Standalone Sunday is a meme created by Megan at BookslayerReads. Where each Sunday you feature a book that is a standalone (not a part of a series) that you really like and would recommend to others. (Visit the BookSlayerReads page for more info).
Today for my stand alone I’m recommending a self-help. I know, I know, WTF right? It may be somewhat of a rule breaker BUT in my defense it isn’t JUST a how too, or motivating tool… It does in fact tell an actual story! A great story!
My Short Review:
Robert Kiyosaki gives a sort of memoir about his childhood in Rich Dad Poor Dad. Growing up Robert had a best friend, and everything about this friend’s family differed from Roberts. More than anything else, the boys had fathers with opposing opinions regarding money. The young spirited friends spent a lot of time together, they were partners in crime. Enough so that Robert thought of this friend’s father like a second dad. The book goes into details about financial outlook. It compares both opposing views about money. The family with much to show on the surface was actually plagued with debt. The family that lived far below their means actually had quite a fat bank account. The story of Robert’s upbringing is full of rich experience. He lives and learns first hand the value of ones time and creativity. He is instilled with a sense of value and self-worth because of the teachings of the “Poor” dad who in all reality was one of the smartest and richest men Robert knew.
Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.