Saturday, May 23, 2015

Change Your Think into a Thunk: Flipping Burgers to Flipping Millions

I just finished a book my daughter recommended called Flipping Burgers to Flipping Millions.
There is a thought process today that people are hurting financially simply because they don't make enough money. Although making more money never hurts in that regard, I would like to suggest that perhaps what we think about money is more important than how much of it we make. The author of this book has demonstrated this in his life. He has worked for McDonalds all his life. He started at an entry level position there and put up with the guffaws about him "only" working for McDonalds. He is now a multi-millionaire.

 Bernard talks about doing meaningful work and how all work can be meaningful. Instead of looking down on burger flipping, he focuses on the positives and shows how it is a service. He shows how all honest work is worth doing.

 In the below charts, Bernard shows how he started small and worked his way up to overseeing a number of stores. He shows how since he started saving for retirement young and didn't touch the money, that he will be set for life and his descendants will also be set.

The book is primarily for young people to be inspired to start saving young. However, it is good to start at any age. What I love about this book is that it thoroughly empowers people to do what they can with what they have and that they can make a difference for themselves by doing small things now. 

Happy Savings!


  1. Enjoyed your book review! It does go to show that if you save early and avoid college debt, you can really make financial headway.

    1. ~simply frugalynne~May 24, 2015 at 1:25 PM

      So true! I hope people won't be discouraged by the difference in getting a late start though. It's never too late to start! Also, although college debt makes a difference, the larger earnings can help a person catch up if they start later.

  2. I do want to read this book, and will check for it at the library. Enjoyed the book review, and will recommend it to my children as well. Never too late to start saving, that is for sure!!!!

    1. ~simply frugalynne~June 2, 2015 at 8:18 AM

      Yes, and checking it out at the library is the frugal way to do it! ;)