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Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education

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On the heels of his 2010 New York Times bestseller Conspiracy of the Rich, Robert Kiyosaki takes a new and hard-hitting look at the factors that impact people from all walks of life as they struggle to cope with change and challenges that impact their financial world.

In Unfair Advantage &mdash The Power of Financial Education Robert underscores his messages and challen
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Plata Publishing
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Jul 25, 2011 Michael rated it liked it
Shelves: robert-kiyosaki
I really enjoy reading Kiyosaki. He's a great motivator and a money making genius. The fact that he loves to share his wealth of knowledge is more powerful than his love of sharing his financial wealth. His books do get a little repetitious but I find that through repetition I remember things better. Especially when this knowledge is put to work, AND has proven that it DOES work...
David Donhoff
Feb 20, 2013 David Donhoff rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business
This is, frankly, such a well written book for the "average Joe" of average knowledge, who no longer wants to be "average"... that it appears to escape the grasp of too many looking for something that its not (at least according to the other reviews I see here.)

Kiyosaki neither "talk down to" nor "sells/pitches to" his readers here... the book appears to sincerely be an "opening of the kimono" attempt at candid disclosure of the methods & viewpoints he has used to accomplish his feats to dat
Mohammed H
Dec 27, 2013 Mohammed H rated it it was amazing
By far one of the best Audiobooks I have listened to in 2013. My obsession with audiobooks came from an article I read from a dear Friend Ahmad Moshrif, Who I believe is a really talented writer. He has inspired me to read listen to Audiobooks and write. Today I am thankful to him for opening a whole new world of knowledge to me. If you would like to follow him this is his blog:

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Melissa Bishop
Nov 13, 2011 Melissa Bishop rated it it was amazing
I do not think Kiyosaki talks down to anyone as some have accused him. I do think most people lack financial education, he realizes this and is trying to breakthrough the rhetoric and fog that has clouded most people's thoughts on finances which contributes to them being in their present financial state which is not good. In order to breakthrough the mental barriers put up by decades of bad financial teaching and advice, things need to be repeated and broken down into an understandable vocabular ...more
Mar 14, 2012 Tanakorn rated it really liked it
In the past, when I still young about personal financial subject, I can't catch up with Kiyosaki's book very well so that make me not impress with his book very much. But, as my financial literacy go up to higher level, I can understand him quite better with this book and can got some useful information from him a lot. If I have to summarized the main idea of this book that is it doesn't matter what financial literacy level that you are now, anyway, you still have to have a good, really good, fi ...more
Oct 06, 2013 Waseem rated it liked it
Sometimes I find Roberts book a tad bit repetitive, and slightly re-hashed versions of his other work, but one thing that will remain true is this mans ability to call it very accurately and say how it is - and based on that just alone and his emphasis on the need of good financial education makes it worth while for anyone to be constantly reminded of his warnings aswell as solutions of the problems we all face today

So I would recommend it nevertheless, and you do sometimes pick a new story from
Apr 02, 2012 Luccas rated it it was amazing
Very good book! I have read some of Roberts previous books and this is just one the best works that he has done. Really showing not only Americans but the rest of the world that financial education is essential to live a happy and prosperous life. I am Brazilian and his ideas fully apply in my country as well as any other country. We all need to educate ourselves better. Because lets face it economic crises will always happen no matter where you are or what you do it will affect you. How it affe ...more
Jan 12, 2015 Maxim rated it it was amazing
Excellent, professional handbook to understand the investment for beginners. It is the essence of Rich Dad, Poor Dad books and Summary: The CashFlow Quadrant - Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter.
It provides real life examples and explains the consequences of financial crisis in 2008.
May 28, 2014 Corey rated it liked it
After Rich Dad Poor Dad I was excited to read everything else Robert Kiyosaki had to say. But this book disappointed me. Although The processes that he lays out are good and worked for him. In my mind they lacked the common sense factor.

Don't get me wrong, it was an excellent read. But, I disagree with the methods he sugguested.
Sharon Tan
Dec 14, 2014 Sharon Tan rated it really liked it
A very to-the-point, extremely digestible book that intends to educate the average investor, though mostly about the US investment climate. Written in a little bit of an angsty way, but I guess that was supposed to jolt people into revelation and action.
Sep 06, 2015 Noel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: investment-books
It a great book, Robert is actually emphasizing on how having financial education will open you to more opportunities and give you an unfair advantage. He goes into details talking about your knowledge on taxes, debt, risk and compensation
Mar 25, 2014 Ryan_hg rated it liked it
Kinda repeat from what he is trying to say in all his previous book. Its a good read if you are a first timer for Robert's book, but if you are those who have finished a series of his book, its getting boring
Dec 29, 2014 Carl rated it it was amazing
This book really has opened my eyes. Robert does a really good job explaining what is wrong with our financial system and what can be done to survive and do well despite how things are run. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Mano Chil
Jul 24, 2014 Mano Chil rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business
Be a capitalist, not a socialist.

