Unlike most financial self-help books, The Richest Man in Babylon does not present the latest fashionable idea for fattening bank accounts. Instead, it offers time-tested techniques, wittily illuminated through amusing fables, that clearly and concisely illustrate the path toward establishing a stabler budget and building greater savings.
If you are combatting debt, struggling to secure your retirement, or fighting to stretch every dollar you earn, you need look no further than the common sense ideas of this indispensable volume.
©1955 George S. Clason; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
"What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot if it's George Clason's delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money." (Los Angeles Times)
This is wealth building basics. A 101 class on building wealth that is rarely taught, and often forgotten by those who were taught.
The information here is timeless, thus the whole taking place in ancient Babylon setting, which I found entertaining. It also added a sort of weightiness to the lessons that I enjoyed.
Everyone can benefit from the information in this book. Read it, read it again, then make your children read it.
I enjoyed everything about this audiobook. The story was intriguing and informative and the performance was fantastic. I don't think I can say enough good about this.
This is the book that many other financial books base their information. The "pay yourself first" idea has been used time and time again. However, what makes this story interesting is the novel like feel to it.
The narration and story are so good that my children were entertained while in the car driving.
Everything, It has really good advice that one can use and incorporate to one's financial decisions.
all of them
Pay myself first.
I love this book
An acted out story from long ago, this book gives simple advice that anyone can follow. I started as soon as I was finished listening by making a depoit to my savings account, which usually gets ignored in favor of paying bills and buying things that are not true needs.
Easily entertained and amused.
I bought it because it was on sale and had high reviews. I returned it. It's Og Mandino in old English. What I did listen to could be summed up as, "The Golden Rule, save, tithe and serve." I'm sure the reader could be an excellent Shakespearean presenter, but I didn't see the point in trying to portray this message in the old English language of thee, thine, thou, etc.
I loved this book, and I don't love any books. It was perfect. Wasn't just a buch of rules or guidlines to follow, but it was put into a very good story with clear understanding and very interesting.
All of it.
How not to be a slave to debt, and how to become a rich person. This book changed my life.
If you ever wonder why you can't get ahead, why you can't gain wealth, than this is the book for you. It is an easy read and as long as you pay attention you can listen while you drive or workout. No notes to take, No reason to pause it, just an easy listen.
If this book is as old as its title and narrative imply, it is the root for many of today's top selling personal wealth books.
The narrator's voice was ideal...it sounded like someone's grandfather telling a story. The characters were ancient but relevant to anyone struggling to develop wealth in today's society, and the dialog and story was easy to follow.
This audible book appears to be a series of short stories around a similar theme and with connecting characters. The only thing that might have improved the read, would have been a more decisive segue between the different stories. To me, It appeared as though the narrator was wrapping up one chapter of a story, and beginning another chapter of the same story. It took a couple of minutes to realize you were in a whole different story.
This is a great book about finances and it tells a great story along the way.
Yes, this book is a guide to life. Advice that is applicable through the milleniuas.
The use of character voices always makes a read more entertaining and Ferrone is no exception.
I applied many of the principles in ths book to my own life.
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