I am very excited to share my story with you. It was exactly one year ago that my husband and I read “The Automatic Millionaire”. We had been through a series of difficult financial events in our family. We both work full-time and were working long hours and had little or no savings. We had lost hope for our future and felt that there was no way we were going to ever be able to recover. After reading your book (which we did over 2 days – we could not put it down!), we were truly inspired to make some financial adjustments in our life and set new goals for our family.
We were amazed by how easy it was to increase our 401(k) contributions and start an automatic savings plan. The actual difference in our paychecks was barely noticeable, and after we cut out a couple of unnecessary expenses, we actually had more spendable income than before! I am proud to say that one year later, we have managed to save over 15% of our income into our 401(k) accounts, have no credit card debt, and we are moving into a brand new home. I have been blessed with a new job with over a 30% increase in income, and we have received stock grants from our employers as well. But the greatest gift we have received has been our ability to donate more to charity and help the children at St. Jude Hospital. We have found a greater purpose in our lives, and we truly feel that we have been blessed in return tenfold.
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all of your advice. Your books “Smart Couples Finish Rich” and “The Automatic Millionaire” empowered us to change our lives. You have made finances interesting and much easier to understand! We know now that there is nothing that we cannot accomplish, and we look eagerly to growing our wealth and building a strong future together.