SMS 170 – How I Consume Books

How I Consume Books

Why Books are Important:

  1. Timeless format of knowledge 
  2. Tested formula
  3. Cost effective knowledge
  4. Consumed at your schedule
  5. Creates community

Types of Literature:

  1. Fiction
  2. Self-improvement
  3. Non-fiction

Selection Process:

  1. Fiction is important
  2. Challenge your beliefs
  3. Self-improvement over self-help
  4. Read the reviews

Books should be:

  • Entertaining
  • Informational
  • Inspirational

How I Consume Books:

  1. Audiobook
  2. E-book
  3. Physical book
  4. Connect with the author (podcast, website, YouTube etc.)

Advice for individuals who’s like to consume books?

SMS 162 – Saving money on groceries

Saving money on groceries

Why you should want to get good at grocery shopping:

  1. You get an opportunity to get this right or wrong every week
  2. It should be your third highest expense
  3. These are life lessons for your children
  4. This is an evolution – what worked when you were single won’t with a family

How to save money on groceries:

  1. Set a realistic budget
  2. Shop from a list and a menu – marketing can be powerful
  3. Separate groceries from other expenses
  4. Shop at least once a week – this can’t be a side project, it requires effort
  5. Never shop while hungry or tired – you decision making will be altered in a compromised state
  6. Avoid value added products – whole foods are healthier and less expensive
  7. Beware of volume discounts – it could change your consumption habits
  8. Beware of chasing sales items (it could be a trap) most stores price match
  9. Buy in season – you need to alter your consumption with the seasons
  10. Consider adopting a plant based diet

SMS 053 – Living Below Your Means

Living Beneath Your Means: The Foundation of Financial Independence

The Beauty of Living Below Your Means

How to Successfully Live Within Your Means

Episode 1 & 2

Introduction toWe surprised you this week; by making our grand launch of Simple Money Solutions just that – grand. We released not one but not two Simple Money Solutions episodes on iTunes. If you haven’t had a chance to listen yet, head on over to Simple Money Solutions to download and listen. Leave us a comment and rate our first two episodes to let us know what you think. We are always open to suggestions, improvements and would love to hear what you think in order to help us shape future episodes.