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On Saturday, while muddling through my morning coffee and emails, I thought back to time eight years ago when there was more than one sleepless night spent worrying about our nation’s financial roller coaster. At the time, both my savings and my personal retirement accounts were heavily invested in the stock market.
Then, on a single day in March 2009, life as I knew it changed. I lost a major chunk of my investments and retirement savings.
All that is now history. You may not know this but the following year, this website was created more as a personal catharsis than anything else. I wanted to share my angst with others and also, to set myself up so that I would never be dependent on anyone else and their lousy advice. Ever. Thus began my own march toward preparedness and self-reliance.
Flash forward to the present times where I find myself lucky to have realized that goal. That said, there have been some rough spots but as a prepper, we all know that is a normal part of life. For that matter, we may not have begun to experience the true meaning of “rough” yet.
With that introduction, today I would like to share with you a book that may help you get through your own financial rough spots by looking at the past and giving yourself a second chance at the future. Aptly, the book is titled “Second Chance For Your Money, Your Life, and Our World.”
Second Chance – The Book
Second Chance is the latest book from Robert T. Kiyosaki, best selling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad. I had heard about the Rich Dad series before but had never read any of the books myself. When I was contacted by Rich Dad a couple of weeks ago and asked if I wanted to take a look at this newest book, I thought what the heck, why not.
So here is the scoop. The reality we all now feel is that we are being set up for a huge financial crisis and perhaps even a major collapse that will affect our lives for years to come. That is why we prepare. We store water, we store food, and beyond that, we learn the practice, and hone as many pioneer-type skills that we can give our busy lives.
At the end of the day, however, we do not have a clue as to when or if such a crisis or collapse will occur. What we do know is that it is out there in the future and if we are lucky, we still have time prepare for what lies ahead financially.
Robert Kiyosaki’s new book Second Chance can help. It is a guide to understanding how the past will shape the future and how you can use present-day tools and insights to create a fresh start. This book is a guide to facing head-on the dangers of the crisis around us.
Second Chance is laid out in three sections: The Past, The Present, and The Future.
I have never been good at economics but after reading the first two sections, I more fully understand the whys and the wherefores of our current economic woes. Pretty scary when compared to the Great Depression because the numbers are so much worse.
And the third section? Let me say that after reading it, Shelly and I sat down and had a discussion regarding our next step in life; a step focused more on cash flow rather than assets and expense control.
If there is one message that comes through loud and clear it is that in order to make intelligent decisions going forward, we need to be educated. This is not a book about investments and financial planning so if that is what you expect, forget it.
Second Chance is all about being educated. It is about understanding how we got into the mess we are in now, and how we can cope and actually thrive going forward by living a rich life according to our own terms. In my own words, it is not about keeping up with the Jones (who cares?) but becoming the Jones.
The Final Word
Whereas some of Robert Kiyosaki’s suggestions are not practical for my own situation, his call to education, and economic education, in particular, struck a nerve. I don’t trust current national or global financial policies and the more I understand them, the better positioned I am to act in a fiscally prudent way.
This reinforces what I have been saying all along; prepare with water, food, and skills. But also prepare with the proper survival mindset. The concepts of Rich Dad just might become a game changer.
Note: I would like to extend a special thank you to Robert Kiyosaki and Rich Dad for sponsoring today’s Special Report.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Spotlight: Second Chance: for Your Money, Your Life, and Our World
Few would argue with the fact that, on many fronts, we are a world in crisis. And there are two sides to every crisis, be it a leadership crisis, an economic crisis, an education crisis or a moral crisis. The two side to crisis are danger and opportunity.
Robert Kiyosaki’s new book, Second Chance…for Your Money and Your Life, uses the lessons from the past and a brutal assessment of the present to prepare readers to see—–and seize–—the future.