As I read other reviews, I could relate to them all. Rich Kid Smart kid was extremely redundant (I could repeat to you all of the sayings he said over and over), his anecdotes I could have done without, and he advertised himself a ton. It also bugged me how many times he said he was a bestseller author. What a way to identify yourself.
However, I did think it was interesting and helpful. For some reason, I couldn't put it down when I read it. The anecdotes, although too prolific, were somewhat interesting. Before reading this book, I didn't even know you could invest in Real Estate, and he went into how and what you do a little bit. The section on self-perception and different geniuses was very interesting. I think if all kids knew that they were smart, just not in every way, there would be a lot less self-esteem problems. I think it would also help teachers be patient with kids that are labeled "troublemakers."
Although I enjoyed reading Rich Kid Smart Kid for the most part, and it did make me feel smart after I read it, I was annoyed at the posed questions that were never answered. Where do I get the money to invest? It sounded like the money he started out with just appeared, which I know didn't happen. I also wish he would have explained Asset, Liabilities, Income, and Expenses in a little more detail. Instead, he referred to his other books, which I probably won't read. The part I learned most from was when he put the situations into a real-life senario. It also bothered me how he said he wasn't writing a book on parenting, when he was dishing out an awful lot of advice.
Overall, the book was interesting and it might be the way to a good start in your child's financial life, but that doesn't help me too much. I think I would have benefitted from this book a lot more if it had been more answers than questions, but that may have been the reason it was quick reading.