One other reason why I haven’t been blogging much these days is because I’ve been focusing every little bit of free time I have reading up on business and economics. This must be a shock for those who have known me for a while. I had never, ever in my 31 years of age cared about either subject. My perspective about money was that of something that was too hard to get and keep! I remember that my plans for my future after college would be to become this kick ass scientist and eventually offer the results of my research up to the general public FREE of charge! Don’t get me wrong, I still would like to offer any/all fruits of my labor “for the good of society”, but… Life after college wasn’t very kind to me and I never became the successfull and famous scientist I wanted to be… and I got married. Having spent the last 7+ years working my butt off, day in day out just so that I could afford a roof over my head and live a decent life, I’m more than ready to get out of this rat race! Last week I came across a very interesting article titled something more or less like “How to become a millionaire.” All my life I have avoided these types of articles/shows/books/younameit mainly because I always expected it to be some kind of scam. This time around something made me take the time to read it… I guess it was my disappointment after checking the lottery results and not getting any of the 6 numbers… Who knows??? All I know is that a light went off in me and all of a sudden I felt like learning more about MONEY! My dad will be very proud of me since it only took me 31 years to finally take to heart what he’s been hammering in my head all these years. From that article (which I can’t seem to remember the name or url) I moved on to a book called “Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter… I just could not put it down!!! Another 1,000 light bulbs went off in me and I immediately went out and bought more books!!! I also started doing things that I had never done before, such as watch the market and some specific stocks. Now, don’t assume that I’m this naive guy who believes everything he reads or hears poeple talk about making money, for I am not. What these books HAVE done to me is make me pay more attention to what’s going on around me and not take money or economics for granted any more. Thanks to that initial article and "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" I no longer tune people out when house buying and mortages become the subject during social gatherings. For one thing, I feel that I have been depriving myself from learning a very interesting subject, one which has the potential of not only enriching my mind but also giving me the bonus possibility of hopefully improving my financial situation. I have been reborn as a capitalist!