I first heard of you on one of our local radio morning shows. I went out and bought your book, and when I came home my wife got really excited because she had just seen you on your first Oprah show and was impressed. I’m the dreamer, and my wife is the level headed one who’s pretty conservative when it comes to our finances (which is a good thing). But to see her get excited and want to read the book spurred me on to read through The Automatic Millionaire in less than a week. I can’t tell you the last time I read a book cover to cover – most don’t hold my interest long enough. But yours was different. Since that time, my wife has read your book, and I’ve gone back and purchased the Smart Couples Finish Rich book and audio (so I can continually reinforce what I’m learning).
We’ve always paid our mortgage automatically but now we’ve gone and added 1/12th of a payment each month so we’ll have one extra payment per year, and we’ve decided at tax time to add another full payment to our mortgage from our refund. I’ve gone and bumped my 401k about a percent every month and hope to hit that magical 10% mark by year end. Actually I’m hoping to get closer to the 12% you mentioned in the next year. And am eagerly anticipating the release of your new book in January, as I’m one of the “late starters” (having just turned 40). It hit me that I don’t have alot of time, but with your easy to follow tips and techniques I feel as I’m well on my way to “Finishing Rich”. Thanks so much! Both my wife and I watched you on Oprah again today and as usual you came up with some pretty clear realistic guidelines for helping out all the couples on the show. Thanks again!