The Best Financial Book Since “Rich Dad Poor Dad” And “Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind”

I have already read many of the best books around, and I’m always looking for more. Since business is a primary interest, I’m on a quest to find the best financial book in the world. Of all the ones I’ve read, there are three financial books that really stand out against the crowd. This is the story of how I found them.

It all starts many years ago, on a day I’ll never forget.

It was an ordinary day, filled with ordinary errands at the local shopping mall.

In between those errands, I came upon a bookstore and, always being on the lookout for a great new book, I wandered inside. (Yes, this was back when there still were bookstores at the mall!)

When I went in, there was a display near the entrance that caught my eye. The display was for a new financial book called “Rich Dad Poor Dad.” The title wasn’t particularly evocative, but the subtitle was: “What the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not.”

That got my attention! I had grown up in a middle-class family, only to find myself struggling financially in adulthood. But maybe there was something important that my parents hadn’t taught me about money. If so, then this book would surely fill in the gap.

I devoured it, and I can honestly say it was the best financial book I’d ever read up to that time. The author, Robert Kiyosaki, has an incredible way of teaching using anecdotes from his childhood. The lessons hit home. It was years before I found another book to rival it’s importance in my financial life.

This new book was recommended by an acquaintance I’d recently met at a business event. He couldn’t stop raving about a book called “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.” Some time passed before I got around to reading it, but I immediately wished I’d read this book years ago!

It’s an easy and entertaining read, bursting with insights into the proper mindset and thought-processes you need to have in place if you ever hope to be wealthy. Don’t worry, even though most of us did not learn these thought-processes while growing up (our parents and teachers didn’t know any better), it’s entirely possible to re-train your brain into a wealthy mindset by following the tips in this book. If you haven’t read it, it’s a must-read.

Little did I know, however, that my life-long quest for the best financial book in the world wasn’t over. There was one more book waiting to make its impact on my life.

Once again, this book was recommended to me by an associate in online business. This particular associate is president of a very successful online education company. I knew that anything he recommended was gold.

When I got my hands on the book, I didn’t waste time cracking it open. The world of online business is a little bit like the Wild West. If you don’t know what you’re doing you can easily waste years of your life (and thousands of dollars) chasing tumbleweeds. But this book was written to tame the frontier and lead readers to the gold.

It has page after page of incredible insights into online business. Here are just some of the things I learned from this book:

  • The most powerful force you can use online, and how best to use it to your advantage (and make sure it doesn’t work against you, either)
  • The best asset you can build online (and why building anything else is a waste of time)
  • Strategies for substantially lowering your risk of failure (and the paralyzing fear associated with it)
  • The one skill that is the key to your success (don’t worry, it doesn’t require an Ivy League degree)
  • Why most online business models are hopelessly stuck in 20th-century thinking (and how to get yours into the 21st century right from the start)
  • How to identify and avoid pyramid schemes, Ponzi schemes, and other scams, and instead focus your time and energy on something that will produce real and lasting results (I can’t tell you how much frustration and anguish this will save you, not to mention money)
  • How to automate everything so you have residual income coming in every month (this is one of Rich Dad’s secrets–once you have enough residual income coming in to cover your bills, you can retire!)

If you want to read it yourself, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that this book isn’t available through bookstores (online or offline). It’s only available directly from the publisher.

The good news, though, is that the publisher will ship you a copy for free. You just pay $9.95 to cover the shipping and handling ($17.95 if you’re outside the United States).

Besides getting a physical copy of the book that you can hold in your hands (remember what that’s like?), you’ll also get a digital copy that you can download and start reading right away.

It’s easily the best financial book you’ll read this year, if not ever. My advice to you is to read it right away and then act on what you learn. Your finances will never be the same again!

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