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Books for the thinking man (Help me out Players)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by SHUTMDOWN, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. SHUTMDOWN

    SHUTMDOWN Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2002 Messages: 642 Likes Received: 0
    OK, so I'm not well read, and I barely graduated high school, but I think I got the juice, and am going to be sucessful regardless. I recently read "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", and now I'm a man on a mission. I've wasted a lot of time complaining about the injustices of "the system", and just came to the conclusion that you have to get yours, because nobody is going to do it for you.

    So what I want to know is if there is anybody out there who has read and reccomend any books that will help me on my quest to become Supreme Alpha-Male. My main focus is to have as much fun as I can while I'm on this earth. Since the more money you have, the more fun you can have, right now, I'm all about gettin mines.

    I HIGHLY reccomend "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" to everybody. It teaches you how to think about money the right way. It talks alot about the Education System (Refer to Grandolas thread) and how it keeps most people down, and doesnt teach you how to become financially literate.
     
  2. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 234
    you know, i hardly think about money, and i live a more fun filled life than 75% of the people i know.

    money does not equal fun. infact, the funnest times in my life have often been the brokest. as long as you're in good health, struggling can be hysterical.

    lately ive been reading stuff by francoise sagan. it's like amalie, but on paper, and very different (but not). it will never make me rich, but it makes me happy.

    i didnt graduate high school, and i'm not very well read, but im covered in tattooes and i've got dope headphones, so what is there to complain about?
     
  3. doggy jones

    doggy jones New Jack

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  4. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    I used to think money was the answer. just be true to yourself. don't get carried away with things that don't matter.
     
  5. mr_president

    mr_president Banned

    Joined: Nov 19, 2002 Messages: 5,691 Likes Received: 0
    that's good that you want to get into reading... smart man.

    i suggest going to half priced books if you got them near you.... its the bomb. tons of books on every subject for dirt cheap.

    you could build a whole library on like $100 bucks.

    check it out...
     
  6. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    whatup homie

    good paintin with ya.

    yeah, so if you're interested in politics at all..this book is a comprhensive history of american military interventions since the end of WWII..it is an eyeopener, to say the least..Killing Hope by William Blum

    www.killinghope.com


    as far as classic reading..have you ever read Catcher in the Rye? or how 'bout Siddhartha?
     
  7. SHUTMDOWN

    SHUTMDOWN Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2002 Messages: 642 Likes Received: 0
    Thanks for the input guys (and gal),

    Steve and Seeking-

    While I understand that fun has everything to do with your attitude, my point is that if you have money you can still leave the wallet at home, catch out and have a ball, just seeing some sites and trying to survive for the fun of it. If you dont have money, its a lot more stressful to try to throw big parties, or do some serious globe trotting and what not. While I may not have "found myself" 100% yet, I'm learning and have definately found the value in staying true to myself, and what I believe in. This is why I've decided it is important to ME to attempt to acheive and experience eveything I can out of life. Hope that makes sense and can help you appreciate where I'm coming from. What I'm really asking for is some help in trying to achieve MY goals. This is best provided by others who share similar interests, however, I do appreciate your perspective Seeking.

    Thanks Tease and Doggy

    [email protected]#$%-

    Right on, always a good time. My opinions on politics are constantly changing, to the point where I feel like I should just ignore all or most of the issues just to try to retain some sanity. I'm definately interested in the evolution of all things, including emperialism, but I think I want to focus on myself right now. That shit tends to get me worked up over things I cant control. Maybe you can save me time and just break it down for me in the yard or whatever. We're both pretty opinonated and I'm sure it would spur some "lively" discussions. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Anybody feelin me out there? I mean like are going through, or have gone through the process of trying to establish yourself and gain some fianacial freedom? I'm really interested in Real Estate. I love architecture (though I dont know much techmically about it), and would really enjoy making money off of Re-Habs, rental properties and the such beacuse I can look at buildings/houses all day. Anybody had any success in this area and care to share some ways to get started?
     
  8. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    hey man...don't get me wrong...money is important to a point...I'm just saying don't let it consume you...because it isn't everything. there is a comfort level. I'm obviously at it. I know what I can live on...everything above that level is just gravy. if you can...I highly recommend getting in on real estate. The level of return I'm getting right now is amazing. I'm actually thinking about buying more property.

    steveaustinslumlordoner...
     
  9. SHUTMDOWN

    SHUTMDOWN Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2002 Messages: 642 Likes Received: 0
    I'm totally felling you. Beleive me "easy come, easy go" I refuse to stress, I'm just looking for the "easy come" right now. So hook a brotha up (books, programs, whatever) to help me get started. Have you checked out stuff like that Carlton Sheets stuff and is it worth it, or is it shit. Here's the deal. I'm most-likely getting ready to sell my first houst and hopefully cash in on the equity I have that is easily equal to what I paid for the house (about 40k, It was some what of a steal). I've got sizeable debt (10-15k) that I can eliminate, and hopefully re-invest the rest in my first multi-family. Is this the way to go? What other oportunities am I overlooking? How do you effectively re-establish good credit after acting like a credit whore? I got to find sources for these answers, and not that I'm lazy, but I'm all about short cuts that wont harm you in the long run, like shamelessly soliciting advice from strangers.;)
     
  10. mr_president

    mr_president Banned

    Joined: Nov 19, 2002 Messages: 5,691 Likes Received: 0
    i highly recommend:

    "THE WAY OF THE OLA" by I.B. Teaser
     
  11. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 2,521 Likes Received: 0
    buy low, sell high
     
  12. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    I have friends in the industry, so thats how I got my info. If I come across any books or what not I'll forward it on. I know the area I live in well, so it wasn't that risky for me. The time to do it is definitely now. The rates won't be this low again for quite some time. Check out rental property and then check out house costs in certain areas. If you can buy one and then rent it out for a bit more than your mortgage...you're golden. Let someone else earn your equity for you.
     
  13. space base

    space base Senior Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 1,765 Likes Received: 0
    I've read half of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad." Ive been meaning to read the rest but haven't got around to it.
     
  14. doggy jones

    doggy jones New Jack

    Joined: Jul 13, 2003 Messages: 21 Likes Received: 0
  15. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Haha! I was just talking about that book to my buddy two days ago. There were also a couple of sequels, I believe. A vampire bunny rabbit – imagine that!
     
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