David, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your book and for inspiring me. I happened to be home from work on the day that you appeared on Oprah. I was glued to the television and could not believe what I was hearing. Within a week I went out and purchased your book. I finished reading the book within a day and immediately made plans to share the book with others. I bought a copy for my Mother and another for my best friend.
My mother in turn was so inspired that she went to work and increased her contributions to her 401k to 8%. She didn’t stop there, she asked for my help to find a fund to automatically invest in an IRA with, and shared the book with friends of hers. That was the little group that I introduced you to at the 92nd Street Y speaking engagement. They were all impressed with your presentation and were particularly pleasantly surprised to hear you speak about Tithing. In fact, one of my Mother’s friends mentioned that it was the first time she had ever heard anyone speaking about finances mention how important it is to give back.
As for me, I increased my 401k from 6% to 10% with plans to increase it 2% with every salary increase that I receive. I decided that I wanted more details so, I then went out and purchased Smart Women Finish Rich. After finishing that book I spent a Saturday figuring out exactly how much I’m worth. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I’m worth more than I thought. I’ve opened an IRA, increased the money I’m saving in my Security Basket and have opened funds for my Dream Basket, which will go towards the purchase of my first home.
At 33 I feel that I am ready to move full steam ahead without worrying about my financial future. After all, why worry?, its all automatic and I will retire early as a millionaire. I would love to be a part of your coaching program, just to make sure that I truly have all of my bases covered.
David, thank you so much for inspiring me and giving me something to share with others.