The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

My Review on The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

"Men of action are favored by the goddess of good luck”

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason is a splendid book that I believe can prove to be advantageous to many. What is taught in this book is partially common knowledge though from what I’ve witnessed it’s information that’s rather overlooked and not applied to the lives of many.

However, the reason that such common knowledge is overlooked is a concern is due to the fact that such information has the potential to change one’s financial life.

Through the entirety of the novel, the reader is introduced to seven cures for a lean purse, a concept on why certain people are favored by good luck and why others are neglected, and some interesting stories (that portray these lessons) to keep the reading entertaining.

Something I personally hope others enjoy about this book is that it doesn’t exclude anyone from the content. Whether you were to be a blacksmith or a merchant (though you can transfer such positions to more modern occupations), you can apply the seven cures and watch your ‘lean purse’ grow fatter.

A quick warning/disclaimer: this book doesn’t tell you how to make money. It simply explains ways to save, invest, and handle your finances and that is usually the first recommended step for a good financial life.

A shortcut for those who wish - The lessons taught in this book are essentially introduced in the first two chapters. Throughout the rest of the book the same concepts are repeated and presented in various other stories/scenarios.

I would advise against the shortcut as the book isn't that long of a read and the last chapter or two (can't recall too well as of now) are rather motivational and can be something you incorporate into your daily life if you wish to do so.

I'd go more in depth on how to do so but to keep it a bit secretive I'd suggest to just do what the character intends to do (once you get to that point, that is)!

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