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Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money

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In late January, 2009, Robert Kiyosaki launched CONSPIRACY OF THE RICH - a free online book which was written in serial basis to help people understand how the current recession came about, and what they need to learn on how to survive through the coming rough years.

An unprecedented publishing event for Kiyosaki and The Rich Dad Company, CONSPIRACY OF THE RICH is an inter
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 21st 2009 by Business Plus (first published 2009)
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Curtis Haderlie
Oct 29, 2010 rated it did not like it
After the first couple of chapters I figured out that this book was kind of like some pop song where you have 3 lines that you repeat over and over. Maybe it's because I have a general understanding of the history he is trying to summarize but I rather think that since he has established his name he thinks he can continue to support his cash flow project by writing empty content books.

I had expected much more and was hoping to learn some practical advice about how to survive in the current and f
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PlatKat
Dec 06, 2009 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: People who like the "Rich Dad" series
Recommended to PlatKat by: No one
Now that I've caught up on my pop-culture reading from circa 2006, I thought I'd treat myself to something current and exponentially more useful. Robert Kiyosaki's latest book in the Rich Dad series was written "entirely online" earlier this year and published just a few months ago. Since the US is in the midst of the largest fiscal storm the world has ever seen, it's no surprise this book is written like Farenheit 9/11 for money.

I read Kiyosaki's first book in the series, Rich Dad, Poor Dad bac
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Brian Moriarty
Jan 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Jud Barry
Dec 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
Too bad a minus star isn't available. I've been curious about the "rich dad" brand for a while, so I borrowed this from the library. It's one page of self-promotional sales screech after another (he shills his games and other books), padded with badly garbled economic thinking (the Federal Reserve prints money) and flatitudes like "money is knowledge" (one of the 8 "new rules of money"). Yeah, there are some unoriginal business ideas that would've fit on a single page of paper. If he had any pub ...more
Justin
Feb 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Kiyosaki's latest entry in his endless 'Rich Dad' series melds watered down economic conspiracy theory with his plain spoken approach to real estate focused investing. For those that are completely unaware of the function of the Federal Reserve and the mechanisms and workings of global finance, ie most people, the information in this book may be potentially valuable and eye opening. Kiyosaki barely skims the surface of this subject however. Edward Griffin's, 'The Creature From Jekyll Island,' wh ...more
Tim Miller
Feb 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Mr. Kiyosaki's advice is very sound. Unfortunately, readers have to sift through a great number of Rich Dad marketing pages and repetitive talking points to get to the meat of this book.

My wife bought a fried chicken from Wal-Mart last night. As I dug into the greasy beast, I remembered one of the many reasons I don't like fast, processed food. Most of the "chicken" consisted of fried breading, rather than fleshy good stuff. The little poultry meat I found was delicious, but our family will be
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Cons Bulaqueña
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This book will equip you to take control of your own financial future by giving you the knowledge necessary to understand these forces, and thus the new rules of money. And once you understand these things, you’ll be in a position to opt out of the conspiracy of the rich and to live a life of true financial freedom.

“Today, I do not need job security because I have financial security. The difference between financial security and financial panic can be as simple as knowing the difference between
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Brian
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
Gift from Sid. Like so many of his other books, there are kernels of truth amongst the crap. Without the knowledge of several dozen other finance books under my belt, it would be hard to tell the difference between the two.

This guy is always pushing the latest bubble. I find it ironic that he became a best selling author with his advice to buy real estate. Then the real estate bubble burst. I'm impressed with the hubris it takes to write a book here that offers gold and commodities as the solut
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Rey Bux
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fic

This book is a real eye-opener and bring about a change in mindset. It was the first iconic financial book I've read and it's really mind-blowing. I wish I read it before attending university. I would have think twice or even more before opting for a career option and would have helped in not getting screwed up and lost in the darkest abyss of despair.
I feel glad to come across this book in my local library. The ideas that the author shared are excellent in reshaping people's minds and how they
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Pritesh
Mar 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This book gives a lot of new ideas to me about how to manage my finances. The concept of making my cash inflow larger instead of looking for capital gains, is definitely something which i was not looking at before reading this book. The second best thing mentioned in this book is about the diversification and focus of your portfolio which was very flawed in my thinking.

