The Richest Man in Babylon Author:George S. Clason Over two million copies in print of the classic personal wealth parable
Millions have been helped by the famous "Babylonian parables," hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as the Bible's, this modern classic shows the way to the road to riches.
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This is an awesome book on how to build wealth and become financially independent. It is so good I read it out loud to my entire family. The principles are sound...if you have the discipline to follow them you can reach your financial dreams. I highly recommend everyone read this book.
This book gives some basic financial information in a storytelling fashion. The principles it teaches are sound. It tends to be on the conservative side as to investments, but is a good book for someone who wants to learn principles of personal finance.
This book was on a recommended book list so I added it to my paperbackswap.com wish list. I received the book a year or so ago. Several months back I decided to read it. The book is written in parable form with the language straight out of the King James' Bible. I believe I quit reading in the second chapter. A few weeks back I decided to try again. This time I made it all the way through the book, which is only 194 pages in my version. The first couple chapters were repetitive. The information was basically common sense about how one should handle money.
There is one page at the end of the book about the author. These parables were written as pamphlets on thrift and financial success for insurance companies and financial institutions to distribute to their customers. At some point, the pamphlets were put together as a book. So, that explains why some things are repetitive.
If half stars were permitted, I'd give this 2.5 stars. Since half stars aren't allowed, I'm bumping this up to three stars.
Not sure why this is rated so high. Most is common sense and guess the story is an easy way to get it across. Also perhaps considering when it was written gives it a higher rating, who knows. I'd say look to get it from the library since you won't want to keep it. Just my opinion again.
This is one of the best books I've ever read on finance. It contains practical tips on living a financially sound life--without boring you to death. Written as parables from ancient Babylon, the lessons are easily read and understood, and yet they are inspirational.