Before reading Clason's The Richest Man in Babylon, I had high expectations. How could I not given the lofty Amazon rating (5 stars strong with many reviewers) and the book jacket's promise as "the book that holds the key to personal wealth"? This book does not disappoint
I would recommend the book because the parables do help describe Clason's points in an engaging way.
To help in your purchase decision, the following is a summary of the book's contents:
(1) Save a portion of your income (Put away X% of your income every paycheck)
(2) Control your expenditures (Don't spend more than you need to)
(3) Invest your money (If you are unable to invest effectively, get someone else to invest your money)
(4) Purchase a home
(5) Increase the amount of money you earn
(6) Protect your wealth against losses
In effect, the book can be summarized by the following statement:
Maximize your wealth inflows (Points: 1, 3, 4, 5) while minimizing your wealth outflows (Points: 2, 6).
If this all seems very basic to you, then this is NOT the book for you. If you scratched your head on one of the above points, I would get the book.