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A book that will change your perspective about the true rich
on 7 July 2014
A book that will change your perspective about the true rich, and those who merely 'appear' rich aka posers. The author provides plenty of data and research to elaborate his main points, which gives them much more weight compared to similar books that discuss the rich.
Although US centric, I believe the book is an apt overview of the current state of affairs here in the UK. Too many people in serious debt 'keeping up with the Jones' with the appearance of wealth, yet asset poor and struggling to keep on the treadmill.
Despite my positivity and high rating of this book, I would be much more inclined to recommend 'The Millionaire Next Door' (by the same author). I found that much of this book was simply a re-hash of that book.
The biggest premise you can take away from this book is: Generally, people who act rich, aren't, and people who really are rich, don't act it. The rich tend to live well below their means, in non-suspect neighbourhoods with modest belonging.