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)
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.
yes, you hear something different every time
how you can always start again
was how being discipline can show you to live on 70 to 90% of your income.
to pay myself
This book made me think about how much money is spent on others and how little spend on me.
Yes, stories are very well done and the lessons are timeless.
I would say that a lot of personal financial and wealth building books are in the same category.
No, I have not this is first and a great one!
Learn the many ways to fatten your "purse" with gold. Many practical examples of how to grow personal wealth and apply your earnings to earn even more.
Love the narrator and the lessons are timeless! Highly recommend this book!
Great book- much needed reminder of the tried and true principles of successful personal finance and investing.
This book is a very entertaining collection of short stories that will teach financial wisdom. The stories are about how the ancients created wealth. The surprising part is that it all makes sense. I recommend listening to this with paper and pen so that you can write down these lessons. they will not be hard to find. In fact, they are in several places. A few of them are common sense but when they are woven into such an interesting story such as this, the lesson sticks better.
The second time I listened to this, I had pen and paper and I wrote down the lessons. I applied them to the way I handled my money. They work.. and they work well. I had initially listened to this recording several years from another source. I downloaded it to have my own copy and I am glad I did.
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