Dear Mr. Bach:
Thank you very much for your excellent work. Your books should be mandatory for all High School Seniors.
When I hit 40 earlier this year, I had a lot of pent up feelings of woulda, coulda, shoulda,…I just finished your book “Start Late, Finish Rich” and immediately enacted all of your financial advice-I jacked up my 401k to the max, did the “Latte factor” analysis, consolidated my debt, etc…Ironically, however I realized that your financial advice paled in comparison to the advice you give in the last chapter.
While I take great comfort in the fact that I have put my financial regrets to rest and have a rosy future ahead of me by acting on your financial advice now, the most important advice was to enjoy life now instead of wishing it away.
I have a 3 year old boy who loves to see Daddy come through the door. After working 6 days a week up to 12 hours a day I just want to put my feet up and zone out in front of the tube when I come home. Sadly, I was paying very little attention to my son even though he is the source of my greatest joy. NO MORE-I stoppped watching tv, I cut back on my hours, started scheduling fun things for us to do, and I am having a ball hanging around with my son. I am a little kid again as we wrestle, play GI Joes, smash trucks, etc….I immediately became the richest man in the world. Your book should have been called “Start Rich, Finish Rich”