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The Rules of Money: How to Make It and How to Hold on to It, Expanded Edition (Richard Templar's Rules) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Templar
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Money: some people just seem to know how to get it -- and keep it! What's their secret? What do they know that the rest of us don’t? They know the "rules of money": the "golden behaviors" that create wealth and make it grow. Anyone can learn the rules of money. You could learn them by spending years watching rich people up close... or you can learn them all right now, with Richard Templar’s The Rules of Money, Expanded Edition. Templar -- author of The Rules of Life and many other best-sellers -- has brought together 107 easy wealth-generation techniques you can start using instantly! Now updated and expanded with 9 brand new rules, Templar's rules address everything you need to know about money: how to think wealthy, get wealthy, get even wealthier, stay wealthy, and share your wealth. You'll find great up-to-the-minute advice on saving, spending, and investing, and enjoying your money, too. You'll discover why your money beliefs might be holding you back; how to see wealth as a friend, not the enemy; how to make money without compromising your ethics; avoid envy; make a plan; get your current finances under control; master deal-making and negotiation; discover opportunities nobody else sees, and much more. Templar's bite-size advice isn't just fun to read -- it's easy to use, too!

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107 bite-size, easy-to-use rules for making money, keeping it, investing it, and enjoying it from


Money: Some people just seem to know how to get it--and keep it!
What’s their secret? What do they know that the rest of us don’t?
They know the “golden behaviors” that create wealth and make it grow.
You need to know what they know:


Here they are, including
7 brand-new rules to take you further, faster.

You’ll find great up-to-the-minute advice on saving, spending, investing, and enjoying your money, too. You’ll discover why your money beliefs might be holding you to see wealth as a friend, not the to make money without compromising your ethics...avoid envy...make a plan...get your current finances under control...master deal-making and opportunities nobody else sees...and much more.


Learn ’em. Live ’em. Reap the rewards. One step at a time.
Every day. Starting today.

About the Author

Richard Templar (Devon, UK) is an astute observer of human behavior who understands what makes the difference between those who effortlessly glide toward success and those who struggle against the tide. He has distilled these observations into his Rules titles, read by more than one million people around the world. His global best-sellers include The Rules of Life, The Rules of Wealth, and The Rules of Work. His books also include I Don't Want Any More Cheese: I Just Want Out of the Trap.

Product Details

  • File Size: 394 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 013290781X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (December 29, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OR9MP8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #689,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Honestly, I found this to be just awful. Allow me to explain:

1) Generic: Most of the advice is horribly generic. "Spend less than you make", "Pay off debts", "Work hard" Yeah...thanks. Even the more specific "own, don't rent", "don't borrow money from friends", "don't rely on luck," "dress well/act wealthy" seem more like platitudes and not anything terribly new.

2) Over simplified: Again, most of it feels like platitudes. The advice is general with very little actual assistance in acting or implementing it. There is almost no explanation of how actual financial things work (interest rates, mutual funds, bonds, loan products, whatever, this book won't explain it). The tasks it does set are big "figure out what you want wealth for", "figure out how to define wealth/what is enough", "create an action plan to get out of debt if you are in it" and just leaves you to flounder for the answer.

3) Conflicting: The author says that you should read the financial sections of the paper and educate yourself thoroughly on money matters. Then in rule 27 he brings up the term "risk premium" but promptly says "forget that bit if you don't like jargon." The financial world is full of jargon...should I educate myself or not? Then he says he's not going to recommend specific texts to read...find your own. Yet in Rule 10 a footnote says "Go and read The Financial Times Guide to Investing by Glen Arnold." The list goes on...

