Today I’m going to share with you yet another great personal finance book find. The title: Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing
When I was asked to review this book, I was a little hesitant at first. I’ve never played chess, and I’m not all that knowledgeable on investing. Thanks to my many blogging cohorts who are so willing to share their investment advice, I’ve learned a thing or two, but I’m not a pro by any stretch of the imagination. Because of this, I was hesitant that I’d find the book readable for someone like me.
To my surprise, Rich as a King happily taught me many things about chess and about money in a way that even a novice can understand. Some of the beginning stuff in the book regarding investing was a little too complicated for a beginner like me, but it is written in a way that even a beginner can learn from, and would definitely be beneficial for anyone who has an interest in or already is knowledgeable in the area of investing. It was Chapter 9, however, in which the value of the book really kicked in for the novice money manager such as myself. The wise and valuable advice in the chapter, entitled 64 Strategies to Make You Rich as a King was full of simple, concrete steps to financial freedom that can help anyone, in any situation, become wealthier than they are today. Even though this chapter was the last chapter of the book, the advice in this chapter alone makes the purchase well worth the purchase price.
If you’re looking to achieve financial freedom, retire early, or simply get a better hold on your finances, Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing will teach you the strategies you need to know, and the reasons behind the strategies, in order to make you rich as a king. I’d highly recommend making this entertaining and valuable book part of your personal finance book library.
*affiliate links contained within this post