Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
First Written 1998
Genre Nonfiction
Origin US
Publisher Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN-10 1589795474
My Copy library audiobook
First Read May 11, 2021

The Millionaire Next Door

What also surprised me is just how tedious this book was! I don't mind, really, but man, not a zippy read.

Noted on June 11, 2021

I was desperate for an audiobook and found this in the library's collection. As someone who is sort of interested in personal finance, the lessons of this book are really out in the air now - I thought I definitely knew what this book was about. And I did! Mostly! The basic principles: get a good job or start a business, live frugally, and you will amass wealth. There are more people than you think who do this, and they don't look like rich people because they don't spend their money.

What was surprising was the big emphasis on not giving your kids money, or as they call it, economic outpatient care. I think everybody's familiar with the concept of the failson, but these guys draw a direct causal line from cash payments to your children to failsonhood. That surprised me!

Noted on June 11, 2021

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