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Rich Dad Poor Dad is the #1 personal finance book of all time. Listen today to set yourself up for a wealthy, happy future.

Robert Kiyosaki’s easy tips and straight talk will…

  • Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich
  • Challenge the belief that your house is an asset
  • Define once and for all an asset and a liability
  • Show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to educate kids about money
  • Clearly lay out what to teach kids about money for their future financial success

With an incredible number of 5-star reviews, Rich Dad Poor Dad has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Kiyosaki has earned a reputation for irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. His easy-to-understand audiobook empowers you to make changes now - and enjoy the results for years to come.

"The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money… but never learn to have money work for them."
--Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad - The #1 Personal Finance Book of All Time!

Rich Dad Poor Dad is a starting point for anyone looking to gain control of their financial future.”
--USA Today

©2011 by CASHFLOW Technologies, Inc. (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Just awesome

I wish I had read this book ten years ago. I feel like I have gained more from the last several hours than I did from most of my university courses.

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Get to the point...

Author makes a very valid but very simple point: spend you money on things that earn you money. Don't spend on material items that only depreciate. The problem is he talks in circles about this theory over and over again. You think you'll get more out of it but you never do.

Spend your money on assets that grow and teach your kids about money. Simple. Saved you several wasted hours.

Also, coloured with some anti-tax rhetoric. Just a warning.

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Enlightenment on investment

Excellent book. Too bad, I listened to this book only now.
most importantly it is a real story.
It not an author narrating a x, y, z technique to become rich or for better investment, but a real self experience.
A must read book.

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Excellent Book - Not the Greatest Narration

Awesome book and awesome material. Unfortunately the reader or performer, sounds like he is eating while reading the book and makes nasty sounds with his mouth. sorry Tim wheeler... I appreciate your reading but the sound of you sucking on a candy is not appealing.

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Just Amazing & Interesting

Lots to learn, Good for someone to start thinking.
just amazing, well put together into story
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I no longer want to be a part of the rat race

Love the information and I start today being financial fit. Never had someone explain financial intelligence like this author did.

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So / So

I really wanted to like this book.

Some (not much) original thought. The idea of measuring financial health through cashflow from portfolio income is interesting. The comments about financial education were interesting. The distinction between assets and liabilities (based on the author's criteria) is interesting ...

Some generalities and lack of substance. For example (using my words), if you don't have your own money's to invest, use other people's money. High risk investments sometimes pay off. It's a great idea to buy low and sell high. Come on!

All in all, not a total waste of time, but not a masterpiece either.

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  • M.M
  • 2020-10-21

Great Storyline

This book is written in a great perspective. It has a way of keeping you interested and wanting more. The language is normal everyday language that makes this a great read for a wide spread age group. This will be a book that I keep in my collection and read a few times over without a doubt.
I highly recommend reading this if you're interested in gaining a good understanding on handling money.
I have already put my order in for the Cashflow 101 board game!

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Must listen!

I enjoyed listening to this classic. It’s full of helpful one liners. In terms of the narration, I agree with the rest of the reviews. It’d have been better to have the author to narrate. I’d definitely recommend this A. book to all friend and family.

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best book ever I learned a lot from it

just love this book that I even want to listen to it again and again lots of of helpful information

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-20

Wow. This book is one big bad advice

The only good advice here is that you should work on your financial education. Which is common sense

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-19

Fiction

This book is a great motivational fictional story. There is nothing useful for real life and I believe some advices are pretty much illegal.

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  • Anthony Y
  • 2021-01-07

Financial "Guru" that Constantly Goes Broke

1) Robert Kiyosaki's various "companies" have filed for bankruptcy several times and ,most recently, in 2020. He promotes unethical and unsustainable practices that essentially drain his companies bone dry.For some one who is a "money god," this is about as evident a red flag as a surgeon who asks where the appendix is located. I sure as hell am not listening to a litteral fucking hypocrite.

2) Dudes only claim to fame/welath is this book (made to sell his board game, above all else, in 1997). Only good takeaway from reading are about investing in assets, not liabilities, but that is litteraly one of the first concepts taught in finance 101 or 110&. Dude claims the board game (a litteral peice of card board) is more valuable then a four year degree, which screams of a snake oil salesmen trying to exploit the uneducated with hopes of wealth. Essentially, this book "bestows revolutionary knowledge" that is bare bones knowledge to anyone with a business diploma.

Oh, wait, I forgot he didn't have one. Robert Kiyosaki preaches anti-intullectualism because his poor phD daddy got broke from bad persoanal behavior. Seemingly, his father's failings as a person seemed to engrave a vendetta against academia itself. But, understanding that RV trailer residents aren't billionaires, he substitute schooling with "street smarts," because "street smarts" is where the money is made. I guess he doesn't mention how "street smarts" can be learned in a matter of minutes. Mabey that's why he litereraly built an entire buisness out of seminars and lectures in a collegiate style fashion (RichLLC), so he could hold people for longer and charge them more for his "precious time." Guess those street smarts didn't sell enough velcro wallets (previous company) or board games (RichLLC).


If you see this guy on YouTube, stay clear. He mostly earns money by pretending to be wealthy online and catfishing the susceptible. Most likely, he will even tell you to get "read" this book, so he can keep pocketing that sweet, sweet, poorly written, and vauge royalty money.


