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Rich dad, poor dad for teens : the secrets about money, that you don't learn in school!
Kiyosaki, Robert T., 1947-
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New York : Warner Books, [2004]

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132 pages : 23 cm
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This special just-for-teens edition builds a foundation of self-confidence from which readers can realize their dreams of financial security in an increasingly challenging and unreliable job market. Teen-friendly advice, examples, sidebars and straight talk will supplement all of Rich Dad's core advice: Work to learn, not to earn. Don't say "I can't afford it" - instead, say "How can I afford it? " And don't work for money - make money work for you! No matter how confident or "good in school" readers consider themselves to be, this makes financial intelligence available to all young people with its streamlined structure, clean design, and accessible voice.

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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Publisher's Weekly Review

Teenage capitalists may want to cash in on Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money That You Don't Learn in School! by Robert Kiyosaki, with Sharon Lechter. Pitching the ideas from his adult bestseller Rich Dad, Poor Dad to a younger crowd, Kiyosaki recounts his youth and explains the origins of the book's title by contrasting his own "poor" father with his best friend's entrepreneurial "rich" father. "My dad seemed comfortable with his decision to be a `have-not,' but I knew that I wasn't." Kiyosaki encourages teenagers to analyze their learning style, offers moneymaking ideas and describes debt-related pitfalls. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-Kiyosaki, a bestselling author for adults, has specifically targeted teens in his attempt to promote his philosophy. What makes this book unique is his approach to how he thinks about accumulating wealth and about having money work for the earner. "Poor Dad" accepts the notion that he will never be rich and thinks that "money doesn't matter." "Rich Dad" thinks that "money is power." Teens are encouraged to be creative in developing ways to earn cash and to limit spending. A chapter on identifying individual strengths and learning styles while developing a financial IQ on the path to financial freedom is a lesson for any age. Sidebars and quizzes promote individual ideas and concepts. Teens will be attracted by the notion of playing games to learn more about acquiring assets and managing money. The glossary clearly explains financial terms. An entertaining and informative book.-Kathleen A. Nester, Downingtown High Ninth Grade Center, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Your Journey to Financial Freedom Begins Herep. 1
Rich Dad Poor Dadp. 3
Financial Literacyp. 5
Thinking in Numbersp. 6
School Is Just the Beginningp. 7
Journal: What Do I Want?p. 9
Part 1 The Language of Moneyp. 11
Chapter 1 Financial Intelligence: A New Way of Learningp. 13
You Are Smartp. 13
Everyone Is Born a Geniusp. 15
The Myth of IQ and Intelligencep. 16
Everyone Has a Special Learning Stylep. 17
What's Your Learning Style?p. 17
Finding Your Winning Formulap. 22
Developing Your Financial IQp. 23
Rich Dad Q & Ap. 24
Put Your Brain in Motionp. 25
Believe Itp. 26
Part 2 Rich Dad's Money Secretsp. 27
Chapter 2 Rich Dad's Money Secret: The New Rules for Making Moneyp. 29
The Old Rules Don't Apply Anymorep. 29
The Rich Think Differentlyp. 30
A Magic Formula for Getting Rich?p. 31
A Moneymaking Schemep. 32
Think Rich, Be Richp. 33
What You Think Is What You Getp. 34
The Haves and the Have-Notsp. 35
Quiz: Are You a Team Player?p. 36
Rich Dad Q & Ap. 38
Chapter 3 Rich Dad's Money Secret: Work to Learn, Not to Earnp. 39
A Different Kind of Learningp. 39
My First Jobp. 39
Standing Up to My Bossp. 41
Rich Dad Q & Ap. 43
What Did Your First Job Teach You?p. 44
What It Means to Workp. 45
Create Your Own "Think Tank"p. 47
Chapter 4 Rich Dad's Money Secret: "My Money Works for Me"p. 49
Life Is Filled with Surprisesp. 49
A Comic Twistp. 50
A Surefire Business Opportunityp. 51
Is There a Business Opportunity Staring YOU in the Face?p. 52
Chapter 5 Rich Dad's Money Secret: Create Moneyp. 55
Where Does Income Come From?p. 55
Types of Incomep. 56
Rich Dad Q & Ap. 58
The Only Thing You Need to Remember Isp. 58
Assets = Money in Your Pocketp. 59
Liabilities = Money out of Your Pocketp. 60
Asset or Liability?p. 61
Chapter 6 Rich Dad's Money Secret: It's All About Cash Flowp. 67
Financial Statements: Reading the Numbersp. 67
The Cash Flow Pattern of an Assetp. 69
The Cash Flow Pattern of a Liabilityp. 70
Rich Dad Q & Ap. 71
Create Your Own Financial Statementp. 74
Where Does Your Money Go?p. 76
Where Are You Financially?p. 77
Mind Your Own Businessp. 77
Stretching the Dollarp. 78
Chapter 7 Rich Dad's Money Secret: Play Games to Learnp. 79
Play to Learn!p. 79
From the Rat Race to the Fast Trackp. 81
Rich Kid Smart Kidp. 82
CASHFLOW for KIDS at Homep. 83
CASHFLOW 101p. 84
Rich Dad Q & Ap. 85
What Kind of Player Are You?p. 86
Learn to Make--and Create--Choicesp. 88
Playing the Game of Lifep. 89
Field Tripsp. 90
Part 3 Creating Your Own Cash Flowp. 93
Chapter 8 Moneymaking Opportunities for Teensp. 95
Work to Learn, Not to Earnp. 95
What's the Right Job for You?p. 97
Work Is an Exchangep. 98
Rich Dad Q & Ap. 99
Business Brainstormingp. 100
FYI: Things You Can't Dop. 101
Where to Look for Workp. 102
A Few Things About Your Paycheckp. 103
Ask an Expert/Find a Mentorp. 104
Chapter 9 Managing Your Assetsp. 107
The Piggy-Bank Approachp. 107
Piggy Bank #1 = Charityp. 108
Piggy Bank #2 = Savingsp. 109
A Trip to the Bankp. 110
Piggy Bank #3 = Investmentsp. 111
Rich Dad Q & Ap. 111
What Would You Do If You Got $1 Million?p. 112
Grow Your Moneyp. 112
Return on Investmentp. 113
Pay Yourself Firstp. 114
Are You Rich Yet?p. 115
Chapter 10 Managing Your Debtp. 117
Good Debt and Bad Debtp. 117
Credit Card Basicsp. 118
The Downward Spiralp. 118
One Dollar at a Timep. 120
Conclusion: Your Financial Head Startp. 123
Choose Wisely!p. 124
The People You Spend Time with Are Your Futurep. 125
What I Got from My Two Dadsp. 126
A Strong Foundationp. 127
Super Youp. 129
Glossaryp. 131
About the Authorsp. 133
The Foundation for Financial Literacyp. 137