I read your book “Start Late Finish Rich” in March of this year, when I was on vacation. It opened my eyes and mind to new possibilities. Within weeks I started to look for a condominium to buy. My husband and I had been renting for many years and we have had some big financial setbacks ie, a failed business, and our daughter had some major heart problems that were successfully treated with surgery. We kept renting because we really didn’t have the energy to change our situation and we felt depleted. It was just easier after all that we had been through. After reading your book I realized that it would be good for us to buy and that I had excellent credit. Our neighborhood is in a very good location and property values have risen sharply over the years–I know I’ve watched them. I happened to be looking on the internet and found a condo that needed to be sold quickly. I found out later that the owner was getting a divorce and the unit was being rented but was messy and dirty. It was in very bad condition, cosmetically, nothing had been done to it in 40 years. It had tremendous potential (huge space, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 deeded parking spaces in a covered garage, a washer/dryer in the unit and a good view) and location,location,location. We bought it in 2 days. I was pretty nervous about the whole thing but started feeling better when the home appraisers called us to tell us that we had made a great purchase and they were having a hard time bringing the price down so low to what we purchased it at because then the banks would worry about what may be wrong with the property and wouldn’t give us a mortgage. They told us that if we didn’t buy it they would. I began breathing easier and I knew that my instincts had been correct after this. We are now in the process of rehabbing it and we know that similar properties are selling for $500,000 more than what we bought it at and that is without parking! We are elated! Your book gave me sound advice and showed me that it’s never too late.It also gave me hope. It opened me up to possibilities. I thank you very much for that. I especially loved the examples that you gave. Please continue writing. Good luck to you and your family.