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  • Hardcover: 116 pages
  • Publisher: www.bnpublishing.com (8 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9562913937
  • ISBN-13: 978-9562913935
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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George Clason (November 7, 1874 April 7, 1957) is best known for writing a series of informational pamphlets about being thrifty and how to achieve financial success. He started writing the pamphlets in 1926, using parables that were set in ancient Babylon. Banks and insurance companies began to distribute the parables and the most famous ones were compiled into the book The Richest Man in Babylon. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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78 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E. J. Lowe on 15 Feb. 2005
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This book educates the reader about the way to improve one's personal finances. It uses a parable format to explain how two friends learnt how to improve their poor financial situation. They sought the advice of a friend whose wealth appeared to be limitless. Amongst the parables are references to modern day examples. It was the letter sent by the English University Professor that I found most inspiring.
The writing style is old English. This does make it hard to follow at first. It will take a chapter or two to 'get to grips' with the style. From there on it is easy and will soon become easy to read. It is not a long book so will start slow and finish fast.
I can highly recommend anyone to read this book. The advice offered is simple. If followed it will inevitably lead the reader to an improved financial future. I felt empowered and richer as soon as I read the final words. I will not be offering this book for resale as I continually refer to the sound advice that has lasted thousands of years.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Feb. 1999
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Most personal finance books are written to be clear, and to get you to save money, invest it well, prepare for your future and so forth. But the message often does not stick. This beautifully told tale takes those important lessons and conveys them to you like you have received them from a loving grandparent or parent. The care and concern for your well-being are evident in this book, and you feel joy in following the advice. This book is as heart-warming a treatment of how to have more financial success as I have ever read. If you want to share one book with your children about what the rules of financial success are, share this book. I underlined key points in my copy, and I can review the lessons that I need in five minutes or less. I look at those lessons several times a year, and take pleasure in have heeded their message. I wish I could write a book this good. If you have financial problems today, you may feel that you cannot recover. You should be more optimistic. Start following these rules as soon as you can, and your situation will improve remarkably. You will earn an enormous return on your investment in this book. Having made that first great investment, you will soon learn to make many more.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 July 1998
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This is the easiest book to read about managing one's personal financial affairs, and the best book I can recommend. After two degrees, I still haven't read any book or magazine that has had more impact on my personal financial situation. If one truly lives by the principles listed, they will have a successful financial future. I've given away many of these books for weddings, graduations, and personal gifts - It is worth more than any other financial gift one can give. It teaches people to be self reliant, even if their present situation seems financially hopeless. There is a solution.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Feb. 1999
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I found this book fascinating in that the successful financial principles of 6000 years ago still apply today. With all the resources and technology my company and industry employs today it really struck me that it still starts with one making a fundamental decision to do the things that will result in reducing debt, protecting ones assets and income, and increasing same assets by investing responsibly and systematically. It's also fascinating to see that the entrepreneur made up as much of the wealthy one percent as they do today! This book is part of my clients and personal financial analyst trainees must read list! Greg Bednarz, Personal Finacial Analyst, Primerica Financial Services
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MR P GARVEY on 16 Nov. 2010
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This book is a great read because the stories are told in a parable style which help you to understand the principles behind money management and how to grow your nest egg for the future. It highlights where most people go wrong where it concerns their spending habits and how you can avoid having little or no money in the future. The phrase it taught me was that:

"For every coin you earn, part of it is yours to keep" and there can be nothing more important to take forward in life in order to be debt free and living within your means.

I have followed this sage advice, especially when I was looking for the best ISA rate at [...] for my savings and I now have no debt and no worries as everything is budgeted for. There are no surprises when things go wrong with the house or car because I put money away for those issues and when the money isn't required, it's making my wife and I some cash interest too. It's a win-win situation for us both. I learnt all these great principles from this book. Buy it now - it will save and make you a packet!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By LoveLife Reading List on 22 Sept. 2009
Format: Paperback
This book, written in old biblical english provides common sense financial advices through a series of fables.
The precepts are simple yet true and account for universal human emotions.

The main success secrets are:
1. First fatten your purse
2. Control your expenses (Save at least 10%)
3. Make your gold multiply
4. Increase your knowledge by seeking expert advice
5. Protect your capital
6. Own your house
7. Insure a future income
8. Increase your ability to earn
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