"Basically, I've got the financial IQ of an eggplant" - I can relate to that!
What I learned from "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" was basically that poor people think "I can't afford it" and rich people think "How can I afford it?". And even though it might seem silly to the more financially skilled, it was a fundamental change in belief for me.
My husband and I had a firm belief that we couldn't afford to buy a home. After reading "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" I spend two days going through our expenses and establish a budget that showed me, that only minor adjustement had to be made to be able to buy a house. And 6 months ago we became the proud owners of our first little piece of real estate!
The book contains absolutely no practical guidelines or tools to do that, so I figured out a lot of things myself. The important is, that it inspired me to take action, and that's basically the only way to create results.