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I love reading.

Especially the books from the self-help sections.  Anything about personal development sounds good to me. If a book gives me at least one idea to how to change my life (for the better, of course) I am glad for reading it.

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Today about money, finances.

When was the last time, when you give your financial aspect of your life a very hard, true look?

When was the last time you have checked your budget?

Budget – oh, this is a very dreaded word, I know.

And you know what? I hate doing it to. But I know it is something I have to do. I have to do it, because I have my Goals – financial goals. And to achieve them I need to know where I am today, to know what I need to start or stop doing to have a better tomorrow.

 It is as simple as that.

So my books to you – read them –and apply what is suitable to your situation:

  1. Kevin O’Leary – Cold, Hard truth about Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women & Money: 50 Common Money Mistakes and How to Fix Them. it does exactly what it says on the cover. it allows you to recognise the common  mistakes you make with your money.
  2. Lois P. Frankel – Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make with Money. Title is about women, but most of the content can be easily applied to men as well. Don’t discard the book, just because you are a man.

I read both books over that last weekend. I just couldn’t put them down, wishing that somebody had told me all this many years ago.

Basic three statements:

  1. If you end up with too much month at the end of the money – it’s time to do something about it.
  2. If you suffer from emotional spending – it’s time to do something about it
  3. If you wonder each month how you are going to pay off your credit card – it’s time to do something about it.
  4. if you wonder where did all the money go (because you have not bought a single thing for yourself for the last 4 weeks) – it’s time to do something about it
  5.  …you can add here whatever applies…

 

Read those two books – they will change your life.

 

To your happiness

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