Anyway, the first book I'd like to recommend is MONEY AND ME by Sha Nacino. It's a vastly simple but enjoyable read and is sure to appeal to yuppies who want to "restart" their lives, financially speaking. After each chapter, author SN will ask you to complete helpful exercises that would enable you to build an honest, strategic, time-bound, realistic, and effective approach in improving your finances.
Among other things, she mentioned the need to---
- Follow your passion.
- Not quit your day job right away. It's all about planning.
- Give back.
Another book that I highly recommend is Bo Sanchez' books. He has a lot and all of them's worth reading. I started with My Maid Invests in the Stock Market, which should serve as a good primer for those interested in investing in the stock market.
Interesting and really good points he made in the book that I can recall off the top of my head include---
- The key difference between investing and trading
- The need for consistency
- The correct equation or formula for managing your money (It should be INCOME MINUS SAVINGS = EXPENSES and not income minus expenses equals savings).
- The benefits of tithing
- How blessings are multiplied every time you give back (in case you don't know, Sha Nacino is mentored by Brother Bo Sanchez).
So anyway, that's it. No fun Filipino fiction discussions, I'm afraid, but I think that's okay since there's likely a lot of readers covering such books.