Here is a simple, but very effective tip for improving the results you get from your financial education with the use of books. It is so simple that most people do NOT take advantage of this very powerful technique for maximizing your results.
What is this simple secret? Simply put, just write in your books. Yep, do exactly the opposite of what you were taught NOT to do. Get out a pen, highlighter or a pencil if you are still very nervous about marking the pages of your books. If you desire to truly transfer the information in a book, you NEED to start underlining, circling, highlighting and writing notes in the margins. Not only will this drastically improve your ability to go back and find information that caught your eye, but it will also improve your retention of the material.
MOREOVER, it will give you NOTES that you can use to review the entire book. Try this strategy: Get a good book on making money. Read it and anytime something jumps out at you start making marks in your book right there on the page where the new information was discovered. After you are done reading the book, give yourself about a 24 hour break for the information to sink in. Then, go back to the book a day later and read your notes and do a review of the chapter titles and see what pops up. Repeat this strategy a week later, then a month later and then once a year. To get the best return on your investment, simply highlight your education.