A while back I was sent an advance copy of the book “The Quiet Millionaire” by Brett Wilder. Mr. Wilder is a Certified Financial Planner and President & CEO of Financial Management Group, Inc.. Get where I am going with this? Before I even get into the book, you know this guy knows his stuff – and this book is one of the most thorough and well laid-out books on the subject of personal finance. It is a book not about picking stocks or following trends; but rather it makes the case for steady and conscious investing, making “correct” lifestyle choices and working towards becoming a “Quiet Millionaire”. The author puts it this way after chapter one, which could be the most important one of all – “What Is Important About Money To You?”:
Discover who the real you is and what you really want out of life.
Use the two methods for personal self-discovery to tap into the subconscious thoughts for truth and creativity
Use the building block questioning process to determine what is important about money to you.
Plan to make sure money is your servant, not your master.
Be specific about where you are going and how you are going to get there in order to become and stay the quiet millionaire.
This is a huge book…and by huge I mean both in heft and in the great advice inside. It can easily replace most if not all of your personal finance books, with chapters on maintaining positive cash flow, owning the right assets, tax issues, choosing the right insurance, paying for college and finally the best part…how to quit working while still maintaining your current lifestyle. I have read a lot of personal finance books and this book is both thorough and easy to understand for both the experienced financial whiz and the person needing help gaining control of their finances. It is well worth a read, and will be taking up space on my bookshelf for a long time.
And coincidentally, right now there is a giveaway for a copy of this book over at Money Ning. He has 4 copies of the book to giveaway this Saturday October 6th. So if you are interested in seeing what this book is all about, you might want to head over there and enter the giveaway. Good luck!