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Old 04-14-2018, 07:08 PM   #21
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Your money or your life?

Geeze. I sure hope nobody ever asks me that.

I want both!

Lot's of money and lot's of life, not one or the other. Live long and party hard -
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:05 PM   #22
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It's one of the two or three books that completely changed the structure of my brain, and set me on the path to freedom.Bless you, Joe and Vicki. And, I guess, Monique?
And just so I don't seem too gushy, here are two of the standard FIRE gospels that did very little for me:

Zelinski, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

Stanley, The Millionaire Next Door
In my 20s, I found The Millionaire Next Door helpful. The Wealthy Barber, too. Both showed me an achievable path. Here I am 30 years later... ER'd!
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:37 PM   #23
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The Wealthy Barber is one of the best, IMO, especially for newcomers. When I first read it I bought a dozen more copies and handed them out to friends and relatives. Unfortunately it starts with a big dose of sports analogies, which I think could scare non-sports-types away.

The Millionaire Next Door just repeats the same lesson over and over (Rich people don't flaunt it). I got very little out of the book, though I'll admit it could have something to do with my having read it late in my evolution.
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I loved the Wealthy Barber. It was one of the first and best personal finance books I read. I would like to give my 20 year old son a copy of the book to read, but I'm not sure he knows how to read a book. I think it would confuse him having to turn pages and all.
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I loved the Wealthy Barber. It was one of the first and best personal finance books I read. I would like to give my 20 year old son a copy of the book to read, but I'm not sure he knows how to read a book. I think it would confuse him having to turn pages and all.
Is he related to my son?
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The website with a forum on yourmoneyoryourlife.com is pretty new. I signed on, and introduced myself, but there's no log in place. So I was on once and cannot get back in.
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In my 20s, I found The Millionaire Next Door helpful. The Wealthy Barber, too. Both showed me an achievable path. Here I am 30 years later... ER'd!
++++ Both great books. Also liked Stop Acting Rich by Stanley
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