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FAKE

Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets: How Lies Are Making the Poor and Middle Class Poorer
Narrated by: William LeRoy
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (326 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Robert Kiyosaki - author of the #1 personal finance book of all time - has built a legacy around simplifying complex and often-confusing subjects like money and investing. He continues to challenge conventional wisdom and asks the questions that will help listeners sift through today's information overload to uncover ways to assess what's real... and what isn't. And use truth and facts as a foundation for taking control of their financial lives. 

In this new book, Robert fights what’s "fake" and helps listeners differentiate between what’s real...and what isn’t. 

Robert pulls no punches in his assessment of what is passed off as "fact" or conventional wisdom and believes that a strong foundation - for anything we want to build - needs to start with solid, true information. In today’s uncertain times, creating a secure financial future and the peace of mind that comes with it starts with taking action and taking control. 

In FAKE: Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets, Robert delivers insights and answers that help ordinary people - who probably haven’t had a lot of financial education - determine what’s "real" and relevant to their financial lives.

Every day we are bombarded with news reports and information and opinions... How do we decipher fact from fiction? How do we differentiate between truth and lies? And determine what’s real... from what isn’t? Kiyosaki believes that it starts with education, financial education designed to make us smarter with our money - and able to fight what’s fake and use what isn’t to secure our financial future.

©2019 by Robert T. Kiyosaki. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Light on the Peanut Butter Heavy on the Crust!

Overall it constantly reminded me that it's purpose might have been to sell us on gold. A kitchen junk drawer of a read; IF your junk drawer was filled with old religious booklets, gold coin advertisement brochures and pamphlets from those multilevel marketing seminars you used to go to that were so heavy on the self-help quotes and jargon while never really being clear on what you'd be selling.
Listening to the book got most annoying when the narrator had to read aloud questions and answers to Robert. He'd have to say "Question:......." then "Answer:....." over and over like someone reading a script for their first part in a film forgetting that they don't have to keep saying their character's name before their lines.
That's not to say that I didn't find any useful information in this book, but most of the time it left the listener hanging as Robert moved away from personal finance and onto tangents about his spirituality. There were many mentions of Cryptocurrency, or "The People's Money" but he'd drop the subject just as randomly as he'd bring it up leaving you with a sense that he could have left any mention of it out of the book altogether without anyone missing it. Didn't leave the impression that Cryptocurrency was something he knew much about anyway. I will continue to check out other Rich Dad resources, but this book was far from my favorite.
I'll sum this book up for you all........."Gold.....blah blah.....Gold....Gold...blah blah....God....Gold.....God....Gold...Gold.... The End"

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Unbelievably disappointing.

After enjoying his last books, I was stoked to try this one. Half the book is a cliff-notes version of the work of Stephen Brill, which you can buy yourself on audible. He freely quotes huge portions of Brill’s book and article, in place of original thought. The other half of this book is a multiple hour commercial for gold and silver. He repeats it over and over and over. “Gold was around in ancient times, it will be around when just roaches are left on earth.” Not his deepest thinking.

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A far cry from Rich Dad Poor Dad

Oof - it is painful listening to this book after enjoying his original book Rich Dad Poor Dad. He went from the clear, logical advice that he gave there to this book where he answers the question of how much gold you should have in your portfolio with, "Well a guru once told me that however much gold you own is how much money you'll make in a month because gold attracts wealth and that's worked for me."

Makes me wonder if the reason he wrote it was simply to make the "infinite return" on investment he claims in here that writing a book will generate.

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Disappointing - no new material

I’ve enjoyed many of Robert Kiyosaki’s previous books, but there is nothing new in this book, just rehashing material he’s already written. And he repeats it over and over again. It’s quite annoying.

I certainly recommend “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, “Cashflow Quadrant”, “Unfair Advantage”, and “Conspiracy of the Rich”, and definitely check out his lineup of “Rich Dad Advisors” books. If you’ve read those, there’s nothing more for you to learn in this book.

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No clear explanations. CRAP!!!!

Not only is anything explained well, but Kiyosaki constantly repeats himself!!!! Too bad, would have been interesting to learn something. Don’t buy. It s a waste.

