Dear David (& Team),
You should get the Nobel Peace Prize. I just read Smart Women Finish Rich and Start Late Finish Rich within a month-period. I ended both books with sobbing at the feeling of emancipation and empowerment. And, then I immediately created a 40-page quick-reference manual for Smart Women Finish Rich, including the worksheets and have since been forwarding them to family, friends and co-workers. And, their passing it on to other people, too. They’re telling me they’re changing benefits contingencies with their HR department, eliminating Latte Factors and starting processes for Living Trust already ….and its only been 3 weeks! You are changing the world and what people think is impossible!
You take the information and make it bite-sized. This is a mark of a great teacher. But more importantly, you infuse so much encouragement, connection and belief (in your message, your readers & goodwill towards life) that the energy is contagious and permanent. Only a real financial Elvis can do that.
Until now, I had virtually no money education. In fact it remained last on my mind even though I mirrored these lyrics to a song, “I never had a day where money didn’t get in my way.” 22 years ago, I managed to get a full scholarship to USC. It was more than college, it was an urgent ticket out of difficult circumstances. I achieved it while through my senior year I was occasionally without a home. Yet I stayed in school, did the homework no matter what or where; worked 2 jobs and took a leap of faith that I should just do my best, and the Lord would do the rest. My EVK dorm room was the first place of security and safety I’d known in years. But, I have to share, the feeling of accomplishment of reading your two books was even more powerful than getting that scholarship despite adversity. It took what seemed like a long time now, 22 years, to get my consciousness right; and first work on eliminating all the life factors that kept me in damage-control or limiting mode. But, it was right on time that your books came into my reality. For me, the last frontier to tackle from my past was my inner blueprint about money. Those who know me, especially old college friends, know how symbolic it is for me to study personal finance and investing.
I thank you for the precious wealth consciousness and education (compound interest! compound interest!) I thank you also on behalf of every person that will now experience a fuller, more purposeful part of me. David, you have completed my great life and the financial knowledge is a springboard to more abundance. Thanks for everything! Now my new expression is “My biological stock is ticking!” Wait and see, this is just the beginning.