"Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences--his two fathers. One father (Robert's real father) was a highly educated man, but fiscally poor. The other father was the father of Robert's best friend--the Dad who was an eighth grade dropout who became a self-made multi-millionaire. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his "poor dad" pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his "rich dad." Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at 47. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with consultant and CPA Sharon L. Lechter lays out Kiyosaki's philosophy behind his relationship with money. Rich Dad, Poor Dad opens readers eyes by:
- exploding the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich
- challenging the belief that your house is an asset
- defining once and for all an asset versus a liability
- explaining what kids need to know about money for their future financial success".
- Courtesy of Amazon.com
My Personal Review:
Robert T. Kiyosaki educates readers about the subject of Money which is a subject not taught to us in schools. Robert in his own way is able to emphasize the difference between the way rich, middle class and poor people think and act. In a basic sense, this book is a great asset to anyone whom is on the start of learning about money and the way it works. This book should be the first step of anyone’s building blocks towards financial freedom. A significant aspect of this book, is Robert’s own perception of the differences between assets and liabilities, compared to which accountants believe. As a consequence, creates controversy to people’s own view of the subject. Nonetheless, Robert is able to convey his opinion clearly and effectively in a manner in which I’m quite positive you will agree, and benefit from.
Rich Dad Poor Dad generates debate between many reviewers about whether or not Robert’s perspective of money and his methodologies of ‘creating’ money are realistic or achievable. However, this is left for you to judge.
If you've studied how to make money and have read many books on the same line, then it may be the same concepts repeated. On the other hand, if you haven’t began your journey then rich dad poor dad is a GREAT start. Rich Dad, Poor Dad is the kind of book that opens your mind to new possibilities. Whether to contribute to your child's financial education or your own, you will want to have a copy in your home.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a fresh perspective towards common sense information. At one point or another, the ideas from this book have crossed your mind or mentioned in your many conversations. Robert was smart enough to be the one to condense it in an attractive manner and display it on a silver platter for us to enjoy. Recommended.