A long time ago, I wrote a very popular post entitled “Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About Personal Finance on the Back of Five Business Cards.” After posting it, several people contacted me and suggested that I try to turn it into a book of some sort.
Over the following year, I tossed the idea around and eventually developed it into a short book, intending to use it to shop around to various book publishers. I incorporated a lot of original writing, pieces of various Simple Dollar posts, and lots of other interesting elements.
After reading through it a few times, though, I realized: Why don’t I just go ahead and share this with my readers and anyone else who might enjoy it?
So, here it is. “Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About Personal Finance on Just One Page” is a 49-page personal finance book that weaves together most of my favorite ideas on personal finance and a lot of other goodies into one document. I’m making it available for download under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License, which means that this document is free – you can send it to your friends, put it up on your website, or print it out. You can also use if for commercial purposes – if you want to format it as a book and sell it, feel free. You can also modify the contents to your heart’s desire as long as it’s shared in the same way – any derivative works must also be shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.
I only have two requests. One, if you write about this on your website, include a link back to the original source of the document – http://www.thesimpledollar.com/onepage/. Doing this enables new readers to always be able to retrieve the latest version of the document. Two, if you do something interesting with this document (creating something new and compelling with it, use it in a classroom, use it in a major media source), please let me know by dropping me an email.
So, enjoy! If you enjoy it, feel free to pass it along to your friends, print it off, use excerpts in whatever way you like – in short, have fun with it (and hopefully take a bit of the advice to heart).