About the Book

The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don't live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door. This new edition, the first since 1998, includes a new foreword for the twenty-first century by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley.

About the Author

Thomas J. Stanley is an author, lecturer, and researcher who has studied the affluent since 1973. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

William D. Danko is associate professor of marketing in the School of Business, University at Albany, State University of New York.

About the Reviews

This is such an inspiring read because it shows almost anyone can become a millionaire if you live below your means and invest well. I love that the majority of millionaires are people you'd never suspect because they don't live flashy lives in big houses with high-status toys abounding. If you make $200,000 a year, but spend $220,000, you're in trouble. But if you make $50,000 a year and live on $35,000, investing the rest, over time you're going to be in great shape.

I grew up in a super-affluent suburb. My friends' lived in big houses and mansions with luxury cars and country club memberships. We lived in one of the smallest houses in the suburb. My mom was so frugal. I thought it was such a drag!! But when she died (too young), she'd saved enough so that my dad, who lived another 30-some years, was comfortable in retirement. I wonder now if any of my high school friends' parents were actually living on the edge in trying to keep up with the Joneses.

Years ago, I used to charge like crazy. Now I save like crazy, just like my mom.

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This book is a true eye opener to what it really means to be wealthy. Great book that when followed can alleviate most people's financial struggles. With that said, you must follow the advice of the author if you want to see results. Easy to read. Not difficult to follow at all. Buy it for your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews and all the people you care about. This book truly explains how everyone that is lower middle class and above can be wealthy, but it is an individual choice. Wish I'd read it in my 20s or 30s. Currently in my 40s, but still worth the read and not too late even if you are in your 50s or 60s.

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This pretty much supports everything that Dave Ramsey says about the differences between those who truly are wealthy and those playing the part. If you want to be wealthy, do what wealthy people do! This has nothing to do with luck, or being an entrepreneur (although it doesn’t hurt) but living below your means, having a budget, investing and not trying to impress people you don’t like with money you don’t have! Every now and again on the Dave Ramsey podcast he hosts the millionaire theme hour and it is really inspiring to note that the majority of millionaires he interviews are regular “blue collar” people. They live in our neighborhoods, drive used cars and work at our companies, hence “the millionaire next door!”

Product Info

Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing; Reissue edition (November 16, 2010)
Language: English
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 2,760 customer reviews

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