This week, my morning roundups are going to focus exclusively on specific personal finance writers. I’ve searched around the blogosphere researching these writers and the takes that others have on them and found a number of good ones.
I’m finishing off the week with Robert Kiyosaki, perhaps the most controversial of all personal finance gurus. I find his advice to be a mixed bag, but worth reading if you go into it not planning on blindly following it. Here are a myriad of other thoughts on him.
Robert Kiyosaki: A Man For All? An overview of many of Kiyosaki’s writings, this person sees a lot of useful information in the pages. I wanted to find a positive piece about Robert to include in this roundup, and this was one of the best I found. (@ america’s mortgage broker)
Robert Kiyosaki Names Financial Predators An analysis of a piece of Kiyosaki’s writing where Robert names potential money predators that could try to take your cash.
Robert Kiyosaki Retro: Finding Your Magic Investing Formula This is almost a perfect example of Kiyosaki’s writing: a few good ideas mixed with a few questionable ones, a lot of motivation mixed in with strong disdain for anyone who disagrees. Some people like the taste of the pie; others don’t.
The Simple Dollar Retro: Review: Rich Dad, Poor Dad I found some good, some bad, and some serious ugliness in this book. The good is worthwhile, the bad is advice you shouldn’t follow, and the ugly… is almost disturbing. I also criticized his investment advice and drew a lot of blowback from his supporters.