Are you ready? We’ve got only two weeks left.
Yeah, it’s almost Father’s Day.
I know that most of my readers are likely to be on the receiving end of this special (or Hallmark, if you prefer) holiday. If you are, you’ve still got some time to lay some groundwork.
For my dad, I have often gone for an eclectic gift. Something surprising.
A recent Sotheby’s auction offered up some truly unique gifts, such as a set of four silver bullets by Cartier, estimated to go for between £7,000 and £9,000 ($9,325 to $11,989).
Or a George III silver tankard once owned by actor Gregory Peck.
Or a pair of cashmere sleeping bags.
I’ll admit that if I presented my father with any of those items, he’d think I’d lost my mind.
While he enjoys eclectic gifts, he likes them to also be practical.
His favorite gifts over the years have been books. For as long as I can remember, he’s always pursued knowledge and ways to improve his life, mind and finances. It’s a key lesson that I’ve taken to heart: There’s always time and room in your life for growth.
Over the years, I’ve given him books on stories about Wall Street and biographies of some of the great leaders and investors.
With that in mind, let me suggest a few interesting books if you’re looking to expand your knowledge this year:
Where to Stash Your Cash (Legally) — Learn tricks to legally protect your wealth that the 1% has been using for generations.
The Passport Book — This 1,000-page book covers more than 90 countries, offering up great details on history, economy, citizenship and residency, and other interesting facts.
Lawyer-Proof Your Life — This one came to mind when I did my civic duty recently and served on a jury. This user-friendly guide can show you how to mend your own legal wounds, save thousands and even avoid many legal problems altogether.
Let this be the year that you take steps toward taking control of your finances and your future.
Sr. Managing Editor, Banyan Hill Publishing