I read Smart Women Finish Rich about three years ago. After reading your book, I was overwhelmingly motivated to start saving. I think that your personal story about buying too many clothes and them ending up in storage is what hit home with me. I immediately started an IRA, opened a savings account, and started looking for a house.
I also bombarded my mother with so many nosey questions about her 401K contributions, that she also read your book. She was so intrigued by Smart Women Finish Rich that she also read Automatic Millionaire. Now, she automatically maxes out her 401K, contributes to her savings, and pays two extra mortgage payments each year.
I now have a good start in my IRA, and at 22, just purchased my first home. I owe it all to you David!
Thank you for your inspiration and great books! Please keep them coming!