Has anyone here read this book? I picked this up Sunday and am about half way through it. For those of you that haven't heard of it, it is written by Robert Kiyosaki about his two dads, one rich one poor. In short, he teachs how rich people think about money and how the rest of us don't. His big thing is about not being an employee, but an employer or investor instead. This is what gets me excited. I am tired of working day in and day out for someone else. So, if anyone here has used Robert's advice I'm interested to hear about it. This is just the beginning for me. From what I've read I have alot more learning to do before I quit my job, but I am looking forward to it. Thanks, Jason.
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You must be the last person in California over 25 that HAS NOT read that book! Look through the entire selection of Kiyosaki's many titles to search for a more specific interest after you finish Rich/Poor. His books are always an easy read.Originally Posted by jtfisher63
And yes, lol, it is nearly impossible to make serious jack over a lifetime if you only work for someone else.
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SoCuffme, what kind of business are you in? Did you follow Robert's advice? I'm just starting here. Luckily for me I just turned 30 and still have time on my side. Between my wife and I we don't do to bad (150k last year), but I am still working for someone else. Jason.
Incredible books. Easy to read and 100% right on the money. Literally. LOL!
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I guess what I'm trying to get at is, has anyone actually read these books(or similar ones) and applied them to life. Has anyone here actually got out of the rat race? That's is exactly what I am looking to do. Working to get someone else rich is BS! Thanks again, Jason.
I love his book! I actually heard him speak in ATL last year and he's tha truth. He's part of the reason I started the business I'm in now. My 11 year old daughter is reading his book for kids and we're about to order his board game RAT RACE.
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Well. I'll be leaving here (where I work) within the next 6- 12 months. Due to what I'm learning from his website and the business that I'm now involved in. My Maggie will be paid off by June!!!! And I bought it this past Nov. No hype!
This is one of those "the grass is always greener" things.
I started my business at the ripe young age of 25. Went broke at 28 and lost everything, had a little help from a unscrupulous general contractor. Started this business at 30, and we just hit number 13 this year. Now take these statements with a grain of salt, after all I should be working right now!.
I will agree with the statement that you will never make big money working for someone else. Dependent upon what your capabilities are and of course the profitability of what ever type of business you choose to open. You can make really big coin.
Now, lets talk about the dark side. Are you willing to for-go your personnel life while you pour every once of flesh and blood into your new baby for the next several years. Most businesses fail in the first three years. If you make it past five, you've done good. Do you have the financial capabilities to live self sustained during your start up period. Thank goodness my wife had a great job and all I had to do was cover my overhead until I could turn a profit. No matter what anyone says, business will always take precedence over your personal life. The responsibility of providing employment for others, this for me is the worst. I feel that I not only have to feed my family, but many families. I could go on and on for hours about this side of it.
Now consider this. Acquiring a great job with retirement benefits: For the most part, 9-5. Weekends off. Paid vacations, NO EMPLOYEES!!!. A paycheck every week!!. Well you get the picture.
Ok, I'm off my soap box for now. Self employment is not for everyone. But on the up side. If I don't fall over dead from a heart attack, I'll retire in about 9 years after my son is finished with school. So back to work I go, thinking about retirement at the river.
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I went to amazon.com to check out his books. He's got a lot published. Any recommendations on which one to read first?
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You will also probably enjoy "The Millionaire Next Door".
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Read that one too. Both are sitting on my nightstand.
I'd start with RICH DAD POOR DAD. I'd also reccomend (did I spell that right) checking out the April issue of SUCCESS FROM HOME Magazine. If you do get it and like what you read hit me back and I'll get you in! LOLOriginally Posted by SeadooSandi
No problem bro! She is badass! LOL.Originally Posted by jtfisher63
Yes! Highly recomended, too!Originally Posted by FStephenMasek