On my way to be Financially Free, there are many things that I use everyday. Some of them are good for my websites and online marketing business, Others are good for my education and financial literacy. There are lots of books I read and many courses I take as well as some websites and blogs I’m registered and read daily or weekly to be on top of the crowd and have the latest news and changes in my business areas.
In this page, I share some of these resources and links, so you can easily use them and hopefully benefit from them. You can find your own resources and leads, but at least, this page and the links provided here give you some ideas on what you need to know and how you can get them.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links provided in this page are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have read most of the books ( rest of the books are in my to do list) and I use all the programs and websites and services offered in this page. I just recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
Financial Literacy Resources
5 Star Graduation Gift for both College and High School grads! Why do high schools and colleges require students to take courses in English, math and science, yet have absolutely no requirements for students to learn about personal money management? Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School? 99 Personal Money Management Lessons to Live By was initially developed by the author to pass on to his five children as they entered adulthood. As it developed, the author realized that personal money management skills were rarely taught in high schools, colleges and even in MBA programs. Unfortunately, books on the subject tend to be complicated, lengthy reads. The book includes eight important lessons focusing on 99 principles that will quickly and memorably enhance any individual’s money management acumen. Unlike many of the personal money management books out there, this book is a quick, easily digested read that focuses more on the qualitative side than the quantitative side of personal money management. The principles are not from a text book. Rather, they are practical principles learned by the author as he navigated through his financial life. Many are unorthodox in order to be memorable and provoke deeper thought by the reader. Not only an excellent graduation gift for high school and college students but also a great read for any adult!
The proven guide to taking control of your finances The bestselling Personal Finance For Dummies has helped countless readers budget their funds successfully, rein in debt, and build a strong foundation for the future. Now, renowned financial counselor Eric Tyson combines his time-tested financial advice along with updates to his strategies that reflect changing economic conditions, giving you a better-than-ever guide to taking an honest look at your current financial health and setting realistic goals for the future. Inside, you’ll find techniques for tracking expenditures, reducing spending, and getting out from under the burden of high-interest debt. Tyson explains the basics of investing in plain English, as well as the risks, returns, and options for popular investment strategies. He also covers ways to save for college and special events, tame your taxes, and financially survive the twists and turns that life delivers. The bestselling, tried-and-true guide to taking control of finances, now updated to cover current economic conditions Provides concrete, actionable advice for anyone facing great financial hardship Helps you avoid or get out of debt and budget funds more successfully Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor and the author of numerous For Dummies titles, including Home Buying For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, and Mutual Funds For Dummies, among others There’s no need to stress over an uncertain economy – just read Personal Finance For Dummies and protect your financial future!
The #1 New York Times bestseller from the phenomenal author of The Courage to Be Rich.The world’s most trusted expert on money matters answers a generation’s cry for help-and gives advice on:
– Credit card debt
– Student loans
– Credit scores
– The first real job
– Buying a first home
– Insurance facts: auto, home, renters, health
– Financial issues of the self-employed
And much more advice that fits the realities of “Generation Broke.”
Is it possible to raise financially responsible kids of any age in a society filled with consumerism and entitlement?
New York Times best-selling authors Steve and Annette Economides raised their five kids while spending 77 percent less than the USDA predicted. And the money they did spend was also used to train their children to become financially independent. The MoneySmart Family System will show you how to teach your children to manage money and have a good attitude while they’re learning to earn, budget, and spend wisely.
Learn how to:
- Get the kids out the door for school with less stress.
- End the battle over clothing—forever
- Teach your children to be grateful and generous.
- Inspire your kids to help with chores as a member of a winning team.
- Prepare your kids for their first paying job.
- Help your kids pay for their own auto insurance, and even pay cash for their own cars.
- Employ strategies for debt-free college educations.
- Truly help your adult children when they want to move back home.
- Be prepared to deal with your adult children when they ask for bailouts.
With clear steps for children of every age, The MoneySmart Family System proves that it’s never too early, too late, or too hard to start learning financial responsibility.
“Every parent or parent-to-be should read this book!” —Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Tools I Use
Market Samurai: This is the best tool for searching keywords, Checking your website ranking in different search engines, Finding SEO competition of the keywords, finding proper domains, monetizing your website and many other things, which are packed in this amazing program. I almost use this program to search for finding high rank keywords with low competition. It really works perfect and saves me many hours of searching internet for finding best keywords and competition.
Other than this program, you can find some other useful programs and plugins on the website which are all very helpful and real time savers.
Bluehost: All of my websites are hosted on Bluehost servers. The bluehost team has provided the best options and very reasonable price with one of the best support team ever. Bluehost has a very user friendly control panel with an easy 1 click wordpress installation. With amazing customer service among all the host providers, Bluehost is the best option if you want to start your online business and start your first website.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using Bluehost for your first site. Also, you can use the same hosting account for multiple domains if you plan on creating more websites.
AWeber: The internet’s most powerful email opt-in service and email marketing/broadcasting tool. This is what I use to build my email list and newsletter. You can set up your opt in forms very easily and with flexibility that AWeber offers you can be sure that your email list will grow very fast and wherever you go, your email list will be with you.
