About 8 months ago my sister Darlene came to me with The Automatic Millionaire. She told me she had read the book, loved it, and recommended it to me. At the time I received the book my wife and I were renting oneside of a 2 family home from my parents. Darlene was renting the otherside with her husband Don and their son DJ. The rent was very cheap for both us. Thanks to the caringness of our parents. At the time I started reading the book I was 26 years old and had been married for 2 years. By the time I finished the book I had set up an IRA account, automatically depositing $200.00 a month. My wife had fully invested aggressivly in her works 401K. We opened a high interest saving account with ING Direct, and were able to cut our debt almost in half. Inspired and determind, I purchased David’s latest book about homeowning. My sister also bought the book. 1 month after reading the book, my sister made an offer on a house. She went on and bought the house. When I found out about the news I took David’s advice and approached my parent about selling me the 2 family house I was renting from them. They agreed to sell the house to me for $508,000. I found a loan, got approved, and purchased the home. The house was appraissed for 635,000. My father had given me a gift of $127,000 in equity. I still live in the smaller unit of the house, and rent the larger side for $1700 a month. I would just like to thank David for getting me to start thinking about my future and tackling it full on.