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  • Mathew Copeland
  • 2017-11-28

great book but....

The book itself is worth the buy and then some, the only reason I found it hard to finish was one thing that the narrator did. Constantly having to hear him have to "wet his lips" is irritating to the listener, especially when using headphones while listening. It's not normally a big deal unless it's something you have to hear every other sentence.

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  • Kevin P.
  • 2017-08-29

This book will re shape your finance mind

This book will reshape how you think about money. It will truly show you what you have been doing wrong since you were a kid, what you were not taught and should have been taught when you were growing up. I wish I had some of the advice this book offers a few years back when I was younger it would have made a world of difference by now. It's never too late to learn though. Read this and act. Don't let the common emotions of the (chicken litttles) in this world steer you away from becoming a business owner or an investor. It's your freedom on the line and no one else's.

Thank you Robert God bless

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  • Scott Brown
  • 2018-04-15

Outdated and ironic

I had read the paper version of this book in 2011 while attending grad school. Having little to no financial literacy at the time, the concepts were foreign but digestible. I would like to think that I took away some of the author’s broad themes after I completed the book.

Desiring an easy ‘filler’ book between two others, I recently returned to the audiobook version for a catch-up. One of the first things I noticed these six years later was that several of the anecdotes were outdated or misleading. Specifically, the continued referral to Donald Trump’s financial abilities. Now I’m not pretending to know everything there is to know about Trump’s financial status, but I thought he bankrupted his companies?

Which brings me to my last thought of irony. After finishing the audiobook this time around, I read a few articles online informing me that Kiyosaki (his company) has recently declared bankruptcy as well. Additionally, several countries have him and his business under intense scrutiny for fraud and scams. Again, I don’t know all the facts (and you should do your own research to build your own case) but I do find it somewhat worrisome that an author who’s trying to aid in financial intelligence and give us tools to increase our cash flow is himself in hot water financially and morally.

At the end of the day, it’s your time and money; do what you want with them. For me, I won’t be recommending this book again. I believe Kiyosaki’s time has past.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2014-07-20

simplistic and self satisfied

What would have made Rich Dad Poor Dad better?

more research and less boasting; more solid information not just anecdotes

Has Rich Dad Poor Dad turned you off from other books in this genre?

this author

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

basic points are good but never elaborated upon

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  • Sandra
  • 2012-07-07

READER NEEDS MORE TRAINING!!!

Would you listen to Rich Dad Poor Dad again? Why?

The book is very good!. The reader, Tim Wheeler, has not received proper breathing instruction to narrate a book. Some people don't breath while they speak. This is not a healthy habit. It is distracting to listen to a book where the reader holds his breath and gasps between pauses. It actully interrupts my breathing while listening to him.!!!


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  • Nick
  • 2013-06-04

Great Book - Bad Narrator

Would you try another book from Robert T. Kiyosaki and/or Tim Wheeler?

Robert - Yes
Tim - No

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator was constantly swallowing and making disgusting noises when he wasn't talking. The noises are loud and extremely unpleasant, especially when listening on earphones.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The content was good.

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  • R. lee
  • 2019-03-14

Inspirational and impractical

This book helped get my head back on track in terms of my approach to personal finance. The advice and personal accounts of his own rise to wealth are impractical though. He makes it sound like buying then selling real estate at a substantial profit is a matter of course for the average person. He also advocates tax lien certificates (as described in The 16% Solution) as a more profitable way to save cash at high interest rate securely. Whether or not that's true probably depends on a lot of factors but all of his advice is very high touch in terms of effort for the investor. Listen to the book for the inspiration but be wary of the advice.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2018-03-27

Juste génial

Un chef d'œuvre intéressant simple et entraînant. Aucun creux ni en terme de culture financière, livre accessible à tous.

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  • Benjamin
  • 2017-07-22

Excellent ! Ce livre mérite sa réputation.

Je ne suis pas bilingue mais ce livre n'est pas difficile à comprendre, le narrateur est très bon.

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  • Mohamed Said
  • 2021-07-10

Poor story

The guy has 3 phrases that he repeated 1000 times, as a cheap demagogy technique.

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  • Alina Paun
  • 2020-11-14

Very good book

Loved it simple and practical . very pragmatic approach to addressing the basic making money education.

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  • Kaspar Weimer
  • 2020-06-18

Basically: Work is useless

Overview:
Hard work and self discipline won't make you wealthier.
Just learn money ticks :
1- spend less
2- be an "entrepreneur"
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109- buy my next book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-12-27

Financially helpful

A great book in personal finance, especially for those who are in their young stages. I find myself having made lots of money traps, then this book was to raise me up. Recommended!

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  • Alex en Conscience
  • 2019-10-11

EXCELLENT

Je regrette de ne pas l'avoir lu plus tôt ! Ce livre est vraiment une pure merveille.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-16

Very inspiring

One of the best books I've read. Very inspiring and life changing. I recommend it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-11-17

Excellent!

I really enjoyed the audiobook. The author makes it like you can live through his story and it's captivative.

No precise hints on how to get rich but it's your job to find out!

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  • Jacob Delfin
  • 2018-06-28

Great audiobook

A classic. Don’t let idiots discourage from reading or listening to this. Great advice for novices as well as experienced investors.