Balancing money and life is a tough act. Writing about it takes a different set of tools. Tom Trimbath, the author of Dream. Invest. Live. read from his book and talked about the practicalities and implications of writing about personal finance. Here's the video:
Book synopsis: Define your dreams. Invest your money. Live your life. Define your own dream, and you can ignore the trappings most people chase. Invest your money yourself, and you can take advantage of your skills and experiences. Respecting your own knowledge and working to a clear goal that you defined gives you an advantage over the investment titans. America's pioneers understood the rewards available to those who also understood risk and the frontier. They built better lives for themselves. They can be role models for those of us in this modern world. Properly balancing your money, your goals, and your time can let you live a life now while you journey towards your dream. Pioneers had to bounce along in a covered wagon and survive brutal winters. Our journeys don't have to be as risky and can be much more rewarding.
Tom Trimbath is the author of the nature series Twelve Months at Barclay Lake, Twelve Months at Lake Valhalla, and Twelve Months at Merritt Lake, and the cultural essay Just Keep Pedaling (stories learned from bicycling across America). Thanks to frugal parents and some insightful reading, he was able to leave a life as an aerospace engineer before he was 40 and become a writer, photographer, entrepreneur, and cautious adventurer. Autographed copies of all Tom's books are available at Rockhoppers.
Dream, Invest, Live on Whidbey Island.