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.
When I started reading this book, I had no idea the long-term impact it would have. Certain patterns that I had were stopped, dead in their tracks. If you want to learn how to act Rich this book will help you. If you are like me and actually want to be a millionaire this book gives clear insight in so far as how to do so. After discussing this book with my cohort, the adages are not new: Live frugally and save money.
The first few chapters were good and the rest was just more of the same
Yes. I have listened to other books that were much better
If you enjoy statistics you will love this book.
Fewer statistics. Stop reiterating the same point over and over. We get it, people who act rich buy Grey Goose, Italian sports cars and act rich... the rich really don't do this... Got it. Enough with the stats tell me a story, get my attention. Tell me how to NOT act rich, tell me what the rich really do but enough already!
yes... slow and boring.
zzzzz..... oh sorry I fell asleep. What was the question?
There's about 20%, if that, of solid content here. The rest is the same topics hashed over and over. Seriously, how many ways can you say that the wealthy wannabe's overspend on their preferred liquor brand? Apparently plenty if you find different ways to say it and various stories to weave it into. Same for cars, watches and houses. The book's premise culled down to one statement? Don't spend above your means. The end.
I liked his first book, The Millionaire Next Door. If you've read that book, you're good. There is absolutely nothing new in this one.
A summary of what it takes to become rich. There were lots of repetitive stories.
Probably not. I heard his book "The Millionaire Next Door" was good but this was such a disappointment I probably won't try his other books.
Certainly. He was great to listen to.
Try his other book if you want the content. Definitely don't try this one.
Maybe someone who would love to get rich but desires to appear poor. Maybe for someone who pretends he has no money!
No. The message is get rich but look poor.
Not very inspirational to say to the least.
I decided to listen to this book while driving cross country and my kid could sum it up in 5 minutes. There are those that want to be rich and because of marketers they have a perception of what it is to be rich. People need to stop having these perceptions fed to them on TV and marketers all over country with magazines, movies to bill boards and everything in between. We've become a country that can't tell where the marketing (hype) stops and reality begins. Mr. Stanley should write a book on how people can tell the difference and then maybe we'll stop acting rich. As long as we keep teaching out kids that Princes and Princesses have all the good luck then we won't change as a nation.
Yes, Ideal book for those determined to become financially independent
It is a roadmap to financial independence
Being wealth is far more important than acting wealthy
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