Want to start your own business? Invest in Real Estate? Retire financially independent? Then I recommend you read the following books BEFORE you put one more dime into that next great idea. You can get them from the library or click the title to get them from Amazon. I really think you should read #2 first, but #1 is an easier read. Only thing is, towards the end of #1, Kiyosaki pooh-poohs living below your means (which contradicts his earlier statement) and says instead you shoud increase your means. This could work if we actually increased our income along with our lifestyles, but people normally interpret his statement to mean we should live above our means. And then they get worse in debt. Ok, enough soapbox, here's the list:

1. Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom

2. The Millionaire Next Door

3. How to Make a Fortune Today-Starting from Scratch...

4. Business By The Book: Complete Guide of Biblical Principles for the Workplace

5. Debt Free Living

If anyone wants to get together to discuss these topics, please let me know. I'm thinking of asking my Pastor if we can do a class at the church. Your interest would help me decide.