Originally Posted by Camilla
"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.
Yeah, I suppose that's the upside of Rich Dad, Poor Dad... it's just too bad you don't hear about Richest Man in the news and on the best seller lists, since it includes the same principles, is better written, and has a concrete plan for saving. In the end, though, what matters is results, so even if Kiyosaki is a dispicable piece of human waste, I guess he does help people get results, even if those results are from him copying other peoples' work and making up supposedly real events. Guess it evens out in the end for the most part.