A financial advisor handed me a small, pamphlet-style book titled, The Richest Man in Babylon. “Here, read this,” he told me, as we discussed finance books. “It’s a great place to start.”
Each night, I read one chapter of the book. It took about ten minutes to read a chapter and I finished it in a week. The book left me with a financial principle to think about and reflect on my own life. Following classic financial principles around saving, spending and eliminating debt, George S. Clason took readers through key principles and lessons to obtain healthy finances and build wealth.
Clason wrote the book in a parable format. While the story brought a lot of depth to the concepts and principles, the formal language made the reading a little more tedious than I had wanted.
The book was a great basis and starting point for me as I began my own personal finance journey. I would encourage others to read it, take notes and apply the lessons from this book to their finances.
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