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Adam

Adam CANYON COUNTRY, CA, United States
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  • "Lots of Meat, no Fluff"

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    I agree with the others about the performance, it is slow, monotone and boring. But if you can look past that there is a TON of great information here. This is the best real estate investing book I've read in a long time. For once I didn't feel like I wasted my time on another sales pitch from some rich dad.

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    Investing in Real Estate, 6th Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gary W. Eldred
    • Narrated By Katherine Gibson
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    Through its five previous editions, Investing in Real Estate has shown investors how to intelligently build wealth with their investments in houses, condominiums, and small apartment buildings. Unlike many titles in this genre, Investing in Real Estate steers clear of the hyped-up no cash, no credit, no problem promises. Instead, it provides sound, real-world advice and instruction that reflects the authors time-tested wisdom and experience.

    Adam says: "Lots of Meat, no Fluff"
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    This should be required reading for anyone before graduating high school! Common sense is not so common!

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    The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dave Ramsey
    • Narrated By Dave Ramsey
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    Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

    Jason says: "Very Motivational..."
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  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

    "Could be re-titled "Several Ways to get Fired""

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    What disappointed you about The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)?

    I grabbed this book after an interview I saw Mr. Ferriss do with Kevin Rose. I was interested enough to buy it, but I wished I hadn't.

    Not to be too critical; there are some good things in the book. Some good encouragement to delegate tasks where you can (but it recommends it to a fault). There are some good 'time saving' techniques like batching of business activities (think email, voicemail, and phone calls). There are many good tips for prioritizing and streamlining much of your workflow. There is encouragement to take risks and make it on your own. All good in and of itself, but that is where the good ends.

    The problem I have with this book is: if you choose that you want to be an employee in an organization rather than running your own, and you follow Mr. Ferriss' advice, you are sure to be fired. I seriously doubt that Mr. Ferriss would put up with employees working for him to act on the very things he advises in this book. I don't know any employer who would.

    Frankly, I think he comes off as a bit of a jerk who walks over other people to get what he wants, exploiting others (including off-shore workers who work for less than minimum wage), all the while he goes off doing whatever. It is bordering on unethical in numerous places and crosses the line in others.

    At one time, I had part ownership in a telco startup and have put in the long hours it takes to build a business from the ground up. I now choose to work for an organization and live a more stable life with my family's security and well-being in mind. If you are looking for a book on better productivity, you may gain some useful suggestions out of this book (which is what I tried to do), however that is not what this book is about.

    There are many better books on building your own business. Suggestions:


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Irritation.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy.

Dennis

Dennis Visalia, CA, United States 01-30-12
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    This book gives you direct information. Other books like it may add a lot of fluff, this book just gives it to you directly. I have already had results based on it's suggestions. Buy this book!

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    The Science of Getting Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Wallace D. Wattles
    • Narrated By Jim Roberts
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    Wallace D. Wattles was an American "New Thought" writer who wrote this amazing little book in 1910. It caused a sensation then, and continues to be popular today. In fact, Rhonda Byrne said that part of her inspriation for her best-selling book and film The Secret came from this book.

    Edward says: "good with a few grains"

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    The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

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    • By Dave Ramsey
    • Narrated By Dave Ramsey
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    Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

    Jason says: "Very Motivational..."
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    The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

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    • By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
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    Stephen Dix says: "Its OK to drive a Taurus!!"
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    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
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    • By Dale Carnegie
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    Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy best seller, recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime!

    C. Mitchell says: "Excellent Read"
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    The Richest Man in Babylon: The Success Secrets of the Ancients

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    • By George S. Clason
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    With more than two million copies sold, this classic guide to accumulating wealth has profoundly affected the world. Author George S. Clason uses simple and inspiring parables to illustrate how easily people can change their fiscal habits to enjoy a comfortable level of financial independence.

    Michael says: "One of my favorites"
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    Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant reveals how some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and learn to become financially free.

    Chris says: "Everyone should read/listen to this book - period!"
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    N'Teasha says: "Repeat of all of his books."
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    C. Acevedo says: "I really enjoy listening over and over again."
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

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    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
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    This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

    Jason says: "My favorite book for encouragement!"
  • The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dave Ramsey
    • Narrated By Dave Ramsey
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    (939)
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    (936)

    Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

    Jason says: "Very Motivational..."
  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith
    Overall
    (1660)
    Performance
    (649)
    Story
    (643)

    Listen to the incredible national best seller that is changing people's lives - and increasing their net worth. Also available:
    The Millionaire Mind.

    Stephen Dix says: "Its OK to drive a Taurus!!"
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  • The Magic of Thinking Big

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David J. Schwartz
    • Narrated By David J. Schwartz
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    Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and - most important of all - find greater happiness and peace of mind.

    Thomas says: "There is allot here"
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1060)
    Performance
    (406)
    Story
    (409)

    Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy best seller, recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime!

    C. Mitchell says: "Excellent Read"
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    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Michael K. Salemi
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    (84)

    Money and finance play a deeply fundamental role in your life. Now, let an expert professor lead you in a panoramic exploration of our monetary and financial systems, their inner workings, and their crucial role and presence in your world. As a guiding theme of these 36 content-rich lectures, you observe the ways in which economies require efficient and evolving financial institutions and markets to fulfill their potential.

