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  • I think most people would find this book very approachable and easy to grasp
  • I liked the advice about investing carefully with people that you trust and who know their stuff, and what I thought was really significant was the advice about not taking on other people's burdens

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      I think most people would find this book very approachable and easy to grasp. The Richest man in Babylon by George S. Clason is a beginner’s finance book. It teaches basic lessons about saving and working, as well as very basic ideas about how to invest. It’s a starter book, I think, so it works well even for teenagers, although adults will have the most information to connect to it, I

      think.

      The reason the book is popular, I think, is that all of the lessons are presented through parables. Even in the part where it feels preachy, the preachiness doens’t feel directed at the reader, more at the other character. The advice seems straightforward and easy to follow.

      Some of the advice is repetitious. This starts to feel a bit dull, but is then mixed in with new advice and messages, so you ...


      • have to keep reading. The advice on how to get out of debt seems very applicable to many people nowadays, and the plan for it, while simplistic, does show how it can work. (And you don’t need a budget, which many people seem to dislike. You just need to be able to divide). The characters in the book all learn a lesson at some point, or if they are already the
        expert, it’s because they learned something the hard way along the way.

        I liked the advice about investing carefully with people that you trust and who know their stuff, and what I thought was really significant was the advice about not taking on other people’s burdens.

        I think this is a really useful, quick read for people. Just the right book to get you in the right frame of mind about your finances and saving.




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