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Publisher's Summary

A frequent guest on national TV and radio shows, David Chilton is widely praised for his ability to combine humor and common sense to show people the simplicity of sound financial planning. This updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books will help you straighten out the complex twists and turns of personal finance on the road to monetary independence. Chilton shows you how to get rich slowly and steadily - even if your salary is average!

Relying on his fictional assistant, Roy the barber, and healthy dollops of humor, Chilton shows how you can take charge of your money now and achieve future financial freedom. Using an entertaining story to present his plan, Chilton shows you the way to fiscal good fortune, even if your current finances seem like a calamity. L.J. Ganser’s congenial narration highlights Chilton’s affable, readily accessible style.

©1998 David Barr Chilton (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

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Finacial wisdom

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you need to get some insight into financial matters in day to day life, read this book.

What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

witty style of the author

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This generate amusement while listening to the book

Any additional comments?

I would like to recommend this book to anybody who want to become financially stable but clueless about basic financial facts.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A good listen with useful advice

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would. Good story, useful information, and great listening experience.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Wealthy Barber himself. Gave a lot of useful information.

Which character – as performed by L. J. Ganser – was your favorite?

Hard to pick, he did a very good job in my opinion. Looking for more books with him.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Wealthy Barber?

A lot of the financial advice is useful for someone my age.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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It's the American Version

While this book does provide great information and is very practical, I had downloaded it thinking that there was only one version available. Turns out there are two, a Canadian Edition and an American one. I thought there was only a Canadian Edition which confused me at first upon listening to it as he mentioned some very American places and topics. I let it slide at first as I just thought it was part of the Narrative; but as more and more information was given that related only to Americans I started to feel gipped off that all the useful information was slowly becoming useless to me as I am a Canadian.

As I stated previously the book has lost of great and practical information, but only if you live in the US.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great information caught in an odd story.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to learn about personal finance, but it wouldn't be the first book I would recommend. The pros are that its principles are realistic and they are taught in story form, like a novel. The main issue with the book is that the writing style is a bit amateurish. The author is overly descriptive and has too many bad jokes. The author seems to have a fear of using the word "said", instead using words like "expressed", "quipped", and "muttered scornfully". He also uses far too many adverbs, something that any basic college english class teaches you not to do.

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mmmm..Amusing

Amusing,that is about all!
The performance is very captivating and very well "dramatized" but nothing much to the content. Most of the data and advise presented will be very well known to you if you have read any , I mean ANY, financial advice book before.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Every young person needs this book!

I loved it. Listened to it non stop. I feel our generation is very undereducated in the world of money management and this book explains everything in simple terms. Very highly recommended.

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Entertaining and Practical

The content is excellent. All the advice is entertaining and practical. The narrator does an excellent job in keeping you engaged.

I'll definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to be more financially educated

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Great advise, easy read

Not applicable to Canadian readers really, but I finished it anyway. It's a fun way to learn a difficult topic.

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Logical and easy to understand!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I am recommending it to my nieces and nephews. Every person should read this book and the sooner you do, the better.

What did you like best about this story?

The context in which the story was written. It enables the writer to educate the listener/reader in a very simple and easy way that anyone can understand. It takes away the fear that most people have about investing, finances and ... math. So many people fear math and I suspect the same about investing.

What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It wouldn't get read because I read all day and listen to this book when doing things where I can't read, like driving.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Well, I don't know if I was moved but I had an "aha" moment when the most basic things were said that I already knew, like the easiest way to make big money is usually in real estate.

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Great Financial Advice for Beginners

This book will help you get on track via practices to encourage saving money and investing in safe manners that will lead to financial success.

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