Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Robert Kiyosaki reveals how he developed his unique economic perspective from his two fathers* his real father, who was highly educated but fiscally poor; and the father of his best friend - an eighth-grade drop-out who became a self-made multi-millionaire....
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Robert Kiyosaki reveals how he developed his unique economic perspective from his two fathers* his real father, who was highly educated but fiscally poor; and the father of his best friend - an eighth-grade drop-out 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 the age of 47. This book lays out his philosophy and aims to open 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; showing parents why they can't rely on schools to teach their children about money; defining once and for all an asset versus a liability; and explaining what to teach your children about money for their future financial success.
Robert Kiyosaki teaches people to be millionaires... That's why they call him the millionaire school teacher. "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for moeny...but never learn to have money work for them."-Robert Kiyosaki, Author of Rich Dad Poor DadTM Rich Dad Poor Dad will... * Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich * Challenge the belief that your house is an asset * Show parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids about money * Define once and for all an asset and a liability * Teach you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success. "I love my children and want to ensure they get the best education possible! Traditional schooling, while very important, is no longer enough. We all need to understand money and how it works."-Sharon Lechter, Co-Author of Rich Dad Poor DadTM.
Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire eighth-grade dropout father of his closest friend. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his "poor dad" (whose weekly paychecks, while respectable, were never quite sufficient to meet family needs) pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his "rich dad" (that "the poor and the middle class work for money," but "the rich have money work for them"). 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 his the philosophy behind his relationship with money. Although Kiyosaki can take a frustratingly long time to make his points, his book nonetheless compellingly advocates for the type of "financial literacy" that's never taught in schools. Based on the principle that income-generating assets always provide healthier bottom-line results than even the best of traditional jobs, it explains how those assets might be acquired so that the jobs can eventually be shed. --Howard Rothman
Robert Kiyosaki, 1947 - Robert Kiyosaki Robert Kiyosaki was born and raised in Hawaii, and is a fourth-generation Japanese-American. He attended college in New York, and after graduating, joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as an officer and helicopter gunship pilot. After the war, Robert worked for the Xerox Corporation as a salesman. In 1977, he started a company that brought the first nylon Velcro 'surfer wallets' to market. In 1985 he founded an international education company that taught business and investing to students throughout the world. In 1994 Robert sold his business and retired at the age of 47. During this somewhat short-lived retirement, Robert, collaborating with co-author Sharon Lechter, a C.P.A. and his business partner, wrote the book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad." Followed by "Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant," "Rich Dad's Guide to Investing" and "Rich Kid, Smart Kid." Each earned spots on the bestseller lists of the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The New York Times, eTrade.com, amazon.com and various other publications. "Retire Young, Retire Rich" was released in January of 2002 and climbed to the top of the Business Bestseller Lists. "Rich Dad's Prophecy will be released in October of 2002 by Time Warner Books. A Committment to Financial Education Prior to becoming a best-selling author, Robert created the educational board game -- CASHFLOW 101 -- to teach individuals the financial strategies that his Rich Dad spent years teaching him. It was those financial strategies that allowed Robert to retire at the age of 47.