4) Presumptive: The author makes some repeated claims that annoy me. He claims you should buy property and not rent and always couches his advice with the assumption that you have a house (and likely a mortgage).
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Basic concept good; unintentional humor February 1, 2012
By Epilady
Format:Kindle Edition
The product description says there are "107 bite-size, easy-to-use rules for making money". "Bite size" is correct; almost no "chapter" is more than 2 pages. It's written in a very chatty style, as though someone were giving a talk. However, the author makes very judicious use of footnotes to voice his opinions; as an example, in discussing discovering beliefs about money, Templar mentions "can't have money and be "spiritually pure."** ** Whatever that means."

The author also contradicts himself about the ease of these steps when he says "[w]e have to live and breathe and sleep (yes, bearing in mind Rule 13) money. We have to study hard at the University of Wealth if we want to graduate...MAY HAVE TO CHOOSE--MONEY OR FRIVOLITY?" For most Americans, adding wealth is about choosing which frivolities we're willing to forgo in order to add to the nest egg.

The author comments on how someone should handle having money "We've all seen those who come into money too suddenly and flaunt the fact that they have loads, and we all think "God, how tacky." I know we shouldn't sit in judgment on others but I do find my toes curl, I can't say in case you've got one." There are random comments like this that are not very helpful.

And then, oddly, at the very end of the book, "However, if you intend to gain prosperity, you should get on with it, believe in it, follow it, give 100 percent to it, and not listen to others. Including me. Especially me. Good luck." which left this reader with a W.T.F open mouth. Seriously, you just wrote a book about how to accumulate wealth and then negate it with "but don't listen to me"?????????????!!!

Rich Man, Poor Man is a much more concise version of the concepts in this book, and Dave Ramsey's plans are much easier to follow.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars just another self-help money book September 4, 2012
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This self-help book, which may or may not be a retitling of The Rules of Wealth, and which may or may not be written by an author whose pen name was Richard Templar, who may or may not be deceased, is too long, somewhat hokey, but ultimately benign.

Unlike dangerous texts like Rich Dad, Poor Dad or FT Press' own tripeful George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis, which lure desperate readers into a quagmire of questionable financial advice, The Rules of Money offers generally beneficial advice packaged into digestible two-page chapters. Less enjoyable than the parables of the classic The Richest Man in Babylon and far less insightful than the quasi-psychological The Millionaire Mind, The Rules of Money nonetheless offers some useful financial advice that probably should be obvious to most people but sadly is not.

Suffering the same fate as the encyclopedic Crimes of Persuasion and the sycophantic 101 Reasons to Own the World's Greatest Investment, The Rules of Money is too long. A hundred and seven rules is about a hundred too many, in my opinion, especially with recaps on every other page.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good read!
Published 3 months ago by MWP
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a good book.
This book has a pleasant reading and provides practical knowledge about the management of money. It's a good book.
Published 4 months ago by anibal benitez
4.0 out of 5 stars The Rules of Money
Had me think twice before spending my money and also for investing my money. Good tips from a wise author. Thank you!
Published 9 months ago by Ruth Horvath
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Good sound advice from guys who know what they are talking about. I like how it is easy to understand and puts things in simple terms. Good read.
Published 14 months ago by jkap
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read!
This book is a must have for anyone who is serious about accumulating and maintaining wealth. The book provides a sensible approach to the idea of money and almost every aspect in... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Ryan
1.0 out of 5 stars The Rules of Money
The lamest book about money, I've ever read. A serious waste of money in buying this book. I could have told readers the contents of this book in a few sentences. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Gilbert Yarbrough
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting!
This is a good one with lots of great ideas and common sense. This author is not boring, you'll like this.
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Just another book
I don't have a real review to submit as I downloaded this free Kindle book for future review. Unfortunately the future is still just that. I will get to it soon.
Published 18 months ago by David Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars Why Does Money Have To Be So Hard
Most people see money as a simple tool to pay their bills and maybe have enough at the end of the month to enjoy a visit to get some fast food. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man
5.0 out of 5 stars money talks
havent read the entire book but enjoy the precise advice on money. Have read some of the author's books. i recommend
Published 21 months ago by SDD
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