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The Psychology of Wealth: Understanding Your Relationship with Money and Achieve Prosperity

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller!

"The Psychology of Wealth is a pertinent and comprehensive overview of the skills and mindset necessary for success. Prosperity can be achieved by anyone, and Dr. Richards shows the way."
--Donald J. Trump

"What's in your head determines what's in your wallet. Dr. Richards gives you the mental hard-drive upgrade you need
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Hardcover, 242 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by McGraw-Hill (first published December 1st 2011)
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Jessie
Mar 15, 2012 Jessie rated it it was amazing
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I won this book for free on Goodreads First Reads Giveaway. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It gave me a lot of inspiration. The real life stories of others' financial success empowered me to want to do something, for the better, for myself and my family financially. It also makes you more aware of your finances and debt-related choices. I would definately recommend this book to anyone wanting some ideas and inspiration in this tough economy.
Christopher Okolo
Mar 02, 2017 Christopher Okolo rated it it was amazing
Good illustration of the true meaning of wealth, from his own perspective. Motivational
Kai
Mar 16, 2012 Kai rated it liked it
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The Psychology of Wealth discussed the background on how we define wealth and the circumstances of our economic collapse. Our uprising by our parents define us on how we see wealth. We see things that we are working toward within our means. But somewhere, we lost sight and become irresponsible. We based wealth on wants and not needs. We went beyond on what we could afford because we were looking at the future that everything is find and dandy.

The book also discussed that wealth doesn't always b
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Christina
May 21, 2014 Christina rated it really liked it
The Psychology of Wealth is one of the better books on the topic of finances.

My only regret is that it wasn't detailed and specific in telling you "how to" define your own version of prosperity.

This isn't a failing more likely this is something the reader needs to do on her own. I typed up my own ideas on the topic of prosperity to refer to after I read this book.

The author has a not-subtle agenda in advocating for community loan programs yet I can understand his belief in that using these loans
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Debbie
Feb 23, 2012 Debbie rated it liked it
A basic book that gives an overview of not only the current economic situation, but also how our thoughts and habits determine our wealth. Although I did not find a lot of new information (having read a number of the books referenced), the presentation included a an assortment of stories, which tie the ideas to emotions and help support change. This would be a great book for someone starting to learn a about wealth and success. I received a free copy if this book from Goodreads.
Michael Sautter
Aug 10, 2012 Michael Sautter rated it it was ok
Self-esteem and self-respect are necessary before anyone can achieve any success however they define success. Anyone can cultivate self-esteem and self-respect in themselves and a few exercises are provided. Most of the book is filled with people's stories of success, some more inspiring than others.

Not a 'must-read' by any means but it was a quick read and interesting.
Suzanne
May 26, 2015 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
This book is exactly what it claims to be; although it's "personal finance," Dr. Richards talks more about behavior, thought process, and constructive action than actual money. He does a great job of tying these topics together in an appealing style! I enjoyed the constant short stories within- this book is packed with wisdom.
Diana Lowery
Jul 22, 2012 Diana Lowery rated it liked it
interesting psychology behind prosperity and wealth.. Old message in a new package.
Alison Fontenot
Oct 14, 2016 Alison Fontenot rated it really liked it
A well written and inspiring read. Interesting historical perspectives on the use of credit and debt.
Ashley
Dec 20, 2016 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book really deal with how our relationship with money begins and manifests itself throughout our lives. I appreciate the psychological perspective.
Tejas
Feb 06, 2016 Tejas rated it did not like it
Hardly anything about wealth. Pop psychology.
James Zhang
Feb 03, 2013 James Zhang rated it it was ok
Not sure it requires a book for the points the author tries to make. Could have been done in 10 pages
Stephanie
Apr 18, 2014 Stephanie rated it it was ok
Accidentally checked out one of those self-help books full of platitudes and lacking data. Oops.
Ilona Mustafin
Sep 12, 2012 Ilona Mustafin rated it it was amazing
This book helped me understand why I view finances the way I do. And living within my means was eye opening for me. I have gathered useful tips for myself and am happy to put them into everyday use.
James Willey
Jan 28, 2016 James Willey rated it it was ok
Found nothing new or inspiring in this read. A lot of common sense with a lot of nice examples of people achieving success by determination, courage, fortitude, character, etc....
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