    LongerILiveLessIKnow says: "Bank mysteries only somewhat less mysterious"
  • The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
    • Narrated By Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton
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    This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you.

    Michael Williams says: "Do this and you have the answer."
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  • Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant: Guide to Financial Freedom

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (176)

    Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant reveals how some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and learn to become financially free.

    Chris says: "Everyone should read/listen to this book - period!"
  • Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest In That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (97)
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    (100)

    "Investing means different things to different people. In fact, there are different investments for the rich, poor, and middle class. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing is a long-term guide for anyone who wants to become a rich investor and invest in what the rich invest in. As the title states, it is a "guide" and offers no guarantees... only guidance.” (Robert Kiyosaki)

    Bobby Moore says: "Great content when actually getting into investing"
  • Rich Dad Advisors: ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ken McElroy
    • Narrated By Garrett Sutton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (51)

    The ABCs of Real Estate Investing teaches how to achieve wealth and cash flow through real estate, find property with real potential, unlock the myths that are holding you back, negotiate the deal based on the numbers, and much more.

    Matthew says: "Useless unless u are buying 100 apt in Portland"
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By T. Harv Eker
    • Narrated By T. Harv Eker
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    In his groundbreaking Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker states: "Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!" Eker does this by identifying your "money and success blueprint". This blueprint determines your financial life. If your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money, and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it!

    Robert says: "He's in your face . . ."
  • Marketplace Money, April 18, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (50 mins)
    • By Kai Ryssdal
    • Narrated By Kai Ryssdal
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    Each week on Marketplace Money, host Kai Ryssdal looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet. During the hour-long program, Ryssdal and Economics Editor Chris Farrell help listeners map out the course to financial well-being, offering advice on topics such as how to pay for college and whether to buy or lease a car. It's informative. It's engaging. It's "the money show for the rest of us."

  • Make the Most of Your Money: How to Budget, Save and Manage Your Finances

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lisa Newton
    • Narrated By Lisa Newton
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    This audiobook is for people who want to make the most of their money. Are you working hard yet have little to show for it? Do you ever get to the end of the month, only to discover that there is more month left than money? Does your bank balance seem to hang around the same amount (perhaps a big fat zero?) no matter what you try? Have you noticed that whenever you have money you seem to lose it or are forced to spend it on an emergency?

  • Marketplace Money, April 11, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (49 mins)
    • By Kai Ryssdal
    • Narrated By Kai Ryssdal
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    Each week on Marketplace Money, host Kai Ryssdal looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet. During the hour-long program, Ryssdal and Economics Editor Chris Farrell help listeners map out the course to financial well-being, offering advice on topics such as how to pay for college and whether to buy or lease a car. It's informative. It's engaging. It's "the money show for the rest of us."

  • Privychki bednyh. Vy ne stanete bogatym, esli… [Habits of Poor People. What to Do for Not Being Rich]

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Vaclav Polsky
    • Narrated By Stanislav Stanislav
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    Mir delitsja na bednyh i bogatyh. I v bol'shinstve svoem ljudi bednye mechtajut razbogatet'. A vy jetogo hotite? Tol'ko vot, k sozhaleniju, jetogo ne proizojdet, esli ne otkazat'sja ot rjada privychnyh dlja nas stereotipov myshlenija i dejstvija. Chto zhe sokrytoe v nas samih meshaet nam naslazhdat'sja bogatstvom? Ob jetom i pojdet rech' v knige izdatel'stva AB Publishing.

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  • Thailand: Scam Land: 50 Common Scams

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By The Blether
    • Narrated By Jackson Ladd
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    This audiobook is a list of the 50 most common scams in Thailand. Some are low level, and some will cost you a fortune. Unfortunately there are times the scams turn violent. Use this book as a handy fore warning of some of the most dangerous and expensive scams in Thailand.

  • Marketplace Money, April 04, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (52 mins)
    • By Kai Ryssdal
    • Narrated By Kai Ryssdal
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    Each week on Marketplace Money, host Kai Ryssdal looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet. During the hour-long program, Ryssdal and Economics Editor Chris Farrell help listeners map out the course to financial well-being, offering advice on topics such as how to pay for college and whether to buy or lease a car. It's informative. It's engaging. It's "the money show for the rest of us."

  • Freaking Idiots Guide to Selling on eBay: How Anyone Can Make $100 or More Everyday Selling on eBay

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Nick Vulich
    • Narrated By Chuck McKibben
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    If you've ever wanted to be an eBay seller - listen to this audiobook! Are you wondering how you can make a few hundred bucks fast, without hitting the streets? Would you like to know how you can put $100 in your hands, whenever you're running a little short on funds? Would you like to have your own personal money machine? his audiobook can help you with all of these things. Whether you are new to eBay, or have been selling on eBay for some time now, this audiobook can help you make more money - starting today!

    sunday m coulter says: "AMAZING VOICE"
  • Marketplace Money, March 28, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (49 mins)
    • By Kai Ryssdal
    • Narrated By Kai Ryssdal
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    Each week on Marketplace Money, host Kai Ryssdal looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet. During the hour-long program, Ryssdal and Economics Editor Chris Farrell help listeners map out the course to financial well-being, offering advice on topics such as how to pay for college and whether to buy or lease a car. It's informative. It's engaging. It's "the money show for the rest of us."