Summary of Safely Prosperous or Really Rich?

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Safely Prosperous or Really Rich? book summary
If the turtle gets rich slowly and the hare gets richer or dies broke, which model suits you? Here's to the safe turtle.


8 Overall

10 Applicability

6 Innovation

7 Style


This book offers a somewhat rambling compendium of solid (if unoriginal) investment advice. Author Howard Ruff’s strength is his blunt, straightforward, unpretentious style. He covers a great deal of ground, discussing everything from the advisability of investing in gold to the principles of life and time management. Many readers will no doubt find this both useful and refreshing. Others will look for more depth – and the author obliges by including appendices with sources of additional information on various topics. getAbstract suggests this book to those who are new at financial planning and who lust for wealth, but are willing to settle for prosperity. And safety. And sound investing.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to get rich slowly
  • Why this is a superior idea


Two Roads, Two Destinations
The two destinations are safe prosperity or incredible riches. You reach safe prosperity by a smooth, virtuous road, which is stable, level and unexciting. The road to incredible riches is marked with thrills, risks, rocks, bumps and potholes – and when you ...
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About the Author

Howard Ruff has had a long career as financial publisher. He publishes The Ruff Times and is the author of How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years.

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