By far one of the greatest books ever written is Richard S. Clayson’s “The Richest Man in Babylon”. While the book can be read over the course of one day by most people, it will give you the basic rules of creating wealth all in one place.
Originally published in 1926 (!), it really is the precursor of all do-it-yourself financial planning books out there. I have given this book to well over 30 people ranging from students to families with estates already in the $10 million+ range – and everyone SINGS its praises – yes it’s THAT good.
It’s so simply written and easy to follow and includes anecdotes that make you scratch your head and say, “Yeah, it really is just that simple – why does everyone make it so complicated?”. The story starts with two characters who are struggling to pay their bills. They are talking to each other one day and wonder whey their friend, Arkad (the richest man in Babylon) came to be that since all three of them grew up together and came from similar financial backgrounds. They decide to ask Arkad if he would share his knowledge about creating wealth and Arkad agrees. The rest of the book is basically Arkad explaining the rules of accumulating riches and how he came to learn these lessons.
I read this book EVERY YEAR. I’m including a link to Amazon so you can buy it for yourself – IT IS ONLY $6.99 USD. When you decide you need to buy multiple copies at Christmas time – which some people I have given the book to do every year now – you’ll know who to thank! :)
If you are not happy with the book, email me and I’ll buy it from you for what you paid for it – that’s how confident I am in recommending this book. (*I will add a disclaimer in that I will only buy 10 copies from people I have referred this book to just in case there are any lawyers out there who want to have some fun at my expense! :) )
Anyways – click on this link and just get it NOW. It’s $6.99 USD. That’s like, two lattés! :)