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The Wealthy Barber Audiobook

The Wealthy Barber: Everyone's Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent

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Publisher's Summary

A frequent guest on national TV and radio shows, David Chilton is widely praised for his ability to combine humor and common sense to show people the simplicity of sound financial planning. This updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books will help you straighten out the complex twists and turns of personal finance on the road to monetary independence. Chilton shows you how to get rich slowly and steadily - even if your salary is average!

Relying on his fictional assistant, Roy the barber, and healthy dollops of humor, Chilton shows how you can take charge of your money now and achieve future financial freedom. Using an entertaining story to present his plan, Chilton shows you the way to fiscal good fortune, even if your current finances seem like a calamity. L.J. Ganser's congenial narration highlights Chilton's affable, readily accessible style.

©1998 David Barr Chilton (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • ariyaratne
    thalangama north, Sri Lanka
    23/11/12
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    Story
    "Finacial wisdom"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you need to get some insight into financial matters in day to day life, read this book.


    What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    witty style of the author


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This generate amusement while listening to the book


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to recommend this book to anybody who want to become financially stable but clueless about basic financial facts.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    Seeleys Bay, ON, Canada
    24/01/12
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    "A good listen with useful advice"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. Good story, useful information, and great listening experience.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Wealthy Barber himself. Gave a lot of useful information.


    Which character – as performed by L. J. Ganser – was your favorite?

    Hard to pick, he did a very good job in my opinion. Looking for more books with him.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Wealthy Barber?

    A lot of the financial advice is useful for someone my age.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Willox
    21/04/15
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    "It's the American Version"

    While this book does provide great information and is very practical, I had downloaded it thinking that there was only one version available. Turns out there are two, a Canadian Edition and an American one. I thought there was only a Canadian Edition which confused me at first upon listening to it as he mentioned some very American places and topics. I let it slide at first as I just thought it was part of the Narrative; but as more and more information was given that related only to Americans I started to feel gipped off that all the useful information was slowly becoming useless to me as I am a Canadian.

    As I stated previously the book has lost of great and practical information, but only if you live in the US.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Noah Kaczir
    05/07/15
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    "Great information caught in an odd story."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to learn about personal finance, but it wouldn't be the first book I would recommend. The pros are that its principles are realistic and they are taught in story form, like a novel. The main issue with the book is that the writing style is a bit amateurish. The author is overly descriptive and has too many bad jokes. The author seems to have a fear of using the word "said", instead using words like "expressed", "quipped", and "muttered scornfully". He also uses far too many adverbs, something that any basic college english class teaches you not to do.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Omar
    USA
    24/06/13
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    "mmmm..Amusing"

    Amusing,that is about all!
    The performance is very captivating and very well "dramatized" but nothing much to the content. Most of the data and advise presented will be very well known to you if you have read any , I mean ANY, financial advice book before.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jared Schraub
    19/06/16
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    "Great Financial Advice for Beginners"

    This book will help you get on track via practices to encourage saving money and investing in safe manners that will lead to financial success.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marcelo
    27/04/16
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    "A very good book"

    I liked all the lessons. Very well explained. Easy to understand. A book to have in hard copy too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel S.
    16/01/16
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    "Great book!"

    I didn't like the amount of idle banter and didn't agree with the advise on investing in mutual funds. Overall I enjoyed and learned from this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karl
    01/11/15
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    "Do it! The hype is real."
    If you could sum up The Wealthy Barber in three words, what would they be?

    It is now slightly dated but the basics hold true. If you are making decent money and kinda worried if you are doing the right thing, do it!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Law
    Denver, CO United States
    14/08/15
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    "The wealthy Barber-but not for all trades and people."

    This book had some good content in places, but the overall intent was to overarching and broad. The story and characters really had no development but only to serve as stand-ins for the purposes of informing the reader. Which is fine. I would personally say about half of the information provided is out-of-date, or defaults to rules of thumb which would ultimately put the reader in situations of losing farmer money than gaining overtime.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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