As we approach a new year, I wanted to share a few of the books which shaped my perspective on money and inspired me to turn my life around after going broke in Las Vegas. Maybe you or someone you know could benefit from a fresh view on money or personal finance, or maybe a refresher for a new start in 2018. Regardless, here I’ve compiled some of my favorites.
As an accountant, I work with financial statements every day.
I spend a lot of time reviewing P&L’s and balance sheets. And when I signed up for Mint and connected all my accounts, I was pleased (nerdy, I know) to find a sort of “personal balance sheet” which is really the software showing your Net Worth figure.
One of my favorite feelings in the world is an epiphany. I’m talking about an “aha!” moment, or a “paradigm shift” if you’re into Stephen Covey.
For me, these moments usually involve some small change in perspective, or a slightly different way of explaining something, which drastically changes the way I view the subject.
It’s like discovering some great secret, except the secret has been right in front of you all along. In that sense it’s like buried treasure: you were probably all over it, you just needed to dig down and find it.