This Richest Man In Babylon has been educational when it comes to money. A lot of people fear talking about money for various reasons. At first, I was not going to share this review and considered keeping it to myself but, I decided what I learn from it could be of value to anybody trying to be better financially. This book was recommended to me by a friend of mine, and I must admit it has served me well.
Written by George S. Clason, The Richest Man In Babylon talks about various financial principles through various stories of different characters to educate readers on various money perspectives and advice. Without giving too much away, we learn through the story of an affluent man and many others.
The book is written in King James English (words like thou, maketh etc.), but is easy to understand.
So What Did I Learn from This Book?
– To want more money in your life, you must desire it
– Money can only be kept and managed with discipline
– Nobody is entitled to your money but you. It is yours to keep, set boundaries
– Being in debt leads to restlessness and unhappiness
– It is better to focus on the long term and short term. Get rich schemes quickly dwindle
– “Luck” comes from work
– Gain wisdom with finances from the right people
– Have the soul of a free man and not a slave. In other words, solve a problem and don’t complain and wallow.
– Your attitude and how you treat your money will determine how well you keep it.
Recommend? : Yes. I would only recommend it if you’re in a position to learn more about money and how to be better at it. If you’re not at that particular point in your life, it may be hard to take in what the writer is talking about. Some of the stories are not just plain and simple. There are various details In the stories one might miss that isn’t in plain black and white.
Rating? : 4.5/5. Not the biggest fan of King James English.
There are many versions of this book. The original text was published in 1926, and the principles and stories are based around ancient Babylon. All versions still feature the same principles.
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