Work on increasing your assets and decreasing your liabilities.
Jul 20, 2014 John rated it liked it
3.5 stars here

tempted to put this in an 'important to take a look at' category

though much of it is his personal perspective, there is plenty that is quite sound as well
Ivailo Georgiev
Sep 21, 2015 Ivailo Georgiev rated it it was amazing
An amazing overview over the topic of the importance of - Financial Education.
Apr 29, 2014 Vaishali rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-improvement
Kiyosaki is highly repetitive in this book, and he admits he is not a good writer. Still, very lucid and necessary financial advice in this era of fiat currency.
Asad Khan
Oct 07, 2016 Asad Khan rated it really liked it
This book follows the classic Robert Kiyosaki style and presents information in a simple manner. Though some of the information is repetitive he still makes valid points.
The Unfair Advantages that you can have include
1. Knowledge
2. Taxes
3. Debt
4. Risk
5. Compensation

The concept is simple try to acquire as much knowledge as possible use debt or other peoples money to finance your ventures as a true capitalist. Pay less in taxes by doing things the government wants you to do and by researchin
Jan 17, 2014 3mmar rated it really liked it
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Daniel Sepúlveda
La ventaja del ganador que cumplió mis expectativas (Que no eran muy altas).
Que es lo que yo esperaba de este libro? Lo que se espera de todo libro de auto ayuda o "Crecimiento financiero": Que el autor revele un par de cosas o de un par de consejos y que los diga una y otra vez durante todo el libro.
Los libros de auto ayuda suelen ser cortos. Los libros que superan las 300 páginas por lo general tienen 100 o 150 páginas en donde se repiten las ideas previamente mencionadas. La Auto ayuda es muy
Carlos DaSilva
Feb 16, 2017 Carlos DaSilva rated it it was ok
Not detailed enough
Tony Jr.
May 01, 2015 Tony Jr. rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Another decent addition to the rich dad series of books. This one covers the distinctions or what the author calls "unfair advantages" of the rich.

Unfair Advantage #1 - Knowledge
Unfair Advantage #2 - Taxes
Unfair Advantage #3 - Compensation
Unfair Advantage #4 - Debt
Unfair Advantage #5 - Risk
Unfair Advantage #6 - Reputation (this is technically NOT one of his 5 but he does briefly mention it as being an unfair advantage that helped him along his path)

While each of these advantages are important
Nathan Schwartz
Dec 28, 2015 Nathan Schwartz rated it did not like it
I read Rich Dad Poor Dad way back in the day, and I thought it was pretty interesting, but had the huge flaw that it never gave you the punchline. It was to a large extent an extended advertisement for Kiyosaki’s other products where he would really teach you how to be a capitalist. From reading a few of his other books it seems like there is no punchline, but these books are probably useful as motivation and an introduction to the idea of being an entrepreneur rather than an employee. This book ...more
Jul 14, 2014 Jean rated it it was amazing
Maybe not the best written book, and maybe a little bit too angry for some to swallow, but it is definitively a life changing book for me at least. This book clearly shows what a disadvantage ignorance about money and the status quo "job" will get you. It shows you how clearly taxes favor the rich who can use capital to generate even more capital, and even better, use debt to generate more capital, all while paying less taxes.
It was definitely an eye-opener for me, and helped propel me to chang
Jan 27, 2017 David rated it liked it
This is possibly the worst written book that I have ever read. As the author says repeatedly: "I am a best selling author, not a best writing author."
However, if you can wade through the first 100 pages in which he says nothing of substance, there is some useful and inspiring information. The most insightful thing he said is that investing for capital gains in stock or real estate is not investing, but gambling. Investors seek income rather than capital gain. That was a revolutionary statement t
Sep 30, 2013 Seth rated it liked it
Kiyosaki divides people up into 4 quadrants: Employees, Self Employeed/Small Business Owners, Big Business, and Investor. A good primer on the philosophical and practical differences between the mindsets that define each category of person. Lots of good conceptual stuff about investing and how government interferes in economics and how smart people can work within the system to their advantage. Kiyosaki's standard themes are here: financial education, and developing assets that create passive in ...more
Jul 27, 2011 Melanie rated it did not like it
Shelves: nf-economy
Although I agree with some of the ideas in the book, such as americans need more financial education and we need to take responsibility for our financial decisions, I did not like the way it was presented. The information was simplified to the point that it seemed that he was talking down to the reader and it seemed he was calling the readers stupid or losers. The same black and white misleading rants were repeated over and over. It seemed he was only trying to sell his other books and programs. ...more
Alexander Ribeiro
Feb 29, 2016 Alexander Ribeiro rated it really liked it
The monkey grabbing the fruit and not letting go is a perfect comparison to the way people are handling their money today. It is constantly referred to throughout the book and is a lasting idea in my mind. Like on page 56 where the author talks about saving money. People hold on to that money instead of investing it and creating new wealth from your investments. Robert T. Kiyosaki is showing us that we are all trapped in this standard way of education. Infant we should be taking a different rout ...more
Devorah Royal
May 16, 2016 Devorah Royal rated it did not like it
With all due respect his material is constantly rehashed over and over again. I really don't understand how he gets away with it. The first book I read from this author was great, well written, and informative. The second ok, but mostly a repeat of everything in his 1st book. I gave this book a try hoping for some new refreshing information and I am very disappointed. Its just a money making system, which he even explains as a system people should use. Its very redundant. Do not waste your time ...more
Giuseppe Palladino
Aug 20, 2014 Giuseppe Palladino rated it liked it
Sono ripetuti molti concetti dei libri passati, senza tuttavia entrare nel merito della nuova crisi, solo accennata. Lo scenario cambia e l'unico consiglio è e rimane diventare imprenditori, ok, ma rimanere nel buio ad aspettar di iscriversi ad uno dei suoi programmi di coaching non dovrebbe essere l'unica alternativa. 3 stelle perché lui è kiyosaky e ha capito un bel po' di cose, comunque è il numero uno, ma questo non è certo uno dei suoi libri migliori.
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