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Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

(Rich Dad #3)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  11,387 ratings  ·  309 reviews
Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences - two fathers. One father (Robert's real father) was a highly educated man but fiscally poor. The other was the father of Robert's best friend - that dad was a college drop-out who became a self-made multi-millionaire. In this follow-up to th ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Warner Books (NY) (first published 2000)
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Chad Warner
Jul 11, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: investors, entrepreneurs, business owners
Like all Kiyosaki’s books that I’ve read so far (Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom, Rich Dad's Retire Young, Retire Rich), this one is more about developing the proper mental attitude to become rich, rather than a step-by-step handbook. He opens your eyes to the possibilities of obtaining wealth, gives a few general pointers, then leaves it up to you (and your financial team) to work out the details. His books are more strategic than operational, althou ...more
Jun 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Much like all of the Rich Dad Roor dad series, this book was good, but not necessarily great. For me, it's a bit too generic and conceptual, and not not quite specific enough. However, there's not too many great alterntives in my opinion so this is still a decent and valid read.

The author does have a tendency to repeat himself in his books, as well as push/advertise for his various other products. I'm not a fan of purchasing a 200 page book and getting 10% advertising.

All in all, while not perfe
Shang Shang
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“Investing means different things to different people. In fact, there are different investments for the rich, poor, and middle class. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing is a long-term guide for anyone who wants to become a rich investor and invest in what the rich invest in. As the title states, it is a ‘guide’ and offers no guarantees... only guidance.” - Robert Kiyosaki
Tan Yi Han
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a book that aims to change our way of thinking about obtaining money.

Robert Kiyosaki starts out by asking why 90% of the world's fortune lies in the hands of only 10% of the people. What makes this 10% so different that they can dominate the world's wealth?

The main difference, he says, lies in the way we think. The poorer 90% believe in financial security through getting a stable job, working hard and squirrelling the money in the bank. Or if they do invest, they invest without the neces
Feb 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book continues the RDPD tradition with discussions of financial literacy and investments. However, the book focuses more on the insider point of view: business develop and taking companies public. I just haven't found this information written in such an easy to read format. Even though I'm not yet at this stage in my investment life, I will keep this knowledge tucked away for future never know when you will need it. This entire series is not about 'how to' but rather about financi ...more
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Ryan Dobson
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
Was not very impressed. The whole rich dad series feels cheap and full of fluff.
Feb 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
I hated reading this book. Why I didn't just stop reading it, I don't know. As much as this book was easy to read, a "Guide to Investing" it is not. It should be changed to "A guide to becoming a business owner".

That's not why I got the sudden urge to fling this book across my room though. It's because every chapter is written as if it should be the first chapter. Never in my life have I read "This chapter will teach you..." or some variation of that phrase so many times as I have with this book
Tom Gonzalez
Oct 05, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: The Economically Challenged
This book opened my eyes to the double standard we allow to exist within America's exclusionary economy.
Class separation exists though our ignorance to the true financial game being played by the wealthy population. In fact, the system is setup to inhibit any advances without insider knowledge. Without the (now seemingly remedial) information presented within, I would have continued my class defining trajectory into medical school, only to be further pigeon holed as a quasi-self employed physic
Amer Ibric
This book was a touching book. This book tells you the reality of life. This book tells a situation and tells the reader why it is either good or bad. This book has a persepective of a rich father and a poor father. This book shows how you can live good with a wealthy or poor family.

This book has many connections. One conection that is in this book is a economic connection. This book is a type of book that you would remember about. This book tells everything that you need to know about your futu
Richard Stephenson
May 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Would recommend as a higher level, "get your mind in order before you jump right in" approach to investing. Seemed to pull some good chunks from his 1st two books (Rich Dad/Poor Dad & Cashflow Quadrant) but it did a good job of laying down a useful foundation. I felt like I could have got more out of this book, but the audiobook (running in the background at work)was not a great idea for this one.

