I almost didn’t buy this book because of the title. I had to read it to get the reason behind it. But I’m glad I did... This book teaches you why and how you should build up assets that produce cash flow (real estate being one of many options) in order to have income that covers your expenses without having to work actively for that income. Thereafter, you’re free to pursue whatever work or passion that inspires you - whether for money or not.
Like the authors - I’m definitely not someone who ever wants to retire and let my brain waste away. I also don’t want to wait for decades to have to enjoy myself. I hate budgeting and skimping... so I generally like books that offer unconventional advice that’s practical.
I’ve read most of the Rich Dad books over the past 20 years, as well as many other investment/finance books. I felt this one taught me something new and covered all the bases from mindset to vision to tactics and provided an idea of where to start and what to do. I even felt this could have been two books with all the information it contained. So if you don't want to be a compulsive reader like I am, then just read this one book on the topic and you'll gain a lot of insight.
I gave this book 5 stars because even though I’ve done well financially through a business I own, it really made me question some of my financial assumptions.
I still hate the title though because it doesn’t sell the value. Maybe these would have been better, not sure - “Work Is Optional”, “Retire Whenever” or “Retirement Is For Losers.” (Losers because if you have to sacrifice and save for 40 years to only start really living... doing work that you don’t enjoy along the way... then you’ve actually lost the game of life in my opinion.)