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Summary

The #1 personal finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world.

Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads - his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad - and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you. 

20 Years... 20/20 Hindsight
In the 20th anniversary edition of this classic, Robert offers an update on what we’ve seen over the past 20 years related to money, investing, and the global economy. Sidebars throughout the book will take listeners “fast forward” - from 1997 to today - as Robert assesses how the principles taught by his rich dad have stood the test of time. 

In many ways, the messages of Rich Dad Poor Dad, messages that were criticized and challenged two decades ago, are more meaningful, relevant and important today than they were 20 years ago. 

As always, listeners can expect that Robert will be candid, insightful... and continue to rock more than a few boats in his retrospective. 

Will there be a few surprises? Count on it. 

Rich Dad Poor Dad...

  • Explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich 
  • Challenges the belief that your house is an asset 
  • Shows parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids about money 
  • Defines once and for all an asset and a liability 
  • Teaches you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©1997, 2011, 2017 by Robert T. Kiyosaki. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Overhyped!

I heard such good reviews about this book and maybe that set my expectations too high. But......... TBH I was bored for most of it.
Let me save you a good few hours and summarise;
1) - Buy assets not liabilities
2) - Start with loads of money
3) - Invest wisely

And you'll be rich!! Who knew!

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Never Gets Boring

I've read this book several times and I listen to it all the time in the car.

I struggle with some audio books but the narrator really emphasises the points that needed.

If you're interested in listening to self help finance books then this will not disappoint.

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Disappointing

So lots of people rave how this changed the way they view money and there are some half decent points made but most of which you will already know if you have any money sense.

The issue is that this is very American and is also, even with the update, out of date in how things work now and what can and cannot be done.

I am not saying it is not worth the listen but it really does not provide anything special or relatable for this period of time.

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  • 24-09-19

A blog post...stretched in to a book

I have been putting off reading/listening to this book for a while. I enjoy nonfiction books to learn new perspectives, but I found Rich Dad painfully slow and vague. Each chapter feels like it is building to a big reveal and conclusion, only to end with a repetitive summary of the build up.

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my entry to financial education

I highly recommend this book. I unfortunately only read it in 2017 when just about 30 years old, if only I had done that earlier! But an even more terrible thought would be to have read it even later or never... I now invest, trade and have several years of living expenses saved should I need it. I've done a multitude of financial education courses on udemy and other sites, have read a load of other, more technical books on the subject and have developed a deep appreciation of money and the markets. This book is my go-to recommendation and a frequent Xmas/birthday present for others who haven't yet started learning about money 😇👌

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Basic capitalism

There's some good stuff in here about buying assets instead of liabilities. Fairly basic, but still useful advice for a lot of people. It does a lot of fawning over capitalism and criticising of taxation without considering what would happen without taxation. The author hides behind this slightly with the titular "Rich Dad" saying much of the most capitalist things, but it nonetheless is quite unpleasant in parts.
Overall, a good primer on big concept personal finance. Very American.

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Very 'motivational' and salesly

I was very excited to listen to this highly recommend best seller. unfortunately it is full of what feels like made up anecdotes. it feels more like a motivational speech than a business book.

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It changes mind. You will benefit from it greatly.

You will not regret learning something you hope you did. It will help you open up your mind

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Great 4 hour book made in to 8 hour repeat.

Great book. Unfortunately it contains too many repeats. Every single chapter is repeated, at least twice. Is it technical issue?

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Great book!

Very interesting and well worth getting. it's been on my list for while I should of got it sooner!

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  • Allery
  • 03-06-19

Dope book to begin your journey of financial literacy

I just downloaded the book and only in the first few chapters but I’m already learning things that I haven’t heard before! I love it so far and recommend to anyone looking to get out of the “rat race”. Also take a look at the pdf files included with the book. In order to do so go to the desktop version of your audible account and go to library, there is where you’ll be able to download the PDFs

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  • Professor PM
  • 27-09-19

Even though updated, it's traditional advice

I really wanted to like this book, but what got to me was the constant repetition like I was a 5 year old. Beyond that, there were some good concepts and things to think about. Most of it, however, felt very old and traditional, and not what would work well in 2019. It's a different economic climate now than it was when the book was originally written, and the tone and overall principles were not updated--they feel very 1980s. Comments like "That's what friends are for" (to give you great tips on good investments) and advice like "get and maintain rich friends" are kind of inauthentic for younger generations. I also found a lot of talk about things, but no instruction on how to actually implement anything. Overall I'm afraid I can't recommend this book.

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  • Ryan
  • 22-05-19

if you've read the original, this is too similar

I wouldn't recommend getting this if you've read the original since it seems like the only changes are a bit in the beginning and breaks in between chapters to summarize and review. If you have trouble reflecting on what you've read, then the review sections may be of more use to you. It's still an amazing book and this is the definitive version if you're just getting it for the first time.

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  • 13-03-20

I am already looking forward to dealing lemons

I am 55 I wish I would have read this book 20 years ago. I was arrogant and lazy. That's all changing after reading this book.

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  • Mark Estrada
  • 22-05-19

Great Book - No Access to PDF of tables & graphs

The book is great and so is the performance of the narrator. But without access to the PDF of the information they mention in some of the chapters, I feel as though I'm missing out on something.

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  • Ian Wagner
  • 08-07-19

Good book, but terribly cut for audible

This book is pretty good, and confirms a lot of things I’ve come to realize on my own over the years. I must say the first 2/3 or so of the book is really solid, but it gets less insightful and the advice more sketchy toward the end.

Unfortunately, the audible version is cut terribly. It makes no sense to have the study questions from chapter n at the start of chapter n + 1. These should be totally separate chapters in an audiobook. Really disappointed that audible screwed this up so bad.

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  • JJS
  • 28-05-19

Must read for investors!

If you are lookong to invest in stocks, real estate, or any other means of investment, read this book. If you consider yourself "middle class" but don't know how to make it out of the "rat race"....read/listen to this book. It will change you life!

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  • ACustomer
  • 09-10-19

Don’t buy! Waste of time & money!

This book is a terrible waste of time and money!!
I got it to learn about investing and finance, and there is ZERO useful information in this book!
The writer may be an awesome investor that made millions, but he is extremely stringy with his knowledge. He is a true salesman that talks a lot and says VERY little. The content is very superficial and dumbed-down from beginning to end, practically treating his readers like idiots, and the same few concepts are repeated over and over and over again... like how important it is to have financial IQ (no kidding!! That’s why we purchased the book!!) but makes zero attempts to teach anything about it. And how having a house is a liability, not an asset (repeated so many times that I started skipping forward whenever he started talking about this again). I kept going on though, hoping that maybe he’ll get to the point in the next chapter... then the next... but nope! This book is AWFUL! Thank God that Audible allows you to exchange this with something else so I can rid of this crap asap. But you want to listen to a lame, 8-hour informercial about how smart he is, then buy this book

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  • David Montgomery
  • 16-08-21

Avoid this author's mistakes

Dangerous advice (ex: don't save, invest in companies you learn are about to go public, invest using large amounts of leverage) with occasional good advice sprinkled in (build passive income, build financial literacy). If you can't tell the difference you risk finding yourself over-leveraged with multiple bankruptcies like the author. If you can tell the difference there is nothing to gain from this book.

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  • Kelly A. Switzer
  • 12-08-19

Good advice but...

Good advice but not much in the way of actionable help. "Think big" and "take risks" and "exercise your financial genius" aren't very helpful.

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