I am 21 years old in the US Air Force (as I write this I am deployed in Iraq). My father sent me David Bach’s book and I just finished reading it. Due to the economical downturn I was worried I’d have to do my 20 years in the military simply because I wouldn’t be able to afford a civilian lifestyle without it. Now, after reading this book, I will have paid over $2100 on my credit card (and there by paying it off) in a 3 month timeframe, be paying extra on the principle on my car (and end up paying it off 2 years early); and be able to get out of the military, have established my own business, and built my own house in less than 10 years.
Not only did this book inspire me about my financial future, it jump started my personal drive. Somewhere deep down I was procrastinating because “I’m young, and have all the time in the world.” Now, I am starting two college classes in March (to finish working towards my bachelors in Business Admin/Small Business Management), getting my dog training certification (that’s what I want to do for a business), increasing my retirement contribution to 12% of my salary, and starting the plans and processes for designing and building my own house (which I believe I can get built and completed by 2012).
I have the ‘can-do’ attitude again and am more inspired than ever to become a strong, independent women who accomplished her dreams (and become a civilian again) before she’s 30. Thank you so much for this book Mr. Bach…any chance on a book for the military people? (We have different financial opportunities as well as complications…I know many people who could use the advice). Thanks Again! And thanks to all of you who support the troops! It means more than you could ever imagine!