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The Millionaire Next Door Audiobook

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

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Publisher's Summary

Who are the rich in this country? What do they do? How do they invest? How did they get rich? Can you ever become one of them? Get the answers in The Millionaire Next Door, the never-before-told story about wealth in America. You'll be surprised by what you find out.

©2000 Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D.; (P)2000 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved, SOUND IDEAS is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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"The implication of The Millionaire Next Door is that nearly anybody with a steady job can amass a tidy fortune." (Forbes)

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    The Shoo Shack 10-23-17
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    "One of the best books you'll ever read..."

    My husband and I both have listened to this book 5+ times and continue loving it. It's motivating, educational, and easy to follow along with. Great advice and straightforward tips on how to grow wealth. Plus, the presenters are very easy to listen to!

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    Andrew 10-23-17
    Andrew 10-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "great"

    great clear prospective on what millionaire value and priorities truly are. No hat all cattle

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    Sharon 10-15-17
    Sharon 10-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Oldie but a Goldie"

    Although this book is about 20 years old, the information is sound for the vast majority of the topics. Also interesting to discover how many predictions have come true.

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    Devon 10-13-17
    Devon 10-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "This book is terrible"

    This book could be one sentence. If you want to be wealthy save more than you spend. Not useful

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    Haylee Bateman 10-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very educational. "

    This book teaches a lot of good lessons. There is tons of valuable info in this book. Sometimes there is a little too much info as it can be hard to just read through the lists of data provided. Despite having been written 20 years ago, this books is still relevant.

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    Anonymous 10-04-17
    10-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "repetitious but informative"

    just a little repetitious but a gold mine of information. I am a lot more informed on how and why millionaires become millionaires

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    amazon soldier 09-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome book!"

    The Millionaire Next Door, is an awesome book it should be part of curriculum in all public schools. I highly recommended for everyone to read it. No matter what your background is you must read / listen to this book!!!

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    ASH 09-24-17
    ASH 09-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "After 20 years, this proves to be the most important work in My and my family's investment"

    I read this book when it was released. My uncle gave me a copy with his notes written in a couple years later. It's truths could guide anyone to being a millionaire, and to having a more meaningful and enjoyable life along the way. it explains the far too frequent difference in mentality and results between the have and the have-not's. It reveals that a person's level of wealth is far less dependent on their income and circumstances then most might imagine. Good luck and blessings to those who read it and follow it's timeless advice.

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    Anonymous 09-23-17
    09-23-17
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    "I loved it."

    At first I thought the narrator was monotone, but then there was something soothing about his voice that I found relaxing. I listened to this book because Barefoot Investor quoted from it. I liked the way it felt meaty and solid. The message was all through the book - be frugal, be frugal, be frugal.

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    Eddy Ekobena 09-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book with great information!"

    Very enlightening book. Held me interest from beginning to end. Would recommend it for anyone interested in being wealthy in the future

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  • Michael
    Texas, USA
    12/23/12
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    "Makes money sense"

    Sobering read in todays instant gratification world. The chapters in this book will shift most peoples paradigms on wealth and its accumulation. The book provides a sages worth of attitude changing insights into why individuals need to be more conscious of money management. It indirectly also provides hope that with the right money and investment attitude, regardless of the level of current income, one can make steady progress towards a significantly improved financial position over the long run.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Mohammed
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom
    12/29/11
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    "Briliant."

    Fantastic this book has changed my life. This book is also recomended to me by Brian Tracy

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Judy Corstjens
    9/25/16
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    "A fascinating analysis of a rather niche topic"

    The two authors have done vast amounts of thoughtful research into the spending patterns of affluent Americans, and the book often sounds like a market research report. This does not mean that it is not a fascinating piece of work, though I imagine it will not appeal to everyone. Thomas Stanley and William Danko set out a clear definition and analysis of what wealthy means, in their eyes. Their ‘wealth equation’ - age*gross annual income /10 - allows the authors to calculate an 'expected net worth' for individuals and thus determine whether a person is an accumulator (net worth > than estimate) or a spender (net worth < than estimate). They then compare the extremes, 'Prodigious Accumulators of Wealth' (PAWs) with ‘Under Accumulators of Wealth' (UAWs). This is in itself and insight. The key to being ‘rich’ (under their definition) is to live substantially below your means. In their world, PAWs are rich (even if they only have a net worth of $400k) and UAWs are poor even if they live the high life, subsidised by their parents or credit. This is actually more philosophical than financial – frugal PAWs feel financially secure and have the confidence that comes from being 'self-made', spendthrift UAWs worry about money and their old age. It’s very Mr Micawber: spend 19 pounds, 19 shillings and six pence, result happiness (though Micawber’s formula implies a surplus of 1/40 or 2.5%, S&D suggest you should aim for 10% or more). Stanley and Danko have also observed and then thought deeply about how the financial attitudes and behaviors of parents impact on their children. Many PAWs get it right by instilling the correct values of frugality and independence in their children. They help them with education and perhaps a house purchase or business investment, but they do not push cash gifts on their adult children. Unwise PAW parents use their wealth to cosset and/or control their children, while UAWs instill their spendthrift ways in their own offspring. Americans seem to think and talk more freely about money than we do in the UK, and the book is very US orientated, but I found it really useful to help me position myself in this domain. Obviously, the ideal is some Aristotelian virtuous median, to be neither a tight-wad, nor a spendthrift. This book will have a permanent impact on the way I handle the transfer of wealth to my own kids; I am going to spend more on myself (and my hardworking frugal husband) convinced that their independence is more valuable to our children than free cash.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bernice
    United Kingdom
    6/21/16
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    "Very Different!"

    I have listened to many wealth books and found this one quite different and very, very interesting. For example there was a section about how children of the wealthy can be inspired to be independent rather than just spend their parents' money. There was also insightful information about inheritance. Although the book is American and a little old now, I believe these principles still hold.

    I did not expected to enjoy this book, but I did. I could not believe when the audiobook came to an end, I was so engaged.

    I would very much recommend this book. I would say a must for parents who have adult children they are supporting, or those considering how to pass on their wealth to their offspring in the future.

    Recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • clive
    4/24/16
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    "Spend 8 hours now to save 8 years work( or more ! )"

    A must listen book about personal finance . Much of today's personal finance writing has been inspired by the findings from the studies discussed in this publication . Everyone will learn something about personal finances and importantly themselves in the stories told in The Millionare Next Door .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    4/20/17
    "enjoyable read"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book.. will revisit again in the future... some very good lessons to be learned.
    Narrator was spot on

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  • l girling
    11/24/16
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    "You'll simply learn from this"

    Why don't they teach you in school this, compound interest. It's simple, save invest live less wildly and don't borrow. If you don't learn from the examples in this book then you don't want to learn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colin
    11/15/16
    "Well worth a listen!"

    Some good ideas about making the difference between living the high life or choosing to live modestly in order to build wealth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shane
    8/23/16
    "eye opener "

    showed me different outlook on wealth really good book very educational i would highly recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adegboyega
    4/19/16
    "Nice read, no regrets."

    It is a book that makes sense though some things were overemphasised but was necessary. The points were clear and reasonable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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