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on September 6, 2007
I was very impressed with the book on CD. Hearing the book kept the words running through my mind. The principles outlined in the book underscore the importance of budgeting, living within your means, and investing for the future. It also distinguished between affluent living (foreign luxury cars, country club memberships, expensive homes, etc.) and a wealth building lifestyle. Must reading for those serious about attaining financial independence and responsible financial management.
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on May 17, 2013
This book has some very sound advice. Always live within your means and focus some time and energy to plan for your future. Save and invest wisely! I sat down and read this book in just a couple of sittings. Well worth the money. Once you have finished, pass it on to someone else. They will thank you!
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on June 11, 1999
I propose the authors do a follow-up study on the people who have complained that this is all just "common sense, endlessly repeated." My suspicion is that the complainers are overwhelmingly UAWs who are not following this supposedly common sense.
Cut the authors some slack for hammering their point home so thoroughly. After all, the world is full of people with thick skulls. You'll find them chatting on cell phones while tailgating you in their leased BMWs.
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on March 13, 2003
I did not feel that reading this book was a waste of my time, because it was a fast read and had caught my attention several times. I do feel that by reading this book I am walking away with something I had not thought about before. The reason why I am giving this book only 3 stars is because I often felt that it was repetative. There were chapters in this book that appeared identical and I could not tell the difference between them. Overall I would recommend this book as a fast read to anyone who has a few extra hours on their hands.
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on February 14, 2007
This is a fantastically researched book with an amazing array of facts about wealth in America. Now that it is on audio, there's no excuse for not learning about this information that is revealing and entertaining.

If you are interested in learning specific information about joining the ranks of the millionaires next door, you may want to read any book from Mike Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad series), and "The 17 Principles of Creating Wealth," by Phillip Collinsworth.
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on March 4, 2006
Excellent book. Based on years of research and statistics gathered from interviews with the wealthy. I noticed another review with some nonsense about the book listing Europeans as major players. At this point they did not read the rest of the book but yet continued to give a poor review hinting the book was racially motivated. To give a review you need to finish the book. This book is fair, accurate, and facts are backed up through statistics. Excellent book!
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on June 25, 2005
I think people are missing the point if they think that this book intends that you should have a "miserable life and save and have no fun". I think the point is that our economy has conditioned a consumer hungry, non saving society and it is a lot a question of values and balance. If you are on either extreme of the scale, then you should rethink your ideas. You cant take it with you but you also should leave a little for rainy day and waste not-want not, lol.
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on September 28, 1999
This book is a one stop guide to being a millionaire. This book goes into great detail explaining that being a millionaire is an attitude and doesn't come from simply earning money.As an investment professional, it is refreshing to hear someone outside the profession telling people to live on less than you make. I have found the people who don't like the book are the very ones that need to read it and follow the basic principles that it talks about.
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on July 12, 2015
I loved this book because it mirrors my philosophy completely. No one now a days subscribes to these principals as far as I can tell. Should be required reading. Live modestly and within your means and you will retire well.
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on May 11, 1999
This book is interesting in that it points out that most truly weathy people are those that saved their money. But to what purpose? They seem to promote saving money only to give it to follow on generations. What a waste of life! The best example of this was one millionaire they talked to who said that he wanted his children to "have a better life." Presumably they will if they do with his money what he did not do: spend it.
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