I've read some of the books mentioned so far and I've definitely heard this advice over and over. It is sound advice to be sure and it is far superior to the "start a business with credit card debt" method, but I don't think that this advice will solve your present problem. This advice is more of the "what to do the money you've already made" type.
In my opinion, the best thing you can do to lay a foundation for future success is to stop looking outward for advice. Never be satisfied with someone else's answer unless it is your own as well. It is much harder to find your own solutions than to simply look for quick advice, but it is a skill that cannot be developed too much. Look and see what you have to offer (everyone has something, even if it is only their body and time, aka a hourly job). I have a feeling you have some interest or hobby that could be monetized if you really wanted to. Only you can figure that out.