I feel so delighted that I discovered your book “The Automatic Millionaire” I felt that I had to write and thank you. We were on our way to Mammoth Lakes, CA from our home near St Andrews, Scotland for a 2 week skiing holiday. While we waited for our connecting flight I strolled past a book store and your book was on display. Thank goodness I did as I’m sure when I look back in 30 years or so I’ll be able to say it was the best $20 I ever spent. We have now reviewed all our finances and while have we both had retirement pension plans in place for a number of years, the contributions have never been maxed, but from now on they will be. My husband almost looked at me in disbelief when I told him he had to increase his contribution by £100 per month. Now it’s all set up, so are the extra payments to our mortgage and the dream basket!
Everything in your book is just so true, in fact I felt like I was reading my own thoughts at times, but like most people just hadn’t quite got round to putting everything in place. My grandmother always says “Any fool can spend money, it’s saving it that’s clever” and as your book demonstrates it’s quite true. One last thing, I have discovered since returning home that I can save £10 – £15 per week when I go grocery shopping. And it’s simply by buying only the items I have on my shopping list. While I would always take a list with me, too often I would see extra things and pick them up and as everything seems to cost £1 or more, it soon adds up. So now I spend a little extra time on the shopping list and if it’s not on my list when I get to the shop, it doesn’t go in the basket!! I’m sure there will be some people who think that is a bit extreme but if the savings help me get the holiday home or retire early, it’s going to be worth it.
Since returning home I have bought both Smart Couples Finish Rich and Smart Women Finish Rich. I am looking forward to your teens book, which our son can grow up with. He’s 4 years old but has already had a retirement pension plan in place for 2 years!! I can’t believe what an impact your books have been, thank you so much.