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3.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Chilton Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9781456122683
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A frequent guest on national TV and radio shows, David Chilton is widely praised for his ability to combine humor and common sense to show people the simplicity of sound financial planning. This updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books will help you straighten out the complex twists and turns of personal finance on the road to monetary independence. Chilton shows you how to get rich slowly and steadily—even if your salary is average! Relying on his fictional assistant, Roy the barber, and healthy dollops of humor, Chilton shows how you can take charge of your money now and achieve future financial freedom. Using an entertaining story to present his plan, Chilton shows you the way to fiscal good fortune, even if your current finances seem like a calamity. L.J. Ganser’s congenial narration highlights Chilton’s affable, readily accessible style.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 F. John | 2/14/2014

    " I don't remember anything from this work. I just remember that I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/14/2014

    " Read it when I was 17. Helped me throughout adulthood. Simple. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 2/4/2014

    " This is a great financial advice resource for beginners. Being a young professional, I found many of the tips practical and helpful. Prior investment knowledge is not required making the book easy to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Vipond | 2/4/2014

    " I didn't like how this book was written, but it has a lot of great information in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/1/2014

    " This is a great book told in novel form that makes common sense out of the often complex world of personal finance. Buy this for your college student who is now on his or her own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Car | 1/2/2014

    " This booked KICKED BUTT! This has given lots of very realistic, easy tips on financial planning. It is written in a very witty way, almost as a story about 4 guys just chatting, which makes it easy to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marielle | 12/29/2013

    " I highly recommend this book to anyone who thinks they are financially illiterate! It doesn't answer every question, but at least gives you a basis for the next more intelligent questions you should ask. Yes, it's all about saving, but gives a little more advice on how. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 10/27/2013

    " Financial advice written so regular people can understand it, told as conversations between a wealthy barber and people who'd like to learn his secrets. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Berchele | 10/22/2013

    " Yawn...zzzzzz "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wminbc | 10/3/2013

    " Read this in 1997 ish....great advice...reading his new book now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Cook | 9/29/2013

    " A good read and great basic principals for those starting out ... But I am not a fan of mural funds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pierre-luc Ayotte | 9/24/2013

    " Vraiment instructif et passionnant! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 42day | 9/19/2013

    " I read this book the year it came out. It has some good sound advice, I know because I have used some of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Read It Again Books | 8/22/2013

    " Simple, easy-to-follow advice on creating wealth slowly and carefully over time. Common-sense, but put in a way that makes it easy to take action in your own life. I bought copies to give my nephews when they graduated from high school - you can't start too early! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 8/3/2013

    " I read this before I married Weldon, but is taught me a lot. A great book for someone just learning about finances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey Black | 3/24/2013

    " LOVE the simplistic way Chilton explains financial planning. This book was around way before the "Dave Ramsey" hype and really got our marital economic plans underway when we first got married. We have stuck with it ever since! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 1/26/2013

    " Had some good ideas, fairly comprehensive. Didn't grab me in quite the way some other money books have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/16/2013

    " Great book on personal finance in a format that's fun and easy to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 12/25/2012

    " Perhaps one of the worst written books I have ever finished. But I did gain some understanding of a lot of financial terms and concepts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wwwendysb | 12/22/2012

    " My dh and I read this together. It read like a novel, but was informative, as well "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ajs | 11/23/2012

    " This book changed the way I see my finances. It's written in a "story" so you dont get too bored. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherop | 10/9/2012

    " Financial advice written as a conversation between a barber and his client. I read this years ago and found it a good read but Chilton's newer book (The Wealthy Barber Returns) is much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 4/21/2012

    " It's pretty basic advice, especially if you've read any other personal finance books, but it's a good starting point if you're just learning about personal finance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brendan Barton | 2/2/2012

    " I don't know if I was the right audience, but, although it had a few good points, the book was corny as all hell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina G | 1/8/2012

    " For a book about money, it's pretty readable. You wouldn't read it for its literary value, but it's informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tawni | 12/8/2011

    " I have read this before, but it had been awhile and I always like these books. Makes me more conscious of what I am spending my money on :) A reminder is always nice! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 12/7/2011

    " This is a great book about finance, written in everyday conversational language. My financial plans are based on this. I highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chase | 9/21/2011

    " this was a really fun story that teaches you about mutual funds. I really enjoyed it. It may have been a phase I was going thru, but I really enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandra | 9/20/2011

    " Really useful, easy read for those just learning about personal finance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 9/18/2011

    " The advice is straight forward and easy to understand. The writing style is awful. It's cheesy and predictable, but the writing style isn't the point of the book I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Legacy Dad | 6/23/2011

    " The Classic book on living frugally and delaying gratification. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 6/21/2011

    " Easy book on financial planning hat makes sense for all of us "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 F. | 5/27/2011

    " I don't remember anything from this work. I just remember that I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steffany | 4/20/2011

    " Read it a few times. A must read for every young person before they cash in their first pay check to make sure that they will live very very well financially when older.
    I bought many copies and gave them as gift to nieces and nephews. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nykea | 4/17/2011

    " Easy to read financial book with a ridiculously cheesy story line. I am going to implement some of the ideas presented. If I am rich in 27 years, it probably should be put in the "to-read" pile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 1/16/2011

    " It's been over a decade since I read this book, but I remember that it helped inspire me to put the maximum amount into my 401 K and get started on the road to saving and investing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jantonelli | 1/11/2011

    " So excited this book was given to me at 24 and at the beginning of a new job! The barber is leading me right! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Parksy | 1/11/2011

    " Read it as soon as i finished residency... was planning on having tons of money! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ajs | 1/3/2011

    " This book changed the way I see my finances. It's written in a "story" so you dont get too bored. "

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

    " this was a really fun story that teaches you about mutual funds. I really enjoyed it. It may have been a phase I was going thru, but I really enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 11/14/2010

    " Perhaps one of the worst written books I have ever finished. But I did gain some understanding of a lot of financial terms and concepts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 11/6/2010

    " Really excellent financial advice, presented in the most tedious novel I've ever read. This book is both awesome and abysmal at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drew | 9/16/2010

    " A great and simple guide to riches (the real way, by saving!).

    A book we should all read once per year as our spending habits start to slide.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 9/9/2010

    " I didn't like how this book was written, but it has a lot of great information in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 7/29/2010

    " An enjoyable personal finance book. Written like a story. My 10 year old daughter picked it up and read most of it herself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 6/28/2010

    " Better than Rich Dad Poor Dad. Basic lay man's discussion on personal finance. Excellent way of delivering financial insights. This book should be taught in high school. "

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About the Author

David Chilton is the president of Financial Awareness Corporation, a financial consulting firm. The Wealthy Barber and The Wealthy Barber Returns TV shows have enjoyed tremendous popularity since first airing on Public Television in the spring of 1993. Previous editions of this book have sold 2 million copies.

About the Narrator

L. J. Ganser is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards and the 2005 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration for his work in The Island at the Center of the World. He has appeared onstage in New York and in regional productions, has several episodes of Law & Order in his list of credits, and has recorded over two hundred audiobooks. Before becoming an actor, he was a ship’s cook in Maine, a roofer, a painter, and a swim team coach.