If you've ever travelled to Thailand, you might have seen some young ladies (or lady boys) calling out, "no money, no honey".
Back home, I went to a party where an attractive women made a point of ignoring my attempts to strike a conversation, until she overheard that I was in in a well paying occupation - suddenly her hears pricked up and she showed a keen interest in talking with me.
Later on when I was between jobs, I felt fine plodding around not making any money, but later I realised my bank account was quickly shrinking - I was then desperate to find work.
The common thread in the above is that, while we may 'feel' money and wealth is nothing to be concerned about, in practice it is important. Unless you've grown up in a family that knows about becoming wealthy, chances are you, like me at that time, have got no idea about creating and keeping wealth.
I've read many books on the subject, but all with little result - whilst its nice to think we can be billionaires, in the meantime we might just be helping other people top up their bank accounts. That said, I recently stumbled book written from back in 1926, set in Ancient Babylon. Its called 'The Richest Man in Babylon', its more a story like those found in religious texts, but it has proven ways to make AND keep wealth regardless of your situation. The best version I've found which also has a study guide, and is under $5 is The Richest Man in Babylon: With Study Guide.
Whilst it does have some Old English dialogue, the gems of wisdom found in it are very practical for the average person - no wonder there are so many different versions of the book available on Amazon.
Questions discussed include:
- How to be a saver,
- Who should you lend money to,
- and most importantly, how to think the right way about money.
If like me, you don't have time to read, download the The Richest Man in Babylon - Audible Version to your phone and listen to it whilst in the gym, walking or when travelling to work. It may totally change you from splashing money around aimlessly to become a wise accumulator of it.