One book that has really changed the way I think and act around money is "I will teach you to be rich" by Ramit Sethi. He's now relaunching a new edition of the book in a couple of days.
Ramit also sends great emails about money and mindset. I like his straightforward, not-afraid-to-tell-the-truth style. Yesterday, he mentioned the 10 money rules he lives by.
That got me thinking ... what are my money rules? I certainly have them, subconsciously at least. Might be worth writing them down.
1. I spend on the things I value and are important to me (flights to see my loved ones, a new MacBook for work, healthy food).
2. I save on things that are not important to me (I don't care about designer clothes, fancy handbags, expensive make-up products, cars, etc.)
3. I always keep a readily available emergency fund.
4. I have and will always pay cash for large expenses (wedding, vacations, ...)
5. I invest money every month in ETF's. That's my long term retirement fund.
6. I invest money to make more money (courses, books, tools, ...)
7. I stop obsessing over small expenses (buying food at the airport, ...)
8. There are more important things than money, like my health (mentally and physically) and my friends and family.