I Wish They Taught Money In High SchoolMarch 03, 2014
I am such a dreamer and I've always dream of living the Upper East Side kind of life - Gossip Girl fanatic will surely understand what I'm trying to say. Anyway, for the benefit of those who are not a fan of Blair, Serena, Chuck, and Nate - Upper East Side life is basically what we all know as living the life to the fullest wherein one party hard, shops a lot, dine at the most expensive restaurant, travel the world using a limousine or own plane, and other fancy stuff. I know Upper East Side kind of life is not the most practical life one should be dreaming of but really who doesn't want to live like that especially if you don't need to hold back in terms of monetary. Hey! A dreamer can dream, right? But really, if you are going to ask me I'm tired of dreaming and instead really want all those fancy stuff to happen.
Honestly, I always think positive because that's what I've learned from watching the movie version of Rhonda Byrne's The Secret. All those positive thinking is still kind of exhausting especially if you are just thinking and not doing anything to support whatever your dream is. Despite the lack of monetary fund, I still keep on dreaming that someday I shall have all the dreams that I've been dreaming.
Anyway, there's this book that I read that really change my perspective in life especially regarding money. I learned a lot and that dreams do actually can come true after all. The book is called I Wish They Taught Money In High School which is actually a back-to-back book with titles: I Wish They Taught Money In High School So I'm Not Dependent On My Paycheck by Clarissa Serina - De La Paz and I Wish They Taught Money In High School So I Can Start My Own Business Right Away by Sharon W. Que.
I love that both author provide us ideas on how we can expand our money either by starting our own business or by investing by means of mutual funds or stocks. The authors emphasizes that in order for one person to become successful he/she should learn how to take risk. Sure, it will not give you 100% assurance but you will never know until you haven't tried. I also learned that we should strive really hard for us to be successful and to make our dream come to reality. If you can manage both world of being employed while having your own business then it'll be really great.
On the contrary, the author's suggestions would be really awesome if they will give examples that each and everyone of us can achieve. I mean, Clarissa's idea of investment is great but come to realization that if the county's economy is not that good then mutual funds or stocks investment will not give you the result that you want. I remember my mom telling me that if I am going to invest on mutual funds or stocks then consider the money gone and don't expect that it will be returned because we all know that the Philippines doesn't have a stable economy. Anyway, I like Sharon's idea of putting up a business but I just wished she indicated business that almost everyone can afford because not everyone who lives in the Philippines have Php 10,000 or even Php 5,000 for a start-up.
That is just my two-cents but if you would love to read the book for yourself then you can visit Lifestyle Upgrade and order your own copy.