Books, Courses and Quotes

“Not all readers are leaders, But all leaders are readers” – Harry S. Truman
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Good Books:

The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need

This is the only money guide you’ll ever need

That’s a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different?

Well, you won’t be overwhelmed with a bunch of ‘tips’ … or a strict budget (that you won’t follow).

You’ll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here, and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette … and you’ll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week.

You’ll also get the skinny on:

  • Saving up a six-figure house deposit in 20 months
  • Doubling your income using the ‘Trapeze Strategy’
  • Saving $78,173 on your mortgage and wiping out 7 years of payments
  • Finding a financial advisor who won’t rip you off
  • Handing your kids (or grandkids) a $140,000 cheque on their 21st birthday
  • Why you don’t need $1 million to retire … with the ‘Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy’

Sound too good to be true? It’s not.

This book is full of stories from everyday Aussies — single people, young families, empty nesters, retirees — who have applied the simple steps in this book and achieved amazing, life-changing results.

Rich Dad Poor Dad:

In Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki shares the story of his two dad: his real father, whom he calls his ‘poor dad,’ and the father of his best friend, the man who became his mentor and his ‘rich dad.’ One man was well educated and an employee all his life, the other’s education was “street smarts” over traditional classroom education and he took the path of entrepreneurship…a road that led him to become one of the wealthiest men in Hawaii. Robert’s poor dad struggled financially all his life, and these two dads—these very different points of view of money, investing, and employment—shaped Robert’s thinking about money.
Robert has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people, around the world, think about money and investing and he has become a global advocate for financial education and the path to financial freedom. Rich Dad Poor Dad (and the Rich Dad series it spawned) has sold over 36 million copies in English and translated editions around the world.

Rich Dad Poor Dad will…
• explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich
• challenge the belief that your house is an asset
• show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids
about money
• define, once and for all, an asset and a liability
• explain the difference between good debt and bad debt
• teach you to see the world of money from different perspectives
• discuss the shift in mindset that can put you on the road to financial freedom

Quotes:

“I love quotes… but in the end, knowledge has to be converted to action or it’s worthless” – Tony Robbins

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go” – Dr. Seuss

“Our actions and decisions today will shape the way we will be living in the future” – Anonymous

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible to the visible” – Tony Robbins

“However difficult life may seem, There is always something you can succeed at” – Stephen Hawking

“Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up” – Charlie Munger

“Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind” – Joyce Meyer

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” – Benjamin Franklin

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” – Muhammad Ali

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly” – Langston Hughes

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style” – Maya Angelou

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving – Albert Einstein

“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students” – Solomon Ortiz

“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed” – Eminem

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read” – Mark Twain

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again and expecting different results” – Narcotics Anonymous

“Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine to your wealth” – Paul Clitheroe

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life” – Omar Khayyam

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on” – Robert Frost

“You have to learn to be an investor if you want to be wealthy” – Warren Buffet

“There are those who make things happen, there are those who watch things happen and those who say “What happened?” – Robert Kiyosaki

“so many books, so little time” – Frank Zappa

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you’re progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying” – Tony Robbins

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go” – Dr. Seuss

“Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it” – Robert Kiyosaki

“The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, Its at what income” – George Foreman

“For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness” – Ralph Waldo Emerson