Success Principles

Is The Key To Wealth Found In A Book?

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on September 24, 2009

in Book Review,Success Principles

Tweet I often scan the business and finance section at our bookstore for new book covers. Virtually every week, I find new titles. Row upon row of money books. How many ways can money be discussed? Which one holds the key to wealth and financial freedom? More importantly: If the answer to wealth is revealed […]


Tweet There is a common misconception that most people are either right-brained (creative, intuitive) OR left-brained (logical, analytical). But this isn’t true. We are born with two brain hemispheres. It’s just that our society tends to place a higher value on left-brain skills such as language, logic and math. Unfortunately, this left-brained focus can squash […]


Tweet Happy Mother’s Day! While eagerly waiting for our adoption referral from China, we gave much thought to parenting. How would we raise our daughter to be strong and independent; sensitive and thoughtful; curious and happy? Obviously, I don’t believe money is the biggest determination of a meaningful and joyful life. Success and happiness come […]


Tweet Much has been written about how to lose weight, but it all boils down to just two things: Eat less Exercise more Similarly, much has been written about getting wealthy, and again, the “secret” boils down to only two things: Spend less money than you earn (or to put it another way, make more […]


Plan A and Plan B

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on April 6, 2009

in Giving,Investing,Raising Money-Smart Kids,Success Principles

Tweet In response to my recent post, Will your parents’ financial decisions leave you holding the bag?, Steve wrote, I agree with the premise that a person’s retirement should be taken care of before saving for a child’s education, but saving enough for one’s own future seems to be a moving target. When does a […]


Tweet Note: This post is part of a series about how I became a millionaire. The series starts here. The most recent installment (my 30’s) is here. Happiness Is A Choice After exiting the growing real estate bubble by selling our home, our intention was to take a year-long travel adventure across America in a […]


Tweet Note: This post is part of a series that starts here. After high school, I wanted to be a professional dog trainer so I enrolled in college to study the psychology of learning, animal science and animal behavior. I was working 30+ hours a week to pay my own tuition and after three semesters, […]