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The 4 Laws of Financial Prosperity: Get Control of Your Money Now! (Formerly The Four Laws of Debt Free Prosperity / This is the same great book with a new title) Paperback – April 1, 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Franklin Covey / The Financial Wellness Group; New edition (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933976861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933976860
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #415,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hi, Just thought I would let you know that I first read your book about 10 years ago. By following your principles, which I really already knew, but capsulized better. We have over 3 million dollars in free and clear rentals, an almost million dollar free and clear beautiful home and farm, stocks, bonds, cash and no debt. I now buy your book for my accounting clients to help them get out of debt and become prosperous. Thank you. --Nancy A.
Client from Washington

I have three books on my desk and The 4 Laws of Financial Prosperity is one of them. My bookcase is filled with many good books, but on my desk are the really great ones close at hand.
This book has taken complex principles and simplified them in a way that every person can understand and apply them. Everyone has a cookbook that guides them in the kitchen; this book guides them in their finances. This book is a true gift for every person that touches money. --Cate Williams,
VP Financial Literacy,
Money Management International

This book recoginizes that financial prosperity is an integral part of happiness and well-being. Unlike other books on the market, it's not reactive. It doesn't just focus on how to get out of debt. It's not incomplete and shortsighted. It doesn't just focus on strategies and techniques to increase wealth. It's about your whole life. It helps you tie your financial goals into your deepest values and principles. It helps you handle your money in a way that enables you to accomplish what really matters most. Excerpt from foreword by Stephen R. Covey author of the international best seller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

This book remains on the top of my list of favorites. My wife and I (both fans of the book) have made significant improvements to our financial status in the past two years since reading "The Four Laws". I mean significant! We've paid off $29K in credit card debt, invested the same amount in mutual funds, both are able to max out our 401(k) plans, have met our contribution limits to our Roth IRA's already and are planning our next visit to ski in Austria (...)! That is our story now. It was far from pretty before reading the book. It is important to note, like anything worthwhile, it takes goal setting, planning and follow-through to achieve. This book lit a fire that no other book could. In fact, about 10 of my friends have received a copy of their own as gifts from us. Simply a great feeling knowing that I can control my life and help others to achieve the same experience. Peace, love and happiness!
--Scott M., Client from Pennsylvania

Take an evening to read this (it's only 100 pages). It's an easy read, but be warned: if you put the 4 laws into practice, it will change your life! As a financial advisor, I have read dozens of books and attended many seminars on debt reduction (some good, some bad); NONE of which could match this book's simplicity and applicability to ANY person in ANY situation (without changing your income!). That's no exaggeration. If brevity is the sole of wit, this book is a tome of wisdom that should be required reading in every high school and college. It's a faithful adaptation of the amazingly basic, yet often overlooked principles of sound financial decision making. The examples are realistic, and the instructions easy to follow. Your greatest challenge will be re-training your brain to set your priorities differently, but believe me, it's worth it! I have given copies of this book to clients, friends, and every member of my family. Truly the most life-changing book I've read since Stephen Covey's "7 habits of highly effective people".
Client from Seattle, WA

This book lays it so simply - how to get out of debt, including paying off your house mortgage, in five years or less. I now see how it is happening for me! And --Client Testimonials

This book lays it so simply - how to get out of debt, including paying off your house mortgage, in five years or less. I now see how it is happening for me! And what is great is that you don't have to earn more income, it doesn't make any difference how much you earn, it's all about how you spend your money. Great book for everyone, and get the teens to read it now!
--Leslie D.
Client from Sacramento, CA

At last! A finance book I can read like a story! Not boring, lecturing, or intimidating like other books of this nature. This book literally saved my financial future. I am now on the road to debt free prosperity, and feeling great about life. My perspective on money and how I spend it has changed completely.

I purchased the audiotape of this book and listened to it on my daily commute. The presentation of the idea was very simple and made me feel like I could follow their suggestions too! I sat down and worked out my tracking, target, trimming, and training goals and realized that with all of my debt...I could be paid off and debt free by April of 2003 (and I had lots of debts from just finishing my doctorate). I also mentioned some of the ideas in this tape to my 13 year old (that if a 15 year old puts $7 aside each month until s/he was 65...and received 15% return...that they'd be a millionaire at retirement). She, too, is excited about the rules given in this book.

This is an excellent book. It is less than 120 pages. It reads like a story. Starting with man hacking his fake Xmas tree to bits and ending with financial freedom, a real friend, and a new lease on life! I loved it! I have sent copies to family members who have actually thanked me and implemented what they read! I plan to send out more this year. It's a funny, no-nonsense look at getting out of debt. I think I'll go and re-read it again!

This is such a great book! I have 12 on order to give to friends. This book can turn you into the truly independent person you should be. Understanding and avoiding pitfalls that have become a part of being American. Maybe I need to order more than 12.......

