I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing the important fundamentals on personal financial success. I was inspired by The Automatic Millionaire because it re-enforces that the financial philosophy which I have set out for myself many years ago are the same philosophies shared in this book. My wife of 22 years bought me this book because she has seen you on The View and thought that your philosophy on finances reminded her so much of those of my own. She was right. I did gain additional information that I will be utilizing promptly.
I work as a Director of Transportation for a Canadian distribution company. I am 42 years old, have two teenage children and have done well in real estate in the past 22 years, owning a home mortgage-free, a condo which I rent out mortgage-free and 50% of a condo in Florida which is also mortgage-free. A lot of my colleagues and friends tell me that I should be teaching financial courses on the power of managing your money. For me this has been all achieved by managing my money.
It is true what you say in your book that you don’t have to have a lot of money to be rich. The McIntyre story was very inspiring. It’s a great example how a couple put their financial plan together and how automatic they made their goals achievable. I have shared their story along with the Latte factor at my place of work. It’s funny, at first the reaction is all the same as you wrote it. I can’t save $ 10.00 per day!! Then you take them through the Latte factor scenario and its now a WOW reaction. I think I can do that. Since November I have convinced 13 employees to join our company pension and kick start them to commence their automatic RRSP contributions.
It was a great book and I thank you. Now it’s time for me to spread the word, so many others can share in a wealthy future. Most importantly, congratulations to you and Michelle on your new addition, your son Jack. Children bring the utmost wealth and happiness into a marriage. Take the time and enjoy him. They grow up faster than you think.