Tell us where you were born:
What is the most difficult thing about being an author?
The most difficult thing about being an author is making a living. We write books because we have a passion and not to get rich or famous. In my past, I worked as an investment banker and have earned a good living. Now that I am working full time as an author, new-media journalist and speaker, I’m working twice as hard for less money–but I’ve never been happier.
Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?
Everything good that I’ve ever read has inspired me to write, to write better, to write more, but the greatest difference maker for me has been a supportive spouse. Gail (my wife of 27 years) is the key to my success.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
This book is written to help ordinary families make more sense of their finances to enable them to do the good in the world that they seek to do. People of ordinary means really can make a difference in the world.
What is the name of your new book?
925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World
Tell us more about it.
925 Ideas…Â is a guide to helping families succeed financially. Shortly after I wrote the book, a young mother approached me to say that the book had saved her marriage by giving her and her husband a common language and way to think about money. Together they developed a financial plan, drawing on the principles in the book, and moved forward together.
What genre does your book fall under?
While it is generally considered nonfiction, retirement planning, I think of it is a self-empowerment resource.
What other books would you compared to?
It could be compared with Suze Orman’s book,Â The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying.
What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
Readers say that the book enables them to understand and manage money better. My goal is that this enables them to do the good in the world that they want to do so they don’t feel limited by money, especially debt!
Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?
Self published. It has been downloaded nearly one million times.
That is awesome. Where can we find your book?
Thank you so much!