Rich Dad Poor Dad [NOOK Book]

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Anyone stuck in the rat-race of living paycheck to paycheck, enslaved by the house mortgage and bills, will appreciate this breath of fresh air. Learn about the methods that have created more than a few millionaires. This is the first abridged miniature edition of Rich Dad Poor Dad. The full-length edition has sold millions as a New York Times bestseller. As proven by the runaway success of The Secret and like titles, changing one’s thinking to influence one’s fortune sells big, and forms the basis of rich dad’s ...
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Anyone stuck in the rat-race of living paycheck to paycheck, enslaved by the house mortgage and bills, will appreciate this breath of fresh air. Learn about the methods that have created more than a few millionaires. This is the first abridged miniature edition of Rich Dad Poor Dad. The full-length edition has sold millions as a New York Times bestseller. As proven by the runaway success of The Secret and like titles, changing one’s thinking to influence one’s fortune sells big, and forms the basis of rich dad’s advice. Learn to think like a rich dad and let your money work for you!
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  • BN ID: 2940012655592
  • Publisher: Plata
  • Publication date: 4/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 11,339
  • File size: 4 MB

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Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad - the international runaway bestseller that has held a top spot on the New York Times bestsellers list for over six years - is an investor, entrepreneur and educator whose perspectives on money and investing fly in the face of conventional wisdom. He has, virtually single-handedly, challenged and changed the way tens of millions, around the world, think about money.In communicating his point of view on why 'old' advice - get a good job, save money, get out of debt, invest for the long term, and diversify - is 'bad' (both obsolete and flawed) advice, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage.Rich Dad Poor Dad ranks as the longest-running bestseller on all four of the lists that report to Publisher's Weekly - The New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today - and was named "USA Today's #1 Money Book" two years in a row. It is the third longest-running 'how-to' best seller of all time.Translated into 51 languages and available in 109 countries, the Rich Dad series has sold over 27 million copies worldwide and has dominated best sellers lists across Asia, Australia, South America, Mexico and Europe. In 2005, Robert was inducted into Amazon.com Hall of Fame as one of that bookseller's Top 25 Authors. There are currently 26 books in the Rich Dad series.In 2006 Robert teamed up with Donald Trump to co-author Why We Want You To Be Rich - Two Men - One Message. It debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestsellers list.Robert writes a bi-weekly column - 'Why the Rich Are Getting Richer' - for Yahoo! Finance and a monthly column titled 'Rich Returns' for Entrepreneur magazine.Prior to writing Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert created the educational board game CASHFLOW 101 to teach individuals the financial and investment strategies that his rich dad spent years teaching him. It was those same strategies that allowed Robert to retire at age 47.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

    Monetary success is within your reach

    Rich Dad, Poor Dad explains the differences and distinctions between how the rich class, and the poor and middle classes manage their money. The author differentiate throughout the entire book explaining how his best friends dad, the "Rich Dad" was so successful. One of the main significances that were emphasized was "working hard" was different from "working and spending smart". For example, you can be the hardest worker in the building, but, if you are not smart on managing your money, you can have nothing to show for it. The Poor Dad is considered to be more government based, relying on other people to make monetary decisions, especially when it concerns taxes. The Rich Dad in more corporation based, being more proactive and finding ways to keep more of the money earned. This book explained economics in a way that was realistic and encouraging. The fact the author explained it in a way that anyone can follow his methods and be successful. It was able to keep my interest from the beginning to the end. It gave real world examples of how to manage my money and make smart investments to build my asset column. Before reading this book I had no knowledge or interest in starting to build an assets column at my age. This book gave me an understanding on what exactly determined an asset and how to start building a portfolio that could benefit me now and in the future. It is never too early to start. The most helpful thing that I gained from this book was to look at things as; a want versus a need. I realize that I have more wants than needs. Reading this book as a teenager has pointed me in the right direction of knowing what determines an asset and what determines a liability.

    18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

    It depends on who you are...

    Robert Kiyosaki has lived with two dads. The poor dad, who was his biological father, went to the ivy league schools and received a doctorate degree, however, always ended up financially poor. The rich dad, was his friend's father, who only received education up to 8th grade, understood how to invest in money. He explains that it's all in the mental process. For instance, if job wages are low the common thought is--"I can't afford it" or "how can I afford it?" The poor dad would say he can't afford it, automatically shutting down his brain and accepting the state that he's in to save money. On the other hand, the rich dad tries to figure out a way to make more money and not dwell on the fact that the wages are small. This theme of differences in principals and financial methods is what continues on throughout the book. The common problem is that people in school are not taught about money. The average dad, also the poor dad, tells their children to work hard in school and get a steady job in a good company. In other words, he believes in the traditional ideas of working hard, preserving money, and not wasting it on material things, especially things he can't afford. The situation is that the poor dad was always more focused on education, rather than money, and commonly thinks "money doesn't matter". The poor dad also dwells on company insurance, security, and salary raises, instead of actually focusing on the job itself. This is what the rich dad calls the "Rat Race" in which one can never leave this cycle of being poor with this mindset. The rich dad did not spend time for education, but instead invested it on investing. The rich dad is seen as someone who learned to take risks, instead of not taking them, and by doing so, was able to have money work for him, instead of him work for money. I was shocked as to how much I was able to see these common thoughts portray in my life, and that my father fits perfectly under the category of a poor dad-- a common teacher, who loves to learn more but doesn't really like to focus on money, and constantly exclaims around the house, "we can't afford that". He also always focuses on insurance of our house, or our social security, or saving money. However, I may not live the glamorous life of having a rich father, I appreciate the rich life I live with his knowledge and determination to work hard, even if it still means to financially struggle with money. I am skeptical about not having an education, in the means to be able to become a rich dad, because I feel that without a root of knowledge then money takes over a family and have no real value. However, constantly dwelling on low wages, or in other words, to not be a pessimist, can always be a goal that families try to achieve. In the end, I found this to be book to be informative and maybe even life changing, but at the same time very unethical.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2008

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    I have serious issues with Rich Dad/Poor Dad books. I have read several, including this one, and here it is: Defenders will claim that it is meant to inspire. The inspiration he offers is telling of the great amounts of money he has. He throws in a quick snippet occasionally mentioning that if you aren't rich, you have to live below your means and cut of credit cards. Since there's no elaboration there, I can only assume this is not meant for someone in debt. Who is it meant for? It's certainly not meant for someone without a plan on how to get rich. He touts real estate and owning companies. Yet he never elaborates on how you would begin this. Essentially, the only purpose this book can have is inspiration, but it left me rather depressed. In his anecdotes, he constantly bemoans his tragic fate of growing up middle-class: 'poor', he calls it. He gives no real suggestions about the steps that must be taken to get out. A note: these stories he gives have been 'fictionalized'. This is NOT nonfiction. He makes no claims that he is telling you the truth. One of the biggest flaws of his books are the number of plugs for his seminars and board games (we're not talking a measly $30 Monopoly game). He's obviously in this to make money off of the reader, not to let the reader make money off of his ideas.

    9 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2009

    Good read

    Pretty good book to help get you started on a more financially intelligent future. Teaches some basic principles, but can often be vague. A lot of the book teaches the same basic rules over and over most likely to cram them into the reader's mind. I ocassionally got rather uncomfortable when he would recommend some illegitimate tactics to get ahead. Such as buying new cars and other things as "corporate expenses" and using his cat as his partner.

    -Ethan

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Rich Dad, Poor Dad explains that hard work is different from smart work

    Purchased my third copy as a gift for a friend who didn't think about getting his money working for him when he purchased his condo and is now under water with the loan. He couldn't understand how a hard working ethical person could get in so much debt. He is pretty discouraged!

