I don’t have a success story – yet! I saw you on Oprah on Monday, bought your book on Tuesday, began reading it on Friday, and almost finished Saturday afternoon!
Anyway, for the last 10 years that we have been married, my husband and I have been looking for ways to not necessarily get rich, but be financially comfortable. Reading financial books, going to seminars, meeting with a financial advisor and so on. We have been so busy with keeping our business going and working……making money…..spending money (sound familiar, pg 32). Nothing clicked for me. Well, YOUR LATTE FACTOR HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS!
The Saturday before the Oprah show I bought 4 bagels and 2 Chai Teas at Breuggers before our son’s soccer game. I knew everyone should have had a bowl of cereal here, at home, but I thought, this is easier. $10 and how many calories later….Ugh! Hearing about “The Latte Factor” on Monday, now I know why I felt, well – Ugh!
After Oprah I thought I could justify buying one more thing – your book, The Automatic Millionaire. I was just hoping it would be worth it. Boy is it ever! Like you say in the book, the secret to getting rich is “kind of obvious”. We know most of the info in there. You just kept it simple and to the point. You know my husband and I own a business, have 2 homes and we are still living paycheck to paycheck. Our financial situation is getting better through refinancing and consolidation. My husband always said, “if we could just make a little bit more”. But now I know, because of you, it is not what we make but what we are spending. We are 33 and getting a late start, but better late than never! I am excited about the future. I am telling you, it just clicked! Tomorrow is Monday and I will be making the call to make things automatic!