This was way before I read your books, but when my children were young we had little extra money. I knew we needed to start saving but couldn’t see where we could come up with the extra. Until I started clipping coupons. My grocery had a nifty way of printing on the receipt just how much money I had saved using my coupons and how much I saved using their store sales. I invested the difference. Some weeks I could save 30% or more off my total. To the customer waiting impatiently behind me, I’d just smile and say, can’t do much better in the stock market (especially in 2000-2002)!
As soon as you start living below your means, it gets very easy to accumulate wealth. When you don’t get caught up in the fleeting euphoria of acquiring something new, you realize just how fleeting that high is. How many shoes can you wear, how much stuff do you need to feel content. A lot of stuff is a burden in and of itself!
Great books, I intend to give your new one as birthday presents to my staff in 2004 instead of the Nordstorm gift cards I usually get them. They are mostly in their 20’s and need the inspiration outside of my nagging them!