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The Millionaire Next Door Audiobook

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

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Publisher's Summary

Who are the rich in this country? What do they do? How do they invest? How did they get rich? Can you ever become one of them? Get the answers in The Millionaire Next Door, the never-before-told story about wealth in America. You'll be surprised by what you find out.

©2000 Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D.; (P)2000 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved, SOUND IDEAS is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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"The implication of The Millionaire Next Door is that nearly anybody with a steady job can amass a tidy fortune." (Forbes)

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    Lanitra Peoria, IL, USA 02-06-08
    Lanitra Peoria, IL, USA 02-06-08
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    "The Millionaire Next Door (Unabridged}"

    Very insightful!
    The book has a lot of info packed in it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Greenback, TN, United States 11-12-11
    Michael Greenback, TN, United States 11-12-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Not nearly as interesting as I thought it would be"

    I thought this was going to be an interesting inside view into the lives of millionaires....who they are....how they got there. In fairness, I suppose it has some of that but it's delivered with a level of excitement comparabe to an accounting teacher reading from an Excel spreadsheet. The book could be reduced to a pamphlet-sized document that says, "If you aren't getting rich, you're spending too much money."...... over and over and over.

    Initially I was very excited about this book but it turned into a struggled to find the will power to finish it. If it weren't for the fast-forward button, I wouldn't have made it. Particularly frustrating was the authors tendency to explain a simple subject with nauseating repetition. He went on and on and on about the right and wrong way to buy a car (according to millionaires of course). After I got the point, I rode the FF button a long time to get through that section.

    Besides the repetition, the authors tone was the next most irritating quality. It wasn't enough to just explain methods millionaires us to be successful....he presents it in terms of smart vs. dumb. The frugal people do everything right and the non-wealthy people do EVERYTHING wrong. It was so heavily biased that I expected him to say that non-wealthy people produce ugly babies. He gives lots of kudos for people that don't take vacations, don't buy nice things, and save every penny while those that travel the world and/or enjoy doing things that require spending money are presented as inferior. I don't want to be too hard on the author but his presentation makes me think that he would charaterize Ebenezer Scrooge as one of the "smart" people.

    The book provides interesting information about the habits of wealthy people but I was left with the highly unexpected feeling that I wasn't sure I wanted to be like them. Most of them try to live as close to poverty as possible. Memories of special occasions are described by most people I know as priceless. These people appear to prefer a mizer's life of pinching every penny. No thanks.....

    PS. He LOVES the word "prodigious". That word actually got stuck in my head and echoed for days after listening to this book.

    14 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Arnold, MO, USA 04-28-04
    Adam Arnold, MO, USA 04-28-04 Member Since 2014
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    "Great to listen to and insightful"

    I listen to this book once on month - great to listen to with easy to understand examples.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Orlando, FL, USA 03-13-05
    Scott Orlando, FL, USA 03-13-05
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    "An Eye Opening Experience"

    A phenomenal book worth listening to. If you want a financial paradigm shift, The Millionaire Next Door can definitely help get you there. It's eye opening!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    zhuo yang Irving, Texas USA 12-08-05
    zhuo yang Irving, Texas USA 12-08-05 Member Since 2015
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    "It is just one way to get rich"

    The key point in this book is by saving money and invest wisely, even with moderate income, people can get rich. I think the writer purposely crafted his message toward the "Majority" market not only because they are the most frustrated group, but also because they are the largest group. The subtle voice of "Although you are ordinary, you can do it too!", like cheesy infomercials at 2 AM, is very irritating. If you want to be a millionaire by: Never buy a set of suit for more than 500 dollars, or Never purchase a Luxury German automobile, or Never live in a house more than 200K dollars... read the book. For me, I want to maximize my income so I can SPEND it. Why be the lady who died in a low income neighborhood with 3 million dollars net worth that no one knows about. The sad thing is, she spent her whole life saving money and clipping coupons. What is the point?

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Cheapo Next Door"

    Drives home the point of not spending out of your income level and investing. This will eventually make you a millionaire. There is your summary right there.

    Millionaires don't drive nice cars, millionaires don't by $2000 suits, etc. Has some good facts to back things up, but then never really progresses.

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    Philip Le Garden Grove, CA United States 09-20-16
    Philip Le Garden Grove, CA United States 09-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this. A lot of good info"

    Book is really well 'll put together. Info, reasoning and explanation was brought clearly and easily understood. Very fun to read.? No info on how to make millions.

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    Victor@atilekt.ru 09-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very helpful book if you want to accumulate wealth"

    I learned a lot about the principles of accumulation of wealth
    Very helpful and insightful book

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    Amazon Customer 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Even though I disagree with many of its principles, this is a must read."

    Even though I disagree with many of its principles, I highly recommend this book. It's really going to challenge the outlook most people have on money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ramiro Rojo 09-12-16
    Ramiro Rojo 09-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    this book really enforced the idea of living for yourself and not how people want you to live.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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