LarryDan43: You get rich hosting seminars by taking money from the people who attend.
DerAppie: Never take advise on getting rich from someone who is still working for his or her money.
FullMetalPanda: DerAppie: Never take advise on getting rich from someone who is still working for his or her money.Wouldn't the opposite also be true? How would some butthead that inherited wealth going to help you? HIs/her advice "have super super rich parents/relatives and be in their will" ?
INeedAName: How are these things not considered pyramid schemes?
INeedAName: LarryDan43: You get rich hosting seminars by taking money from the people who attend.Yea, the attendees aren't getting rich, but someone sure is.How are these things not considered pyramid schemes?
My Pop bought into thehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erhard_Seminars_Training EST
baufan2005: Back in High School our Ag teacher read that whole book to us. Worst week of my life.
vudukungfu: LarryDan43: You get rich hosting seminars by taking money from the people who attend.Works just like a university.
o5iiawah: I read RDPD long ago and the basic concepts are good for everyone to keep in mind. Spend your money on assets which retain or increase in value. Avoid spending money on things which lose value.
fireclown: FWIW, The Ramsey "total money makeover" plan worked out for me pretty well, and I never attended a seminar. It's a little Jesus-y in places, but it's pretty solid advice
mrlewish: FullMetalPanda: DerAppie: Never take advise on getting rich from someone who is still working for his or her money.Wouldn't the opposite also be true? How would some butthead that inherited wealth going to help you? HIs/her advice "have super super rich parents/relatives and be in their will" ?Do you see that I underlined and bolded the appropriate functional word in the poster you referenced? The used of the word "still" implies that they did work for their own money at some time in the past.. and that they have so much now that they don't have to work./you don't need a million dollars to sleep with 2 women.... though my girlfriend did get mad half way thorough.
Sharksfan: Everything you need to know about becoming wealthy and successful is freely available on the internet.That said, it doesn't mean just anyone can pull it off. There's a lot of hard work and dedication and a certain amount of luck involved.I've been a business owner for 15 years and I do ok. I've met a lot of successful/moderately wealthy people over the years. If there was one common thread among them it was persistence. Not brains, not a good idea - but the ability to keep working on something when lots of people (and maybe common sense) would have said to stop.On another note, do you know why people pay $15,000 to go to a seminar? It's all about perceived value. If your friend gave you a ticket to a "Get Rich" seminar and the face value of the ticket was $5 would you go? Probably not - but if the face value was $15,000 would you go? Probably.There's a certain segment of society that is always looking for "the secret" or "the shortcut" for everything, whether it's wealth or weight loss (guilty as charged for the last one of those....)
gweilo8888: INeedAName: How are these things not considered pyramid schemes?That would be one very short, wide pyramid -- it's just one layer high.One bloodsucker sitting on top of a base of a million morons.
ImpendingCynic: So .... a church?
Hermione_Granger: This is one of the mian reasons why I left my ex. He fell for the Primerica BS hook, line and sinker. Primerica heavily promotes this book to their slaves reps.If you have a loved one in an MLM, you have my sympathy. Primerica destroyed my marriage and took a good chunk of my life along with it.
northguineahills: My ex took me to these RDPD seminars as a guest (so it was free for me)(she insisted I go). Essentially, the first free seminar gives vague ideas that college is a waste of money, you get rich by investing in real estate. The second seminar, 3 days long (8 hours a day, cost her $200)(I ducked out most of the time to hit a bar) was saying that there's a secret way to get real estate listings of apartment bldgs or trailer parks. They insisted all you need is credit, and the tenants' rent will pay it off in no time, then step three, profit! After all of that, you learn you have to drop $20,000 to go to the next seminar where you'll finally learn the secret listing and how to manage your property.I was so annoyed the whole time, but I was part time freelancing, so, I had free time. The name itself, implies a false dichotomy./VBSB (Very boring story bro)
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