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Three years ago, I met the legend Robert Kiyosaki on The Real Estate Guys Summit at Sea. Of course, I knew him from his bestselling books about investing and personal finance, so I was taken aback by the spiritual language he used in his presentation. When I asked him about it, Robert said, “Of course. I’m a Marine.” Why does Robert credit the military for his spiritual discipline? And how has spirituality become a priority in his life and work?

Robert Kiyosaki is an entrepreneur, investor, educator and bestselling author of the #1 finance book of all time, Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not. His perspectives around money and investing run contrary to conventional wisdom, earning Robert a reputation for straight talk as a passionate advocate for financial education. A prolific writer, Robert’s latest release is called FAKE: Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets: How Lies Are Making the Poor and Middle Class Poorer.

For this episode of the Apartment Building Investing podcast, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Robert in person. But instead of talking about finance, he talks about pursuing a calling and doing what God wants.

This may be the most unusual interview you’ve ever heard of the legend.

Listen or watch as Robert Kiyosaki explains how he learned spiritual discipline in the Marine Corps and contrast that with the business world where the only mission seems to be money. He discusses the importance of spirituality in his life and work, describing his calling to teach financial literacy where the corrupt education system has failed. We also talk about Robert’s new book “FAKE” so you can learn to identify fake assets, fake educators and fake currency.

You can also watch the video recording of the interview here.

Key Takeaways

How Robert learned spiritual discipline in the US Marine Corps

Why spirituality is important to Robert

The themes included in Robert’s new book Fake

  1. Fake assets (i.e.: 401(k), mutual funds)
  2. Fake teachers, lack of financial literacy
  3. Fake money (fiat currency vs. gold)

Connect with Robert

Rich Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert T. Kiyosaki

FAKE: Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets: How Lies Are Making the Poor and Middle Class Poorer by Robert T. Kiyosaki


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5 Responses

  1. I am of Roberts era and appreciate his take on life and investing. I am an MBA, on the GI bill, and bought his new book FAKE. I have studied him and his works from the beginning. That was 1997. He helped me a lot through the years, both him and Jim Rohn. I am so grateful for technology so that I can hear their words again and again on YouTube. Thank you for having him on your show.

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