"The Richest Man in Babylon" is one of the best books I've ever read and I recommend it to anyone. The principles are timeless, powerful and inspirational. The rules are very simple but not easy to follow! This book is Number One of my financial library. The best next book you must read after "The Richest Man in Babylon" is "The Millionaire Next Door". This will forever change your financial life. I highly recommend that every person who can read should own a copy. "The Richest Man in Babylon" is a true classic and a great gift for those just starting out, e.g. on the occasion of birthday or marriage. This book is indespensible for old and young alike.