I took a short break from reading your incredible book to talk with my eight year old daughter, Daniele. While we sat on her bed, she said, “Mommy, I want to be an artist when I grow up.” (I think her motivation is that art was her lowest mark last year in grade one.) I said, “Honey, that’s great. Remember though that sometimes it takes a while for an artist to become a truly great artist and be discovered. You usually have to live poor and take on many jobs to make ends meet until you make it big!” She said, “No, I won’t because Smart Women Finish Rich and I plan to have a blue SUV by the time I’m 25.” I giggled and said, “You know, honey, you just set your first goal. You told me what you wanted (goal), what colour you wanted it (specific) and when you wanted it (measurable). That’s what this book I’m reading is all about!”
David, just wanted to share this with you. Shortly after that little discussion, I continued reading your book and finished it. Now, I’m going back to a couple of sections with a fresh, open mind. I’ve printed your worksheets and now I’m going back to read the detailed information about the different investments. I’ve talked to a few people at work about their financial advisors, and I have an appointment with one next week. I told him I needed the weekend to gather all the information on my current investments, insurance, and to revise my short and long-term goals before we met.
Thanks for taking the time to publish a Canadian version of your book. It’s captivating and realistic! I loved the stories you shared about your mother and grandmother.