Whoever said money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to shop. This is one of the lines Blair Waldorf said in my favorite TV series, The Gossip Girl. I really admire Leighton Meester’s character in the said show. Blair is a rich-fashionable-control-freak from the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. She is surrounded with young, famous and influential teenagers like her. Coming from a rich family, she never experienced working hard to earn big bucks. She always gets what she wants without worrying about the amount of expenses. In fact, reading a book in a coffee shop in Paris or eating her favorite macaroons in a French restaurant is such an easy thing to do for her. All she needs is to book a flight to France and have the best time of her life.
By now, you are probably saying that “Of course, Blair’s life is possible only in movies.” But come to think of it, is it really impossible for someone like us to have a life like her? The answer to this question depends on how you look at life. If you always think that there is scarcity for money and resources in this world, then your answer would be “no.” If you have a positive outlook in life and values the importance of working hard, then “yes” would be your answer. While it may be true that money doesn’t make the world go round, it doesn’t mean that getting less of it is okay. Or getting more of it is bad.
In the latest book of Life Upgrade, I Wish They Taught Money in High School, I discovered some great facts and helpful tips on saving money and having a good income even at a young age. (And maybe get a chance in having a Blair-like lifestyle.) There are two parts of the book:
1. I Wish They Taught Money in High School So I’m Not Dependent on My Paycheck
2. I Wish They Taught Money in High School So I Can Start My Own Business Right Away
One of the things I love about this book is that the authors, Clarissa De La Paz and Sharon Que, presented all their ideas in the simplest manner possible. Their approach is very light. I like how they relate to their readers by using the right set of words and writing in a conversational way. The said book encourages everyone to find the best value for their money.
In the first part of the book, I Wish They Taught Money in High School So I’m Not Dependent on My Paycheck, Clarissa De La Paz shared the importance of having a passive income. Her tips will help the readers not to be dependent on the monthly salary that they receive. What she is trying to tell everyone is that investment is the key to having a stable financial condition. What if tomorrow you wake up and your boss decided to terminate you? Then, you realize that your savings account has a zero deposit or that you have no investments at all? The book will give you an idea on how you can grow your money now and prepare for your future.
In the second part, I Wish They Taught Money in High School So I Can Start My Own Business Right Away, Sharon Que showed me the importance of taking risks when it comes to starting one’s business. Her power sentences are: “Do whatever it takes in every moment.” and “Habitual 100% doers are instant winners.” She inspires everyone to think positive about having money in their lives and not worrying for the lack of it.
If you find yourself wondering why you have neither enough savings after years of working hard for a certain company nor winning moments in your own business and investment, then I recommend that you read I Wish They Taught Money in High School. I can guarantee that this book will teach you many things. It will open your mind to new possibilities and opportunities. It will also answer your questions about money, especially on how to attract money and how to keep them coming.