Recommended Tools

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Books  📚

The Total Money Makeover

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

This is the book I recommend to anyone who asks me for personal finance advice. Honestly, I owe Dave Ramsey and his book my current and future financial success. You can read my Total Money Makeover book review where I go into detail on how I used it to get out of debt ($10,000) and build up a 6 month emergency fund ($15,000).

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The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley

The book The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley is one of the foundational books that have helped me solidify living a frugal lifestyle. The author examines the lifestyle, career choices, and characteristics of millionaires across the nation. This book will help you break the assumption that those living lavishly are millionaires, and instead will focus on the facts and statistics.

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The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

A book that prepares your mind to think (and go) beyond self-imposed and perhaps peer demonstrated limitations.

I actually found a free audiobook for this book on YouTube. I definitely suggest listening to the audio version (it’s free) and bookmarking it so you can come back to listen:

If you prefer a paper copy, check out Amazon or your local library.

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So Good They Can’t Ignore You

So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport

A refreshingly no-BS approach to finding the work you love. Cal Newport interviews people who love their job and uncovers how they got there.

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The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Filled with lessons from case studies of how habits helped shape the success of individuals and companies.

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The Icarus Deception

Author Seth Godin flips the coin on the tale of how Icarus, a greek angel with wax wings, fell from the sky from flying too close to the sun which melted his wings. In a philosophical Seth Godin fashion, he poses the question: are you flying too low to the ground?

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Office Supplies 📎

Dry Erase Board

Dry erase boards are versatile, eco-friendly (not wasting paper), and they remind me everyday what goals I have set out for the days, weeks, months ahead of me – without having to look at a screen.

To date, I’ve had about 5 different kinds of dry erase boards of varying sizes and material. The one I’m currently using and recommend is VIZ-PRO Magnetic Dry Erase Board (click to check current price on Amazon). Mine is 36 x 24 inches.

Also, here’s the box of dry erase markers I use and I’ve repurposed an old t-shirt as an eraser.