The Wealthy Barber: Everyone's Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent

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Prima Pub., 1998 - Business & Economics - 211 pages
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" . . . quite simply the best financial self-help book."
--Money Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club

In this new and updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books ever, David Chilton simplifies the complex puzzles of personal finance and helps you achieve financial independence. With the help of his fictional barber, Roy, and a large dose of humor, Chilton shows you how to take control of your financial future--slowly, steadily, and with sure success. Chilton's plan (detailed in an entertaining story) is no get-rich-quick scheme, but it does make financial independence possible on nothing more than an average salary.
This third edition has been updated with assistance from the Arthur Andersen Corporation, and covers the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and other recent developments.
Even if you consider yourself a financial "basket case," Chilton explains how you can easily put an effective financial plan into action.

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Excellent financial advice and VERY readable! - Goodreads
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The advice in this book is sound. - Goodreads
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A great book that everyone needs to read. I learned a lot from it and wish I had read it earlier. That fact that I'm 20 though I think that now was a better than ever to read it. I highly suggest it to anyone looking for financial success, this book really does make it easy to realize how much money you can save up for the future.
The only complaint I have is in the editing. Sometimes quotes of people speaking would just end (no closing quotation mark), new paragraph started, opening quotation, but it'd still be the same person speaking. The lack of closing quotes really bugged me, but I got over it.
It's a still a highly recommended read in my mind. This is what they should be teaching in school, no one cares about Shakespeare anymore.

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Once you get past the corny dad jokes it's actually pretty helpful. I read it because my dad kept recommending it to me and I have to say I'm glad I read it. Still don't understand a bunch of stuff ... Read full review


The Financial Illiterate
A Surprising Referral
The Wealthy Barber

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About the author (1998)

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.

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