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Rich dad's who took my money? : why slow investors lose and how fast money wins
Kiyosaki, Robert T., 1947-
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New York, N.Y. : Warner Business Books, [2004]

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xxiii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Ask a salesperson -- Ask a cattle rancher and then ask a dairy farmer -- Ask your banker -- Ask your insurance agent -- Ask the taxman -- Ask a journalist -- Ask a gambler -- Ask Newton -- Ask Father Time -- 4 reasons why some people can't become power investors -- The power of power investing -- Gambling rather than investing -- How to find great investments -- How to be a great investor.
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'Rich Dads Who Took My Money?' reveals how to speed up and maximise return on investments to achieve total financial independence.

Author Notes

Robert Kiyosaki was born and raised in Hawaii, and is a fourth-generation Japanese-American. He attended college in New York, and after graduating, joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as an officer and helicopter gunship pilot.

After the war, Robert worked for the Xerox Corporation as a salesman. In 1977, he started a company that brought the first nylon Velcro 'surfer wallets' to market. In 1985 he founded an international education company that taught business and investing to students throughout the world.

In 1994 Robert sold his business and retired at the age of 47. During this somewhat short-lived retirement, Robert, collaborating with co-author Sharon Lechter, a C.P.A. and his business partner, wrote the bestselling book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad".

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

The eighth book in the Rich Dad series reveals the financial wisdom of the rich, which is neither taught in schools nor discussed in the popular financial press. The authors begin with an example of the Zen master-student relationship that Kiyosaki had with his Rich Dad mentor. Kiyosaki had made the mistake of many inexperienced investors and bought into a mutual fund he knew nothing about; his Rich Dad let him stay with the bad investment for months to learn the lesson of patience. Kiyosaki also learned that the common advice to invest for the long term, buy, hold and diversify is not really advice but actually a sales pitch, and it teaches very little about how to become a smart investor. The reason most people continue to choose mutual-fund investing is because it is so easy, and that is also why it is inherently risky. Kiyosaki and his coauthor emphasize investing in asset classes other than equities, such as a business venture, real estate, and paper assets like hedge funds and options. These approaches require more thought, education, and effort than does simply handing one's money over to a financial company and allowing a stranger to control it, but the risks are lower and the potential financial rewards can be much greater. Certain to be in demand at the circulation desk. --David Siegfried Copyright 2004 Booklist

Table of Contents

Authors' Notep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Part I What Should I Invest In?
Chapter 1 Ask a Salespersonp. 3
Chapter 2 Ask a Cattle Rancher and Then Ask a Dairy Farmerp. 25
Chapter 3 Ask Your Bankerp. 43
Chapter 4 Ask Your Insurance Agentp. 61
Chapter 5 Ask the Tax Manp. 73
Chapter 6 Ask a Journalistp. 83
Chapter 7 Ask a Gamblerp. 107
Chapter 8 Ask Newtonp. 123
Chapter 9 Ask Father Timep. 139
Part II Ask an Investor
Chapter 10 Four Reasons Why Some People Can't Become Power Investorsp. 167
Chapter 11 The Power of Power Investingp. 177
Chapter 12 Gambling Rather than Investingp. 199
Chapter 13 How to Find Great Investmentsp. 209
Chapter 14 How to Be a Great Investorp. 229
Chapter 15 Conclusion: Winner or Loser?p. 239
About the Authorsp. 245