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Yet Another Reason Why I Love The Library

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Not My Local Library

Before I get into why I love the library, let me start by welcoming you to 2016!

I hope you had a great 2015 and an awesome time on New Year’s Eve.  Kate and I were planning on just staying home and having a relaxing night, but our friends Chris and Kris told us they were going to Queens to their friend’s place and have a very low key new year’s eve reunion, then we decided to join them.

Our night was low key, but it was pretty awesome.  We had some drinks, ordered some food, played board games, and spent some time with good friends.  It was a great night overall.

We stayed over in Queens and had to wake up early on New Year’s Day so we can go to my mom’s house and have brunch with the family.  After brunch, my brother, his wife, my brother in law, and I went to the 1:00pm show of Star Wars.  My favorite part of Star Wars was when… just kidding – no spoilers.

I hope you also had a great New Year’s.  Now it’s time to set the alarm clock because it’s back to work time… sad face. Read more

Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Book Review

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Book Review

Rich Dad, Poor DadWhat The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not!

On my latest visit to section 332.024 at the local library I came across Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, and since it was labeled as “The #1 New York Times Bestseller” I decided to grab a copy and check it out – no pun intended.

I’m not sure how I feel about this book yet. That’s not true, I know exactly how I feel. Read on.

When I first started reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad, I was a little intrigued by the first few chapters, but as I kept reading I started to feel more and more annoyed by Robert Kiyosaki.  The book has some good points, but at times it also made me feel like I was sitting through a sales pitch. No, I don’t want to buy a time-share Robert.  He actually doesn’t say you should buy time-shares, I just felt like he was constantly trying to sell me something.

But before I tell you why Kiyosaki rubs me the wrong way, let me break down a few things about his book Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

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7 Must Read Personal Finance Books

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I am the type of person that likes to read as much as possible about a topic that interests me, so when I finally decided to take charge of my finances I started reading everything I could get my hands on.  I started reading articles, blogs, and news stories but they didn’t provide the information or satisfaction I get from reading a great book.

The following is a list of personal finance books I have read and highly recommend – these are must read for anyone looking to take control of their financial future.  I organized them in order of different stages of financial situations – from getting out of debt to saving to investing.  There are more books in my “books to read list” but I haven’t had a chance to read them yet – I will write a small review as I read them.

For convenience, I’ve linked to the Amazon page for each book, but I highly recommend you try to find them in your public library first.  Please note that if you purchase any of these books through my links I earn a small commission that helps me maintain this site.  If you can’t find the books in your public library and decide you want to buy them instead, please do it through my links as it comes at no extra cost to you and I will be very grateful.

7 Must Read Personal Finance Books

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