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Gopher-preneur book of the month, Feb '08
Rich Dad Poor Dad
by Robert Kiyosaki

I am currently reading Rich Dad / Poor Dad. One of the things the author talks about in the book is that rich people buy assets while poor and middle class buy liabilities.

Why do you think that is the case? Is it just when you are poor or middle class, you just don't have enough to purchase real estate investment properties, so you figure you might as well just spend it on something fun, like a car, even if it is a liability?



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Quote[/b] ]Is it just when you are poor or middle class, you just don't have enough to purchase real estate investment properties, so you figure you might as well just spend it on something fun, like a car, even if it is a liability?
If you pay to go to one of their seminars or 3 day classes they will show you how to do it whether you are rich or not.
I've been to their sales presentation and its very powerful. It costs about $500 I think. There was people lined up to sign up. I wanted to but the timing isn't right for me now.

Anyways they seem to have a very good proven method that can work. They teach you how to do it through borrowing.
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Rob,

What would you like to do ideally with all of this?

What would be the plan?
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I was real close to purchasing the 3-day class. But I decided to wait. They say if you wait then you will probably never do it and to take action now. But they kind of get you caught up in the moment.
I would like to do it but I have some things going on where I will have to wait until they clear before I start on something like this.

I havent read the whole book yet. I need to. I hate trying to read books though. I start to fall asleep every time I start to read a book.
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I can understand. It would be interesting to see what they have to say.

What do you think you were looking to get out of the conference? Did you want to learn how to get into real estate?
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Quote[/b] ]What do you think you were looking to get out of the conference? Did you want to learn how to get into real estate?
I didnt even really know what it was about until I went.
Have you ever been up late watching TV and seen any of those real estate infomercials? Thats pretty much what it was like but about 3 times better.
Plus Robert Kyosaki is kind of a trusted and proven person in this area.

But I would definitaley be interested in using his methods to my benefit.
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How did you find out about the seminar in the first place? Did you see it or did someone bring you along?
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My friend found out about it and asked me if I wanted to go.

But they are having another one here in Seattle and its probably the same one I went to.
They are advertising for it on photobucket, yahoo, and some other sites.
So if they are going to be in your area you probably see it somewhere advertised.
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I'd like to know from those who went to it, what they gained from it. What did they do with that information once they sat through the course.
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As I am going through this book. I don't think this is going to do anything for the average person who is living paycheck to paycheck.

If you are going to invest in real estate and have no money saved up and have $0 positive cash flow, I think it's a bad idea.

I am not even sure why people look to this. Even if you were able to get a loan for a piece of property with no money down, you would most likely still not make anything each month if you had a renter. With a single renter, it's not going to help you climb out of a financial hole. I think the best thing to do would be to start a small service business where you could provide the service in your area. I don't care if it was a dog walking service. Just something that allowed you to get a positive cash flow and then you would have to learn to curtail your spending. That is probably the hugest problem to overcome.
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