Our prosperity as a nation depends upon the personal financial prosperity of each of us as individuals. This book deals with the personal successes of each of us. Success means accomplishments as the result of our own efforts and abilities. Proper preparation is the key to our success. Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts. Our thinking can be no wiser than our understanding. This book of cures for lean purses has been termed a guide to financial understanding. That, indeed, is its purpose: to offer those who are ...
Our prosperity as a nation depends upon the personal financial prosperity of each of us as individuals. This book deals with the personal successes of each of us. Success means accomplishments as the result of our own efforts and abilities. Proper preparation is the key to our success. Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts. Our thinking can be no wiser than our understanding. This book of cures for lean purses has been termed a guide to financial understanding. That, indeed, is its purpose: to offer those who are ambitious for financial success an insight which will aid them to acquire money, to keep money and to make their surpluses earn more money. In the pages which follow, we are taken back to Babylon, the cradle in which was nurtured the basic principles of finance now recognized and used the world over. To new readers the author is happy to extend the wish that its pages may contain for them the same inspiration for growing bank accounts, greater financial successes and the solution of difficult personal financial problems so enthusiastically reported by readers from coast to coast. To the business executives who have distributed these tales in such generous quantities to friends, relatives, employees and associates, the author takes this opportunity to express his gratitude. No endorsement could be higher than that of practical men who appreciate its teachings because they, themselves, have worked up to important successes by applying the very principles it advocates. Babylon became the wealthiest city of the ancient world because its citizens were the richest people of their time. They appreciated the value of money. They practiced sound financial principles in acquiring money, keeping money and making their money earn more money. They provided for themselves what we all desire . . . incomes for the future.
Written for the roaring twenties, it became a type of bible for traveling salesmen during the great depression. Never out of print. A companion volume might be the Dale Carnegie HTWFAIP, but more likely paired with Hill's "Think and Grow Rich". But you will learn how to fatten your wallet, pinch a penny, begin a life-long style of living that has a high chance of almost doubling the value of your income and leaving you a woodpile for old age or an inheritance in your last will. Still in the original hokey King James English. Trusting money experts, finding money experts to trust. It is the first book you need after you get serious about life. Light, quick, cheap...you will give it away.
May 30, 2013
This is an old classic that I have owned for many years--read many times. Found it very helpful
I can think of no better graduation gift for a graduating senior.
Dec 16, 2011
This book is a classic. My son's college finance teacher said that "The Richest Man in Babylon" would be the class textbook, not the required supplemental reading, if the school had not provided a text. The book contains the principles for financial success that I was taught as a child, and that have helped my family manage very well on a public schoolteacher's income -- inasfar as I have remembered them. I'm so glad for a refresher and will rededicate our family finances to this timeless wisdom, beginning today!
Karen D B
Jan 20, 2011
gave for Christmas
"I knew it was a great book and wanted to share them with friends and family. I was excited that the shipping time wasn't long at all. thanks you so much"
Apr 1, 2009
Easy to understand principles on gaining wealth. Wonderful book. Great gift. One of my favorite books.
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