I think that is why it is so popular. It offers something for nothing. It gives very little practical advice. It made Kiosaki rich.
“The Millionaire Next Door” is what led us to making much better decisions with money right out of college. For example, we ended up buying a smaller house than we could afford because we could afford it on one income. That was a life saver when he ended up being laid off repeatedly in the energy sector.
Dave Ramsey’s books pushed us past the million dollar net worth mark, by paying off a mortgage and avoiding debt, plus saving 15%+. But a million dollar net worth is not that big when you factor in a house you own plus moderately large 401K.
Especially when there isn’t much specific advice, whether owning rental real estate or intellectual property that pays royalties. You get better advice from Dave Ramsey on how much a car should be worth, how much house to own, how much to save and where.