I have just finish reading Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money from Robert earlier this month. Actually, I bought the book from Popular last 2 years for RM66.90 (USD21.66) and leave it on the shelf until today...shame on me. Luckily, I pick up the book and read the whole book today at age 25 years.
The first encounter I have with Robert's book is Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom. I saw the book on the shelf back at my home and took it when I was in my 2nd year as undergraduate. The book belongs to my brother. I read the book and was informed about the different quadrants but didn't fully understand the concept. I was only 21 years old then, I guess I was being naive about life after uni-having to work for money. I shared the book with my husband (my boyfriend then) and the seed of wanting to be financially free was planted in our mind. On and on we'll buy books to improve our education on money. I'm now reading Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
As I'm going to deliver my baby in Penang, my mom came here far away from Sarawak to take care of me during my confinement period. She came one month before my expected due date to process our traditional Foo-Chow's red wine. So I gave my favourite book for her to read Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom. After she finished reading the book, she said "my life would have been different if I read Roberts' book 30 years back!" And I said to her, "It's never too late to know now than for you to never realize what happen to your money for the rest of your life." She agreed and continue reading the second book Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money and now reaching out for the third book Why We Want You to be Rich: Two Men - One Message.
I didn't know Amazon is selling second hand books, now I can buy Robert's book at a cheaper bargain. I think being rich does not happen overnight, it requires the right education and practice to success. Robert's books are indeed a great start to educate ourself on money matters. Start your financial education as early as possible so that you won't regret it only when you are out of time and money. All the best!