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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.

What the Critics Say

"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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    Rick 10-24-15
    Rick 10-24-15
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    "Nothin' but facts"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It's so riddled with facts that I couldn't even listen anymore. If you're looking for advice on how to play it safe with your money to earn the title of "millionaire" then this book is for you. Don't waste your time or money on this book if you want to make millions. If you know anything about accounting, you know that profit = income > expenses. I'd rather be a multi-millionaire and live like a millionaire than be a millionaire and live like a middle class chump.


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    Cynthia 10-03-15
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    "Little outdated, but the principles hold true"

    This book was written 20+years ago, but you can still learn plenty from the principles presented in it.
    I resolve not to be a consumer who wastes away my chance at true wealth and security.

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    Vishal Amin 10-03-15
    Vishal Amin 10-03-15
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    "Great foundation for personal finance"

    I really enjoyed this book, as a younger person who makes it well so far and am just getting familiar with personal finance, this really helps orient me to the basic psychology of wealth building and the paths one could take through the journey. it is good foundational knowledge I can use as a litmus as I become more engulfed in the world of personal finance.

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    Joseph H. Torrez Sr 09-29-15
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    "There are those who understand, and those who don't."

    Great book, the truth of the affluent. Wise men learn from the success and failures of others.

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    Sally Sue 09-24-15
    Sally Sue 09-24-15
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    "Fairly informative book"

    It had some good info, but quite a bit seemed common sense. Some of the info is definitely outdated also. Good for someone who isn't already frugal.

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    Ben Crouch 09-19-15
    Ben Crouch 09-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A little dated but priceless concepts"

    Loved it and intend to gift it to several loved ones! I wish there were an updated version using more contemporary statistics.

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    Wilman Ortega, M.D. USA 09-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The Best book on personal finance"
    If you could sum up The Millionaire Next Door in three words, what would they be?

    Read early in life


    What did you like best about this story?

    Illuminating from beginning to end, best financial advice for anyone!


    What did you learn from The Millionaire Next Door that you would use in your daily life?

    Be frugal, save, invest wisely


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    Brad Lohnes Hamilton, New Zealand 08-29-15
    Brad Lohnes Hamilton, New Zealand 08-29-15
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    "Interesting Insight Delivered by Top Narrator"
    If you could sum up The Millionaire Next Door in three words, what would they be?

    Wealth = Offense + Defense


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Millionaire Next Door?

    Gaining insights that suggest how real wealthy people behave, as opposed to the rubbish presented in media.


    What about Cotter Smith’s performance did you like?

    Cotter Smith is a rock star. I wish all audio books were performed by Cotter Smith. Purchasing Thomas Stanley's next book, The Millionaire Mind, was largely influenced by the fact that Cotter Smith was once again the narrator.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Millionaire Next Door?

    Average Accumulation of Wealth (AAW) = (age/10) * annual income
    Prodigious Accumulation of Wealth (PAW) = 2 * AAW
    Under Accumulation of Wealth (UAW) = 1/2 * AAW


    Any additional comments?

    This book is not a strategy or "how to" like many other books in the genre, like Rich Dad, Poor Dad or Total Money Makeover. But it provides a different point of view - a statistical point of view - as to the habits and priorities of wealthy people.

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    Ben 08-17-15
    Ben 08-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "MUST READ"

    good info! lots of stats and stories that all seem to say the same thing! just get the abridged version.

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    Pampier 08-13-15
    Pampier 08-13-15
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    "Stunner!"

    Truth being revealed - superb! Enjoyed every minute of it. One to keep and share widely.

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