Set for Life
How would it feel to be set for life? Your financial independence makes all the difference in your personal freedom, and ultimately, your political freedom. Americans are sold into a credit lifestyle of working–not to afford what we want or need, but to afford the payments on what we want or need. We’ve come to gauge our self-image on buying and showing off the most our credit permits us to, and we trade all of our time for the privilege. Fall into this trap and then try and fight the system…when will you have time? Shaking this mindset and reclaiming my time has been the best thing I’ve ever done. These resources will help you do the same.
The Lifeonaire program: Had I started out with this kind of advice, it would have profoundly affected the approach I used to achieve success, and what I considered to be success in the first place.
The College Gauntlet Unfortunately, the excruciating cost of a college education looks more like indentured servitude than a route to a better life for students these days. Student loans are stretching into their retirement now! It has gotten out of scale with what...
Freeing Our Time and Money: A Boost For You and Me In America, 30-year home mortgages are the norm. At the peak of the housing bubble, 40 and 50-year loans were cropping up. At Japan’s peak, homeowners began taking on 100 year mortgages; a debt which would then be...
How to Be a Quick Turn Real Estate Millionaire: Make Fast Cash with No Money, Credit, or Previous Experience
The best book on real estate I've ever read. Much more effective than the methods I used to build a real estate business in my youth. If you haven't decided on a career path, real estate is worth a look.
This is the best primer on economics I've read. Simple, direct, and as non-confusing as economics can be. There's no reason for the financial workings of our nation to be shrouded in complexity. Decipher policy with confidence.
My favorite economist, Harry Dent has called every major market turn since the 1980's. No one can tell exactly when things will happen, but identifying what drives events can position you well for the preservation and growth of your capital.
Great lessons for learning to focus on what's working. Identify it, pour everything you have into it, and cut everything else off. Very important to keep you from "drowning in opportunity" and accomplishing nothing.
Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age (Finish Rich Book Series)
The economic crash of 2008 put many of us in a bad position for retirement, but not all hope is lost. It's good to have a back-up plan anyway, and a plan to back-up the back-up plan. This is a good place to start your research.
A good primer on retirement planning for those just starting out. Covers the basics of sound money management, living frugally and paying yourself first; info everyone should know.
This is brass tacks about wealth accumulation and the humble lifestyle habits that often acquires it in direct contrast to the pomp and flash we're conditioned with on TV. Must read.
Great perspective on what wealth is truly about. I was moving in this direction when I ran across the book and it cemented my intent: to live as inexpensively as possible with no debt, and maximize my free time for my deepest passions.
The Joy of Institutionalized Poverty We cringe at the thought of helping the deadbeats in our own families—they are black holes in whom all investment is squandered—but we do it as a nation through welfare, subsidies, and social security. All are the slavery of a...
Single Mothers and Fatherless Children When children are not planned by two dedicated people in love, they become an ominous cloud over America’s future. Three instances come to mind, which threaten our integrity and freedom more effectively than most any other issue....
Sex and Gender Equality Women needn’t feel inadequate relative to men. A lesser physical power is not a sign of lower worth, but the simple mechanics of calculating the forces present. If you encountered a stampeding elephant or a speeding car, do you try to reason...