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Rich Dad's Guide to Investing

What the Rich Invest In That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Written by: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Investing means different things to different people… and there is a huge difference between passive investing and becoming an active, engaged investor. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing, one of the three core titles in the Rich Dad Series, covers the basic rules of investing, how to reduce your investment risk, how to convert your earned income into passive income… plus Rich Dad’s 10 Investor Controls.

The Rich Dad philosophy makes a key distinction between managing your money and growing it… and understanding key principles of investing is the first step toward creating and growing wealth. This book delivers guidance, not guarantees, to help anyone begin the process of becoming an active investor on the road to financial freedom.

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

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Great book for beginners

This is a great book to introduce professionals looking to become more financially literate. It can sometimes be hard to follow, and does sometimes sponsor the "Cash-Flow Game". Otherwise, it is a good book to add to ones arsenal of books that will lay the foundation for building knowledge and understanding about money and investing.

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Beat around the bushes book, nothing valuable

Couldn't stand any more of those lessons-conversations between Rich Dad and Robert. Rich Dad says something in riddle, Robert stupidly asks "what do you mean?" then half hour of the explanation of a simple thing covered in puzzle ... Why most people are non successful in investing? Oh... See, it's because they don't know what do they want and they don't have a plan... blah-blah-blah... same over and over... waste of time. Didn't finish..

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Not very technical

The book is an easy listen, not very technical. I think he could have cut the 14.5 hrs and kept it a bit more focused instead of all the story telling.
Disclaimer: Have not finished the book yet ! Maybe i will change my mind.

#Audible1

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eye opener

#Audible1 This book opened my eyes to the way taxes work, its helped me decide where i would like to start generating my cashflow from

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Mindset change

After reading this my mindset about how easy it can be in today’s Information age to become rich. Lots of information that I had no idea about investing! Great read if you want to start your journey to becoming rich but don’t know where to start. Hopefully now I can use the knowledge and actually achieve my goals of becoming rich.


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Eye Opening

Really enjoyed listening to this audio book! Very insightful, but I do wish I listened to Cash Quadrants prior to better understand the concepts. I plan on re-listening to this book after completing the Cash Quadrant. The concepts in the book really opened new doors to ideas and perspectives on how to better have money work for me. Glad to have invested my time with this book.

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  • Deen Haniff
  • 2018-09-22

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The book was quite long. I have read this book, cashflow quadrant, and rich dad poor dad. You can just read rich dad poor dad and potentially cash flow quadrant and get a new mindset as to how to start thinking. Those two books I would say are the most important. This entire book felt like repetition of previous statements Robert has made in both rich dad poor dad and cashflow quadrant.

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  • Raymond Brooks
  • 2016-10-15

Learnt allot even though there may be some fluff

Whether you like him or not, Robert has great advice and really changed my way of thinking as well as reinforced my way of thinking in some areas. Ever since I started following his guides, my life has changed for the better and I finally feel like I'm in control of my life.

Their are some issues with the book in that there is a bit of fluff where he says the same thing over and over but in different ways, and then if you're already familiar with his other books he goes over stuff you already know, over and over, so its a little annoying. BUT there's a lot of new info in here that's definitely worth buying the book for.

If you're trying to get out of the rat race of that 9 to 5 then get this book. Its worth it, get it on audible and listen to it while in traffic. You'll get a fire like never before to get your life on track to stop working for money and get your money working for you.

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  • Robert Macias
  • 2017-05-16

Buyer Beware: Not what it seems

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

One claim in the beginning of this book is that any investor of any level can get some thing form this book. After grinding through the entire book, I can say that this is almost entirely false. Robert does go through some points about becoming an investor can be important, but that's really it. You keep getting the feeling that he will walk the listener into a new ideas, but instead he always finds a way to circle back to old ideas (many from his first book) and repeat the to a mind numbing level.

This book titled guide to investing, but there's next to nothing about investing as it pertains to how the economy works, stocks, bonds, futures, ect. There's some, but its an afterthought.

I also covered Rich Dad Poor Dad, and I found some of the philosophy easily palatable to readers. but that was it. I think that all the author had to say was in that book, and I personally cant imagine that I will buy another book in this series. If you are interested in investing, then you will find plenty other great ones on Audible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-01-05

the book diverts completely from its subject

This book diverts and is becomes general and less useful. not really that pleased of such wading

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  • Dan Shields
  • 2015-07-11

Same thought repeated over and over

The motivation is there, the actionable ideas are not. Same thoughts repeated over and over as fill is annoying.

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  • Jason
  • 2014-08-08

Repetitive Sales Pitch & Fake Stories

What was most disappointing about Robert T. Kiyosaki’s story?

This book completely fiction and made up. He never had 2 dads and "Rich Dad" never existed. It's been proven and he's admitted it. Yet, with his horrible writing and disturbingly repetitive stories and statements, it's amazing how he can repeat the same garbage for this long, book after book after book.

If you read the first book, you will NOT get anything new out of here. So disappointed, it's a complete rip off and sales pitch to attend his seminars and buy his ridiculously expensive mentoring packages (that are just more sales pitches).

Any additional comments?

DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS BOOK! Fair warning, it's the same stuff in his first book, just overly embellished, exaggerated, and useless. He literally continues to repeat, "your house is not an asset" "Rich Dad's philosophy is your house is not an asset" "Why call your house an asset if it costs you money" "your house is not an asset" "Rich Dad's philosophy is your house is not an asset"..... see where I'm going?

DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!

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  • Adam
  • 2013-02-08

Repititive

This is a very long book with LOT AND LOTS of fluff. He says a lot without saying anything important, restating the same useless banter about himself over and over again. It's frustrating. Over and over he says the same things, it's as though he needed to repeat himself just to have enough content to fill a book. It could have been less than half its length. It's pathetic and I feel cheated.

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  • Armando
  • 2019-06-11

similar to the 1st book. rich dad poor dad

Overall it is a good book.But he doesnt explain how to invest in real estate and portfolio income.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-23

Brilliant author

Kiyosaki has done it again! A phenomenal read filled with meat. We can comfortably expand our horizons and think bigger. Identity different types of investors, understand which promotes growth, learn how to invest from the inside, and deliver into the BI Triangle. And so much more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-11

Duplicate and repetitive

This book is too long while content is very little and repeating. I don't recommend it.

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