First of all let me say thank you for setting me on the path towards financial security. A few years ago I came across your book, The Automatic Millionaire, while browsing in a local bookstore. I bought it and read it in a day and immediately set out to putting some of your recommendations into action. In particular, I moved back home with my parents to get out of the rent situation; I set up an automatic savings account with ING; and I increased my 401(k) contributions at work. I’ve read a couple of your other books and have seen you in person during your Automatic Millionaire Homeowner tour. All of these things helped keep me focused on my financial goals.
Now, here’s the biggest part of all:
I submitted some of my savings ideas to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, a magazine I began subscribing to a couple of years ago. And guess what? Not only did they include one of my methods of saving, I made the front cover of their April 2007 issue! What an unexpected surprise! Friends and people who know me are coming up to me now and asking me for better ways to save. I hardly consider myself a financial expert, but I do tell them how I began on my road to financial freedom and always refer them to your books, which I found so helpful.
I hope you get to check out the magazine (I\’ve heard it’s on newstands now). If you get the chance let me know what you think.
Thanks a Million,
(p.s., I did mention you and your book in the interview with the magazine as one of my influences that got me interested in saving more; unfortunately, that, along with some other information from my interview, did not get printed.)