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Piggie Bookshelf: How to Build a Billion Dollar App by George Berkowski

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

We live in a time where most of anything we do, be it communication, banking, or hailing a cab, is done on our cell phones. We cannot deny the huge impact apps have on our daily lives. How to Build a Billion dollar app might seem like a bit of a stretch but do don’t discount this fantastic book. George Berkowski divides this book into two parts to help you through the process. Part 1: Dream big – This is obviously the most important part. You can’t be afraid to dream bid and [...]

Piggie Bookshelf: Heart, Mind & Money by Vangile Makwakwa

June 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

A lot of us try by all  means to harness healthy financial habits. We address getting out of debt and attempt to add some form of structure to our financial life by seeking out the assistance of a financial planner, or simply using tools like 22seven to help us budget more effectively. In all this, we hardly ever look at how we connect with money on an emotional level. Money governs so many of our decisions, and subsequently our emotions. Which is why Heart, Mind & Money is an important [...]

Piggie Bookshelf: Jillian Howard’s ‘Best Pocket Guide Ever’ series

June 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

We’re in love with Jill Howard’s pocket guides because they’re easy to understand, relevant and straight to the point. The series consists of four guides for debt elimination, retirement, insurance and investing. The Best Pocket Guide Ever for Debt Elimination If you’re on a mission to get rid of all your debt and want to know how best to approach this process, this little picket guide is exactly what you need. This pocket guide will help you map out a full picture of [...]

Piggie Bookshelf: How Much is Enough? By Andrew Bradley, Arun Abey & Andrew Ford

May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

We all have big dreams, maybe you want to travel, or quit your job to pursue your true passion. Whatever your dream, often the one thing standing in the way of us and realising our dreams is fear and money. While fear can be dealt with by shifting our focus, money might not be so easy. How Much Is Enough? is a brilliant book that will help you align your financial planning with your values and dreams. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 – The Bridge of Well-being: This section [...]

Piggie Bookshelf: Become Your Own Financial Advisor by Warren Ingram

May 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

There’s something empowering about taking charge of one’s finances, no matter how chaotic your finances may look initially. It’s not so much a “quick fix” but rather a long-term plan. Owning one’s finances is a way of life, and we should approach it as such. Which is why we highly recommend that you get your hands on  Become Your Own Financial Advisor by Warren Ingram. There isn’t a quick way to turn around finance. Wealth isn’t created or acquired in a matter of months. [...]