Book Review: Financial Freedom A Guide to Achieving Lifelong Wealth and Security

Financial Freedom A Guide to Achieving Lifelong Wealth and SecurityThe book “Financial Freedom A Guide to Achieving Lifelong Wealth and Security” is written by Mr Reuben Advani. The book is easy to read and has a total of not more than 150 pages. Personally, I felt that the book title is over exaggerated. At a glance, the book seems to suggest tips to achieve wealth and financial freedom. However, it is actually a personal finance book whereby the author explains in high level some financial jargon (E.g. Assets, Liabilities, Equity, Debt etc).

The author shares in this book how to plan a personal monthly budget, things to consider when financing a home, buying a car and financing an education.

There are no in depth tips on stock investment.

However, one particular chapter catches my attention which is Chapter 5 The Personal Finance Panacea – Make More Money! This chapter writes about landing in your dream job and getting promoted. The topic on getting promoted is pretty interesting. It describes how through fits of impatient sighs, we can convince everyone that one is the busiest guy in the office and involved in very important work. Does this sound familiar to you or is any of your colleagues doing that?

Next, keep your desk organized but not empty. Why? Because an empty desk indicates you have too much free time.

Send emails early morning and late night. How many of you does that? At least for me, I know a few of my colleagues do. In office, I see them idling but I always receive emails from them early morning at 4am and at night as late as 12 midnight.

First in, Last out. This trick is typically teaching you to show face in the office and clock as much overtime to show your boss you are hardworking. Well, my colleague always work overtime while I always leave office on time. Sometimes I caught him playing games on his mobile at his desk after 6 pm.

Personally, I am not sure if above works but I do observe my colleagues doing either all of the above or some in my current work place. Honestly, I disagree with the above doings but somehow I felt the author is right in a way. It is all about perception. It is all about how your boss perceives what you are doing!

I give it an below average rating 2 out of 5 stars.


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