The more I learn about the lives of great people, the more I know that many of them are voracious readers. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are two contemporary examples. My favorite example, though, is Theodore Roosevelt (TR). While he was at the White House, TR read at least one book a day, even when he was busy. If he had no event at night, he could read one or two more books. Not only that, he had a strong memory of what he had read. Often he could quote passages. With TR, reading had become a habit since his youth. Whether he was with the cowboys or soldiers, his favorite pastime was reading. This habit gave him an immense knowledge and a broad perspective. It helped him become the effective person he was.
As I wrote in a recent post, money plays an important role in our lives. For that reason, it’s essential that we know how to deal with money. There are many aspects of personal finance, so I’d like to focus on just one for now: saving money. Here is my question for you: What are your best money-saving tips? Please share your answer in the comments so that everyone can read it. Thanks! Photo by Bigstock
To live your life to the fullest, it’s always helpful to get a dose of inspiration. After all, it’s easy to deviate from the right path, so it’s nice to get a few reminders along the way. In this post I’d like to share with you some inspirational quotes about life. Many of them are classic, but they become classic precisely because they contain a lot of truth. I carefully selected each of the quotes below. My hope is that they can inspire you to move to the next level. Without further ado, here they are:
There is no question that money plays an important role in our lives. The fact is we spend a big portion of our waking hours working. But make no mistake: what people actually want is not the money itself; it’s the happiness that money can bring. There is a common misconception here: many people assume that the more money they make, the happier they will become. To an extent, that’s true. When you have no house to live in and no warm food on the table, making more money does increase your happiness. But beyond a certain point, studies find that additional income brings no increase in happiness. In general, I would say that you reach that point when you are considered “middle class.” Once you reach this point, making more money is not a good strategy to increase your happiness. What should we do then?