He is also working on a doc- umentary called The Future of Money and Who Stole My Pen- sion , a book about Baby Boomers with little or no retirement. “The average 401k for retiring Baby Boomers is only $75,000 total,” Kiyosaki said. “As long as you’re an employee with a 401k, you’re toast. I was destined to be an entrepreneur and invest in real estate, and I believe the world needs more entrepreneurs who will create jobs.” Kiyosaki has been heralded as having a gift for simplifying com- plex concepts related to money, investing, finance, and eco- nomics. His core principles and messages like “Your house is not an asset” and “savers are losers” have ignited a firestorm of crit- icism and ridicule, only to have played out on the world econom- ic stage in prophetic ways. He said the reason he chooses to invest in real estate is be- cause it’s about debt. “The more debt I use, the THE REAL DEALS ARE IN REAL ESTATE

“With real estate, you can always locate your own deal and be in control of your properties. I don’t sell — only rent. If you find a good deal, why would you sell it? I’m not the most popular person on Wall Street, but I just do what I talk about. When you invest in real estate, you’re in shadow banking; you’re out of sight. You operate by a different set of rules using private equity and private credit.” “Debt is tax-free money and my cashflow is tax free. Why would I invest in anything else? When I say I pay no taxes and make millions, people go crazy because they’re in the stock mar- ket not shadow banking. I make the deals and control my deals because it’s private investing. I can’t do that with mutual funds and stocks.” With perspectives on money and investing that often con- tradict conventional wisdom, Kiyosaki has earned an interna- tional reputation for irreverent straight talk and has become an outspoken advocate for financial and real estate education. He said, “Why would you want

A Brief Query with Robert Kiyosaki

What are you reading right now?

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by Navy Seal David Goggins.

What is your favorite book you’ve written? Why A Students Work for C Students . I was a terrible student, but I love to learn. I just didn’t want to learn what they were teaching and how they were teaching it. Now, A students work for me!

What do you do for fun? Make money! Life really can be like Monopoly. It’s only a game!

a job and pay taxes? Why would you want to save money when the government is printing money? Why would you save money when interest rates are approaching zero? Why invest in the stock market when it’s rigged against you? I don’t talk about things I do not do. You won’t hear me talk about praying because I don’t do that. I’d rather go look for a deal.” •

less tax I pay and the higher returns I make. I love real estate, but you have to educate yourself. If you’re not going to invest in education, you might as well stay in the stock market. One of the biggest lies we hear is you need money to make money,” Kiyosaki said. He further explained why he prefers to be an “inside investor.”

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