I would not categorize myself as a fast reader. Actually, I should say that I am reading at a decent pace but I am left with so little time to read. I used to work six days a week for the past ten years (full time University plus 35-40 hrs of work switched to full six days a week for the pas four years), I have a son, and now a little daughter. I found time to study for many classes in the meantime. So reading for pleasure is definitely not part of my weekly agenda. However, one in every while, I get myself to read a book. Sometime it is for pure pleasure; sometimes it is learn more about a subject. I recently finished â€œWhy We Want You to Be Richâ€ by two very famous and very rich individuals: Donald Trump and Robert Kyosaki.
What is the point?
Trying to get your point across is sometimes harder than climbing
They are basically spending too much time talking about how
My wife found my body half dead by the pool before the end of chapter 4. But I decided not to give up and keep on reading. The real point of this book is very noble. The message could be resumed in two words: â€œWAKE UP!â€. People need to take accountability for their inability to save and waste their money instead of trying to create assets. I tend to agree with them that most individuals think the Government owe them a good and free health care system, that their employer owes them a good and wealthy pension plan and that their children owe them hospitality in their house when they will become inapt. Wake up! This is not happening; you need to take care of your financial situation now!
What did I get from my reading?
When I was reading this book, I felt that I was in a Wal Mart. I was looking for something but I was offered a whole bunch of other cheap stuffs that was not making the cut. Each chapter is divided by Robert and Donaldâ€™s part. I think that Kiyosaki wrote his entire part and Trump just agreed on it. While I was more interested in what Trump had to say as I read several books from Kiyosaki, his part was always smaller than his co-authorâ€™s. In fact, he was simply rewording what was previously said three pages ago.
You are probably convinced by now that this book is sitting in a brown box under my basement staircase. However, I did get something out of it. As I am already focused on finance, this book did not act as a wake up call. Nonetheless, it helped me determine my financial goals according to my passions and not what pays more. I understand that by doing something you really like, money has much more chance to come around.
Should you read it?
Wellâ€¦humâ€¦ did you not get the point by now? As I definitely recommend reading Kiyosakiâ€™s Rich Dad, Poor Dad series, he is not bringing anything new to this book. I am not a â€œKiyosaki Believerâ€ but I surely appreciate having another point of view on personal finance. This book sounds like a burnt â€œbest ofâ€ of his advices. As for Trump, I respect the man behind the billions but I never read anything else from him. Therefore, I could not compare. While being captivating by moment, his thoughts should have been express in a more lengthy way. I found he was direct (which I appreciated from him) but I felt that he had more to say on each topic.
Finally I must say that I definitely did not appreciate the last 10 pages of the book. It was filled by both authorâ€™s add for other â€œcomplementaryâ€ products. Sorry guys but If I was looking for a computer, I was surely not there to get a printer, a camera and a useless extended warranty. When you read a book, you want to look inside and find what you were looking for, not advertisement!
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