The point of Robert Kiyosaki’s writing is to motivate a person to invest in themselves to think differently than everyone else. Not one of his books promises anyone they will be rich. His books are not a get rich quick theme. He is a motivational speaker if you will. Regardless of his failed attempts, riches, fake real estate, whatever.. He basically exposes one thing so simple to everyone yet we are all blinded by it. We have no idea how to handle our money and when we do have money we put it towards useless things. For all the people who bash his books, are the same people who are either jealous of him, or are broke themselves and are bitter about it, and they think because hey this guy is rich because he sold books not because he made money in real estate, stocks, etc.. but hey he made MONEY regardless of how he did it, and its money you and me dont have.. So instead of sitting there bloging yourselves to stupidity, Read his books, read the next guys book, and the next guy and the guy after that.. absorb the knowledge and use to you damn advantage.. So some day some else can write about you and bitch that your a rich guy cause your a scam artist or all you did was sell books… Bottom line Money is Money.. As long as we have it then were happy. As long as you make it the legal way.. who cares how you earned it.
It isn’t exclusive to SoCal of course. North of Boston, along the Route 128 “Beltway”, people are still buying all cash on homes, only to immediately gut the place. One house in my town was bought for $380,000, within a couple days a 40 ft dumpster was in the drive and the roof was being torn apart. A friend of mine was recently outbid by an all cash offer on a crapshack, despite offering $10k over asking (peanuts I know). I’ve never seen such money before, since I grew up middle class (all around the southern US). To buy a 150-200 yr old home at a premium, mow it down or gut it, and put another $100,000 into it is nuts.