Years ago, I read the Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley.  I remember thinking… “Is this a commentary on the book of Proverbs?”

The habits of Millionaires in America reflect the habits of the wise people in the Old Testament book of Proverbs.  Here is a quick assessment of some of those habits: https://dwanethomas.com/summary-of-the-millionaire-next-door/

For several years, I read this book every month.  As a result, I have read this book at least 24 times.  

Because I had decided to become a teacher, my family ended up broke financially.  We really struggled.  I discovered this book and new it would help me lift my family out of poverty.   

It did.  

I don’t agree with everything the author says.  For example, he is not a believer in Jesus Christ.  I am. 

Nonetheless, there are timeless principles here that you can use to achieve financial freedom.  

I have spent most of my adult life in schools and around teachers.

Schools and teachers do not like mistakes.  Both penalize mistakes.  Both avoid mistakes. 

It turns out, avoiding mistakes is a terrible way to live. 

If you have been trained by school to avoid risk, you will need to re-wire your brain.  This book will help.   

This book will teach you to launch before you are ready… and it will teach you to learn as you go.  

It may not actually take you to $100 million.  It didn’t do that for me.  I don’t have $100 million.   I don’t even have $1 million.  

But, I do know how to take risks.  This book helped me get there. 


I am not sure how many times I have read Rich Dad Poor Dad.  But, I know this, Mr. Kiyosaki’s book has been very influential in my life.  

I started out as a teacher in private schools, earning $18,000 per year.  Barely enough to scrape by.  But, early on I read Rich Dad Poor Dad and began implementing his advice.  I was able to retire from the classroom at 43 years old.  

Read this book.  It’s worth your time.  And, it’s likely available free at your local library.