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Hey there all.
I decided to get back into reading, so I just picked up Real Money Answers for Every Woman by Patrice Washington. I went on an awesome day-away retreat to EagleWood Resort & Spa (I’ll have to tell you all about it later) and took this book with me.
Business Insider points out that: 11% of rich people read for entertainment, compared to 79% of poor. Hold on, let me switch that around in case you didn’t catch that … 79% of us would rather read an entertaining book or blog post than read what wealthy people read …. Food for thought.
Now I realize this book has been out for a while, but it’s new to me! I definitely recommend that every woman no matter what phase of your life you are in, to read this. I’m not a book blogger, so no in-depth analysis here. This is a very conversational book, like sitting down with a girlfriend who can tell you how it is!
A few takeaways from this book I admire:
- You must create wealthy habits
- Create an opportunity fund rather than an emergency fund
- Change the way you think about money (Insert a Mary Jane affirmation here)
- Know your worth (value)
- Plan your success at work (prepare for your career change or salary negotiation)
- Know what’s stopping you from hustling and how to get around that
- If you can’t manage your household finances, how can you manage your own business?
- How to save six months of income – painlessly
- Managing finances and having those conversations with your significant other
Now if Warren Buffet can do 80% of reading still to this day, can’t you take 10-30% of your day to read?
Check out the video and let me know your thoughts or if you’ve read this book before. Below I have links to other helpful career/finance books and blogs as well.
In the video, I talk about a few books and blogs you should check out:
- The Intelligent Investor
- Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits
- Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales From the World of Wall Street
- The Great Gatsby
- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
- How To Win Friends And Influence People:
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
- Think and Grow Rich
- The Automatic Millionaire
- Rich Dad Poor Dad
- The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
- A Purse Of Your Own
- Girl, Get Your Money Straight
- Smart Women Finish Rich
- Prince Charming Isn’t Coming
- The Millionaire Next Door
- The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success
- How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do
- Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success
Get the book: