Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire

Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire

by Thomas J. Stanley
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Stop Acting Rich 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First the negative. This book has too many redundant examples to support his theories and these examples are littered haphazardly throughout the book in an unorganized and excessive fashion. He does a great job supporting these theories with solid initial examples which by themselves sufficed to prove his points. He jokes about this redundancy in the book, to his credit. Second negative. Based on the redundancy mentioned above, this work could have been shorter, perhaps by 50%. A shorter version would have made the work stronger in my opinion. Third negative. If you have read his Millionaire Next Door, Dr Stanley reuses many of the same concepts, and brings little new insight here. Positives: The author seems to be harboring a chip on his shoulder about the some of the cohorts he writes about in the book. He writes quite venomously about wine collectors, as if he had one or two in his mind that seemed to get under his skin, and uses this book as a forum to rip into them. Maybe deservedly so. Very entertaining stuff. More positives: I like Dr. Stanley. Very entertaining. A few new insights on the wealthy, that he hadnt written about in the Millionaire Next Door, that made the price of the book worth it to me. I have been recommending the this book to everyone, because it has substance, as a read that comes AFTER his Millionaire Next Door.
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risuena More than 1 year ago
So similiar to The Millionaire Next Door, 3 1/2 stars. I would have given this 4 stars, but if you've read his other book, like what other reviewers thought, it rehashed same things but not quite as good. It got to be a little boring with very little new material. What it is good for is a reminder to look towards a more secure financial situation; that can be obtained with various habits, hard work, and discipline, not to mention the courage to go against the crowd. It gives what's worked for people and what have been others' mistakes. It's a good book to start you off thinking about financial independence, what's important in life, and your happiness. I agree with another review that this should be read after The Millionaire Next Door.
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carbs_reader More than 1 year ago
Though I agree that the author rehashes some of his previous material, I found the book interesting and helpful. Before reading this book, I would get "The Millionaire Next Door" and read it first. That plus this book will give you some great insights into why we buy what we buy and how to save for the future. In a time when people want a guick fix to their financial situation, Thomas Stanley helps people understand that quick fixes aren't available, but that a fully thought out plan is the way to go. You will not be wasting your money or time when you get this book.