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What I have Been Reading January 2019

A few weeks ago, I published a post titled ‘What I learnt in 2018’. It was a collection of articles and stories I found interesting over the course of last year. Subsequent to this post, a number of readers emailed me to request doing a similar style of post on a regular basis. As such I have decided to do monthly posts on what I have been reading. Find below extracts from posts I have read in January 2019. Enjoy.  People Don’t Buy Products. They Buy Better Versions Of Themselves. “People don’t buy products because of what those products do, they buy products because of what they imagine they can […]


A Good Financial Independence Story

One of the things I enjoy doing in my free time is reading about Financial Independence. Stories from people who have already achieved financial independence are of particular interest as it reignite my fire within and keeps me motivated on my own journey. A post I read recently was particularly inspiring. The author, who lives in Toronto Canada, breaks down his life into 11 stages and shows how he built a six figure passive income portfolio before he turned 50. What is particularly great about this post is that the author only started investing in dividend paying stocks later in life. In fact, he made a lot of financial mistakes […]


Four Years of MoneyGrower


November 2018 is a special month. It has been four years since I started the Moneygrower site. I wanted to thank all of you who follow my humble site. I didn’t really expect that I will still be going strong for 4 years in a row. I also never expected that this site will become so popular, with 12,000 – 15,000 monthly views. I also get countless thoughtful emails for which I am grateful for. When I started the site, I had no real knowledge of personal finance. Yes I did a masters in finance degree and worked in both a bank and an accountancy firm. One might think that […]


10 things books won’t teach you about investing 2

Reading books, publications and annual letters written by investment professionals is a great way to get a better grasp of your subject matter of choice. By reading books such as the Intelligent Investor, One Up On Wall Street (A Fireside book) and the Little Book of Value Investing  you can greatly cut the time required to master investing. By reading these books, you can see what actually works on wall street and you can use these techniques in order to select your own stocks and have a winning run. Whilst reading books can give you a great perspective on how to invest your money, there are a number of things that […]


How to read books more quickly!

Education never stops. Acquiring knowledge is an ongoing process. In your quest for financial literacy, there is an endless supply of books. It is important to choose the rights books. Quality is better than quantity. But quantity is important – whatever book you read, each will teach you one lesson that you did not know before. Each book has one Big Insight or Secret. If you miss that, you miss the book. So how do you go about reading books more quickly? Here are 4 steps to follow: 1. Read the table of contents. This should give you a quick idea about the range and depth of the subject matter. […]