are not going to advocate any particular shows but there are many facets of finance and personal development to suit any particular taste so enjoying a show while educating is ridiculously easy.