“Go to college, study hard, get good marks, land up in a decent job and you’re settled.”
The world around us has changed but this advice hasn’t.
The concept of getting good grades and finding a good job is an idea whose time has passed. It is not a bad advice but we need new ideas and different kind of education.
In the long term, the old advice is not just insufficient but downright risky.
We have been taught, and taught pretty well, how to work hard to earn money. But what about making our money work hard for ourselves? Every rupee that you earn has in it the seed to multiply into thousands. You just have to know where to sow that seed and how to water it.
The only way to learn that is to start on the path of self-education. A wise man said – “School education will earn you a living but self-education will make you a fortune.”
It does not matter where you stand today. Whether you are a student, in a job, a professional or even unemployed, you have the ability to educate yourself and take control of your personal finances.
If you are reading this, my guess is that you have already spent some time looking for the answers to your financial and investment queries. Therefore, you are a seeker who has already taken the first few steps.
And probably you are already overwhelmed with the information available out there. Just the enormity of the task (things to read) may become a roadblock. So how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Here is an E-Book – collection of the most important posts, edited and connected, I’ve written on saving and investing – that could be that first bite, the starting point, to build your financial intelligence, which will become the foundation of your financial future and thus a fulfilling life.
What Lies Ahead?
Changes lie ahead that are beyond our imagination. Who knows what the future brings?
But whatever happens, we have two fundamental choices to make – Continue doing what we are doing hoping that things will work out better which, according to Einstein, is pretty close the definition of insanity – “Doing the same things and expecting a different result” or learn to play the game smartly by preparing, getting educated and awakening your own financial genius.
Truth be told, the ideas presented in this E-Book are not too far-fetched and anyone can start implementing them from day one. But as they say, things which are easy to do are also easy not to do.
This book has been written to make things as simple as possible but not more than that.
It is your hack book to cut through the non-essential and directly access the core ideas.
I am sure there are many more important questions you may have on your mind when it comes to saving and investing your money. Please ask them here, and I will update the E-Book further with my answers to those questions.