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Strange book with dramatic reading

I've listened to half of the book and it's hard to get past the performer who is confusing outloud reading of non fiction book with Hamlet performance.

The content is a bit strange, mainly on conspiracy theories and survivalism.

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This is a must read! Clear on real & fake assets!

Robert makes it very clear on real & fake assets! He's been teaching on this since his first book Rich Dad Poor Dad. I only wish I knew this before I went to college. I would have had a much more successful start in my financial life! I hope that people start to take note of the message he keeps warning us of and become much smarter in business and investing.

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left me hungry for more information

It interesting and an eye opener on how we're hoodwinked by financial gaints, this book is for who wants to learn from real teachers...

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One the best books I've ever read!

This is it! ...the who, what, where, when, why, and how "They" have done, are doing, and are planning to do to America and all of its citizens. if you are not born into the top Elite percentage, you are purposely conditioned to be sheeple in regards to the miseducation &/or lack of education in financial literacy.

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Astute & Generous with Wisdom

thank you Robert and Kim as always. I have been a student of Rich Dad education since the late 90s. this information is priceless and I so appreciate you're sharing the spiritual transformation that is the true wealth of a human being!

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  • Chris Humphreys
  • 06-08-19

Works for me.

So let me start with saying as the other reviews state the audiobook does repeat some things, the first half more than the second, but repetition is how we learn. Usually if I read or listen to audio I play it twice anyway. The content and value of this programme is brilliant I learnt a lot and have followed Roberts advice as best as my budget can. I can only assume the negative reviewers did not finish the audio and that is a shame as there are lots of golden nuggets in here that I can, have and will apply. Thanks Robert for more great story telling and information in such a fake time.

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  • maria
  • 06-26-19

Very repetitive

Some interesting perspectives were presented. However, if you have read Rich Dad Poor Dad, then this book repeats it for the most part. Many sections of this book are copied and pasted several times throughout and I feel that no attention has been paid in the editing, it is quite disapointing and I don't feel valued or respected as a reader.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-20-19

Robert the realest teacher

l have learned a lot thank you soo much Robert you are my real teacher

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-19

explosive !!!

changed my thinking regarding real money and what is true. thank you for this robert

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  • Mr James Rutherford
  • 06-16-19

Average book for Robert Kiyosaki

First of all I love Robert Kiyosaki. Rich dad poor dad and the unfair advantage are amazing books. This book doesn’t really teach anything new. He covers crypto some what and has a large proportion of the book covering spiritual learning. However, after finishing this book I didn’t think I learned anything new.

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  • Jon P
  • 06-04-19

A real wake up call

I enjoy Roberts books and this one, although a bit repetitive is very informative and gets you thinking. recommended.

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  • Mihai C.
  • 06-12-19

returned after 2 hours of listening

it's repetitive to the extreme almost feels like he's got Alzheimer's very little actual value

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  • A Hurst
  • 06-07-19

Unedited and repetitive

A rehash and still full of fake stories. “And I challenged Rich Dad at the age of four...” 🙄

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-19

Amazing read

This book is a must read (listen to), for those who are living in ‘hope’ that their retirement plan will deliver as promised. Similarly, it will help you to understand the difference between assets and liabilities, and which one your mortgaged house is. Too much content was covered, but the story attached to it made it easier to understand- especially the physical gold/silver aspect.

Thank you Robert Kiyosaki for sharing your story, it was brilliant.

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  • Andrea
  • 06-19-19

The ugly truth

The tough truth about the money system. Easy to listen to recommend for every one who likes learning.

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  • john
  • 06-11-19

Best so far

This book makes number 8 that i have read and it is defiantly the best. I recommend to anyone with an open mind.
He references many other books and authors, most which i have read and i enjoyed his perspective and what he took away from those books and historical events.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-19

Good read

Robert very cleverly names names and brings to light what the popular media are not reporting on. Thank you Robert and Rich dad team, I certainly appreciate this book!

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  • Daniel
  • 05-31-19

great audiobook!!

wasn't long enough though...very interesting... superb financial education
and wonderful to listen to..its good to find out what the government's and the major banks are doing to the poor and middle class in future years to come..