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Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom

(Rich Dad #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  50,184 ratings  ·  1,635 reviews
Personal finance author and lecturer Robert T. Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective from two very different influences - his two fathers. This text lays out Kiyosaki's philosophy and his relationship with money. ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published March 2012 by Business Plus
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Nov 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Financial freedom is a vastly different from financial security.

For those of you who have read Rich Dad Poor Dad this book is basically an extension of the lessons taught in that book. Robert Kiyosaki gives a brief description of his journey as an adult going from a short stint living in his car to financial freedom by taking advantage of tax laws and creating assets that create passive income. (My personal gushings about this book can be found here.)
The title of the book, The Cashflow Quadrant,
Andrew Saul
Apr 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
It's a masterpiece of saying nothing but sounding very knowledgeable while you do so. From what I can garner (and it's hard because there are few if any facts to go off in the book) he made his money n the real estate boom in the US. But that seems to have convinced him that he had some magic formula to success no one else had thought of. He has done a really good job at selling snake oil through his books though, so I suppose you have to hand him that. Read this if you believe that all it takes ...more
Mar 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
For those of you who want to take control of your financial future, I recommend the Rich Dad, Poor Dad books. This is the second book in his series. It will not give you specific details of how to make those changes. It changes the way you think about money and opens your eyes to possibilites. Hopefully, it gives you the courage to make changes in your life to be financially successful. I know that Robert Kiyosaki's books have made drastic changes to our lives and it was only 1 year ago that my ...more
Mar 29, 2010 rated it liked it
This book expands on the concepts presented in Rich Dad Poor Dad. Don't expect a detailed guide to getting rich; Kiyosaki explains that he doesn't write how-to books, but rather provides the mental framework that's necessary for gaining great wealth. He calls it the BE-DO-HAVE approach: "strengthen your thoughts (being) so that you can take the action (doing) that will enable you to become financially free (having)."

Kiyosaki promotes himself as living proof that you can get rich quickly; he went
Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
It's an alright book. Gives you a bit to think about but nothing revolutionizing. The last 40 pages or so are just blatant propaganda for his first book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, and his CASHFLOW games. If you're going to read one of Kiyosaki's books then you might as well read the original: Rich Dad, Poor Dad (and be aware that Kiyosaki's only successful venture is the Rich Dad franchise).

Conclusion: Skip it.
Zhi Ling Tan
Mar 03, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It would be sufficient for people eager to be investors to stop at Rich Dad Poor Dad. I could not finish this book because I felt that I was really just reading the same repetitive opinion -- that creating business systems and focusing on investments were the only wise things to do. There weren't really much practical advice or learning points to be obtained here. ...more
Had never thought about writing any book review this soon. But succumbed to feeling of disgust I experienced while reading this book.

Book is highly repetitive. Author just goes on and on and on and on explaining precisely what he has already done in his 1st book Rich Dad Poor Dad, which is still a readable one. If one wants to read any book of this author, one should read Rich Dad Poor Dad and then completely drop the idea of reading any of his books further.

Author talks about taking weekend cou
Scott Dinsmore
Jul 09, 2009 rated it liked it
Why I Read this Book: Anytime a book or author gets as much notoriety as the Cashflow brand has, I feel it is my duty to at least see what the fuss is about. Plus, I can always stand to learn a little bit more about the financial component to success.


For those of you who have not yet read the original Rich Dad Poor Dad or at least its review on this site, I recommend you do so before diving into Cashflow. This book is more of a sequel to Kiyosaki’s first book than anything else, however i
Mar 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book will help you understand how money works.
Basically we all generate income from one of four quadrants.
“E” employee
“S” self-employed
“B” business owner
“I” investor
Traditional school drives most people to trade time for money on the “E” and “S” quadrants, when in reality true prosperity comes from producing value in the “B” and “I” quadrants.
This is a must read! It contains invaluable information. True principles of prosperity we're talking here. READ IT!
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business, non-fiction
Brilliant, as always!
Jun 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business
The much maligned Robert Kiyosaki is here to open your eyes to the new age of finance. The age in which great sums of money are needed just to survive into retirement. Do you realize that if you're in your 20's now you'll need approximately $2.5 million to retire on? Just look at how quickly those gas prices are going up and imagine the cost of living 45 years from now.

Kiyosaki believes that the government and business are conspiring to keep the general public down by advocating education as t
Krizzia Demetilla
Brilliant. Now is the time to get focused on how to acquire financial intelligence.
Nola Tillman
Dec 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is an intriguing follow-up to "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," and I enjoyed the way Kiyosaki devised his four quadrants. He definitely has a point about the difference between each quadrant or type of person. He provides sensible advice for transiting between columns.

