Dear Mr. Bach,
I want to thank you for writing your books. As with all creative endeavors, I am sure you felt uncertainty as you began. I am so glad you set aside that uncertainty and wrote anyway! You have made an enormous difference in my life. I came across “The Automatic Millionaire” at the library book sale. Some generous soul was parting with it and thank goodness. You see, I am an artist, and I have a wonderful daughter who was born 4 months early. Although very bright, she will always struggle in this life so my prospects to go out and earn a living have been curtailed. Paintings don’t always sell, so by the time I found your book I was feeling pretty concerned about the future. Thanks to you I have a ROTH, and I set up a recurring contribution through JustGive.org. Those two actions improved my life immediately, in the way I felt about myself and the future. In fact, I was so excited about this book I gave it to one of the young ladies who works at Panera as I was saying farewell to my latte factor. I hope she uses it and shares it with all of her friends.
Then, I found “Start Late and Finish Rich”…and now I am filled with hope and excitement. You have shown me many ways in which we can not only survive, but actually get rich and dare to dream! When I read about REIT’s, I immediately went to my financial advisor and had my Roth purchase a share in one. Rebalancing will come later, but now I have all the three pieces of the pie in place. At nearly 50 I am indeed starting late but you threw me a lifeline and I’m grabbing it.