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Publisher's Summary

With the current financial crisis, high unemployment, and tight credit, you may be saying to yourself: "Who is acting rich these days? We're barely making ends meet." The reality is that the recession may have caused us to take a breather, but every indication is that we will pick up right where we left off when gentler economic winds blow again. Before you spend another dime, listen to this audiobook and understand how to become rich instead of acting rich. It all starts with where you live. Live in a prestige neighborhood and you will spend more on everything from your car to your watch. Real millionaires understand that living in communities where their neighbors have less net worth than they do naturally leads to spending less. It's easier to be rich when keeping up with the Joneses hardly costs anything. Life satisfaction comes not from cruising down the highway in a chunk of your net worth, but from having the financial resources to choose - to spend time with family and friends, to volunteer, to pursue interests.
Best-selling author of The Millionaire Next Door and The Millionaire Mind and leading authority on the wealthy, Dr. Thomas Stanley uncovers the truth that few people become rich by way of a high income, and even fewer high-income people are truly rich. The good news is that almost anyone can become wealthy - even without a super high income. Just stop acting...and instead start living like a rich person.
©2009 Thomas J. Stanley (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Robin Olson Mayberry on 02-20-10

The Millionaire Next Door's Outtakes

I really enjoyed The Millionaire Next Door...but I was looking for some ideas on how to apply those principles in my (not always so frugal) life and habits. I thought this book was geared toward that end but instead, it consisted of entire chapters outlining what brands of shoe and types of vodka the rich and pseudo-rich purchase. Who cares? If you get that many millionaires don't drive, dress or drink like our culture thinks they do, then you don't need this book.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Jon on 10-12-09


I really enjoyed Dr. Stanley's first book, "The Millionaire Next Door," but I found this one disappointing. He hits the same topics as the other books, "don't live in a rich neighborhood," "millionaires don't drive expensive cars," "don't buy expensive vodka," "continue to live frugally even once they have money," etc. He goes over these topics over and over again, with each chapter just telling the same point in a little different way. It became so repetetive I stopped listening. I think the authors insights are excellent, but I think the material is simply not broad enough for three different books.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Oluwakemi Agunbiade on 04-11-17

Good book

Lots of statistics and facts....... Great for my inner nerd. Recommended to someone who wants to really analyse the motive behind their spending on certain products

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3 out of 5 stars
By The BoatBuilder on 06-19-15

Could be shorter

Would you try another book written by Thomas J. Stanley or narrated by Fred Stella?

Only an Abridged version

What could Thomas J. Stanley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Make it shorter

Any additional comments?

The book makes excellent points. All the points are excellent but they are laboured.

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