Book #20 is "The new market wizards"
All of these authors have helped me learn a ton in only a few short years. I've been public about the fact that I'll be retired from the rat race by the age of 45. I'd much rather spend 40 hrs/week with my family and doing things I love. Isaac Newton said "stand on the shoulders of giants"...so I read about money. Constantly
The path to wealth in theory is relatively simple. Live beneath your means and invest the difference. Easier said then done.
Classic middle class example - Mr Jones buys a new truck for 50k. He finances that truck over 7 years at a "great deal" of 0.9%. That truck now costs 55 650$. If he would have invested that 50k instead and gotten an average return of 7%/yr over those 7 yrs, That 50k is worth 81 270$. A difference of over 136k. Average Canadian salary is 51k. It would almost 3 full years of full time work to make that back. Think about that for a second!!! Cars are the biggest eroder of wealth for the middle class in North America. It's not even close. Although this is only my opinion, I think it's wise for most (not all) to avoid depreciating assets in their early wealth building years. Otherwise the only thing you'll have actually bought is a jail sentence of fulltime work well into your 60s...or worse.
"There is a science to getting rich, and it's an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic. There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches, and once these laws are learned and obeyed by anyone, that person will get rich with mathematical certainty." - Wallace D. Wallace
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If you aren't doing what you love regardless of the amount of money you might be making, you will never be fulfilled.
Find your passion and spend time figuring out was to monetize it.
You can live the life you've always dreamed of, in fact you deserve it!
Go out and make it happen!
You will be discouraged along the road.
You can't make permanent decisions based off of temporary decisions.
All the lows will be weighed out by the highs.
No matter the situation, keep moving forward.
Life is just testing you to see how bad you really want it.