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Success Habits – Reading

Have you ever been to the home of a friend or someone who claimed to be broke only to find that they have an extra large flat screen TV, decked out with all the bells and whistles sitting in their living room?  Were you even more dumbfounded when they started flipping through their deluxe cable channels? Me too!  Broke people and rich people have very different habits.  If you haven’t read Rich Dad Poor Dad read it and you’ll understand exactly what I mean by that statement.

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The major differences between wealthy people and middle class people are spending habits, mindset, and financial acumen.  However, there is one additional differentiator that is highly noteworthy.  Wealthy people, spend more time reading than watching TV.  According to a 2012 survey completed by Harris Interactive, 71% of adults read less than six books a year and 14% do not read any books in a year.

The simple act of carving out time to read more will change the trajectory of your financial future.  Here is a helpful tip you can employ to get you started on the path to reading more.

Make Google Reader part of your morning routine.

Google Reader

Google Reader is a free service from Google that allows you to aggregate articles from different websites.  Instead of having to visit each website you like individually you can simply open up Google Reader and articles from all your favorite sites will populate in one feed.

When you set up Google Reader you’ll have an option to place a subscribe button in your web browser toolbar.  I highly recommend you install the subscribe button.  The button will make it super easy for you to add websites to your Google Reader. Once you have the button all you do is click it when you visit a website you want added to your Google Reader.

Google Reader will help you to spend less time surfing the internet and more time reading good content, but it’s still important to read books as well so consider joining our YBM Book Club.

The video below is a tutorial on how to set up Google Reader.

If you have additional questions about Google Reader email theYBM at youngblackandmotivated@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter @ybmotivated

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Lacrecia Eagle: Director of Resource Development for Boys and Girls Clubs of Lebanon, OR

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Lacrecia Eagle, better known to her colleagues as “LuLu,” has moved swiftly  up the ranks of the Boys and Girls Club of America, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and opportunities of youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds.  In just over 3 years, Lulu has gone from a Teen Director, to a Club House Director, to working in administration as the Director of Resource Development for her organization. Continue reading