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    Finance author and  entrepreneur Robert Kiyosaki heads to town

    Writer of the top personal finance book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki makes it his mission to help  people adapt to the concept of changing investments. Inspired by R Buckminster Fuller, Kiyosaki now travels the world with his wife to educate people about their finance basics. He makes a stop in the city for the National Achievers Congress and to set your budget on the right track. The ex-marine tells us more.

    Getting into personal finance.
    First, I recall my mother in tears at the table because she was worried about paying the bills. I’ll never forget how that made me feel. The next trigger — as an educator and an advocate for financial education—came  because  while I was a student , I could never get an answer to my question “Why aren’t we taught anything about money in school?”.
    More on the dads in your book.     The poor dad I refer to in the book is my father, a highly educated man who knew little about money. The rich dad, is my friend Mike’s father, a man who had little formal education but became one of the richest men in Hawaii. It is the story of growing up with two strong, but opposing, points of view — about money and investing.

    Money or happiness.
    Both! A rich life is always about more than money. But I believe that you can have both. For me, a part of happiness is freedom to do what I want, wherever I want, and with whom I want. Money makes this freedom possible. And while it many not be the most important thing in the world, you can’t argue with the fact that money affects almost every thing that is important in life: healthcare, education, relationships, and  quality of life.

    Your blueprint for success.
    F.O.C.U.S — Follow One Course Until Successful. Never underestimate the power of focus.

    Tips for starting out into stability.
    Commit to buying a silver coin each month, learn a new word (related to money and investing) every day, take a course in personal development, start a part-time business to learn    to sell, handle rejection and build a business, and be more generous with your time and talents, and teach others what you learn.
    September 20 and 21, at White Orchid Convention Center, Nagavara. Tickets (`22,500 upwards) on

    Quick six
         1.Your favourite finance film: Wall Street
         2.An entrepreneur you look up to: Steve Jobs
         3.Favourite author and book: Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal
         4.Your greatest fears: That the school system will never change and the next generations will not get the financial education they’ll need to navigate a fast-paced, Information Age world. Parents need to step-up, and step-in, to solve this!
         5.Your favourite technological device: My iPhone
         6.Top holiday destination: Hawaii

    — Aakanksha Devi


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