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The Thin Green Line

The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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The "Wealth Matters" columnist of The New York Times reveals the habits, worldviews, and practices that lead to true wealth - and why it's more important to be "wealthy" than "rich".

For the better part of the past decade, Paul Sullivan has written about and lived among some of the wealthiest people in America. He has learned how they save, spend, and invest their money; how they work and rest; and how they use their wealth to give their children educational advantages but not strip them of motivation. He has also seen how they make horrendous mistakes. Firsthand, Sullivan knows why some people, even "rich" people, never find true wealth and why other people, even those who have far less, are much wealthier.

Sullivan is part of the "The One Percent" today, but he came from far humbler roots, starting life in the bottom 25 percent. This personal audiobook shows how others can make better financial decisions - and come to terms with what money means to them. It lays out how they can avoid the pitfalls around saving, spending, and giving their money away and think differently about wealth to lead more secure and less stressful lives. An essential complement to all of the financial advice available, this unique guide is a welcome antidote to the idea that wealth is a number on a bank statement.

©2015 Paul Sullivan (P)2015 Simon & Schuster

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Highly recommend

This book now joins the ranks of a few books I recommend to everyone seeking to improve their lives. The thin green line I now imagine in my daily transactions and views about the distinction between rich and wealthy will forever be a part of me, and I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to better their outlook on personal spending and saving.

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Must listen

This is a great way to learn how to think about money. It opened my mind to learn that there is an inherent difference between being rich and being wealthy.

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Financial biography?

About half the time this seemed like a financial biography since the author spent so much time talking about his own finances. Was entertaining but I like other financial books better.

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Excellent

Insightful. Provides some unique perspectives on relationships to money. Well worth the time. Add to your library and soak up the knowledge.

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Living Above the Line

This book about money is none like I have read previously. The author begins by meeting with Tiger21, a group of about 200 members, who each pay a sum of $30,000 a year to be a member of, where they gather together to speak of financial issues. After the group is speaking with the author about his own finances, a few recommendations are made, of which some, like selling a condo in Naples are made.

I loved the fact that the author interviewed several different people with different financial backgrounds and different thought processes. It made this eye opening to me, as I am too one of 1% and intend to stay there by making wise decisions and continue to listen to books such as this.

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  • Eric
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  • 08-21-19

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Interesting information about the difference between being wealthy and being rich. He gave good advice about how to be in the wealthy camp, but I think I was hoping for more emphasis on those points along with the stories. It's probably just preference thing. Good book otherwise.

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A must read for anyone!

Money and the psychology of decision making! This is the best book about money I’ve ever read!

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If you don’t have a lot of money, this may not help you ... yet

It was a decent book at the beginning and end, but the middle of the book had me thinking that the author was writing a book to make money off of people wanting to be rich.

Of the good content that I did read, I felt as though it was beyond me. This wasn’t a book that had performances habits to become successful, as much as it was a memoir of people that were well off that made mistakes. There were way more stories than principles. I found this rather useless.

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Money management and life advice

This was an absolutely exceptional book on money management and life advice. The Future really does depend on everyone making sound decisions. Both financially and in each of our personal lives.

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