Four Laws of WHY you want to read this book!
1. It's an easy read! My wife and I read it a couple days apart and neither of us could put it down! I was amazed at how simple the suggestions were based on solid financial principles.
2. By implementing the methods in this book, we were able to immediately identify things we needed to fix financially and implement a plan of action.
3. Everyone you know should read this book. After reading it yourself, all your friends will want to know what you know because you'll be out of debt, and they'll want to know how you did it so quickly!
4. Being in debt is a major cause for concern in any relationship. If you can get a handle on debt, and GET RID of it, your relationships WILL improve, as will your lifestyle.
This book can assist you in becoming completely debt free, and giving you the wisdom you need to STAY that way.
--Shane H.
Client from Twin Falls, ID

This book was well-written and very helpful. I recommend this book for anyone looking for a simple, but effective way to put a good dent in your debt. Don't be mistaken into thinking that it's easy. It takes a great deal of discipline, but it works and it won't empty your pocket.
--Cade B
Client from Wellsville, UT

If your finances are out of control, this is the book for you! This book will help you develop a realistic spending plan that will help you be debt free in 5 years, and that includes your home. If I can do it, anyone can!! --Client Testimonials

About the Author

Blaine Harris has spent most of his life creating, managing, and consulting with businesses. He has served as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of many private and public corporations, both nationally and internationally.
Blaine's greatest thrill in business comes from the association with men and women who are passionately committed to the purpose of the business. He is energized as he shares his vision of business and success to those who are eager to learn and improve. Having grown up in a construction family, he has owned, developed, and managed apartments, warehouses, shopping centers, condominiums, and subdivisions. He was the cofounder and past CEO and chairman of the board of an international business which became Inc. Magazine's highest performing franchise of the year.

Blaine's faith in God, his family, country, and business are his greatest loves. He loves any outdoor sport. His personal preference is riding motorcycles. He is currently a contributing member of The Financial Wellness Group, whose mission it is to improve the quality of life of individuals and families through the management of money and the implementation of fundamentally simple principles of truth basic to success everywhere.

Charles Coonradt, Chairman and CEO of The Game of Work, Inc. is internationally recognized in the fields of productivity and profitability improvement as an author, consultant and speaker.

Chuck's books The Game of Work and Managing the Obvious have been labeled the most original and useful tools for business to come along since In Search of Excellence. He is a contributing author to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Chuck's clients include Pepsi Cola, Fleming Companies, Marker Bindings, Hoechst Celanese, Ralston-Purina, Browning Ferris Industries, and many other Fortune 500 firms. Over one million managers and supervisors have heard Chuck's unique message. He lives with he wife and children in Park City, Utah.


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This book can assist you in becoming completely debt free, and giving you the wisdom you need to STAY that way.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Scott McLeod on August 6, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book remains on the top of my list of favorites. My wife and I (both fans of the book) have made significant improvements to our financial status in the past two years since reading "The Four Laws". I mean significant! We've paid off $29K in credit card debt, invested the same amount in mutual funds, both are able to max out our 401(k) plans, have met our contribution limits to our Roth IRA's already and are planning our next visit to ski in Austria (...)! That is our story now. It was far from pretty before reading the book. It is important to note, like anything worthwhile, it takes goal setting, planning and follow-through to achieve. This book lit a fire that no other book could. In fact, about 10 of my friends have received a copy of their own as gifts from us. Simply a great feeling knowing that I can control my life and help others to achieve the same experience. Peace, love and happiness!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Riddick on February 18, 2003
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Take an evening to read this (it's only 100 pages). It's an easy read, but be warned: if you put the 4 laws into practice, it will change your life! As a financial advisor, I have read dozens of books and attended many seminars on debt reduction (some good, some bad); NONE of which could match this book's simplicity and applicability to ANY person in ANY situation (without changing your income!). That's no exaggeration. If brevity is the sole of wit, this book is a tome of wisdom that should be required reading in every high school and college. It's a faithful adaptation of the amazingly basic, yet often overlooked principles of sound financial decision making. The examples are realistic, and the instructions easy to follow. Your greatest challenge will be re-training your brain to set your priorities differently, but believe me, it's worth it! I have given copies of this book to clients, friends, and every member of my family. Truly the most life-changing book I've read since Stephen Covey's "7 habits of highly effective people".
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 30, 2002
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This book lays it so simply - how to get out of debt, including paying off your house mortgage, in five years or less. I now see how it is happening for me! And what is great is that you don't have to earn more income, it doesn't make any difference how much you earn, it's all about how you spend your money. Great book for everyone, and get the teens to read it now!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 10, 1999
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At last! A finance book I can read like a story! Not boring, lecturing, or intimidating like other books of this nature. This book literally saved my financial future. I am now on the road to debt free prosperity, and feeling great about life. My perspective on money and how I spend it has changed completely.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 2000
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I purchased the audiotape of this book and listened to it on my daily commute. The presentation of the idea was very simple and made me feel like I could follow their suggestions too! I sat down and worked out my tracking, target, trimming, and training goals and realized that with all of my debt...I could be paid off and debt free by April of 2003 (and I had lots of debts from just finishing my doctorate). I also mentioned some of the ideas in this tape to my 13 year old (that if a 15 year old puts $7 aside each month until s/he was 65...and received 15% return...that they'd be a millionaire at retirement). She, too, is excited about the rules given in this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 16, 1999
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This is an excellent book. It is less than 120 pages. It reads like a story. Starting with man hacking his fake Xmas tree to bits and ending with financial freedom, a real friend, and a new lease on life! I loved it! I have sent copies to family members who have actually thanked me and implemented what they read! I plan to send out more this year. It's a funny, no-nonsense look at getting out of debt. I think I'll go and re-read it again!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Shane Hall on June 6, 2005
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1. It's an easy read! My wife and I read it a couple days apart and neither of us could put it down! I was amazed at how simple the suggestions were based on solid financial principles.

2. By implementing the methods in this book, we were able to immediately identify things we needed to fix financially and implement a plan of action.

3. Everyone you know should read this book. After reading it yourself, all your friends will want to know what you know because you'll be out of debt, and they'll want to know how you did it so quickly!

4. Being in debt is a major cause for concern in any relationship. If you can get a handle on debt, and GET RID of it, your relationships WILL improve, as will your lifestyle.

This book can assist you in becoming completely debt free, and giving you the wisdom you need to STAY that way.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 29, 2000
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