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Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets: How Lies Are Making the Poor and Middle Class Poorer
Narrated by: William LeRoy
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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Robert Kiyosaki - author of the #1 personal finance book of all time - has built a legacy around simplifying complex and often-confusing subjects like money and investing. He continues to challenge conventional wisdom and asks the questions that will help listeners sift through today's information overload to uncover ways to assess what's real... and what isn't. And use truth and facts as a foundation for taking control of their financial lives. 

In this new book, Robert fights what’s "fake" and helps listeners differentiate between what’s real...and what isn’t. 

Robert pulls no punches in his assessment of what is passed off as "fact" or conventional wisdom and believes that a strong foundation - for anything we want to build - needs to start with solid, true information. In today’s uncertain times, creating a secure financial future and the peace of mind that comes with it starts with taking action and taking control. 

In FAKE: Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets, Robert delivers insights and answers that help ordinary people - who probably haven’t had a lot of financial education - determine what’s "real" and relevant to their financial lives.

Every day we are bombarded with news reports and information and opinions... How do we decipher fact from fiction? How do we differentiate between truth and lies? And determine what’s real... from what isn’t? Kiyosaki believes that it starts with education, financial education designed to make us smarter with our money - and able to fight what’s fake and use what isn’t to secure our financial future. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 by Robert T. Kiyosaki. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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A lot of repeating within the book

I enjoyed the book but you could just listen to the rich dad radio show to learn what Robert has put in this book. A lot of repeating and fluff.

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The ugly truth

The tough truth about the money system. Easy to listen to recommend for every one who likes learning.

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Best so far

This book makes number 8 that i have read and it is defiantly the best. I recommend to anyone with an open mind.
He references many other books and authors, most which i have read and i enjoyed his perspective and what he took away from those books and historical events.

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not like his others

this book i so dam repetative that im not sure if i will even finish it ...i love the other books but he reads the 1 quote 10+ pluss times and im only in the 7 chapter and i was seriously over it but eventually it moved past that and still have solid relatable messeges

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Positive Doomsday Premonition

repetitive but informative, I love all of Kiyosakis books this one is insanely depressing compared to the other books, great information.

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Mind Blown

I loved this book. It was incredibly informative and thought provoking. The stories put everything into perspective and helped me to realise I have habits that need to be broken. Finish the whole thing, by the end it all falls into place.

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is Robert a financial educator or missionary?

I couldn't tell if Robert was a missionary or a financial educator. I personally don't believe in God but there are times where Robert talks about God more than what is interesting and educational. I gave this 3 stars because there are alot of good points that I believe are true but all this gospel talk made me want to turn it off.

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Another great book by Robert Kiyosaki

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will listen to it again as there was so much information in there that will require a second listen through to catch it all. Robert touches on how to spot fake teachers and experts, fake assets and also how to invest in real assets and teachers. While the book isn’t a step by step guide, it gives enough information for you to take away and pursue any further education in the topics you are curious about.
A lot of what Robert has stated I agree with, and I would say some points I knew about already but a lot of them I had not known about and/or had believed the opposite. I would warn to approach this book with an open mind as it may challenge your existing beliefs about investing, money and financial experts.

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Very repetitive

Bit repetitive. At times it felt as though the audio book was skipping back to previous chapters but it was actually just repetitive content/ideas. Interesting insight into other areas of Robert's life eg. life in military, and also his personal spiritual journey. The most of the main ideas have been discussed quite a bit in his other books, though perhaps not as in depth as this book.

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Great book - must read. Just very VERY repetitive.

very repetitive - could've been distilled into a quarter of the length. overall recommend. repetitive.

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  • Scott
  • 02-06-2019

Disappointing - no new material

I’ve enjoyed many of Robert Kiyosaki’s previous books, but there is nothing new in this book, just rehashing material he’s already written. And he repeats it over and over again. It’s quite annoying.

I certainly recommend “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, “Cashflow Quadrant”, “Unfair Advantage”, and “Conspiracy of the Rich”, and definitely check out his lineup of “Rich Dad Advisors” books. If you’ve read those, there’s nothing more for you to learn in this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-2019

Light on the Peanut Butter Heavy on the Crust!

Overall it constantly reminded me that it's purpose might have been to sell us on gold. A kitchen junk drawer of a read; IF your junk drawer was filled with old religious booklets, gold coin advertisement brochures and pamphlets from those multilevel marketing seminars you used to go to that were so heavy on the self-help quotes and jargon while never really being clear on what you'd be selling.
Listening to the book got most annoying when the narrator had to read aloud questions and answers to Robert. He'd have to say "Question:......." then "Answer:....." over and over like someone reading a script for their first part in a film forgetting that they don't have to keep saying their character's name before their lines.
That's not to say that I didn't find any useful information in this book, but most of the time it left the listener hanging as Robert moved away from personal finance and onto tangents about his spirituality. There were many mentions of Cryptocurrency, or "The People's Money" but he'd drop the subject just as randomly as he'd bring it up leaving you with a sense that he could have left any mention of it out of the book altogether without anyone missing it. Didn't leave the impression that Cryptocurrency was something he knew much about anyway. I will continue to check out other Rich Dad resources, but this book was far from my favorite.
I'll sum this book up for you all........."Gold.....blah blah.....Gold....Gold...blah blah....God....Gold.....God....Gold...Gold.... The End"

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  • TeamDavidAndSarah
  • 31-05-2019

A far cry from Rich Dad Poor Dad

Oof - it is painful listening to this book after enjoying his original book Rich Dad Poor Dad. He went from the clear, logical advice that he gave there to this book where he answers the question of how much gold you should have in your portfolio with, "Well a guru once told me that however much gold you own is how much money you'll make in a month because gold attracts wealth and that's worked for me."

