Jim Randel is a successful investor, attorney, entrepreneur and award-winning author of The Skinny On book series.

Designed to be read in just one hour, The Skinny On books examine and synthesize the leading research on an array of topics, determine the bottom-line, need-to-know information, and present helpful analysis in an engaging, stick-figure illustrated narrative.

The Skinny On series has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, and Forbes Magazine. Learn more about their origin and inspiration here.


The Skinny On Creativity The Skinny On Networking The Skinny On Success

The Skinny On Persuasion The Skinny On Direct Sales The Skinny On Credit Cards

The Skinny On Willpower The Skinny On Time Management The Skinny On Real Estate Investing

Follow TheSkinnyOn on Twitter


Daily Worth: "Delivers practical tips, empowering ideas and the occasional kick in the pants."

NerdWallet: When it comes to credit cards, they do the homework for you.

Credit Card Blog: Another great source of information on credit cards.

Mint's Blog: Helpful tips and advice on everything from penny pinching to stock trading.

Budgets Are Sexy: "Pimpin' personal finance since 2008."

Get Rich Slowly: Sensible, inspiring personal finance guidance.

Direct Selling Women's Alliance Blog: A supportive community of successful entrepreneurs.

Timeless Information: Words of wisdom, instantly applicable.

Green Panda Treehouse: Financial advice for 20-somethings.

Money Ning: "The little things matter in achieving financial freedom."

Almost Frugal: Frugality doesn't mean deprivation. It means managing your money and meeting your goals.

Keith Ferrazzi: The world's most well-connected person.

Gaping Void: Unbridled opinion, humor and cartoons.

The 99 Percent: "It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen."

Related Posts with Thumbnails

« 10 Questions To Ask Before You Borrow Money | Main | A Skinny Brainteaser »

August 24, 2010


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


I would say the most important item in the list is Step 2. Have you identified your passion? if yes, you're set to go.

Unfortunately, this is the hardest thing to discover for many many people!

Jim Randel

hi mich, certainly agree with you about passion ... i hope you will take a look at our book, The Skinny on Success: Why Not You? which speaks to finding one's passion ... best regards, Jim

Kenneth Nwarache

For me, step 10 really touched me cos I'm of thought that its only in giving that you receive. I find it so hard giving cos I throw back almost all my money into my business.

This piece came in handy and I'll have to scribble all these steps down.

Thanks loads


I am finding #6 to be the most surprising and confusing. If you are not good enough with money to know how to save and budget, I don't know that an accountant is going to help you enough that you can ever become financially independent. And it's not clear at all what the attorney is doing for you (unless you don't have a will; everyone should indeed have one.)

Jim Randel

@Ken, i understand your point because i, too, throw back everything i make into the business... however, the thought of ONE DAY giving away large dollars to worthwhile causes can keep you focused when times are challenging. best, Jim

@JKT, i would say that working with an accountant is more about tax planning and establishing good tax-related systems and procedures than just about budgeting... as to an attorney, someone who can help you prepare and review contracts, who can advise you of potential liabilities, etc. -- these may not be services you need TODAY but as you grow, they become more and more apparent... best, Jim

Perry P.

Great read. Having a partner that believes in you and is willing to go on that same ride with you is so important. There are risks that your going to take and your partner needs to be comfortable. Otherwise you could have some one consciously or unconsciously putting up roadblocks for you

The comments to this entry are closed.