Now coming to the negative side of this book. There is too much of repetition of similar ideas in this book. There is a hardcor
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Andriy
Apr 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Could be much shorter and more up to the point. Still contains very useful ideas like 8 new rules of money, BI quadrant and integrities of the BI quadrant.
Lisa
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I like Robert Kiyosaki's message in general, and I think he did a good job with this book in explaining how the economy works and why it is important to increase your financial education. He explains how people who understand how things work (e.g. taxes, investments, businesses) have an unfair advantage. It's true. What I most appreciate about his teachings is the distinction between an asset (something that puts money in your pocket) and liabilities (that which takes money out of your pocket). ...more
Mim
Oct 22, 2010 rated it liked it
Kiyosaki expounds on some of the rules of money. A lot of the book gives a history of money and how we got to where we are now. What most people are naive about are that our American dollar really has no value-that it is only as good as our governments word-which isn't too reliable really. The Conspiracy theory is basically that there have been a handful of greedy people 'in bed' with greedy politicians. How in the world was Nixon able to take the US Dollar off of the gold standard in the 70's a ...more
Lee Scheer
Oct 17, 2012 rated it liked it
I have read his other books. This book is pretty much similiar to them. Talks mostly on the same points. Not too much different. So if you already read his prior books I am not sure if it is worth it to buy this book that in the end will certainly make Kiyosaki more money. I always found it interesting too that he never had kids of his own. I know in my own life my kids are the real drain on my pocket book and if I didn't have them I would have so, so much more time to invest in other projects i ...more
Adam
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I get more out of a 10 year old book written by an outsider then I do reading the wsj or any current "guru". Repetitive yes but the obvious so obvious that it isn't obvious.

What my 👂 heard ⤵️

whenever they're self-interest, there is a conspiracy
every time an educator brings a banker or a financial planner into their classroom, supposedly in the name of financial education, they are actually allowing the fox to enter the hen house
their job is not to educate but to recruit future customers that is
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Hussam Al Husseini

This is the fourth book I read for Robert Kiyosaki. His books are highly recommended for beginners, including me, who want to become rich! However, I expected a lot from this book. His writing skills are not that good. He admitted that at least! But the previous three books were VERY life changing. The summary of this book is the following:

We need to know the four financial forces that keep people poor. They are:
1 Taxes.
2 Debt.
3 Inflation.
4 Retirement. Kiyosaki believes that “the concept of a se

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Andrew
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book genuinely could have been about one-fifth of it's length and still convey the pertinent information.

The same talking points (the fractional-reserve banking system, the gold standard, etc.) are repeated ad-nauseam throughout, with little treatment as to why these are a problem or how they interact with other points introduced.

The "reader comments" peppered throughout the text are downright obnoxious and have no place in a printed book. If I wanted vacuous comments from internet stranger
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Michael Delaware
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Robert Kiyosaki has put together perhaps the best in this series. The information in this book with be inspirational to anyone, but in my opinion it will be the most powerful to those who are already following the path of investing in assets. You cannot be sitting on the sidelines or sitting comfortably in the bleachers when you take up this one. You must be on the field in the middle of the fray in order to fully appreciate the importance of the material.
I just finished remodeling a house, and
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Ron
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: real-estate
Eye Opening

I just finished Conspiracy of the Rich, Cashflow Quadrant, and Rich Dad Poor Dad.

I'd recommend reading these three, in that order.

Conspiracy of the Rich is eye opening. I especially enjoyed the historical summary starting in 1903 through the crash of 2008. Its almost like reading the plot of a James Bond movie, but played out over decades.

