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Creating Wealth: Retire in Ten Years Using Allen's Seven Principles of Wealth! Paperback – April 22, 1986

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Jeff Rickerson Jefferson, City, Missouri I have just finished reading Creating Wealth for the second time and will say this book is definitely the best financial text I have ever studied. -- Review

About the Author

Robert G. Allen is an investor, author and lecturer. His first book, Nothing Down, was a colossal #1 best-seller, remaining on the prestigious New York Times best-seller list for over 100 weeks in 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, and 1985. His two-day seminar has been taught to over 100,000 graduates, who buy in excess of one billion dollars' worth of real estate per year on their way to financial freedom. He is on the Board of Directors of The Allen Group, which, among other things, publishes a monthly newsletter entitled The Real Estate Advisor. He lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife Daryl and their three children. Aimee, Aaron, and Hunter.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Fireside; Rev Upd edition (April 22, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671621009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671621001
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #848,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I just picked up a copy of Creating Wealth earlier today after having bought other books by the author like Multiple Streams of Income and The 1-Minute Millionaire.
In chapter 1 "We were programmed to fail from the moment we were born" Allen discusses 9 major misconceptions about money and why it prevents us from becoming successful. Interesting is that number 1 misconception is "Having a job is good and leads ultimately to wealth." That was originally written back in the 80's and certaintly no one will argue that having a job will lead to wealth is an incredible misconeception.
Another misconception that Allen covers is "Saving your money is a good investment." Is there anyone who really thinks that a savings account is an investment? Only those who are broke.
In chapter 2 Allen shows us "How to develop a wealthy mindset." This chapter includes Allens 5 steps some are familiar like affirmations, goal setting and a 30-second commercial (from Dr. Schwartz's book)
Chapter 3 "A fool and his money are soon parted." Allen offers his 7 wealth principles and where to put your money.
In chapter 4 "Launching yourself into financial self reliance", ALLEN outlines the three stages to wealth building;
1) The Pre-launch Stage
2) The liftoff or struggling stage
3) The Powerful pre orbit stage
In this section Allen discusses what to do if the economy goes bad. Where to put your money and what to do with your real estate holdings.
In chapter 5, Allen introduces the fourth stage to wealth--"the Automatic Pilot Principle." Allen then covers strategies for this fourth stage of wealth.
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A read of Allen's book is interesting because it presents a different viewpoint on real estate. Being a novice in real estate, it provided me with information on many aggressive strategies. However, also being a CPA, I believe that they are excessively risky and are not necessarily financially sound.
Many techniques that are mentioned such as targeting assumable mortgages are out of date and useless. And many of the deals he covers as examples seem like a fast way to build up debt and incur monthly negative cash flow losses.
A google search on Robert G. Allen reveals that he is no longer pushing real estate but a vitamin multilevel marketing company. Also, a look at John T Reed's website reveals that Allen has filed for bankruptcy in the time period between when this book was written and today...1996, I believe.
There are probably better and more relevant real estate books out there. Since I'm still searching for my personal real estate methodology, I can't recommend anything now, but I would not recommend this book to others -- especially beginners.
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The excellent book by Robert G. Allen was originally released back in 1986, but the advice is timeless.
Although many have attempted to copy Mr. Allen, most are mere imitations. His material remains fresh, strategies are workable and his writing style is entertaining and informative.
This book had been revised and updated. I also recommend Multiple Streams of Income, Nothing Down for the 90's (still works in the new millenium) and The One Minute Millionaire.
Creating Wealth is a classic and a must read for anyone who wants to create real wealth.
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who has done it!
Creating Wealth was written back in the mid 1980's, interestingly enough, a time when the economy was very similiar to the current economy, a time when a strong republican was in office and a time when tax cuts and other powerful strategies were being introduced by the administration that was in charge at that time.
However, Creating Wealth is a good book for anytime. It offers timeless advice by Robert G. Allen, a man who has helped create more millionaires and financially successful people than anyone in history.
In this book by Robert Allen, a followup to Nothing Down which was at that time a national best seller and stillselling very well today, 23 years later, you will learn how to create a wealth building program tailored to your own individual needs.
In Creating Wealth, Allen explains the fundamental ideas and principles which made him a multimillionaire before he was thrity-five.
His surprisingly simple---and effective strategies can help any investor amass and maintain a fortune starting with little or even no money, yes, even in todays volatile financial climate.
The first step to becoming wealthly, Allen tells us, is to stop thinking poor. He shows how most of us have been programmed to think that only saving is good, debt and risk taking is bad, and that in our efforts to gain security we disqualify ourselves from ever making a substantial amount of money.
By developing the "wealthy mindset" as explained by Allen, you can launch yourself into financial self reliance. Robert Allen's practical and innovative investment advice, combined with a realistic set of goals and values along with a firm committment to getting ahead, can help you achieve a level of success you never dreamed was possible.
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