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The Richest Man in Babylon: The Success Secrets of the Ancients | [George S. Clason]

The Richest Man in Babylon: The Success Secrets of the Ancients

With more than two million copies sold, this classic guide to accumulating wealth has profoundly affected the world. Author George S. Clason uses simple and inspiring parables to illustrate how easily people can change their fiscal habits to enjoy a comfortable level of financial independence.
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Publisher's Summary

With more than two million copies sold, this classic guide to accumulating wealth has profoundly affected the world. Author George S. Clason uses simple and inspiring parables to illustrate how easily people can change their fiscal habits to enjoy a comfortable level of financial independence.

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 the Critics Say

"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)

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    Pamela Orlando, FL, United States 12-03-10
    Pamela Orlando, FL, United States 12-03-10
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    "Hard to listen to"

    The general message is good, but the language is hard to listen to. I couldn't make it through the whole thing. There were lots of thees and thous and the stories reflect ancient times. I would have preferred a modern version.

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    Aleks Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-11-10
    Aleks Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-11-10
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    "Great Book"

    I wish I would have read this book earlier in life. But now that I have, I'll definitely be passing this on to my children. Great lessons and practical advice for handling finances.

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    Efren Lordsburg, NM, USA 03-04-10
    Efren Lordsburg, NM, USA 03-04-10
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    best book ever

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    Donald 08-11-09
    Donald 08-11-09
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    "absolutely fantastic!!"

    I completely enjoyed this audiobook. Its lessons on improving one's personal finances are well founded and time tested, yet not delivered in a dry sleep-inducing manner. I greatly enjoy self development books but often find them to be a little boring to sit through. I was finished with this one before i knew it, grabbed my device and started it again!

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    Barbara Maricopa, AZ, USA 05-22-08
    Barbara Maricopa, AZ, USA 05-22-08
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    "Awesome"

    If you can get past the language, which was easy to do in my opinion, then you will appreciate the message being related. The history of Babylon at the end I found also interesting. Highly recommend this book.

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    Conook Hoopa, Ca USA 04-29-08
    Conook Hoopa, Ca USA 04-29-08 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Advice and words to live by"

    My son listened to this audiobook with me on a trip. He learned a lot and enjoyed the style that the stories were told. I bought it for him so that he will always have the story on his Ipod and I can have mine back.

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    Carlos miami beach, FL, USA 10-04-07
    Carlos miami beach, FL, USA 10-04-07
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    "easy read and very practical knowledge"

    A very enjoyable listening. Common sense but reinforces practical finacial habits. I would definately recommend for an adolescent/teenager to develop good habits early on in life.

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    Brian Westminster, CO, USA 03-31-07
    Brian Westminster, CO, USA 03-31-07
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    A must read. Great for anyone. My Dad gave me this book with I was a teenager and reviewing it was great! I recommend to anyone who is serious about being financially literate.

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    Drew Wolsey 05-14-07
    Drew Wolsey 05-14-07 Member Since 2014
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    "Good, not great"

    I enjoyed this book but did not love it. There were some solid ideas (All pretty basic though). I can see where a lot of the newer authors have stolen their ideas.

    What I didn't like was the repetitiveness. There was story after story drilling the exact same points.

    So overall I would recommend this book to others with a disclaimer of some boring repetitiveness.

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    E. Fletty 06-12-07
    E. Fletty 06-12-07 Member Since 2012
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    "RMB Review"

    I couldn't even get through this book. I thought it was a classic, but it was so cheesy! It was written for 3rd grade bible study students with WAY too much thou doest and thy prophesize.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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