Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Title: Rich Dad Poor Dad
Theme: The importance of the financial literacy
Thesis: What the Rich teach their kids about money – That the Poor do not.
“Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki is very popular book on finance on the market today. This is a true story from the author’s life. Robert Kiyosaki refers to two fathers: one is Roberts’s real father (Poor Dad), a highly educated but poor professor, who always asked him to study and get good grades, left his family with nothing. And the other is the father of Roberts’s best friend (Rich Dad), a businessman who became one of the richest men in Hawaii and left his son a lot.
Kiyosaki uses the story of these two dads and their different way of teaching to illustrate the need for being financially independent in order to achieve success in the professional sphere. His main goal is to teach people financial literacy and show them how to handle their money in a right way.
This book consists of six lessons given by the Rich Dad to the author. He teaches him priceless lessons on money and stresses that people should be free from the “rat race” and mind their own business. The central lesson is to learn how to make money work for you. Kiyosaki underlines that if you want to be financially independent, you should be financially literate.
So, it’s very easy to read. It tells us a lot about motivation, emotions, and teaches how to face the problems. Besides, this outstanding book will destroy the myth that you need to earn a lot of money in order to be rich. It will be interested and beneficial for people who want to have positive changes in their lives and who are tired of the “rat race”.
Actually, it is dedicated for parents who want to teach their kids about money. In addition the author presents different schemes of actions that help the reader to understand his examples more clearly.