The beginner’s guide to wealth

This book is as much a "guide to wealth" as it is a "challenge to become wealthy".

The Beginner's Guide to Wealth offers the lessons Noel Whittaker wish he knew about life and money when he was growing up. Think of this book like a cheat sheet or insider's guide to a happy and successful life.

According to his personal website, Noel Whittaker receives hundreds or letters and emails describing circumstances where people have risen above the pack to achieve wealth and success. Noel has helped a lot of people take ownership of their life and their finances. And in The Beginner's Guide to Wealth, he has teamed up with his son, James, to help young people think and act like winners, build their personal wealth and make smart decisions when investing money.

But you don't know to know it's written with his son James to know that this book is aimed at a younger audience. Besides the title, The Beginners Guide to Wealth, the language is simple and catchy, the chapters are short and to the point and there are "vault points" aimed at driving home the key message(s) covered in each chapter. You could probably get away with just reading these "vault points" and have a fairly good understanding of what the book is about, but if you did this, you wouldn't get to read of the stories Noel and James use to illustrate their points.

As it is written by someone with the wealth of experience that Noel has, there is a rich use of anecdotes throughout the chapters - both personal stories from Noel and James and stories of success from world leaders. These stories are refreshing and they keep the message entertaining and relatable and most importantly, the anecdotes and messages challenge the reader. This book is as much a "guide to wealth" as it is a "challenge to become wealthy".

And "wealth" in this book is only partially defined in dollar terms. It means living a fulfilled life, which is why the book is split pretty evenly between becoming a successful person in the beginning chapters and how to manage money and make smart investment decisions in the latter part of the book.

From chapter 16 onwards, The Beginner's Guide to Wealth takes a practical edge, offering tips for saving money on your home loan through to the magic of compound interest. This change in tone balances out the previous chapters, which focused on self belief and development, with the more tangible tips like investment tips and budgeting advice.

The Beginner's Guide to Wealth contains a number of references to Noel's other publications, like Making Money Simple and other books that have helped Noel throughout his life. Upon reading The Beginner's Guide to Wealth, it becomes obvious that Noel has taken inspiration from some of society's greatest leaders – Winston Churchill overcame a speech impediment to become one of the greatest orators in the world – and names like thought-leader Napoleon Hill are never far away from one of Noel's stories about personal development. The aim of all this is to show that no matter how tough you think it is to achieve your goals, other people have gone out and realised their full potential before and so can you.

Although this book is aimed at a younger audience, it's a good read for anyone who is looking to take ownership over the choices they make in their day to day lives and for people who want to start out on the road to personal successes and wealth creation.

Beginner's Guide to Wealth by Noel Whittaker and James Whittaker

Beginner's Guide to Wealth by Noel Whittaker and James Whittaker from Booktopia

In this book, Noel teaches young people how to increase their wealth, offering sound advice and practical tips.

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You can get yourself a copy of The Beginner's Guide to Wealth through all major book stores, or you can order your own copy through Noel's website, or order the guide as an e-book through Amazon.

Contents of The Beginner's Guide to Wealth

  • Chapter 1: Put on Your Running Shoes
  • Chapter 2: It's Not An Accident
  • Chapter 3: Success — What is it?
  • Chapter 4: Most People
  • Chapter 5: Starting a Chain Reaction
  • Chapter 6: Reframing: It's How You Look at it!
  • Chapter 7: What Do You Think About You?
  • Chapter 8: What You Give is What You Get
  • Chapter 9: Goals — What You Set is What You Get
  • Chapter 10: The Three Essential Skills
  • Chapter 11: Finding Your Inner Power
  • Chapter 12: Failing —The Essential Ingredient
  • Chapter 13: Positive Mental Attitude
  • Chapter 14: Give it a Try
  • Chapter 15: Universal Laws
  • Chapter 16: It's Up to You
  • Chapter 17: The Reality of Money
  • Chapter 18: How to be Rich!!!
  • Chapter 19: Budgeting
  • Chapter 20: Understanding Interest
  • Chapter 21: Compound Interest
  • Chapter 22: The Guaranteed Secret of Wealth
  • Chapter 23: How to Earn More Money
  • Chapter 24: Go for Profits Not Wages
  • Chapter 25: Investing the First Money You Make
  • Chapter 26: Getting Going
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