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How can you join the ranks of America's wealthy (defined as people whose net worth is over one million dollars)? It's easy, say doctors Stanley and Danko, who have spent the last 20 years interviewing members of this elite club: you just have to follow seven simple rules. The first rule is, always live well below your means. The last rule is, choose your occupation wisely. You'll have to buy the book to find out the other five. It's only fair. The authors' conclusions are commonsensical. But, as they point out, their prescription often flies in the face of what we think wealthy people should do. There are no pop stars or athletes in this book, but plenty of wall-board manufacturers--particularly ones who take cheap, infrequent vacations! Stanley and Danko mercilessly show how wealth takes sacrifice, discipline, and hard work, qualities that are positively discouraged by our high-consumption society. "You aren't what you drive," admonish the authors. Somewhere, Benjamin Franklin is smiling. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In The Millionaire Next Door, read by Cotter Smith, Stanley (Marketing to the Affluent) and Danko (marketing, SUNY at Albany) summarize findings from their research into the key characteristics that explain how the elite club of millionaires have become "wealthy." Focusing on those with a net worth of at least $1 million, their surprising results reveal fundamental qualities of this group that are diametrically opposed to today's earn-and-consume culture, including living below their means, allocating funds efficiently in ways that build wealth, ignoring conspicuous consumption, being proficient in targeting marketing opportunities, and choosing the "right" occupation. It's evident that anyone can accumulate wealth, if they are disciplined enough, determined to persevere, and have the merest of luck. In The Millionaire Mind, an excellent follow-up to the highly successful first analysis of how ordinary folks can accumulate wealth, Stanley interviews many more participants in a much more comprehensive study of the characteristics of those in this economic situation. The author structures these deeper details into categories that include the key success factors that define this group, the relationship of education to their success, their approach to balancing risk, how they located themselves in their work, their choice of spouse, how they live their daily lives, and the significant differences in the truth about this group vs. the misplaced image of high spenders. Narrator Smith's solid, dead-on reading never fails to heighten the importance of these principles that most twentysomethings should be forced to listen to in toto. Highly recommended for all public libraries. Dale Farris, Groves, TX
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The message is simple. Live below your means and you too can be a millionaire. And the "secrets" are surprising because they are so simple. Read morePublished 1 month ago by WillowTree
Probably one of the best financial books I've ever read. This book should be on the required list of reading material in high school.Published 3 months ago by M
I've read a lot of personal development and business books. I didn't find this to be among the best of them. I found some of it interesting, but not necessarily instructive. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really like this book because it totally explains why I have not reached my full potential. I seem to move every five years every time I buy a property and that is not a smart... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marcie
This book has a bit more financial linguistics, so not really for the beginner, but still a great read. Suggested for medium intelligence when it comes to finance....Published 18 months ago by rhonda
A great look at how people with money acquired it. People with money don't waste it trying to impress their neighbours or friends. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Arctic Rob
Excellent audio book to listen. it goes very fast and you end listen to it several times during traffic congestionPublished 21 months ago by Jose Monteiro
Impressed with the quality of the writing, the compelling findings and the overall message delivered: you want to be wealthy? Read morePublished on July 30 2013 by Helene M.