Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki was one of the first books that I read about money and I found certain concepts really interesting. I was inspired by the fact that the book explained the difference between spending on necessities and luxuries. I had never really split my household spending like that before and it really made me think about where I could control my households spending. It stopped me wasting money and really thinking about every purchase that I made and had an overall big influence over me deciding to start a business.
The Motley Fool Investment Workbook (Motley Fool Books) was one of a series of Motley Fool books that I read over a few years, but this was the first. What I liked about this series of books was how simple they made everything seem. I did build up a share portfolio as a result of these books but chose an unfortunate time when the stock market was not good. However, I still learned a lot about trading and how to choose where to put your money.
Mindstore: The Classic Personal Development Program: The Classic Personal Development Programme by Jack Black was a book that had influenced me way before I started looking into money management. I read it first when I was working in my first job and its positive approach and goal setting helped me a lot, to cope with problems that I had at the time and even to meet my husband. However, there are some things about money in the series books, mentioning how money ebbs and flows whether you have a lot or a little which struck a chord with me. The fact that whether we have a lot or a little money we can still have worries about it and so we need to find ways of coping.