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The Wealthy Barber Summary – David Chilton

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.
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The Wealthy Barber (1989)
The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning

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The Wealthy Barber maps out a simple, sure and steady path to financial success that is guaranteed to put you back on track to unlock your financial independence - by author, investor, and TV personality, David Chilton. (197 pages)

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The Wealthy Barber Summary

This The Wealthy Barber publisher’s blurb comes from the 3rd paperback editions of the book…

“In this new and updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books ever, David Chilton simplifies the complex puzzles of personal finance and helps you achieve financial independence. With the help of his fictional barber, Roy, and a large dose of humor, Chilton shows you how to take control of your financial future–slowly, steadily, and with sure success. Chilton’s plan (detailed in an entertaining story) is no get-rich-quick scheme, but it does make financial independence possible on nothing more than an average salary.

This third edition has been updated with assistance from the Arthur Andersen Corporation, and covers the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and other recent developments.

Even if you consider yourself a financial “basket case,” Chilton explains how you can easily put an effective financial plan into action.”

The Wealthy Barber Contents

The Wealthy Barber has 10 main chapters…

  1. The Financial Illiterate
  2. A Surprising Referral
  3. The Wealthy Barber
  4. The Ten Percent Solution
  5. Wills, Life Insurance, and Responsibility
  6. Planning for Retirement
  7. Home, Sweet Home
  8. Saving Savvy
  9. Insights into Investment and Income Tax
  10. Graduation

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Books Like the Wealthy Barber: Rich Dad Poor Dad
3. Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki (FREE Summary)
Rich Dad Poor Dad is one of the few must-read handbooks for anyone who's serious about earning their financial freedom - by businessman, investor and best-selling author, Robert Kiyosaki.
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Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom
Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant is the practical sequel to Rich Dad Poor Dad that'll show you EXACTLY how to take control of your cashflow and build massive wealth - by businessman, investor and best-selling author, Robert Kiyosaki.
Published 1998 // 376 pages // Rated 4.1 over 47,600 reviews on Goodreads
Books Like the Wealthy Barber: The Millionaire Next Door
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The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
The Millionaire Next Door is a fascinating study of the work and personal habits of America's surprisingly abundant blue-collar millionaires and PAW's (prodigious accumulator's of wealth) - by marketing professor, author and business theorist, Thomas J. Stanley.
Published 1995 // 258 pages // Rated 4.0 over 91,500 reviews on Goodreads

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