Book Review: Rich Dad Poor Dad

Bob FranquizBooks

51xpqx7776l_aa240_I grew up in a home where I was taught nothing about money. I was told to earn it, but I was never taught what to do with it. This led to going into debt in college and then work hard to getting myself out of the hole later on. I guess that’s why I love books like Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. He tells his personal story of how he learned what to do with money and how to use it to his advantage.

I’ve been reading a lot on this subject because I don’t want to became a burden to my daughter later on in life. Most people go through life spending money like a drunken sailor and then are shocked when retirement rolls around and they’re broke.

There’s tons in this book that I enjoyed and many points that I plan to implement in my own life. But one thing that I have observed in reading books on finances is the emphasis placed on tithing. Every financial book I’ve read by a successful person has a section devoted to tithing. It’s like the rich have come to the conclusion that if you’re going to be blessed, you’ve got to be a blessing. I see too many people with a small view of God, thinking if they don’t hoard everything they have they’ll lose it. God blesses those who are generous and entrusts them with more. It seems as though the writers of these books understand this principle. I pray we do too. I recommend this book.