Over New Years, I read a book called the Millionaire Next Door, which got me thinking hard about organizing my finances. I've started spending about an hour each night thinking about retirement, how I save currently, how my investments are structured and other items of the sort. I happened to pick up a copy of Microsoft Money 2005 and began to sort my finances with it. I love the way it can access your online accounts and download them, and instantly tell you where you are spending your dough etc. Pretty neat and a great first step towards figuring out how to reign in my spending. As I've scoured the internet for sites on $$$ stuff I also found a great article on how NFL players who have a short work span of about 6-7 years save. You can check it out at http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/Retirementandwills/Escapetheratrace/P100986.asp

Other books I plan to read:

  • The Richest Man In Babylon
  • The Total Money Makeover
  • Any book that makes me a power user of MS Money