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  • Paperback: 211 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Life; 3rd Revised edition edition (25 Nov. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761513116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761513117
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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." . . quite simply the best financial self-help book."
--Money Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club

," . . quite simply the best financial self-help book."
--Money Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club

" . . . quite simply the best financial self-help book."
--Money Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club

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." . . quite simply the best financial self-help book."
--Money Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club
In this new and updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books ever, David Chilton simplifies the complex puzzles of personal finance and helps you achieve financial independence. With the help of his fictional barber, Roy, and a large dose of humor, Chilton shows you how to take control of your financial future--slowly, steadily, and with sure success. Chilton's plan (detailed in an entertaining story) is no get-rich-quick scheme, but it does make financial independence possible on nothing more than an average salary.
This third edition has been updated with assistance from the Arthur Andersen Corporation, and covers the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and other recent developments.
Even if you consider yourself a financial "basket case," Chilton explains how you can easily put an effective financial plan into action.

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After having read the rave reviews of this book, which talked of it in terms of "financial advice for dummies" and recommended it for high school kids, I had high expectations. However, to me (a university professor with a Ph.D. in English) it was at times too complicated. Apparently there are dummies and dummies, and I fall into the extreme category. When Barber encouraged me to read the financial pages of the newspapers I felt betrayed. I'm sure it's a good thing to do but there is just no way I would do that - or be able to take it in if I did. I know that makes me not just an idiot but an idiot with an attitude problem, but I really thought that was the sort of person this book was meant to address. Also, all that talk about sports got on my nerves. There may be people who care about who wins what, but I'm not one of them. The basic concept of saving 10 per cent of your salary went home though. I felt it's a bit too late for me to start doing that or at least to reap the full benefits of it (I'm 55), but the concept of "paying yourself first" is a good one and I am now encouraging my 24-year-old daughter to do so.
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After having read rave reviews of this book, I was somewhat crestfallen after reading it. I suppose that just goes to show there is no such thing as a magic bullet. I believe the book would be most helpful for those who have little or no concept of financial management. This book is certainly not a worthwhile read for those with much savy about finances. I must admit, though, I did learn a few things about wills, real estate and life insurance that I didn't know before. On the other hand, much of his advice about retirement plans and general investing is overly simplistic. This book reminds me somewhat of the spate of books that came out in the late 70s and early 80s telling people that a large percetage of their assets should be held in gold (bullion) coins. Well, those coins that reached a peak of about 800 dollars or so at that time are now worth about 300 dollars. Factor in inflation and they are worth much less than that. Some of Chilton's recommendations, nonetheless, should prove useful. I believe other books are much more comprehensive and don't burden the reader with a lot of silly fictional dialogue. In comparison, I learned a lot more reading "The Millionaire Next Door," although it too was geared toward a popular audience.
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A unique book on financial planning which is written in the form of a story. Quite simply this is all you need to read in order to secure your long term future and prosperity. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Follow the advice contained within the pages and at some point in the future you will be raising a glass to the author (and you will not be drinking Liebfraumilch!) The advice is just as pertinent for the UK reader.
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I have a standing offer to all my friends and acquaintences: buy the Wealthy Barber. If they read it and don't agree that it is the best entry level financial book on the market, I will personally buy the book back from them. I have never had to purchase their copy. David Chilton has made an uncomfortable topic (who wants to admit they don't know how to handle money ?) easy to understand. As he says in his preface, I can't understand why they don't teach this stuff in school. Do yourself a favor, read this book.
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There are a lot of books on how to manage your money. Most are too thick, few leave a lasting impression and almost none of them are fun to read. One of the first exception is "The Wealthy Barber" by David Chilton. It is really fun. You read this book like a novel with a trouble putting it down. But by combining the common sense and humor this "novel" in its dialog style shows that sound financial planning is pretty simple stuff. And it actually makes personal money management understandable and attainable.
I believe, plenty of years from now "The Wealthy Barber" could be remembered by readers. And they could remember Mr. David Chilton not as best-selling author, but as the guy who inspired hundreds of thousands of people to save their way to prosperity. In fact, for many readers, "The Wealthy Barber" is possibly the only book they need. If ever a financial planning was written for those without any financial backgrounds, this is it - "The Wealthy Barber".
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It took me a total of a day to read this book. It's narrative approach to explaining long-term wealth was easy to understand and has changed my thinking. I am excited to follow-up on Chilton's suggestions. His angle, that we are only human, is comforting for people like me who live from paycheck to paycheck. However, the future is much brighter now that I have a handle on what it takes to retire early and comfortably. Whether you are 18, 30 or 40, his advice for saving long-term or short-term, as well as his information on insurance, investments, and budgeting are eye-opening and guilt free. Just Excellent!
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I quite like a book that combines learning with a story. It made a nice change. It explains everything really very clearly and kept me interested to the end. One of the best books I have read for practicle ideas that absolutely anyone could put in place immediately to help them on the road to a better financial future.
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