Rich Dad Poor Dad
Why financial education is more important than money
Rich Dad Poor Dad takes us on a long journey that will change the way we think about money. The author, Robert Toru Kiyosaki, who grew up with two Dads, one rich and one poor, shares the two very different ways of thinking that they each have about money. Rich Dad Poor Dad will help us to establish a new relationship with our finances, where we will get rid of common misconceptions, acquire a new point of view about wealth and poverty and clearly understand the difference between assets and liabilities. This is one of the great classics on financial success.
Many useful tips to:
- Gain a new perspective on the management and improvement of your personal finances.
- Understand any possible errors in the way you think about wealth or poverty.
- Improve your relationship with money.
Two fathers and two different educations on money
My poor father, who is also my real father, excelled in his studies, he has a degree and is a professor but has always had financial problems. He used to say that the love of money is the root of all evil, that money is not important; and he would often say: “I can’t afford it”. He encouraged me to study hard so I could be hired by a good company and avoid financial risk. He felt poor and he said it often.
My rich father, who is my friend’s dad, never finished high school. He became one of the richest men in Hawaii. He used to say that a lack of money was the base of all evil and that money was power. He forbade me from saying that I couldn’t afford something and urged me to ask myself: “How can I afford it?”. He encouraged me to study hard to find a good company to buy, learning to manage risk. If he went through dark times he said he was broke, because he thought it was a temporary condition and not a permanent state.
Both men were strong, charismatic and people listened to them, they were successful in their jobs, which they always worked hard at. However, the advice that they each gave me about money differed significantly.
Having two dads made me reflect, without rejecting their ideas on principle, but trying to ascertain which advice was the best for me. The problem is that financial education is not a school subject, there is no such subject as “money”. Money is a form of power, but what is even more powerful is financial education. I have learned six lessons about money which I am going to illustrate in this book.
The key ideas of "Rich Dad Poor Dad"
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