- Reading is really important to me. If you read blogs, it is probably important to you also. I find that reading is an investment in time which gives my life balance and provides an outlet for intellectual curiosity, Reading is relaxing, challenges my belief systems, and expands my horizons. I acknowledge that not everyone likes to read, so my book Financial Freedom Party for Women, A Little Book about Money for Women is short (78 pages total), fun, and covers financial management basics. Hoping the reader will be inspired to learn even more, my book includes a short reading list of books I have enjoyed and which relate to the mechanics and emotions of the world of money.
- The first book on the list is by Robert Kiyosaki and is titled Cash Flow Quadrant. Personally, I am a fan of Kiyosaki and appreciate how he gives the reader a way to think about what I always described as “rich people”. I mention his Cash Flow Quadrant in my book. I like the way he describes the four ways of making money.
- Sometimes I feel we all spend so much time thinking about what kind of job we will get and the education needed to reach that position, that we skip the first part of the conversation. Logically the conversation should start with determining, what type of lifestyle, level of income, and accumulation of assets we are trying to create. A lot of folks talk about “getting rich”, but do they understand how that differs from being financially comfortable, middle class, or even what is referred to as the “new affluent”? Kiyosaki’s writings give us an idea. He even created a cash flow board game. Some years back, I played it with group of friends and we had a great time while learning about the value of getting into the part of the game where the cash was flowing. Oh, if it had only been real life and not a game.I noticed the Kiyosaki has a new book out which became available in April 2013.
- Will you appreciate Kiyosaki’s writings, I don’t know. But then you won’t know either, unless you try.
- Hope you will read my book first and then pick some from the reading list.
- Until next time.