It always seems important to be committed to school, get good grades, find jobs that provide good pay, and pursue a Master’s degree or even a PhD. For decades, education systems have offered and required us these. You follow all these and you’re eligible – for everything, for life.
But here’s the catch: education doesn’t offer you every single thing you must learn. No, it doesn’t offer you real financial literacy. Some people do commit to school, get really good grades, find a job that earns good living, and they continue on higher educational endeavours. Yet they still end up in debt and spend a major part of their lives worrying about financial issues.
Truth be told, all of us wants a worry-free life – working on our dream careers, earning much to support both the needs and luxuries, no debts, reliable insurance and retirement funds. Who wouldn’t wish for this life anyway? In fact, such path has been pursued by so many individuals out there such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and others. These people did not only find their way into wealthy lives, but also spread the knowledge and joy to the world. Wouldn’t anyone want that, too?
I have a nature of going after practicality instead of mere theories, which is why this book, Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students And “B” Students Work for the Government, speaks to and inspires me a lot. It helps shed light to how I view my future. And it does resonate with my personal views on education and money.
Written by Robert Kiyosaki, this book points out that education is extremely important. But the kind of education people get is a bigger factor to consider. However, the author seems to repeat himself so much that it has become quite annoying. He raises problems and points out solutions to each problem, but he doesn’t really enlighten us with ways to proceed with the solutions. He merely gives abstract ideas to the solutions. It’s more of an inspirational piece than a guiding one. The book is more intended to enlighten parents on educating their children about financial matters than pointing ways to solve the issues altogether.
Robert Kiyosaki has authored many books on business and investments, one of which is the well-known personal finance piece called Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Aside from that, he is a successful businessman and investor who loves teaching. As a result, he initiated a financial education company called Rich Dad company, and even created the game CASHFLOW which aims to educate people, especially children, about financial management while having fun.
If you want to be financially literate, get yourself a copy of Robert Kiyosaki’s book. Remember, we all want a life that’s free from financial setbacks and dramas.
Author: Robert Kiyosaki