If I will be given the chance to talk to myself now as I have already faced a quarter of my life, Here are five things I would tell my teenage self.
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The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason offers easy to follow advice for managing one’s finances in parable form. This makes the read really interesting and easier to stay focused. The book talks about the seven cures for a lean purse. These cures include paying yourself first, controlling your expenditures, making your money grow, safeguarding your investments from loss, making your dwelling profitable, insuring your future, and educating oneself.
After reading The Millionaire Next Door, I gained a better understanding of what it takes to accumulate wealth. A lot of research was put into writing this book. This book details many of America’s wealthy and what it took for them to get there. Building wealth is not easy. It takes a lot of hard work, discipline, and sacrifice to get there. If you are looking for a get rich quick scheme, then this book is not for you. I like the honest approach this book takes to building wealth. When you work hard to accumulate all that wealth, you value it more versus being handed the money.
Do you compare yourself to others most of the time? It’s time to set yourself free from the prison of comparing yourself to others.