Everyone’s life is a series of stages: childhood, primary school, secondary school, college for some, getting your first apartment, marriage, starting a family, buying your first family home, managing your growing family, balancing work and family while managing your career, empty nest stage and finally, the retirement state. Money mistakes you make in one stage can have a ripple effect, impacting one or more subsequent stages. Make too many money mistakes and you will find yourself in perpetual catch-up mode, the rest of your adult life. Those who make the right decisions at every stage, tee themselves up for financial success. In this book, I will show you exactly what you should be doing at every stage of your life. The foundation for sound financial decisions are smart money habits. When you have smart money habits, you are able to save and invest during each of the stages of your life, so that when your kids leave the nest or you enter your retirement stage, you are free from financial worries and not financially dependent on your children or loved ones. Financial success is a process. Understanding that process, and following it, virtually guarantees that you will become, at the very least, financially independent and, perhaps, even wealthy. In this book, I will share with you that process, embodied by specific smart money habits for each stage of your life. By following the lessons in this book, you will immediately catapult yourself into the top 5% of individuals – the 5% who never have to worry about having enough money.
Tom Corley is a bestselling and award winning author. His books include: Rich Habits; Rich Kids; Change Your Habits, Change Your Life and Rich Habits, Poor Habits. Tom has appeared on or in CBS Evening News, The Dave Ramsey Show, CNN, MSN Money, USA Today, the Huffington Post, Marketplace Money, SUCCESS Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Fast Company Magazine, Epoca Magazine (Brazil’s largest weekly) and thousands of other media outlets in the U.S. and 25 other countries. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider, CNBC and other national media outlets. Tom Corley is an internationally recognized authority on habits and wealth creation. He has traveled the world speaking to thousands in Australia, Canada, the United States and Vietnam. His inspiring keynote addresses cover success habits of the rich, failure habits of the poor, the four paths to creating wealth and cutting edge habit change strategies. Tom has spoken alongside Mark Victor Hansen, Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen and many other notable speakers.