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I am on my third time listening to this book it is packed full of great insights.
Stanley does a great job of debunking many myths about the wealthy.
This narrator has a great voice, never rushes he adds a lot to the book.
Some of the myths surrounding the wealthy are pretty funny. One example is that they only use luxury goods... I like how he refers to many adult toys as artifacts.
The millionaires mind and the millionaire next door are fantastic personal-finance books. They are different from most that treat their audiences like they are dumb or have terrible credit.... This is a rare business book there are many great insights and it is well-written!
Dr. Stanly does a great job of getting into the mind of the millionaire. He uses stories and statistics to present his findings. It is amazing how off most peoples view of how millionaires act. This is a must read for anyone that wants to become truly financials independent in one generation.
This is one of many books that makes becoming wealthy seem accessible to anyone. It focuses on common characteristics of millionaires that wouldn't be obvious to the average person, like the importance of choosing a good mate or the kind of furniture the wealthy buy. It also discusses more likely topics like how to choose a house wisely. The book is redundant at times, but the messages are interesting and sink in. However, this book does not really deal with how to make money in the first place.
this book & the Millianaire next door are terific books to help you learn to live better and wealthier
The book is very interesting and applicable to everyday activities. In the beginning of this book, I had the ?so what? attitude, due to the author quoting various, non meaningful and statistics. The book tends to start off slow with some common sense items and picks up with some great advice and insight. I found a lot of the advice given by the author is meaningful and can be applied in everyday activities. My wife and I are changed by this book and the way that we go about conducting our financial business and discourse. Needless to say we liked the book so much, we now listening to it a second time. This book is different definitely one for the library and to continually to refer to as you progress life.
Loved this book. I was looking for direction and inspiration to start a career as an investing, and I got it from this book. Outstanding!
I read the Millionaire Next Door years ago and loved it. This book goes into more detail and is not only fascinating, but informative. Remember, Dr. Stanley is a professor so the material is presented as if a doctoral dissertation at time, but I find the statistics give validity to his findings. Yes, many parts are somewhat repetitive, but he does so for a reason. He provides an overview in the beginning and then goes into detail about each subject as the book progresses. If you want to change how you view your own financial situation, then this book is a very good, philosophical start.
I only listened to about the first hour of the book. I couldn't bring myself to invest much more time than that. I found the book to be boring and I didn't hear anything that I would deem to be very enlightening. I was expecting to receive some insightful truths but none were forthcoming.
In all fairness to the book and its authors, maybe I didnt give it enough of a chance to prove itself, but I generally feel that an author will place his most interesting material in the first chapter or two to motivate the reader to stay with the book. However, I heard nothing that would cause me to conclude that the book would improve with time.
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