Friday, March 4, 2011

Rich Dad

So, this is not the type of reading material I am typically drawn to.  Generally, you can toss me an old US Weekly and I'm happy as a clam, BUT and yes a big but I have a new love!  My Mom recently directed me to the site richwoman.com .  Kim Kiyosaki is the founder and wife of Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad- the site is phenomenal.  It has changed our lives over the course of a week.  I know, hard to believe such a thing could occur, but I am dead serious.  I am almost finished reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad.  I have been so hooked I haven't been able to put it down, my house is in shambles, didn't make dinner last night, laundry is my new carpet, but I am learning SO much.  Last week I would have never in a million years thought I would be hooked on such a thing.  Facebook was my main addiction.  Today I am Facebook free-  have been for four days now thank you very much.  This isn't about us striking it rich, although I wouldn't mind.  It isn't about making more and more and more money.  It's about growing our assets and diminishing our liabilities.  Yes, it sounds simple.  And it is.  It's about becoming financially savvy, so we aren't left in the dust.  The gap between the rich and no so rich in this country is widening.  What side do we want to be on?  Who runs things around here?  yep, the one's with the Benjamins.  If you are at all interested, I highly recommend this book.  It's an easy read and simple to understand.  I'm definitely behind the times having not read this when it came out a decade ago.  Life had to happen.  We had so many lessons to learn.  Having drug ourselves through financial mud, really taught us valuable lessons.  Last year was one of the hardest years of my entire life and I would never ever want to go back there, BUT I wouldn't change it either.  Going through something so trying only increased our understanding of what we really wanted out of life.  Yes, we had to go through it.  Now we are appreciating so much more getting closer and closer to the other side.

2 comments:

Susie said...

Can I borrow the book when you're done? What about the wife's book? Did you read it? Going to the site now.

worryfreemom said...

Amazing book! I love it! It's one of the reasons I'm so passionate about what I do. Financial freedom...here we come! :-)