Book Review: The Richest Man in Babylon

Bob FranquizBooks

I decided to read one of the classics, “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George Clason. Most financial books cite this as the classic text in financial matters. I wasn’t the easiest book to read (I hate reading newsprint), but the content was good. I’m amazed by how simple truths move me and how I need to hear them over and over again. I need to hear about saving, not having debt, investing, insurance, and preparation regularly.

The world we live in has a way of causing us to forget these important disciplines for the sake of the immediate. That’s why most people can’t even think about retiring. They aren’t ready. It’s why most people aren’t financially free. They never learned to say no to the immediate. This book was good because it reminded me once again of the important financial principles I need to hear.

If you don’t read a ton, I probably would recommend other books on the subject of finances, namely this one and this one. But read something, educate yourself financially, and put a plan together.