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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George S. Clason Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1955 ISBN: 9781436100748
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With more than two million copies sold, this classic guide to accumulating wealth has profoundly affected the world. Author George S. Clason uses simple and inspiring parables to illustrate how easily people can change their fiscal habits to enjoy a comfortable level of financial independence.

Unlike most financial self-help books, The Richest Man in Babylon does not present the latest fashionable idea for fattening bank accounts. Instead, it offers time-tested techniques, wittily illuminated through amusing fables that clearly and concisely illustrate the path toward establishing a more stable budget and building greater savings.

If you are combatting debt, struggling to secure your retirement, or fighting to stretch every dollar you earn, you need look no further than the common sense ideas of this indispensable volume.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot if it’s George Clason’s delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money. This is a great gift for a graduate or anyone who seems baffled by the world of finance and a wonderful, refreshing read for even the most experienced investor.” 

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Captivating fables gently urge listeners to use their talents to accumulate money, invest a tenth of what’s earned, spend thoughtfully on necessities, save for the future, and avoid risks. A well-crafted analysis.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Wilde | 2/20/2014

    " It was good. Some of the suggestions are a little dated, but there are many timeless axioms that I plan to take to heart. The notion of paying yourself is a powerful, ennobling practice that I have started to practice with my wife, and it is working miracles in our motivation and attitude to budgeting. Read it, it's good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kent | 2/17/2014

    " Classic... Timeless Financial Advise, much more enjoyable since it's attached to a story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neal Aggarwal | 2/16/2014

    " A bit skimpy but a quick read with good ideas overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ramakrishna | 2/7/2014

    " This book is a must read for everyone to understand how to keep the money one earns. Also, a great book to learn about financial discipline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/27/2014

    " A quick and easy read about the basic rules of money. A great book for families or for anyone interested in their own financial improvement. More people should "go back to basics" in the manner prescribed by Clason. Highy recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/18/2014

    " I had to read this book for one of my finance classes at BYU. Great lessons are taught in this book about how to be money wise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Ogoti | 12/13/2013

    " This book outlines financial management that were used centuries ago and are still applicable today. For those who want to change their financial landscape, this is an easy-read, memorable and useful book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh Yeary | 11/28/2013

    " This should be the first book in anyone's financial literacy journey! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 11/26/2013

    " Brilliant! Eye opening and foundational understanding about managing your finances. VERY key to anyone's understanding on money. I would HIGHLY suggest it to everyone! I've read it thrice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 10/28/2013

    " This is another of those books that my dad told all of us kids to read. It's definitely a winner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 10/3/2013

    " I greatly enjoyed all of the stories. Although a lot of them did seem to repeat the same thing over and over again, it has driven me and made me a determined man! Oh how I do want to hear and feel the gold jingle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 8/22/2013

    " I just love the simple way the way this book is written... With its little 'Babylonian parables'. I did read it ten or so years ago, but it's a book one should read every year, or two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 6/9/2013

    " Good book about basic financial discipline in narrative form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hector Hernandez | 1/24/2013

    " Fantastic narration. A great book to understand personal finances with ancient times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucas Remmerswaal | 1/24/2013

    " This is a great read, all the simple rules of money management, it's simply a matter of making them a habit! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirsten | 10/31/2012

    " I thought it was an interesting twist on a finance book. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I didn't already read the same information in a hanful of other books. I did enjoy it, the author had a wonderful writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenitta | 9/17/2012

    " This was the clearest book on wealth I've ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 8/22/2012

    " This book has a lot of good information and some of the stories are interesting and helpful but overall the book is repetitive and irritating. I got bored with it quickly and was hard to finish. I thought the messages were helpful but wish they were presented in a boring way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 6/4/2012

    " I love books that are still relevant almost a 100 years later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Lewis | 2/9/2012

    " Good reminders of sound principles for personal debt: save 10% of your income and stay out of debt if possible. If you're in debt, use 70%, save 10%, and divide remaining 20% evenly among debtors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 11/24/2011

    " This book is inspiring and surprisingly readable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 11/11/2011

    " This is a great book containing parables rich with financial wisdom. It amazes me that it was written in the 1920's and is still extremely applicable for today. I would recommend this book to anyone! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cordell | 9/26/2011

    " The best part of this book it that it is bacisally a thousand years old and still right. It is very much on the simplistic side but still a good book. Great introductory read for young teens and I guess adults who dont have a clue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 6/12/2011

    " A great book that focuses a lot on saving and keeping your expenses low, so you can grow your savings to a considerable amount. A lot of people really like this book a lot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jared | 5/18/2011

    " Pay yourself 10% of everything you make. Then, let that money work for you. There you go. Now you don't need to bother reading this yourself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/2/2011

    " Timeless financial principles in an easy to understand stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 3/26/2011

    " Good book, but repetitive. Can be summarized in one sentence: save 10% of what you earn (pay yourself first). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete | 3/8/2011

    " I found the last chapter the most interesting, which about the history of Babylon. In that light, I'd recommend reading the last chapter before reading the book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 3/7/2011

    " Great great read on being smart with your money! Originally written in 1955, this book is a classic and a must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darrin | 3/3/2011

    " Meh...if you have time to read it then it's not bad, the price was definitely right. Interesting to know that we've had 5000 years to solve this personal finance stuff and it's pretty much the same problem (and solution) today. Thoudst mighdst haveth difficulties with thy words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/23/2011

    " I read this book for a masters class at BSU...worth reading...but probably never would have read it had it not been a requirement for the class :) It was a financial planning class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/12/2011

    " Good reminders of sound principles for personal debt: save 10% of your income and stay out of debt if possible. If you're in debt, use 70%, save 10%, and divide remaining 20% evenly among debtors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Srinivas | 1/10/2011

    "
    Very interesting and effective book to learn fundamentals of money... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordan | 1/5/2011

    " This book tells you about ancient Babylon and how to keep a full purse. It explains how if you wish to always have a full purse you must pay yourself first. You should always put at least 10% of all your earnings aside for yourself. Save this 10% and add onto it when ever you get money. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/1/2011

    " A fun story that incorporates a lot of healthy principles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chase | 12/28/2010

    " I liked this book. It has some pretty common sense steps to becoming wealthy that many of us ignore. We need to start paying more attention to the little, common sense things in life and we'll be ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Costa | 12/28/2010

    " The book that started me on the path of investing. Probably the most inspiring book on finance that I've ever come across. "

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