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What I’m Reading: The Millionaire Next Door

Posted by idawrites on June 8, 2008 in Book Review, Finance |

My long awaited copy of The Millionaire Next Door arrived this weekend, thanks to Book Mooch! I’ve read reviews on this book by at least half a dozen bloggers, and figured that there must be something to the hype. However, I wasn’t prepared to be completely sucked in by it.

I took the book with me last night, as we headed out to NWA Wrestling’s 60th Anniversary match up. YAY for free tickets to good seats. Although we didn’t have any blood spattered on us from our seats, we were close enough for Anna to drool over the Junior Heavyweights. (My head… it does hurt…). But, back to my point!

I didn’t read the entire time, just here and there between bouts. My AHA moment was after the show was over. As we were leaving Phillips Arena, I had the book tucked under my arm and was talking to the children. A man came up to me and said “Is that The Millionaire Next Door?”. I was a little surprised, but grinned and admitted “It came in the mail today and I couldn’t put it down!” The man smiled back and said “Good. Don’t.” and continued on down the street.

I don’t know that I’ve ever had a conversation that short that impacted me so much. This book obviously has large and devoted following. So far, I can see why. Common sense abounds! I’ll be sure and post a full review of The Millionaire Next Door as soon as I finish reading.

Has there been a book or a concept, maybe even a blog post that has had a profound impact on the way you think? Please share them here!

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