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The Richest Man in Babylon (1926)

by George S. Clason

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Babylonian parables dealing with the principles of finance, etc.



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Absolutely perfect. If you've never thought about your personal finances before, this will take you from 0 to 1. Simple, timeless concepts like "paying yourself" are explored, and rates of paying down debt. Just get it, it's a quick read and will change your outlook on living paycheck to paycheck. ( )
  pmcinern | May 10, 2020 |
It was a nice, short read that concisely summarizes a lot of other financial books I've read. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in fixing their financial situation. ( )
  beatgammit | Mar 22, 2020 |
Fascinating book about personal finance and the habits of babylonians. It offers great principles and tactics how to get and stay out of debt, how to save, and how to invest. I would declare this a must-read in schools. ( )
  remouherek | Feb 24, 2020 |
The richest man in Babylon talks about how to control money and how to build up wealth. In the story, it talks about how people easily get into debt because they want to buy stuff that they can't afford. The story also states why the rich get richer and the poor stay poorer. The reason the rich get richer because they have more knowledge on how to manage their money better than poor people. Also, you're not wealthy if you've won the lottery. The reason I say this is because most lottery winners are just going to waste the money. Since they can't possibly get that money back that they already spent. As well the story talks about money affecting kids as well. An adult could have a 3.6 Gpa and still might get into the school he wants. This could cause adults to commit suicide. Another effect could be divorced, money problems are the main reasons for divorces. The 7 simple rules to making money are, Save money, don't spend more than you need, invest wisely, avoid investmenst that sound good to be true, invest in your own home, protect yourself with life insurance, and strive to become wiser.

I really like this story because,
1 vote AJordan.ELA4 | Jan 14, 2020 |
Es war eine Fehlentscheidung, dieses Buch zu lesen. Wer Fabeln mag und die Bibel gerne liest, ist mit diesen Finanztipps vielleicht gut aufgehoben, aber nichts für mich.

Kurzzusammenfassung: Babylonier, die wie in Altengland sprechen, geben sich immer wieder wiederholende Finanztipps auf extrem einfachem Niveau. ( )
  volumed42 | May 1, 2019 |
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Gittinger, AntoinetteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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