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Recommending to Everyone I Know...
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2019
I've read a few personal finance books (Dave Ramsey, Suze Orman). They have some good information in them (if I could suggest one between those two authors, it would be Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover).
Those books are more about finding and correcting the bad habits with money, which I feel is a necessary step. THIS book, however, only touches on that a little and more discusses the mental faculties, thought processes and habits that may help one actually get wealthy.
This book was truly refreshing in a few ways. First, the combination of Fiction and Nonfiction was very easy to read and keeps you engaged. The over-abundant use of quotes, while perhaps a *tad* overdone, also seems to help relate the fact that many intelligent minds have reached similar conclusions about wealth and the other topics this book covers. Another thing I REALLY APPRECIATED about his book compared to pretty much every other personal finance book is that it doesn't try to sell you ANYTHING. NOT A SINGLE THING. Well, I guess you could say it's trying to sell you on the habits that will make your life better, but it isn't actually trying to part you of your money as so many in this category do (see note at the bottom).
Overall, this book was EXCELLENT. I would say it was sheer coincidence that this book popped up in my life right when I needed it, but some prevailing ideas in this book may suggest otherwise (you'll know what I mean if you read it). I wasn't looking for another personal finance book. I was browsing in a place on the kindle store I NEVER browse. And somehow this book found me and I know my life will be drastically better for it.
I've already gotten my wife to purchase it on Audiobook, and even got a friend to buy it on amazon and download the Audible app even though he's a Google Play user, and he's loving it so far.
I can't recommend this book highly enough. To John Soforic - This book is a gem. From the bottom of my heart, I can't thank you enough. I know this book presented itself when I need it and will prove to be a pivotal changing point on my road to a better future for my family and I.
One last note to those interested in this book: make no mistake - this is not a step by step guide to wealth generation with specific business models. If you do read a book like that, I'd be VERY skeptical of it and what it says. Most of the books that claim to give you a system to become wealthy are actually just a system to make their writers and publishers wealthy more than you yourself. "Results not typical" is a common bit of fine print. They're constantly trying to sell you on expensive, worthless training seminars, further books, etc. that say you'll get rich but really only actually succeed in relieving you of the little money you probably have. Dave Ramsey does this a bit, but it's not so skeevy like T. Harv Eker's sham of a training company. I haven't and won't give any of these people my money and I highly recommend you don't either.