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April 24, 2006


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Wonderful book. I'm so glad you're covering this as I would never have read it on my own. I'm home educating my children and think this will be one of the first financial books my daughters will need to read.

I wholeheartedly agree with the last statement: "Which desirest thou the most? Is it gratification of thy desires of each day, a jewel, a bit of finery, better raiment, more food; things quickly gone and forgotten? Or is it substantial belongings, gold, lands, herds, merchandise, income-bringing investments? The coins thou takest from thy purse bring the first. The coins thou leavest within it will bring the latter." I have friends who have a 1/2 million dollar house. Both spouses need to work to afford the incredible high mortgage and crazy property taxes. We have a paid off mobile home out in the country. We pay only $112 dollars a year in property taxes (ag exempt). But it sits on 1/2 million dollars of ranch land (paid off)! We lease some out to cattle ranchers. It earns us an income just sitting there. On the outside we look poor and the friends look rich but in reality they're in debt and we're not. Our net worth is much more than it appears to be. And theirs is much less than it appears to be also.
I wouldn't trade places with them for a moment!

I bought this book early 2007, and it has helped me manage my finances well. I was able to settle my credit card and retail store account last year, all thanks to the above book. It's amazing how it uses ancient time parables to teach you methods of handling your finances better and gaining wealth.

I strongly recommend this book to everyone.

This book is an amazing book. Even though is was written at the beginning of the XX Century, its principles have not change. I will recommend this book to anyone in need to get financially free. To be rich you might not a lot more than those advises.


I bought this book a few years ago and couldn't put it down. Today, I am in the process of forming a Non-Profit corporation to teach the lessons in this book to 7th-12th graders utilizing the local library system here in my community. The fiancial path to wealth as described in this great classic needs to be taught to children as soon as possible. I urge anyone interested of the philosophy in this book to likewise pursue opening a non-profit organization to teach the lessons outlined in this book through a one to eight week program aimed at both children and adults.

I have read this extraordinary classic and find in its few pages all the advise on finance in the large modern volumes. Its simplicity is amazing and no time should be wasted in encouraging children, colleagues and anyone for that matter to read it. I have used its principles in my informal discussions with workmates and friends. Guess we should push for its inclusion in the school curriculum.
Joseph Mushalika

This is a phenomenal book and it certainly changed my thinking on money when I read it. The principles in it are common sense and straightforward. It should be required reading in the public schools! It's unfortunate that the subject of money is not addresses in public education considering that money is involved in pretty much anything that you do in life. I think we would be better off as a nation by being more educated on the subject of money than any government policy could ever make us.

So, 10% is pre or post income tax? If it is pre income tax, that is probably untenable for almost anyone.

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