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A self-made millionaire says the single most effective way to get rich is a simple decision most people don’t make[easy-social-share buttons="comments,facebook,twitter,print,mail" counters=1 counter_pos="insidebeforename" style="button" nospace="yes" fullwidth="yes" column="yes" columns="5" twitter_text="Tweet" print_text="Print" mail_text="Email" comments_text="Comments"]
"If you want to be rich, all you have to do is make a decision to do something that most people don't do," writes David Bach, who became a millionaire by age 30, in his book "The Automatic Millionaire." That decision is to pay yourself first.
"What most people do when they earn a dollar is pay everyone else first," Bach explains. "They pay the landlord, the credit card company, the telephone company, the government, and on and on.
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A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary. It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you can splurge on a $4 mocha and build wealth at the same time, as Farnoosh Torabi explains in "You're So Money.
" Here, we've explained how those, plus 12 more books, could change your perspective on money and your ability to finish rich. 'Think and Grow Rich,' by Napoleon Hill Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich.
David Bach, an expert on having more money, is the author of seven consecutive national best sellers including two consecutive #1 New York Times best sellers, Start Late, Finish Rich and The Automatic Millionaire. He is regularly featured on television and radio as well as in newspapers and magazines.
Bach continues to appear as a featured money coach on “The Oprah Winfrey Show's” runaway hit series, “America's Debt Diet.” Bach is a featured contributor and columnist with Redbook magazine and on Yahoo!, where his column, “The Automatic Millionaire with David Bach” appears biweekly.
Earlier this year, I spoke with David Bach, an expert on having more money. He is the author of seven consecutive national bestsellers including Stay Late.
Finish Rich and The Automatic Millionaire and continues to appear as a featured money coach on The Oprah Winfrey Show‘s runaway hit series, “America’s Debt Diet” and as a contributor and columnist with Redbook magazine and on Yahoo! Each Monday, I’m going to share an interview from our archives from my weekly show, “Change Nation,” that I think you’ll learn something from. Since we are all a bit nervous about our money.