I recently read The Automatic Millionaire and Smart Women Finish Rich and I am totally motivated to get my finances in order. I am 28 years old, married, and have a 2 year old son. In my family I am the one that usually make the decisions on money issues and I realized that all of my decisions have not been smart, and through your books I have learned from my mistakes. My aha moment occurred when I took the finance quiz and I scored a 2 or 3. There was a lot I did not know that I needed to know. I now have my finances filed the way you suggested in SWFR and I feel so much better. I met with my financial planner and was able to ask intelligent and informed questions. I felt that I was in control of the meeting and sure that my needs would be met. I even brought the two books with me to the meeting and showed the advisor how I needed my 403b plan reallocated. I am also getting more life insurance, in the process of getting disability insurance (owner-occupation), calling my lawyer to devise a will, and I opened a mma to start my rainy day fund.
I am so glad that you were on Oprah! You and the success stories have definitely changed my life and my family’s life for the better. I am also in the process of bringing my stubborn husband:) along for the ride. There is so much I could write but I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your knowledge with the rest of the world. I know from this day on my life will be different because of my new knowledge.