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Stop Acting Rich Audiobook

Stop Acting Rich: And Start Living Like a Real Millionaire

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Publisher's Summary

With the current financial crisis, high unemployment, and tight credit, you may be saying to yourself: "Who is acting rich these days? We're barely making ends meet." The reality is that the recession may have caused us to take a breather, but every indication is that we will pick up right where we left off when gentler economic winds blow again. Before you spend another dime, listen to this audiobook and understand how to become rich instead of acting rich.

It all starts with where you live. Live in a prestige neighborhood and you will spend more on everything from your car to your watch. Real millionaires understand that living in communities where their neighbors have less net worth than they do naturally leads to spending less. It's easier to be rich when keeping up with the Joneses hardly costs anything. Life satisfaction comes not from cruising down the highway in a chunk of your net worth, but from having the financial resources to choose - to spend time with family and friends, to volunteer, to pursue interests.

Best-selling author of The Millionaire Next Door and The Millionaire Mind and leading authority on the wealthy, Dr. Thomas Stanley uncovers the truth that few people become rich by way of a high income, and even fewer high-income people are truly rich. The good news is that almost anyone can become wealthy - even without a super high income. Just stop acting...and instead start living like a rich person.

©2009 Thomas J. Stanley; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Robin Olson Mayberry 02-20-10
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    "The Millionaire Next Door's Outtakes"

    I really enjoyed The Millionaire Next Door...but I was looking for some ideas on how to apply those principles in my (not always so frugal) life and habits. I thought this book was geared toward that end but instead, it consisted of entire chapters outlining what brands of shoe and types of vodka the rich and pseudo-rich purchase. Who cares? If you get that many millionaires don't drive, dress or drink like our culture thinks they do, then you don't need this book.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Concord, , CA, USA 10-12-09
    Jon Concord, , CA, USA 10-12-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing"

    I really enjoyed Dr. Stanley's first book, "The Millionaire Next Door," but I found this one disappointing. He hits the same topics as the other books, "don't live in a rich neighborhood," "millionaires don't drive expensive cars," "don't buy expensive vodka," "continue to live frugally even once they have money," etc. He goes over these topics over and over again, with each chapter just telling the same point in a little different way. It became so repetetive I stopped listening. I think the authors insights are excellent, but I think the material is simply not broad enough for three different books.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    tysfamily 04-08-14
    tysfamily 04-08-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Listened to 70% and gave up"
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    How many words does it take to say that the true rich don't buy expensive Vodka or expensive watches? I wanted to like this book but too many words to keep harping on the same concept. I gave up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Denis Dundas, Ontario, Canada 05-15-10
    Denis Dundas, Ontario, Canada 05-15-10
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    "not as good as his millionaire next door"

    If you have read/listened to "millionaire next door", you won't find new ideas in this book. Both these books have the same message... But this one is more emotional and less informative.

    If you have not read "millionaire next door", you should definitely prefer it over "Stop Acting Rich".

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Edward J. Newark, DE, Virgin Islands, U.S. 11-25-09
    Edward J. Newark, DE, Virgin Islands, U.S. 11-25-09
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    "New to Dr. Stanley"

    This is a good read if this is your first Dr. Stanley book...but it doesn't come close to other books.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Teanna 05-15-15
    Teanna 05-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A repeat."

    This book is basically just a repeat of "The millionaire next door", which I loved! But it's not necessary to have two.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bobby @ food truck, Smoothie Revolutions Chapel Hill , NC. 07-01-16 Member Since 2016

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    "very interesting work.does get you thinking thanks"

    enjoyed the work. congrats to the author for putting together very enticing and provocative reflection of how we thinking why we buy

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    Jostein 06-05-16
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    "Mostly good value."

    He talks up owners of certain brands, and down owners of other brands. Now, is it possible that readers in the first category give this book 5 stars?, and the latter 1 star? But it is still worth a read in my opinion.

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    Charzard 03-21-16
    Charzard 03-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Advice for Young People"

    This was another great book I think the best tip I learned was where you choose to buy a house will come with all kinds of other financial requirements than just the mortgage it also come with the purchases of status symbols.

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    M. King MK 08-08-15
    M. King MK 08-08-15

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    "Keeping Focused"

    Great read for those who want to stay focused on their goals and building real wealth. I recommend this book for those who want to build real well and success in life.

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    "Could be shorter"
    Would you try another book written by Thomas J. Stanley or narrated by Fred Stella?

    Only an Abridged version


    What could Thomas J. Stanley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make it shorter


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    The book makes excellent points. All the points are excellent but they are laboured.

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    "Pure muck!"

    Pure nonsense! So boring! Do not buy! Well read but content bored me to tears!

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