Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Book - 1998
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Robert T. Kiyosaki learned early on that the real reason the rich get richer and the poor get poorer fix the financial savvy passed down from one generation to the next, rather than the money itself. RICH DAD, POOR DAD uses the author's two "fathers" -- one, an entrepreneur who mentored Kiyosaki, and his real father, an academic -- as models of two starkly different approaches to finance. Kiyosaki's many insights for individual investors include: -- How to raise capital for investments without going to the bank-- Why a high salary alone can't create real wealth-- Why "study hard, get good grades, find a secure job" is the most dangerous advice a parent can give
Publisher: Paradise Valley, AZ : TechPress, c1998.
ISBN: 9780964385610
Characteristics: 182 p. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lechter, Sharon L.


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May 18, 2018

This book seriously changes the way you see money! It isn't a book with an answer of 'how to do (x) to get (y)", but more so a book which talks about viewing money from a different perspective. As others said, this book would be a great read for any person to set them on a good financial path.

Apr 09, 2018

This is a book about finance written by someone whose main qualification seems to be selling books, seminars, videos etc. Some limited motivational value but no real financial guidance. In my opinion this book contains bad advice and some of the advice he gives is borderline unethical. Turns out as well what the author calls a “true” story about his two dads is really fictionalized. The more I read this book the angrier I got at its paternalistic tone, and it’s misleading, “get rich quick” perspective. If you read this book do your own research before you buy what he is selling.

Apr 04, 2018

This book changed the way I think about life, work and how I spend my time. It is not a How To guide, but the switch that will turn on the light and let you see how you may have been programed.

I quit my job and have happily joined the E/I quadrant where I make the rules and my upside is unlimited.


Apr 03, 2017

It has some good advice for a beginning investor, but the rest of the book is completely anecdotal and at times contradictory. The book is bait to get you to a seminar. It should be said Mr. Kiyosaki's corporation went bankrupt due to poor financial planning. If you read the book, do your homework and take a look at what others are saying about it. Be sure to look at other financial philosophies as well.

Feb 10, 2017

Fair warning: Kiyosaki repeatedly brings up "seminars" throughout the book, in an almost subliminal fashion. Since this book has taken off, he has created several companies providing "real estate investing" seminars throughout the country, under several company names ("Rich Dad Education," "Elite Education," etc.). There's a long history of complaints associated with these companies (see BBB), and they visit central Ohio on an annual basis, offering free seminars, which are basically a giant pitch for an upcoming weekend seminar ($200-$300).

A cynic might say he started this whole book series for the purpose of corralling people into these seminars, where they dump lots of money.

So sure, read this book, but DON'T stop there - refer to other authors (Dave Ramsey "Money Makeover" and, though more dated, Thomas Stanley "Millionaire Next Door") and other schools of thought/styles (more risk averse, more details/data, etc.). Many of these other authors warn against getting involved in programs very similar to Kiyosak's.

That being said, this book was my first step in learning more about personal money management, saving, and investing. Again, it is clearly the first step. The more I have read on these subjects, the more I see Kiyosaki's book as extremely general and extremely simple. Also, it's extremely repetitive; though short, it could be even shorter (he repeats his stories/examples far too often).

I agree that Americans are generally ignorant of finance across the board, and Kiyosaki hammers this point home. He also attacks conventional wisdom and myths that we assume by default, which is a good thing generally. Just be sure to cross examine what Kiyosak says with other sources- and DON'T pay for his seminars.

Jan 10, 2017

Though there are some elements of truth to the ideas in this book, they are drowned out by the author's obsession with making money. In this book there are ways that do seem logical to make money, if you are willing to sacrifice your connections to true family and friends. Kiyosaki's focus on connections that will gain your riches seems a recipe for ensuring a lonely life. If you prefer money to friends, this is the book for you.

Jan 05, 2017

I highly recommend this book for first time readers on financial independence and/or entrepreneurs. Its a very easy read and is an excellent first step before you dive into the more heavy books in this genre. The way this book is written is like a friend talking to you. Robert did an excellent job in this book and brings up a lot of points that are easily agreed upon, but not really taught in the school system. He helps you look at money in a different way.

Just want to point out that Robert has several "Rich Dad" books. Ive read a few others, but wouldn't recommend them like I do this one. The first of his books is the best one in my opinion.

Sep 24, 2015

According to LPL, this book is on hold, but it doesn't say anyone is waiting for it in my checked out page like it does with other items I have checked out that are on hold. Odd...

Cityballa86 Apr 25, 2015

The book brought about a lot of insight into how to effectively manage ones own finances and ways to grow money and make it work for you. Financial literacy is never taught in school and this book is the class.

Mar 21, 2014

This book is a good read and an interesting insight into a rich man mind (I know zero people with such kind of money). All advices seem solid except for one: R.K. suggests that making money is easy and doesn't take much time, $40 K in 5 hours, etc. yet he spent all his life learning how to make money, take risk, bargain, etc. It is a full time job! Or more. How will it help me to get out of Rat Race, if I get into another rut?

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