    When I first read RD-PD I had many ahha moments that explained how to think about money. I already had the basics of attention to interest rates, paying off debt in an order and saving. I still felt frustrated. The book guided me in a complete turnaround to co-owning and assets. I changed my employment, increased my deferred comp and increased my base pay to increase retirement.

    I was raised in a cash household by depression era kids who recycled and bought used. I had frugal down -but not asset awareness. My folks were land oriented. Property value increases saved them from low income. Still I didn't know how to get on top until I started studying money. RD-PD is the best as a mental gear shifter.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2011

    A GOOD READ!!!

    "If you work for money, you give the power to your employer. If your money works for you, you keep and control the power." This quote sums up practically everything that Kiyosaki has to say about being financially literate. Many of us are slaves to our paychecks when in fact we can easily find ways for our money to work for us (stocks, property, etc) College is not necessary in a financially literate man's life. I found this book to be very informative in the sense that it got me thinking about my own financial future. Kiyosaki gave me hope for a financially prosperous future through each of his six lessons. This book can be helpful to anyone even if they end up finding Kiyosaki to be a quack. This book has the potential to make people think about their own financial situation and whether or not they are satisfied with it. It is the very fact that this book can help answer one question, what they are doing wrong, financially, if anything. I really enjoyed the fact that Kiyosaki conveyed his information through a story rather than through an essay. I was able to relate to Rich Dad, Poor Dad more through Kiyosaki's characters. Seeing that Kiyosaki's characters were kids, they asked a lot of questions. Kiyosaki cleverly 'answered' many of the readers' possible questions through the answers that the characters got. Overall, I felt the book had a lot of helpful information about becoming financially literate. I always saw before reading this book that the only successful people out in this world are the rich, but Kiyosaki has taught me that someone can make any amount of money and be 'well off' as long as they know how to work their money. This got me thinking of why we are not taught how to balance a checkbook or learn what 'assets' and 'liabilities' are even though the majority of our lives are going to be spent earning, saving, and spending money. The information in the book is important to everyone. There is not specific age group that should only read this book. If you are able to count money then you are able to comprehend Kiyosaki's teachings.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Good read, misunderstood by many.

    The purpose of this book (besides to make the author money) is not to give the reader a cookie-cutter MLM plan to make money; rather it sets out to change the mindset of the reader, to help open his/her eyes to opportunities. If you are looking for stock tips or ways to refi your house, pick another book. If you are frustrated with working for somebody else but need a motivational spark, then this is your book. Parts of it do read like a commercial for his other products, but what author doesn't do this? One lesson I took from the book that I won't forget is changing my attitude from "I can't afford this" to "what can I do to afford this?".

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

    its Okey

    Thesis: This books main idea is to tell the story of his life about his 2 parents: the rich dad and the poor dad. He shows that rich dads teach children about money and wealth and what the middle class or poor classes' dads do not teach to their children. He shows that you don't have to go to big schools and have a great education to be successful. Make money work for you, not work for money.
    Summary and analysis: This book is about Robert T. Kiyosakis' life, from childhood to adulthood. He was raised with a Rich dad, who was his best friends (Mike) dad, who was a large business owner, and a poor dad, his real biological father, who was poor and highly educated. Both fathers taught Kiyosaki different views on success but because he saw that Mikes' father was successful he chose to learn how to be successful from him (rich dad). This book shows you that anything is possible if you are fearless and open-minded and also shows the 6 major lessons for success: The rick don't work for money, The importance of financial literacy, mind your own business, Taxes and Corporations, The rich invent money, The need to work to learn and not to work for money. Kiyosaki states to never to work for money through out the book and shows that the rich when opportunities come and go the rich tend to take risks, wile the poor are too concern paying bills, fearful to make a risk, and too busy seeking wealth. This book shows the difference on how the rich class vs. the poor class look at money.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2008

    This Book is good for those who don't know anything about economics.

