This week I received two emails wising for financial guidance. For years I always seems to have more bills than I did money. I never got to spend my time doing what I wanted to do and always hoped to make a more money so I could like the life I deserved, which I honestly thought was impossible. So I started watching what my wealthy clients. What did they have in common that made them wealthy? I noticed 3 things. First, they almost never cared what other people owned, only what they owned. Second, they hated debt. I mean REALLY hated debt. The third and final thing was almost all of them have financial planners. The next thing I did was search out books to read about wealthy people. The 3rd book I came across has changed my life forever, and countless friends. It spoke to me, because it sounded like my wealthy clients. It was called The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, by Dave Ramsey. it became apparent after reading the book, if I could not do the very basic thing Dave outlines in his book, I could not ever become wealthy. It was a simple thing, but it was the first step/foundation, before I could even entertain the idea of being wealthy. The ability to budget. It sounds so simple, but it can be extremely hard for most of us. Many of us were never taught to budget at an early age. What does it even mean? So if you are having financial problems/stress, this is one of the first book I would recommend reading or listening too. I even took his live course, which was extremely helpful for me.
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– Dave Ramsey
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