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Stop Acting Rich: And Start Living Like a Real Millionaire | [Thomas J. Stanley]

Stop Acting Rich: And Start Living Like a Real Millionaire

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.
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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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    Teri Ambrose Mesa, AZ, United States 07-04-13
    Teri Ambrose Mesa, AZ, United States 07-04-13
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    "Waaaay to repetitive"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Thomas J. Stanley again?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Fred Stella – was your favorite?

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    What character would you cut from Stop Acting Rich?

    n/a


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    Ryan Taylor Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada 05-26-13
    Ryan Taylor Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada 05-26-13
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    "A yawn"
    What would have made Stop Acting Rich better?

    A summary of what it takes to become rich. There were lots of repetitive stories.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Thomas J. Stanley again?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Fred Stella’s performances?

    Certainly. He was great to listen to.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sleepyness.


    Any additional comments?

    Try his other book if you want the content. Definitely don't try this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Buu 08-21-12
    Buu 08-21-12
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    "A big yawn"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe someone who would love to get rich but desires to appear poor. Maybe for someone who pretends he has no money!


    What didn’t you like about Fred Stella’s performance?

    Overperformed.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No. The message is get rich but look poor.


    Any additional comments?

    Not very inspirational to say to the least.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 07-11-12
    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 07-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Sum this up real quick"

    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.

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    Andrew Armadale, Australia 07-09-12
    Andrew Armadale, Australia 07-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    "How to become truly financial independence"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Ideal book for those determined to become financially independent


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It is a roadmap to financial independence


    Which character – as performed by Fred Stella – was your favorite?

    Excellent narration


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Being wealth is far more important than acting wealthy


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    HB 02-21-15
    HB 02-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I'm a believer"

    As a financial professional.. It was great to have names and terminology that describes my client base. I even have some insight into some of my best clients and truly understand some of my other clients

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gail Diamond Bar, CA, USA 11-20-09
    Gail Diamond Bar, CA, USA 11-20-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book"

    This was a great book. Full of great information. Really eye opening.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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