Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Quote: “The rich focus on their asset columns while everyone else focuses on their income statements.”
Takeaway: Build passive income streams so you’re no longer reliant on a 9-5.
The Next Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley
Quote: “Income is what you bring home today. Wealth is what you have tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day.”
Takeaway: There is a big difference between income and net worth. You do not need a high income to become a millionaire. Those who consistently live below their means, are weary of consumerism, and automate savings will turn into millionaires.
Unconventional Wealth by Mike Conlon
Quote: “I know that money isn’t the only source of happiness, but I can tell you that money can get you one of the most important gifts we have in this life – freedom!”
Takeaway: Mike Conlon is a self-made millionaire. He has built a business that provides affordable housing options for many Americans who need it. Mike’s enthusiasm for the industry and for wanting everyone to see that it’s possible comes through in this book.
The Four Pillars of Investing by William J. Bernstein
Quote: “With relatively little effort, you can design and assemble an investment portfolio that will prove superior to most professionally managed accounts.”
Takeaway: If you’re going to invest your hard-earned dollars in the stock market, you don’t need to know much. You don’t even need a financial advisor. Define your portfolio mix (domestic/foreign, stocks/bonds, small cap/large cap), get started and let it grow.