I’ve been a bit of a bibliomaniac lately and have been sharing the books I’m enjoying on the socials with Vetty’s Book Club. Here are a few tomes on money I’ve enjoyed…
Your Money or your life by Vicki Robins. Non-Fiction: Money. Library audiobook. Finished 12.11.19. Key Takeaway: “You want more money as an expression of your self-esteem, of valuing your life energy”. Question to ask yourself when spending money: “Did I receive fulfillment, satisfaction and value in proportion to life energy spent? Is this expenditure of life energy in alignment with my values and purpose? How might this expenditure change if I didn’t have to work for a living?” Fave bit: “As you take your eyes off the false prize (of more, better, and different stuff), you put them on the real prizes: friends, family, sharing, caring, learning, meeting challenges, intimacy, rest, and being present, connected, and respected. In other words, those best things in life that are free. Like all things natural, building this wealth takes time, attention, patience, and reciprocity (that volleying of giving and receiving that builds relationships).”
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason. Library book. Finished 14.11.19. Fave bit: “A part of all I earn is mine to keep.’ Say it in the morning when you first arise. Say it at noon. Say it at night. Say it each hour of every day. Say it to yourself until the words stand out like letters of fire across the sky”.
FU Money by Dan Lok. Non-Fiction: Money. Library audiobook. Finished 22.11.19. Key Takeaway. “Fortune favours the bold. The rich do what is hard; that’s why their life is easy. Poor people do what’s easy; that’s why their life is hard. Life ain’t fair. Business ain’t fair. People ain’t fair. Get over it! Hitting your daily income goal is your number one priority every day. Everything else is bullshit”. Lok says he’s too spicy for some and dishes out the tough love that getting to your FU (f**k you) money number is all that matters. He’s not driven by values and shuns frugality but I still enjoyed the spicy (peppered with swearing) delivery and millionaire mindset tips. FU if you don’t agree!
The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity by Dave Ramsey. Non-Fiction: Money. Library Book. Finished 24.11.19.“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children” (Proverbs 13:22). Dave applies biblical lessons to how we can build wealth, give generously and leave a legacy for future generations. Even though I’m not religious and I don’t have my own kids, I could relate to the practical steps in this book and the values of gratitude and community that underpin them. Key Takeaway: “Live like no one else now, so later you can live and give like no one else. But what does that even mean? It all comes down to two words: focused intensity. If you want to live like no one else, you have to stay focused on your goal”.
Get Rich Slow: Start Now. Start Small. Achieve Real Wealth. By Sarah Riegelhuth. Non-Fiction: Money. Library Book. Finished 26.11.19. Awesome book by Aussie entrepreneur who gives clear and inspiring advice on how to understand your money and grow your wealth. “The main principles of slow money can be summarised like this (1) spend less than you earn; (2) begin saving and investing today; (3) set lifestyle goals, and link your wealth creation to these goals; (4) segment and track your savings and spending; and (5) evaluate your purchases and insist on value for money. By following these principles, using a little discipline and taking advantage of the power of compound interest, anyone can build wealth sustainably over the long term, and feel good doing it!” Key Takeaway: “If we can start to think of our money as a direct reflection of our contribution to society, we may learn to feel differently about it-prouder, stronger and happier to have it and to treat it with respect. “
What are you reading dear reader? What are your fave things to read about? Any recommendations for Vetty’s Book Clubbers?
Love and light and see you in the library xxx Yvette
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