His predictions on the collapse of the middle class are scary. I've seen shanty towns in other parts of the world. It's hard to see people survivi
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Erdei-Dolóczki Tímea
I really enjoy in most of his books the easy, encouraging style of Robert Kiyosaki. But this one is misleading a bit, at least the academic part of it. He is pushing down disproportionately the bank system and is glorifying too much the gold standard money, both are incorrect in my opinion. I wanted to understand a little bit more the concept of money and economy in general. In my opinion the author is a streetsmart who is speaking about academical things in this book misleadingly. The industria ...more
Eric Washington
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Kiyosaki who explains in simple language what are MBS, CDO, and CDS that led to the 2008-2009 Mortgage Melt Down; The Book inspired me to finish the book: The Big Short - another great book that explains how the American Tax Payer bailed out the Greedy Boys on Wall Street, who created Bonds, MBS, & CDO's of subprime loans, with teaser rates that blew up after the interest-only loans reset, and Borrowers were unable to afford their PITI payments. The 2008-2009 Meltdown was t ...more
Bryon Brandt
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of good lessons learned about investing,
especially in Real Estate, which is what he favors
and how he made his money.

Even though I liked lots of his lessons
I question some of his conclusions.
Especially his answer when asked about
Whole Life Insurance Policies.

And many thoughts were strung together,
as if they made logical sense and justification
for events, though I had trouble seeing the logic.

Like saying Nixon taking us off the Gold standard in 1971
introduced instability into the market.

The
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Amanda Christina
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beneath the aggressive title and clunky writing is solid information. The principles are reminiscent of James Altucher and even Vicki Robins and Ramit Sethi at times. The only thing is Kiyosaki’s tone is much harsher.

Still, I appreciate his take on 401k’s, mutual funds, and house debt to name a few. It motivates you to prepare and truly think about where your money is going. Don’t be one of the pack who blindly follows what everyone else is doing (whether that’s consumer spending or investing i
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Wenn
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Despite the name, it's not full on conspiracy-ey. Ironically he used doublespeak to redefine a lot of words, but he's got me thinking about how our money system came to be. It's a cautionary tale worth pondering. As with Kiyosaki's bestseller, he has good points worth paying attention to that tend to be repeated throughout the book - that's one way to make it stick. This, interspersed with some cross-selling, seems to be his style of writing. While this can be off-putting to some, try to stick a ...more
Jirawat
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-2020
How does money work and why isn't it a subject that the school teaches you? There are 8 very important rules that might be able to help you with your financial status. These are 8 rules that most wealthy people follow. Does the rule really help? I wouldn't say you should follow it with your eyes and ears closed but there are some guidelines for investing. There are always risks when you invest money, but reading this book can increase that chance. Read this book and find out what the 8 rules are ...more
Frank Deschain
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Once the editing flaws are addressed,the Rich Dad brand of books really are the best education out there for finances. I've recently been going through all the books and mainly one of the most life changing , practical tips is to buy physical gold and silver. Of course real estate is a main focus and that's encouraged, too. But understanding ERISA(401Ks created) and why we were taken off the gold standard in 1971, and even further why the modern school system is worthless lead me to begin purcha ...more
Omar
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In the process of getting more financial education; this book gave me a very deep view on how things work .
Cashflow is not an easy thing but it is much better than saving money .
Now i can understand why savers are losers , Robert kiyosaki uses the history to explain the inflation and to let us know why 100 dollar 20 years ago is not like 100 dollar today .
I recommend this book for all readers who need financial education, especially this year 2020.
Eandaquigyahoo.com
Learn some but discard some

This one is a good read with info on the history of money and common investing myths and fallacies. However, no matter how great the information from this book, there are things mentioned here that I do not agree with the author. To each his own as they say.
Matt Burton
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found the book very eye opening and thought provoking. Definitely worth the time if reading, but as it is with several of Robert Kiyosaki's books it seems like an ongoing ad for his product and other books. ...more
Yasir Khan
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have no clue why people are giving it 4 stars. This book is pure GOLD. If you want to get wealthy, you have to read this book. Sure, some parts are difficult to digest and might give you heartache but that's because the book speaks the truth. ...more
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