Fin Lit 🔥 (Financial Literacy)

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By Dan Gonzales                                                                                                        January 1, 2019

This page is dedicated to encouraging financial literacy towards a generation of people that have been left out of the conversation. Topics will range from the best budgeting apps, investing avenues, retirement strategies, and why putting your net worth into a savings account is not recommended.

January 1, 2019                                                                                               By Dan Gonzales

By Dan Gonzales                                                                                       January 1, 2019

Last year I made my New Year’s Resolution to read more books. No specific number in mind, but just to absorb as much knowledge as I could. As an English major at UC Riverside, it was inculcated to read literature and poetry based on different eras. It was only upon graduating that I started reading books that could advance my knowledge in the fields of financial investments as well as autobiographies, business, self-help, and history. My new New Year's Resolution is to take that knowledge from the books I've read and write about it in informative articles like this one. Enjoy!

 By Dan Gonzales                January 1, 2019

This page is dedicated to encouraging financial literacy towards a generation of people that have been left out of the conversation. Topics will range from the best budgeting apps, investing avenues, retirement strategies, and why putting your net worth into a savings account is not recommended.

Fin Lit: Budgeting

Money is an already touchy subject matter that sparks numerous first impressions when brought into the conversation. I believe that overcoming first impression notions is essential to cultivating meaningful conversation around building your wealth on your terms.

Depending on background and upbringing, wealth will mean different things to different people. To some, it may mean having material things such as fancy clothing, an aesthetically pleasing car, and a plethora of Instagram pictures to back it up. This is the majority of society's perspective. I'm just simply painting a picture.

My recommendations are to download one of these three apps: NerdWallet, Mint, or Trim, a plug-in on Facebook Messenger. These apps will automate a lot of the budgeting traditionally used like excel sheets and have organized pie charts based off of spending per month.

Fin Lit: Investments

Wondering how to become an investor?  No problem, I wondered how two years ago. An easy and simple way catered for millennials is to know what you are getting into when you buy any form of security albeit a stock, bond, ETF, mutual fund, IRA, etc. My recommendation is to purchase a copy of The Intelligent Investor or my version of the book in Mindnode form. 


Currently Reading

 

Books Read:

  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Rate: 10/10) *Life Changing
  • Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Rate: 10/10)
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Rate: 10/10) *Eye Opening and outrageously funny
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  • McTeague by Frank Norris (Rate: 10/10) *Favorite book I've read as an English Major
  • The Octopus by Frank Norris
  • Waylaid by Ed Lin
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Brotopia Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang
  • Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio 

Currently Reading

 

Books Read

  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Rate: 10/10) *Life Changing
  • Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Rate: 10/10)
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Rate: 10/10) *Eye Opening and outrageously funny
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  • McTeague by Frank Norris (Rate: 10/10) *Favorite book I've read as an English Major
  • The Octopus by Frank Norris
  • Waylaid by Ed Lin
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Brotopia Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang
  • Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio 

Currently Reading

  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss

 

  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone

 

  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink

 

  • Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk

 

  • Published: The Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author by Chandler Bolt

 

  • Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Joel Fuhrman and Robert Phillips

 

What are some of your best reads for business and life?

  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
  • Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Published: The Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author by Chandler Bolt
  • Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Joel Fuhrman and Robert Phillips