Greatest Thing I’ve Learned From … David Chilton

Welcome to the latest series here at – Greatest Thing I’ve Learned From …   In this series, I am going to be sharing the greatest things I’ve learned from financial and leadership experts.   I hope you enjoy the series and will join in the conversation to share your favorite learnings from these leaders!

Greatest Thing I’ve Learned From … DAVID CHILTON

I was around 12 years old when my dad gave me a copy of David Chilton’s book, The Wealthy Barber.     It taught me one of my life’s greatest lessons – the POWER of compound interest!   Now, I know I was a little on the “nerdy” side as a kid, but this book actually kept my attention.   So much so that when I obtained my first full-time job, I immediately raced to the benefits person and set my 401(k) contribution to the maximum allowed.   I have NEVER regretted that decision.   I also learned the negative side of compound interest, but it took a little first-hand experience with that for me to fully grasp that lesson (which I share in I Was Broke. Now I’m Not.)

David Chilton is also a Financial Hero.

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  1. Travis on June 11, 2010 at 3:57 am

    I haven’t read this one…… But I’m about to!
    I love this series of posts.

  2. TurtleLover on June 11, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I REALLY liked this book because it was a learning STORY rather than TEXTBOOK learning. I read the whole thing rather than just skipping to the parts I wanted.

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