I used this theme on one of my websites to sell and eBook. It’s easy to use, with video training and full support and also with so many options and addons like scribbled to make the sales page more attractive. Download It Here.
My Mentors and Their Books
Robert Kiyosaki: He is by far the best writer in the area of Passive Cashflow and Investment. He teaches people how to educate themselves financially and start building their asset column first to be financially free. I’ve read most of his books and listened to his audio books and live webinars. He invented a monopoly game (Rich Dad Cashflow 101 board game) for teaching how to get out of the rat race and start making passive cashflow. Things I’ve learned from Robert Kiyosaki has helped me to find my life direction and start to learn the rules of the game that Rich people play. I highly recommend reading his books and audio books. Read these books in the order I list here, if not you may get confused and have problem understanding of what Robert Kiyosaki explains. These books are written in an easy language and contain steps and proven processes so all people can understand them. ENJOY and SHARE with your friends.
Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire eighth-grade dropout father of his closest friend. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his “poor dad” (whose weekly paychecks, while respectable, were never quite sufficient to meet family needs) pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his “rich dad” (that “the poor and the middle class work for money,” but “the rich have money work for them”). Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at 47. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with consultant and CPA Sharon L. Lechter, lays out his the philosophy behind his relationship with money. Although Kiyosaki can take a frustratingly long time to make his points, his book nonetheless compellingly advocates for the type of “financial literacy” that’s never taught in schools. Based on the principle that income-generating assets always provide healthier bottom-line results than even the best of traditional jobs, it explains how those assets might be acquired so that the jobs can eventually be shed.
- Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
- Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom
- Robert Kiyosaki: Robert Kiyosaki Greatest Life Lessons
- Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
- Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students and Why “B” Students Work for the Government: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Education for Parents
- Second Chance: for Your Money, Your Life and Our World
- The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts. Real Stories. Real Life.
- Rich Dad’s Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money
- Retire Young Retire Rich: How to Get Rich Quickly and Stay Rich Forever! (Rich Dad’s)
- Rich Dad’s The Business School: For People Who Like Helping People
- Rich Dad Scams
- Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education
- Real Estate Loopholes: Secrets of Successful Real Estate Investing (Rich Dad’s Advisors)
Dymphna Boholt: I attended a seminar by Dymphna Boholt in Sofitel Hotel, Melbourrne, Australia at Feb 2015. She was very amazing and expert in real estate field. Her Ideas were exactly like other rich people, specially Robert Kiyosaki. She believes that real estate is the best source of passive cashflow , if and only if you know how to invest and play it safe. She actually has two other books ( Feb 2015) that she gave away a copy of each at the seminar but I couldn’t find them on Amazon.com. I try to find them and provide the link for you.
Dymphna Boholt built her multi-million dollar property portfolio starting virtually from scratch. A qualified accountant and economist, Dymphna is dedicated to helping people grow both financially and emotionally so they can enjoy financial freedom. In this book Dymphna shares the insights she has gained from doing it herself to help others do it too.
Most rags to riches stories deal with the before and after scenario. Very few actually go deep into the mindset of the journey. Dymphna Boholt’s new book, Confessions of a Real Estate Millionaire does just that. Confessions of a Real Estate Millionaire gives you a factual story of how Dymphna dealt with the real emotions that go into building wealth. The benefit to the reader is that for once and for all they can get a true understanding that their circumstances, frustrations and emotions are not new. In fact, it’s part of the journey. Dymphna Boholt reveals in this book that her reason for success was not her tertiary qualification or her professional career as an accountant. In fact, she discusses how this was actually an obstacle that she had to overcome. You’ll be surprised to find out exactly what motivated Dymphna to start a property portfolio as well as why she chose property above every other wealth vehicle. When Dymphna first made a decision to do this, she went from virtually zero to $3.5 million in just 18 months. To do that, it takes more than just emotional intelligence – it takes a system, a plan and a deadline and Dymphna breaks it down for you step-by-step.
Warren Buffett: The best investor of all time. He has always been my hero and mentor and I always read his ideas and opinions about market. He thinks different than other Wall Street investors. Once he said:” I have been investing in stock market for 50 years but during 1990-2000 for 10 years I couldn’t find a single stock to buy (those ten years were “dot com” boom and stock market was sky rocketing, it’s very amazing that he couldn’t find anything worthy to buy). He is the founder and CEO and biggest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, the company that he runs for many years. Buffett is called the “Wizard of Omaha” or “Oracle of Omaha” or the “Sage of Omaha” and is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth. He was ranked as the world’s wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third wealthiest in 2011. In 2012 Time named Buffett one of the world’s most influential people.
- The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros
- Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World’s Greatest Investor
- Invest Like a Billionaire: If You Are Not Watching the Best Investor in the World, Who Are You Watching? (2014)
- The Oracle Speaks: Warren Buffett In His Own Words (In Their Own Words)
- Thoughts of Chairman Buffett: Thirty Years of Unconventional Wisdom from the Sage of Omaha
- Warren Buffett Has Spoken. The Question Is, Who Is Listening?
- Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012: A Fortune Magazine Book
- Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders, 2013