The wise sage Groucho Marx once said, “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Canine considerations aside, it goes without saying that books on money matters can be an investor’s particularly good pal.
The holidays are here, which means it’s time to start checking off the items on your gift-shopping list. But what should you get the investors among your friends and family?
Many millionaires and successful entrepreneurs swear by reading the morning newspaper or keeping up with monthly subscriptions. If you want to stay on top of the latest financial trends, as well as getting solid, long-term insight that you can use in your financial planning efforts, reading financial magazines can be a big help.
Retirement means something different for everyone. It can be a very active time of life or one filled with relaxing activities that fell along the wayside during a hectic career. Once freed from the time constraints imposed by a full-time job, it’s up to you to define what you want to get out of the rest of your life.
We often think that getting our finances in order takes some sort of grand plan. In truth, you can actually go through a series of five-minute actions that will improve your financial life. The secret is to apply a few minutes to each aspect of your financial situation on a consistent basis, which will help develop discipline and keep things from getting out of control.
Editor’s Note: We liked The Mint Manual so much that we acquired the rights to the eBook on July 1st, 2015. Everything about the review remains the same. By now you’ve probably heard about Mint.com and how to use it to manage your finances. By linking all your accounts, you get an overall snapshot of where your money is going, and the progress you’re making on your goals. But do you really know how to make Mint.com work to your advantage? This is where The Mint Manual comes in!
Disclosure: Investor Junkie may be compensated through the links in the article, but the opinions expressed are our own. I drank the Kool-Aid during my time off last week. I just got back from a four-day seminar with the self-help “guru” Tony Robbins, and his infamous Unleash the Power Within (UPW for short). The seminar was held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey from March 29 till April 1, 2012. It’s the same seminar with the firewalk that Oprah recently did. I like doing life experiences like this, and it was another one on my bucket list. The seminar can be summed up as a rock concert, somewhat religious awaking, and emotional boot camp all rolled into one. It is certainly nothing I’ve experienced before in an event and maybe will not ever again.