    This whole book goes on about cash flow charts and how one should save money to put in assets rather than vacations and fancy cars. I swear, that you will learn absolutely nothing if you are over 18. Practically everybody on earth knows what investments are, and are informed enough to save some sort of money for these investments. This book main teachings are to "buy assets", and to tell you the truth, it works, (I am not sure if this is true with our second great depression about to happen), but overall it is true. Yes Mr. Kiyosaki, i will buy assets, you don't have to write a book on something so obvious in Which can also be stated in one sentence. <BR/><BR/>Here"s the book in a nutshell<BR/><BR/>"don't spend any extra money on fun, clothes, and cars, instead use that money to make investments to create money."<BR/><BR/>Instead of buying this book, buy assets!<BR/><BR/>-ryan

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2003

    One of the best financial books of the 20th. century

    A truly remarkable and life changing book that helps me pave my road to financial independence each and every day.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2008

    Is Money Really everything?

    I found this book to be filled with power hungry and money is everything out looks. The author pretty much condemns his father as being nothing for his out look that money isn't everything, while exalting his friend¿s father who believes the opposite. The entirety of this book is about changing your life to be geared only towards gaining money. You are even instructed to spend less time with friends, and associate mostly with those that you can gain from. They aren't worth your time if you can't get something financial out of them. The author is also rude, and self absorbed. In other books of his even spends chapters promoting his own merchandise, saying how it will help the reader gain money. 'Buy my game and you can be rich too'. I would not recommend this book unless you wish to have a money only, power hungry out look on life. For that is what it preaches.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2008

    Not What I Expected

    After dozens of people praising this book I was left with the impression that this was a must read. However once I began reading I felt like tje book was a big letdown. The book does not teach anything, but rather is a man's accoubt on what why he believes the rich are rich and the poor are poor. The author goes on talking about how he has a so called poor dad who in reality most of the population would consider rich. Among that his so called advice is useless to poor people because in order to become rich you have to have some money to work with. In fact I felt the book just taught the rich how to become richer and left the poor clueless. All in all I would not recommend this book to anyone, the title is misleading and the context of the book is meaningless.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2007

    A reviewer

    In Rich Dad Poor Dad the author never ventures to tell the reader how exactly to attain wealth. Throughout the book he leads the reader through a cat and mice game 'basically dangling promises without the following through part. This book is a poor investment in ones quest to ultametly live a finanicially controlled life. The authors own personal success is the direct result of the consumers naivety. As a result he is a 'Rich Dad' through your own money and not through the system that he claims works.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    this was a good book that really stressed the importance of fina

    this was a good book that really stressed the importance of financial intelligence and it seems like a good stepping stone to find out more about making a living in different ways than just being employed by someone else. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    Ggjk

    I highly recomend this book to anyone who has financial problems. It explains a whole lot about investing, making a lot of money, and getting out of the rat race. Anyone at any age should read it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    ehh

    this book for me told me a lot of stuff that i already knew. it has really good advice but it does not tell exactly how to do it. that is the only critique i have for this book. i liked how kiyosaki used pictograms in which helped me understand what he meant.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    must read

    This book is a great book to read if you are not looking for a difficult read. it is informative and interesting because the author uses his own real life examples.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

    greattttt book

    The book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki is a wonderful novel and guide to the little tips and tricks it takes to become financially literate.
    This book shoes one how to look at life's bigger picture and explains about how to work to learn and then to earn; and how to find loop holes in the financial game called life. It talks about the author's life experiences and his advice. One might say the theme of this novel is the power of education but not school, the whole novel is centered on the idea of out of class room education. Page by page the author provides all his knowledge about money. I found this quite amazing how he could go from nothing to everything just form his power and understanding of money. The only part of the book one might disagree with is how you really he talks about being rich in just money, because you could also be rich in family and friends etc. Anyone interested in money and seeking a better understanding of hoe to become financially literate should read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Great boo

    I've learned a lot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    Great

    This book helped me on starting a business

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