Archive for September 9th, 2007

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (non-fiction)

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Rich Dad Poor Dad is definitely worth reading if you are interested in getting your money to work for you, rather than you working for your money. Kiyosaki brings up a lot of great points of how the typical American (myself included!) thinks about money: you make it, spend it, get a loan for a house or car, make more money and start the cycle all over again. The whole concept of “keeping up with the Jones'” prevents a lot of people acquiring actual wealth. This was probably one of the more potentially life changing books I have read in a while. I have been sticking more to the “how to be a better leader” type of material, but this book gave me insight into how to be a better business person for the benefit of our family, not for the benefit of a corporation. It’s a quick read, and worth it if you are anything like me, and think money is for “making and spending”.

On the topic of money, while traveling this week in Austin, I ironically came across a PBS special by Suzie Orman. Because I never study money or finance, I had no idea who she was, but since I was halfway through Rich Dad Poor Dad, it caught my interest. Her message was directed to women and it was pretty clear – don’t be afraid of money! It resonated with me because I often feel that way. I haven’t read any of her material yet, but I included the link to her books listed on Amazon as it was on topic.