If you can get past the gimmick (and allegedly non-existent “rich dad”) in Rich Dad Poor Dad this book actually has a pretty strong premise. With his book Kiyosaki sets out to change the way you view money: what it means to you, how you deal with it, and how you should put it to work for you instead of the reverse. He can get a bit repetitive, with both examples and his narration, but in terms of drilling his message home it is a style with results. I think he’s right on point in regards to how poor and middle-class people use their money and the inevitable pit that becomes. I’ve always been a black sheep in how I viewed the relationship between work and money, but in that same token I wasn’t really stepping too far beyond the boundary either. When I didn’t work I wasn’t working, but I also didn’t have money working in my favor either so I would just get further in debt. I thought I had freedom but I was really just charging at the expense of my future. If you want to live freer then you do still have to work, but you have to build a system that works for you and not just sit idly by.I don’t dream about being a billionaire, but I want to live my life on my own terms and in this day and age that’s no easy task. So I am thankful that my eyes opened a bit and that investing doesn’t sound so scary anymore. I’m not saying that I will just go out and buy stocks, this book doesn’t say that, but I will actively learn more about it (and other avenues) and see where that takes me.