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Rich Dad's Guide to Investing [Kindle Edition]

Robert T. Kiyosaki
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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The rich are different from the rest of us. That's why 90 percent of all corporate shares are owned by 10 percent of the people. Kiyosaki believes it's possible for anyone to move up into that 10 percent, but it takes a different view of investing than most people have: it takes a plan to be a successful investor. And a plan is more than simply buying and selling, or collecting "assets" that bring in no cash and are thus more akin to liabilities. The way most people invest, "they might as well be pushing a wheelbarrow in a circle," he writes. A plan is "mechanical, automatic, and boring," a formula for success that has worked historically for most of those who've used it. Kiyosaki's "rich dad" (actually, the father of his best friend) tells him the simplest analogy is the game Monopoly: buy four green houses, trade them for one red hotel, and repeat until you become rich.

The overall message of Rich Dad's Guide to Investing is that this is an abundant world, full of opportunity for the sophisticated investor. However, it sometimes takes a while to find this point. Much of the book is told in dialogues between young Kiyosaki and his rich dad, and these conversations can ramble. There are rewards for the careful reader--for example, in the middle of a section on the basic rules of investing, Kiyosaki's rich dad compares investor education to toilet training: difficult at first but eventually automatic. But getting to these inspired metaphors means wading through a lot of repetitive dialogue. It's a bit ironic that someone who advocates investor discipline should show so little as a writer. But by the end of the book, even the rambling starts to make sense. By the hundredth time you read that the rich don't work for money and that you don't need money to make money, both concepts start to make sense. It still looks difficult to apply these ideas, but Rich Dad's Guide to Investing certainly makes the case that they'll work for anyone bold and smart enough to practice them. --Lou Schuler, Amazon.com

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"Investing means different things to different people. In fact there are different investments for the rich, poor and middle class. Rich Dad's Guide To Investing is a long-term guide for anyone wanting to become a rich investor and invest in what the rich invest in. As the title states, it is a "guide" and offers no guarantees...just as my rich dad offered me no guarantees...only guidance." Robert T. Kiyosaki. Author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad & Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2295 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Plata Publishing, LLC (10 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007L8717Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,053 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.Today there are more that 2,100 CASHFLOW Clubs - game groups independent of the Rich Dad Company - in cities throughout the world.Born and raised in Hawaii, Robert Kiyosaki is a fourth-generation Japanese-American. After graduating from college in New York, Robert joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as an officer and helicopter gunship pilot. Following the war, Robert went to work in sales for Xerox Corporation and, in 1977, started a company that brought the first nylon and Velcro 'surfer wallets' to market. He founded an international education company in 1985 that taught business and investing to tens of thousands of students throughout the world. In 1994 Robert sold his business and, through his investments, was able to retire at the age of 47. During his short-lived retirement he wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad.

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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book is an investment in itself. 6 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Kiyosaki is no writer. His style is repetitive, simple and to the point. Which is why i recommend this book. For the creation of wealth often requires exactly this kind of approach. If spiritually enlightening messages are what you're seeking, try Dostoyevskiy's Karamazov Brothers. If you're interested in becoming wealthy - not secure, or financially independent, but RICH (he has a chapter on becoming a billionaire) - then Rich Dad's Guide To Investing makes for a thoroughly refreshing read.
The author uses a wide selection of diagrams and stories to highlght his points, which I found useful in most cases. He also offers some simple yet invaluable guidelines on building a business and becoming an investor in the true sense of the word.
However, the one thing missing is a 'reality check', since Kiyosaki, in my view, should have devoted more time on encouraging people to develop specific core competencies, strengths that individuals can "bring to the table", rather than solely emphasising the importance of finanical literacy (hence 4 stars).
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I recommend that you read both "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" and "Cash Flow Quadrant" before reading this book. That will ensure that you understand Mr. Kiyosaki's key concepts and are emotionally committed to them. You'll need that grounding to begin to apply them well!
As in Rich Dad, Poor Dad, this book has the delightful story line of advice from the father of a friend who became a very wealthy man before his death -- leaving his family well set financially for 100 years! I think it's that base in reality that makes these books so interesting.
One of the best ways to learn is to have a successful mentor who will guide us through the key challenges of getting started. This book is designed to duplicate the experiences that the author had his his rich Dad. For example, the key questions that rich Dad asked him are at the end of each section for you to answer for yourself. I found my answers to be revealing, even though I have been through a lot of similar sets of questions. Well done!
The story line picks up after the author is coming out of the Marines in his twenties to find his boyhood friend already wealthy from his own efforts.
The financial advice parts of the book are tied into helping you pick up a meaningful financial plan. You begin by deciding what you want money to do for you. That's an excellent thing to do. Some want security. Some want more income. Others want substantial wealth that keeps growing. You should decide. Some books make the mistake of pushing you to choose a goal that really isn't what you want. Rather than push you in a particular direction, the book emphasizes key principles (compound cash tax-free, create assets with your mind as well as with your money).
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The worst of the four books 25 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Read the Rich Dad Poor Dad one, the Cashflow Quadrant one and the Rich Kid Smart Kid one (if you have kids or are interested in the Education system). All of these are excellent.
This one is very hard going, but has some useful stuff at the end. Borry a friends copy and read the last few chapters.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The conclusion of an amazing three part series 8 Feb 2001
Format:Paperback
This book is the end of the Rich Dad series and it would be a big mistake to try to read it without having first read Rich Dad Poor Dada and Cashflow Quadrant - you just wouldn't understand the big picture. This one gets into the fine detail a bit but has some great methods for thinking about businesses and investing and I learnt a lot from it (and I've got an MBA!). Probably of most use for those who have spent a few years working through the first two books but well worth a read (and constant re-read)!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good sequal to Rich dad, Poor dad! 27 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Very good book. Easy to read and to understand. I can recommend this book! But it is better to first read Rich dad, Poor dad. Sometimes the author takes his time to make his point, but it is worth it and it makes sure that you'll get the point!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 4 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A must read for anyone considering investing. Robert says it like it is in laymans terms so its easy to understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good but not great book 21 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback
If you've read Rich Dad, Poor Dad then you pretty much know what Mr. Kiyosaki has to say (he's nothing if not repetitive). But to say this book is a waste of time isn't true either. It's a good book, but not what I would classify as a "must read". If you have the time, and don't mind his style, then get this book. There are some useful tidbits in there. But don't expect to be blown away - it's just not that kind of book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy 11 Oct 2013
By James
Format:Paperback
Simply put, this book is fantastic.
I bought it after being dragged along to a rich dad seminar, which was both informative and enjoyable. I wanted to see what the concepts were all about.
The book is well written, easy to digest and educates as well as motivates. I would most definitely recommend it.
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Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars very good book
a bit repetitive the first chapters but it helps you to understand it better. Good for finance and advice for life.
Published 12 months ago by juan
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read
This book, as with his others, is well presented and for the layman, it repeats itself here and there but not annoyingly so. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Michael Knight
2.0 out of 5 stars Completely Useless If You Have Money To Invest
I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad and it was a good book to get you off your bottom and start thinking about creating assets that make you money but nothing detailed to actually do it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by billysmart
2.0 out of 5 stars Repetition, repetition, repetition
Unfortunately this book from rich dad could of been written in 2 chapters.
It has been stretched out with constant repetition and and a lot of referencing to his first... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Martin Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars learnt a lot!!
Very good insight into how to invest in you future and make the most out of what you have. Also reminds you about stories from Rich dad, Poor dad.
Published 16 months ago by GunniEinars
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