Financial Imagineer’s Merry Giftmas List

It’s this time of the year once again, all corporates are out to get some of your hard-earned money and you’re eager to provide for a nice Christmas experience for your loved ones. While it’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas, why not invest into gifting the key to more freedom, happiness and financial health to your loved ones?

Gift something empowering such as the building blocks of financial literacy. Inspire and provide your kids with the tools and power so they might ultimately be in a position to create the best versions of themselves in the future.

Financial Intelligence is knowing that if you spend your life energy on stuff that brings only passing fulfillment and doesn’t support your values, you end up with less life.


This is the Financial Imagineers Giftmas List, version 2.0 – a Christmas Gift list with ideas for FI people, family and friends! Have fun exploring.

The “joyless career man”? Going for meetings, doing spreadsheets and building wealth for someone else?
The new and only “soul-crushing meeting” game!
The latest NES game “Wall $treet Kid”!!!
Buy more crap this year?

Just kidding, the good stuff is further below!

Please read on:

What Extraordinary People Know: How to Cut the Busy B.S. and Live Your Kick-Ass Life (Ignite Reads) by Anthony Moore

How to be a hero of your own life? What’s the secret to “extraordinary?”

Being stuck in mediocrity sucks. It’s easy to identify the symptoms of this disease in your life: are you chronically bored? Do you wake up knowing today is going to suck? Are you constantly fighting off feelings of emptiness, exhaustion, and knowing you’re wasting your life?

Well, eff that! Every moment of every day, you can choose to be extraordinary. You can choose to become someone you’re incredibly proud to be, who accomplishes amazing goals and achieves greatness. “What Extraordinary People Know” guides you through how to be free of the mediocrity trap: starting with the inspiration, tools, and kick in the ass you need to get your life going in high gear-from behavioral change and personal growth expert Anthony Moore. As someone who took his own life from ordinary to extraordinary, Moore has created a three-step path to breaking free of Mediocrity and becoming the hero of your own life.

Are you ready to win? Click below if yes:

Laughing at Wall Street by Chris Camillo

Chris Camillo is not a stockbroker, financial analyst, or hedge fund manager. And yet in early 2007, in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, he invested $20,000 in the stock market, and grew it to just over $2 million in only three years.

How did he do it? By observing the world around him.

Along with his own keen observations, Chris leverages family, friends, coworkers, and online networks like Facebook and LinkedIn to create what he calls “trend-spotting networks.” These networks – and not the bigwigs of Wall Street – help Chris identify market trends that lead to winning investments. You have a powerful network, too, as well as an innate advantage over those on Wall Street – you just don’t know it yet.

In this entertaining, story-driven, and jargon-free book, Chris proves that you don’t need large sums of money, fancy market data, or endless hours to achieve extraordinary wealth. He shows how the average consumer with zero financial education can outsmart Wall Street’s brightest by learning to identify game-changing information hidden in everyday life while watching TV, reading tabloids, working at the office, shopping at the mall, eating out at restaurants, or driving the carpool to soccer practice. You just need to pay attention to the interests and trends in your own life. It doesn’t matter whether you have $100 or $100,000 to invest – you can become a successful investor and create a secure future for you and your family.

Chris Camillo’s inspirational approach to creating wealth shows that you know more than the suits on Wall Street ―and that knowledge can make you millions.

This is not your standard investment book and it will not cover what most other books do, and that’s exactly why I love it. It’s refreshingly different and a good read for people who have read the common investment books already.

Gift a refreshing approach to finding the right investment ideas!

If you like the content of this book, you’ll love the Youtube Channel “Dumb Money” by Chris and his friends.

I Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

Personal finance expert Ramit Sethi has been called a “wealth wizard” by Forbes and the “new guru on the block” by Fortune. Now he’s updated and expanded his modern money classic for a new age, delivering a simple, powerful, no-BS 6-week program that just works.

The book will start with ideas and ways about how to crush your debt and student loans, continue to teach how to set up above average high yield accounts and then slowly goes into how to automate your finances to gear your for success.

Opposing the many frugalists and people suggesting to cut down on your wants, Ramit is more a supporter of earning more in order live a richer life. Instead of the usual cut your daily latte or skip on avocado toast, he’ll teach you how to make your money reach further.

In the later part of the book he’ll explore how to set a dead simple investment strategy that is buit to last, how to handle big ticket purchases such as a car or a house, covering a wedding or having children – stress free.

Meeting Ramit during Fincon 2019 in Washington D.C.

Also, since this is the 10th year anniversary edition, it features over 80 new pages including new tools, new insights on money and psychology and some amazing stories of how previous readers used the book to create their richer lives.

Live rich!

The Sassy Investor – Investment Workbook by Michelle Hung

Michelle Hung is the founder of The Sassy Investor. An advocate for financial literacy, she is on a mission to spread the word on the importance of financial independence and how to achieve it.

A beginner’s guide to step-by-step investing for all the sassy females who’ve ever wanted to take control of their finances! From penny-pinchers to free-(spirited!) spenders, this fun and engaging activity workbook allows women from all educational backgrounds to learn more about money and how to build a secure financial future.

Too often, women rely on others to manage their finances. Whether it is their spouse or financial advisors, many find themselves in a complacent spot with their money. Worse, when money is sitting on the sidelines not earning anything, women are short-changing themselves on the potential to earn thousands over a lifetime.

From education to execution, this colourful activity workbook takes women of all ages and life stages through the necessary steps to financial literacy and independence. It is meant to put the power back in the hands of all hardworking women, inspiring all to take a more active role in managing and saving their money.

Gain confidence through education. Investing does not have to be intimidating.

Stock Market Pie… Grandma Helps Emily Make A Million by J.M. Seymour

Stock Market Pie: Grandma Helps Emily Make A Million is a great starter book for anyone interested in learning basic saving and investment concepts.

The story line features young Emily who receives a gift of stock from her grandmother. Emily learns to appreciate the value of the gift as she discusses saving and investing with her grandmother while they two make pies.

Emily develops a clever pie-making metaphor to illustrate investment concepts.

Stock Market Pie features detailed informational sidebars and glossary, making it a great reference book. This well-researched and colorfully illustrated book is a great learning tool for anyone interested in getting a “piece of the stock market pie.”

Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Grandpa Helps Emily Build a Business by J.M. Seymour

Entrepreneur Extraordinaire begins with Emily being disappointed when her favorite cookies were sold out…again.

When Emily shows an entrepreneurial spark, Grandpa enters the picture to help turn her idea and energy into a cookie business. Entrepreneur Extraordinaire is an entertaining story packed with tasty morsels to bring out the entrepreneur in everyone.

This book explains the entrepreneurial thought process behind a business venture. It s a great resource for any budding entrepreneur. Ample sidebar explanations, detailed appendix and glossary make it a must-have reference book.

This is a book tailored to young readers that describes opportunities in entrepreneurship in a fun, thorough and understandable way. Parents and kids alike will enjoy learning how to identify their entrepreneurial skills and utilize them to get busy about creating their own paychecks!

Winning at Money T-Shirt

Are you ready to win at money?

Here also a version for women.

Hereby I wish you a stress-free gift shopping experience and hope this list may have given you some new ideas about what to gift your loved ones.

Two years ago I made a similar post here.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Matt

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