The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
- Which funnily made him and his co-author millionaires, was published in 1996 and has sold over 3 million copies to date. It’s one of the best finance books ever. Stanley was obsessed with studying the wealthy, whom he called “the affluent”, and what discerns them from those he calls UAWs – under accumulators of wealth. As it turns out, becoming a millionaire is not rocket science, just a matter of planning well, living below your means and avoiding a few stupid mistakes. Want to know how?
Millionaire Women Next Door by Thomas Stanley
- “Most Americans are not free. They are chained to their paychecks. . . . The women profiled herein will not tolerate such an existence. They are a different breed. They are free. They are cultivators of wealth and satisfied with life. They are in control of their own destiny. “Eight years ago, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley swept aside the mythical magic curtain of wealth to reveal The Millionaire Next Door. America found out just who and how common the truly wealthy were in this country-and we learned the characteristics and habits that made them so. Now the author of the follow-up The Millionaire Mind focuses on one of the least understood but increasingly rich demographics: Millionaire Women Next Door, available in paperback for the first time.
“Why write another book that profiles millionaires?” Stanley asks. “The vast majority of the millionaire respondents (92 percent) in The Millionaire Next Door were men. . . . I felt that it was indeed time for successful businesswomen of the self-made variety to be heard.” Readers everywhere will be fascinated by Stanley’s thoroughly researched findings and conclusions. They’ll come away considerably more knowledgeable and greatly inspired by women who have found the key to riches.
Millionaire Women Next Door explores the meaning of wealth and the avenues that female entrepreneurs and businesspeople have traveled. The book examines their choices, natures, working styles, and lifestyles.
The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton
- In this updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books ever, David Chilton simplifies the complex puzzles of personal finance and helps you achieve financial independence. With the help of his fictional barber, Roy, and a large dose of humor, Chilton shows you how you can take control of your financial future—slowly, steadily, and with sure success. Chilton’s plan (detailed in an entertaining story) is no get-rich-quick scheme, but it does make financial independence possible on nothing more than an average salary. Even if you consider yourself a financial “basket case,” Chilton explains how you can easily put an effective financial plan into action.
Matt Ward is a financial advisor and the president of New Century Investments, an independent investment advisory firm serving business owners, pre-retirees, and retirees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond. Matt is passionate about integrating investing, planning, and tax management into a holistic approach. Matt’s breadth of knowledge and experience in both taxes and investment management sets him apart, giving him the ability to design, advise on, and manage business strategies, tax efficiency, and retirement planning. He is known for his care and attention to detail and works hard to develop personal relationships with each of his clients so they can benefit from his customized service and guidance. He loves walking with his clients through their financial journey, supporting them and celebrating with them as they reach their goals.
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