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The Richest Man in Babylon [Mass Market Paperback]

George S. Clason
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1 Feb 2004
The Richest Man in Babylon is a book by George Samuel Clason which dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in financial wisdom. Originally, a series of separate informational pamphlets distributed by banks and insurance companies, the pamphlets were bound together and published in book form in 1926.
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; New edition edition (1 Feb 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451205367
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451205360
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 10.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,428 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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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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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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a fine wine, this book gets better with age 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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than a MBA! 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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One word: * Powerful * 10 July 1998
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Having just finished this book, I am looking ahead to my financial future with confidence, because I am armed with the knowledge I learned from this book. The story is all about life management, from debt management to sound investment perspectives, to just good old fashioned work ethic.
Why am I taking the time to write down this review? Because the knowledge within the text is *powerful*. I have always had a strong drive for creating financial security for myself, but having just graduated from college, I join the 'Real World' with a significant amount of school debt. These goals and dreams may be temporarily postponed, but I see the principles outlined in the text to be crucial to my being able to manage my income, expenses, and debt.
I have no doubt that the lessons I've acquired from this text will serve me well in the future.
I've already recommended it to a friend, and I am ready to do the same with my family, or just about anyone else who would have a sincere interest in improving the quality of his or her life through a sound financial management program.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sound financial advice 1 Jan 2005
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This book offers you some simple - yet powerful - and proven techniques to manage your finances.
If your dream is to become financially free - this book is for you! While the theses in this book can be hard to apply to your own situation - the rewards will be worth your endurance.
Built around stories from the ancient Babylonian civilization this book offers you advice on managing your finances and become financially free.
In this particular version an "old english" style of writing is used - but I believe a version in contemporary english has been released.
Well worth a read!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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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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