As an interesting aside, he makes an excellent point about the public education system. I had already begun homeschooling my children because of many of the points that he discusses in his book. Specifically, the system's tendency to cr
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"E = Employee, S = Self Employed, B = Business Owner, I = Investor Each quadrant has their own financial perspective. Love this quote “The rich buy assets. The poor only have expenses. The middle class buys liabilities they think are assets. The poor and the middle class work for money. The rich have money work for them. - Robert T. Kiyosaki” #MyFavQuote ...more
Jul 11, 2022 rated it it was amazing
If you can get past the insane repetitiveness this book has some golden principles to live by.
This book should be read every 5-10 years or so to remind yourself of what's most important and how to stay focused.
Invest in assets that generate you income, lend money to get interest not the other way around, stop accumulating liabilities or else you will fall into the debt trap and never be financially free.
Invest in cash flowing rental properties, invest in the stock market but actually go again
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: personal-finance
After reading Robert's acclaimed novel, Rich Dad Poor Dad, I knew I had to jump to get this book! While its predecessor mainly explains what differentiates the poor and middle class from the wealthy, Cashflow Quadrant outlines how the wealthy ascend to financial freedom, and the levels that are required to equip oneself with financial literacy. There are four main types of people: E for Employees, S for Self-Employed, B for Businessman, and I for Investors. Kiyosaki reiterates time and time agai ...more
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended by coworker Josh F, this book presents some complex or "hidden" truths that will open your eyes to false conventional financial wisdom. For example, a mortgage isn't an asset but a liability in disguise. Def got me thinking about the importance of upping my financial knowledge as well as challenging my thinking of being an employee vs being a business owner. ...more
Kurtis Smith
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is dense in knowledge, I dare you to find another book that's informative power per page is greater. ...more
It was a bit too repetitive, but otherwise as amazing as Rich Dad Poor Dad.
Chaitanya Bapat
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finance
If Rich Dad Poor Dad is roun 1 then Cash Flow Quadrant would be round 2 of the Rich Dad series of Robert.

It's an incredible book simply because it lays down some harsh truths very few people know.

It tells you what to call an asset and what to call a liability.
- Home that we live in won't be an asset until the house is a net positive entity [annual income it generates if any exceeds the annual expenses on the house]. In most cases, house that we live in generates 0 income while it has lots of exp
Maggie McKneely
Feb 03, 2022 rated it really liked it
I am financially illiterate, which is why I grumbled when my book club picked this. But it’s a very easy (i.e. no financial intelligence needed) read, and I found it to be incredibly inspiring (and convicting 😬😬). It encouraged me to completely change the way I look at finances, sooner rather than later. There are some real gems of wisdom in here.
Sweta Gorania
Oct 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: english, 2021
I like the way he makes you think about money. Useful and thoughtful book in many ways. Do read.
Shailey V K
Oct 13, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author always inspires me fight the fight to become financially free. Only thing is that some things don’t apply in todays world but can definitely take the concepts he talks about and apply it as I plan my future
some General information
i expected more
Jul 02, 2022 rated it it was amazing
More advanced then rich dad poor dad goes more In depth on things then rich dad does also into financial literacy.
Bhargav Pandya
Oct 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
As expected, another phenomenal classic by one of my favourite authors. His first book, just completely changed the tangent of my life. Probably the most important book I ever read so far.

This one, is more concrete. Although Robert does delve into some abstractions, but under the hood, he really wants to hammer hard some really fundamental concepts that often seem to go against conventional wisdom.

This book did a great job at stripping down the four quadrants down to their bones and revealing
Keshav Jangra
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
An extension of the Rich Dad Poor Dad series. The author had introduced the Cashflow quadrant in his first book and has attempt a detailed version about it but seems to have failed in doing that.

The cashflow quadrant identifies the different means of making a living - Employee (E), Self-Employed (S), Business Owner (B) and Investor (I). The idea is to move from active income i.e. E or S to B or I. An Investor makes minimal effort to earn money and let's his capital does the job. This should be
Alexandra Dumitrescu
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
“You can never have true freedom without financial freedom.”

“But I knew there was more to life than just going to school to gain another professional credential.”

“Rich dad taught me that “you can’t do that” doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t. It more often means they can’t.”

“Most people go to school and learn to be players in the game, but no one explains the rules to them.”

I fell in love with this book already from the first pages. It was so hard for me to stop reading it and do something else.
Maryam Ishak
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book doesn’t tell you what to do, but rather, it gives the reader a great foundation of knowledge on the different “cashflows” or ways to make money. It gives brief but great insight on how employees, self employed people, businesses and investors make money and are taxed. It also talks about the “rat race” that so many people often get caught up in and how to get out of the rat race. It emphasizes increasing your cashflow by investing in assets rather than accumulating liabilities. It talk ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An awesome book which changed my mindset definitely! If you are employed and work for others and if you need a good reason to wish more from life or to gain financial freedom, this is the right book to read!
It also fired a desire inside me to educate myself about economics and financial aspects of the world.
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