Buy or borrow the book and give it your full attention if you want to get more out of this work.
Richard Kuhn
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is the second I've read in the Rich Dad series. I found this one to be just as informative, if not more so than the first book in the series. The author takes you on a journey in understanding what true investments are and how they benefit you. This is not a book on the stock market strategy or stock tips. This book encompasses all investments and I recommend it for anyone.
Matt Perrone
May 13, 2009 rated it it was ok
After his first book, I think he just started publishing things to get more money. This was pretty basic stuff.
Mar 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
There is no meat to this book. Kiyosaki is a fraud.
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book full of simple knowledge that forces readers to confront the real issue-that the vast amount of people know very little, if anything, about finances, how they affect us, or how to change them. He puts it into a simple, easy to understand format that helps you to sort yourself out and increases your desire to go looking for more knowledge. You have to take action and put it into play! Thank you again Mr. Kiyosaki for continuing to motivate people to better themselves, thank you!
Michael Huang
Sep 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: blinkisted
“Rich Dad” series is yet another example of the law of getting-rich books which says the key to getting rich is not to read these getting-rich books but to write them. The author allegedly had below average results in his investing activities and really lives on book royalties.

If you really want to invest, read “the intelligent investor”.
Nicola De Coppi
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nice reading, my output from the book is: I should start a part-time business.
So the next step will be to select the business to start.
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
If your goal is to become a billionaire, this is a fantastic book. For everyone else, it's worth a read, but most of the really useful stuff can be found in Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Cashflow Quadrant.
Julius Beck
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book is not written terribly well (Robert admits that himself). It could have been have the length and contain the same amount of useful information. Nonetheless, the book was somewhat I opening to me in regards to the financial world out there, which is pretty unknown to me. It has certainly inspired me to find out more and question the old idea that a stable job in life is such a good thing.
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Frankly, I didn't enjoy it as much as "Cashflow quadrant", which I read in one breath. However, I'd still regard it as a valuable book in my learning process. It really helped me understand in a deeper level certain topics about the world of money and human psychology, that I hadn't noticed or considered before.
Botty Dimanov
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought it was a really good book on financial perspective. It helped me to understand what my thoughts and opinions are on money and how they were formed by my parents. More importantly, it opened my eyes to new way of thinking about money. The book promotes investing by way of creating and buying assets through starting and managing businesses, which is not earning money from a job, but through passive and portfolio incomes. The premise is to create or buy assets that generate more assets in ...more
Apr 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
One of the worst books I wasted time on in a while. Literally the whole book is general sentences that are pretty much unless. You will find shit like "you will know you are financially smart when you know the difference between a good investment and a bad investment" you don't say!! Dumbass. This book is 99% repetition of things already mentioned in this book and previous books and 1% original content. I swear to go some sentences are repeated more than 50 times in just a 100 page. The lack of ...more
Oct 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
I re-read this one since I found it for free at the library. It is a mixed bag. It surprised me at times how detailed it was, trying to get into the weeds with various investment types and tax ramifications. That was good. But it had the typical get rich quick snake oil smeared all over it, highlighting potential benefits and ignoring possible downsides. I fear all this book did was give people just enough information to really hurt themselves.
Mar 05, 2007 rated it it was ok
The concepts were common sense and the book told me nothing I didn't already know. I heard this guy made up his "rich dad" and that people have tried searching for his existence but couldn't find the "rich dad" anywhere. Makes me question the credibility and authenticity of this book and all the other books he has authored.
Den Lightworker
Feb 16, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the last book I read from Kiyosaki. I got tired of all the generalizations. The book is a good read, but really, the grunt-work is left to the individual. Like most of Kiyosaki books, it's more of a what you SHOULD do rather than what you CAN do. The rest is left up to the reader to decipher and learn about themselves.
Chungsoon Haw
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great introduction as to why one should start a business and de-mystifies what risk is.

This book makes me want to spend more time talking to accountants and lawyers to better understand how I should structure myself going forward.
Jul 31, 2011 rated it liked it
This book sets you thinking, about working hard vs working smart. The old notions of working hard to get rich is no longer relevant. Inspiring for a first read. Rather lengthy though, could be better summarized for better flow.
Sep 13, 2007 rated it liked it
great idea! invest in bigger things than the average investor. i like Rich Dad, but this just repeats alot and keeps saying "dont be average" and "the rich think differently" and never really lets you in on the secret.
Nov 12, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: finance
Great tips on investing but he tends to repeat the same three stories/conversations every five pages. The book was also too much of an infomercial for some of his other products.
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