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Old 11-24-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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I think that's part of the problem. Most folks think they're so smart, but they HAVE no Common Sense.

Most will NEVER figure out that you have to spend less than you make. period.
Right. 1st step is to get a Emergency/Rainy day fund before buying that big ticket item when you have money.
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:36 AM
 
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greatest i have heard on the subject was from this man

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john lumbleau

successful people are abnormal.

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Old 12-09-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I was browsing in Borders a while back, and noticed how many books there are on how to get rich. I estimated that the number of different such titles on the shelves is probably larger than the number of millionaires in the market area of the bookstore. So, if each title sold one copy in that store, and they all worked, the number of millionaires in the town would more than double.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I was browsing in Borders a while back, and noticed how many books there are on how to get rich. I estimated that the number of different such titles on the shelves is probably larger than the number of millionaires in the market area of the bookstore. So, if each title sold one copy in that store, and they all worked, the number of millionaires in the town would more than double.
And all these books are aimed at white collar workers to boot.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:30 PM
 
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And all these books are aimed at white collar workers to boot.
The books are aimed at anyone.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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I was browsing in Borders a while back, and noticed how many books there are on how to get rich. I estimated that the number of different such titles on the shelves is probably larger than the number of millionaires in the market area of the bookstore. So, if each title sold one copy in that store, and they all worked, the number of millionaires in the town would more than double.
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And all these books are aimed at white collar workers to boot.
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The books are aimed at anyone.
Ah NO, 99.9999% of all books on money are aimed at college educated white collar workers exclusively. I've only read one book that was intended for the blue collar worker in all my years of reading these economic how to's.

All that said, with all the messing about with our money rules/systems no book will help anyone except the author.
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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Two books that really helped me were Rule #1 and The little book that beats the market.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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I am not rich,just financially solvent.I think the major problem with american society is the inability to distinguish want from need.The other problem is that happiness is defined by having the most,biggest,newest,coolest stuff.Someday it will be considered cool to have an income and live on that, while banking money,... to get ahead in life on.You use credit cards to buy needs each month.Gas,food,car insurance,etc.,etc.That is after you have 2 months needs in the bank.Then you pay the card to zero balance each month with,......no interest.You now bought $500 of needs on an interest free loan.Do that for 12months,....watch your credit limit go up.It's pretty easy.You don't have to be smart,just mature i guess.
The smartest thing you can remember is that andre aggassi(tennis guy)was paid a lot of money to lie.Image is not everything!!! Image is nothing!!! Your reality is everything.Not a fake image.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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Ah NO, 99.9999% of all books on money are aimed at college educated white collar workers exclusively. I've only read one book that was intended for the blue collar worker in all my years of reading these economic how to's.

All that said, with all the messing about with our money rules/systems no book will help anyone except the author.

Where does it say that?
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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I am not rich,just financially solvent.I think the major problem with american society is the inability to distinguish want from need.The other problem is that happiness is defined by having the most,biggest,newest,coolest stuff.Someday it will be considered cool to have an income and live on that, while banking money,... to get ahead in life on.You use credit cards to buy needs each month.Gas,food,car insurance,etc.,etc.That is after you have 2 months needs in the bank.Then you pay the card to zero balance each month with,......no interest.You now bought $500 of needs on an interest free loan.Do that for 12months,....watch your credit limit go up.It's pretty easy.You don't have to be smart,just mature i guess.
The smartest thing you can remember is that andre aggassi(tennis guy)was paid a lot of money to lie.Image is not everything!!! Image is nothing!!! Your reality is everything.Not a fake image.
People are spending too much and living above thier means and thats the problems. I would say you need 3-6 months of Emergency/Savings and maxing your investments accounts. There is no reason to pay interest on the CC.
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