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The Richest Man in Babylon

Written by: George S. Clason
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
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This inspiring book, began in 1926 as a series of informational pamphlets distributed by banks and insurance companies. By 1927, several of these pamphlets had been compiled into a book and this collection has been in print ever since. It has helped millions of people, and has been hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth.

A modern day classic, The Richest Man in Babylon dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. These famous "Babylonian parables" offer an understanding of - and solution to - a lifetime's worth of personal financial problems, and holds the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, and earning more money.

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Worth Every Cent!

I remember hearing about this book on the social it was in many top pick book lists for business and rightfully so. I wanted to see what the hype was all about so I picked it up and I am glad i did. Worth Every cent!
I have reread this book so many times and come back to it when I feel I'm going off course. This book actually teaches you how to become rich, One of the main characters goes through many trials and we hear about how he failed and the lessons we should all learn. This book is not a get rich quick trick but rather a manual on how to acquire wealth, keep it, and multiply it.

The main take away from this book should be anyone can build wealth regardless of how much they make if you put in the work. Definitely would recommend this book to everyone that feels they want or cant build wealth you can do it!

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Great!

Everyone should listen to this. Very enlightening and gives the basics of money mgmt in a way that's easy to understand and follow while being concise at the same time.

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Pay Yourself First

I picked up this book, wanting to know where the term "pay yourself first" came from. It turns out, I had misinterpreted it. I'm glad I now have the true understanding. Great read.

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Too hard to follow with all the shakesperian lingo

Would love if there was a regular person version in plain English, I keep going back to relisten because the words sound so ancient that I have no idea what is being said. "thou, thine" etc. also the centence structure is all scrambled up to sound like its Shakespeare or something, I'm trying to learn how to build wealth not how to be more cultured.

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why in the Earth I read it just now?!

one of the most profound books I ever read or listen in my life.
so simple, clear and RIGHT!

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Truly a Personal Finance Classic

I admit I put listening to this one off for a while thinking it was outdated, the title isn't catchy, yada yada... every excuse in the book (no pun intended). I regret not listening to this YEARS AGO and now truly understand why this is considered a classic in the personal finance world. Granted, the language is sometimes outdated --mostly because the author tries to narrate by portraying the language used in the Babylonian era. However, all the stories narrated and all the parables are just applicable today, if not more so, as they were when this book was written or even since the beginning of time. It made me truly reflect on why some of my extended family members, close family members and within my generation, are truly wealthy versus my own circumstances and my immediate family's errors in our ways and thinking. If you're struggling financially, do yourself a favour and take 5 hours of your time to listen to this and seriously consider revising whatever strategy you have. It's not a get-rich-quick scheme, these are lessons for life.

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Excellent advice through captivating tales!

Simple and easily applicable financial advice conveyed through a series of fascinating stories. Who would have thought financial planning from thousands of years ago would be so directly applicable today? Excellent book, highly recommended.

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Classic

Really pertinent stories to me and help with my personal struggles with money, debt and purpose.

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Great intro book about money

Best book about money I've read so far. It reads like a book of tales dispensing timeless wisdom about how money works. The format really did it for me.

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The Richest man in Babylon

This is a must to read. This story not only has the right secrets to becoming well off, but has teachings of how a man should view the world through a proper work ethic and honour.

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