Makes me wonder if the reason he wrote it was simply to make the "infinite return" on investment he claims in here that writing a book will generate.

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  • Daniel Mccarty
  • 30-05-2019

Unbelievably disappointing.

After enjoying his last books, I was stoked to try this one. Half the book is a cliff-notes version of the work of Stephen Brill, which you can buy yourself on audible. He freely quotes huge portions of Brill’s book and article, in place of original thought. The other half of this book is a multiple hour commercial for gold and silver. He repeats it over and over and over. “Gold was around in ancient times, it will be around when just roaches are left on earth.” Not his deepest thinking.

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  • Dan West
  • 28-06-2019

Repetitive

Repeats same story’s over and over. Basic lesson buy good and silver. Stocks are a bubble. Bitcoin maybe. Lol useless. What happened since Rich Dad PoorDad.

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  • E. Reis
  • 19-07-2019

Heavy on conspiracy and "elites"

If you are all in on "elites" running everything, college doesn't teach you anything, when modern financial markets are crashing (and they will soon) chaos will rein and gold will save you, this book is for you. I was disappointed because I liked his early work and perspective on how to manage and earn money to live your life and retire. This was heavy, very heavy on the financial world is ending perspective with a ton of random stats and no explanation of potential solutions beyond protect yourself with gold. His disdain, mistrust of "elites" while there is probably something there, cause no one is perfect and anyone who works in financial markets will miss opportunities and not see crashes coming 100% of the time but he simply goes to far into conspiracy for my taste. And his belief that by owning gold will "attract" more gold or money to you was just to much for me. He is entitled to his point of view, but what happened to the guy with solid advice that is concrete and actionable. Cause this guy is totally out on the fringe without support.

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  • Richard
  • 02-06-2019

No clear explanations. CRAP!!!!

Not only is anything explained well, but Kiyosaki constantly repeats himself!!!! Too bad, would have been interesting to learn something. Don’t buy. It s a waste.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-2019

fake is a flop!!!!

This book sucks!!! a few times I thought my phone was replaying a past chapter, nope just has the same stuff over and over. don't wast your time or money!

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  • Alexandra Dyshlyuk
  • 04-06-2019

Strange book with dramatic reading

I've listened to half of the book and it's hard to get past the performer who is confusing outloud reading of non fiction book with Hamlet performance.

The content is a bit strange, mainly on conspiracy theories and survivalism.

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  • Roland
  • 20-06-2019

Same old stories

Not a lot new here as he keeps on repeating the same old stories over and over.

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  • maria
  • 26-06-2019

Very repetitive

Some interesting perspectives were presented. However, if you have read Rich Dad Poor Dad, then this book repeats it for the most part. Many sections of this book are copied and pasted several times throughout and I feel that no attention has been paid in the editing, it is quite disapointing and I don't feel valued or respected as a reader.

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  • All Botanical
  • 07-07-2019

Nothing new

This book is essential a recap of all other books by RK and zero practical advice and strategy.

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  • Chris Humphreys
  • 08-06-2019

Works for me.

So let me start with saying as the other reviews state the audiobook does repeat some things, the first half more than the second, but repetition is how we learn. Usually if I read or listen to audio I play it twice anyway. The content and value of this programme is brilliant I learnt a lot and have followed Roberts advice as best as my budget can. I can only assume the negative reviewers did not finish the audio and that is a shame as there are lots of golden nuggets in here that I can, have and will apply. Thanks Robert for more great story telling and information in such a fake time.

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  • Frank
  • 22-10-2019

Very repetitive, no new content.

A new book from Kiyosaki with absolutely no new content, very repetitive. He makes a good point, but that point was made in previous books, if you've read any of his previous don't expect any new info in this book, like at all. Rehearsal of old material propped by upselling of Tom Wheelwrights book on Tax.

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  • Bogdan
  • 11-09-2019

Repetitive

You jave 4 story that are repeated 30 or 40 times towards the entire book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-08-2019

Must listen or read!

Absolutely amazing book! What a legend this guy is, I would love to meet him and shake his hand

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  • tim scott
  • 17-08-2019

Another awesome book! Thanks for sharing Robert!

Another awesome book! Thanks for sharing Robert! Very intriguing addition to the book series. I will be checking out the books discussed in this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-2019

Good idea and material but unnecessarily repetitiv

The book could be condensed in to 4 hours, a lot of things are repeated over and over again multiple times throughout the book. The material is good but was kind of a drag to listen to for almost 13 hours

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-2019

a very RELEVANT book in a time full of fake gurus!

really enjoyed this, the stats of the money system was shocking, id rather be an eagle then a chicken lol

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-2019

Too repetitive

This book could have been half the lenght. Great content but most of the concepts are explained twice.