Book Review: "The Richest Man in Babylon"

What's my rating for "The Richest Man in Babylon"?

I gave the book a 5 out of 5 Rockstar rating.

The spirit of procrastination is within all men. We desire riches; yet, that spirit of procrastination from within doth urge various delays in our acceptance. In listening to it we do become our own worst enemy.
— George Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon, p. 74.

George S. Clason’s work is a true gift to the world. His parables entertain and educate in the areas of personal finance and living the good life.

The book includes 5 main themes:

  1. Saving
  2. Avoiding Debt
  3. Investing
  4. Continuous Learning
  5. Valuing Hard Work

It’s no surprise to me that this book has been such a success. The stories are appealing and the writing is such that the wisdom it contains is entertaining rather than preachy. The wise characters, often the protagonists, share lessons learned from past mistakes to allow their audience to learn from their experience and avoid these same pitfalls in their own financial management. Each tale is both cautionary and full of hope. The book is so enticing that I reread it cover-to-cover as I was preparing the review!

To find out more about the book, read my full review here.