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on November 13, 2010
I will agree that most of the advice is common sense and Mr. Eker does mention his seminars and business throughout the book (not excessively but the ideas are put forth). However, looking at the state of our country's debt and the stats on consumer debt, it is my opinion that common sense is in short supply. Also, I've found that it is entirely possible to read the same idea from several viewpoints but just the way one author puts the idea into words causes an "ahah" moment. If the reader is open minded and willing to learn then Mr.Eker has the gift to give the reader a lot of such moments.
Also, if one considers the "teasers" at the end of most books (glimpses into the next book an author is writing) then what exactly is wrong with some self promotion? I have read a few books that are strictly paper "infomertials" but this is not one of them.
When I read a book for information I give it a first reading straight through. On the second reading, I keep a pen and notebook on hand to capture key ideas I can use. I filled pages.
This is not a very "technical" book on finance, although it does give one strategy for becoming debt free. Mr. Eker focuses on getting the reader to think and take action. He includes a number of action steps the reader can use. Thought plus action yields results. Mr Eker helps the reader determine which thoughts are best able to yield the desired results (In this case wealth).
All that for under $20 bucks, I give this 5 stars.