Saturday, May 02, 2009

Blog Rant and a Book Review

I do have more interesting things to say than my blow by blow drama of "do I or do I not put the kids in the new school/program."

But I have problems. I mean, I'd love to tell you all the nitty gritty details but someone who reads my blog might know someone else and word my get back that I'm ticked. See. So I have trouble writing freely about the things I would like to rant about most.

Instead, I will do a book review on Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

Imagine that a CPA and an investor get together and write a book. It would suck. It would be redundant. It would almost bore you to tears and it might still be great financial advice.

Honestly, one of the worst books I've read in a long time. It is so poorly written that I can't believe it was ever a New York Time's Best Seller. Personally, I have a much higher expectations for non-fiction books.

If you can suffer through it (I don't suggest it), you will learn to think of a few things differently. For example, is your house an asset or a liability? Asset, right? Wrong. According to Kiyosaki your equity is an asset, but your mortgage is a liability. When your house is paid off, then it's definitely an asset. But until then, he argues, it's a liability. He puts it this way. If you buy a bigger house do you then have a bigger asset? Not if it comes with a bigger mortgage, then you have a bigger liability.

That's cool. And boring.


dh said...

You should do what I do; I make up code names to rant. Now I am really dying to hear your rants. You are always so positive and upbeat, I feel like an ungrateful person because I DO have complaints.

Tara Rickards said...

Hey Jenna! I'm so glad I got to see you at Women's Conference! I wish we would have had some time to hang out and catch up!

As far as your rants go... I would love to hear what you have to say! You should start a private blog where you can post whatever is really on your mind! :-) I started one almost a year ago when I realized I had some things I wanted to say that I didn't want just anyone who came across my blog to be able to read. So, I have my family blog and my blog that is called Behind the Smile. I'll send you an invite.

Paige said...

this is the most succinct review I've read of this book!