Unfair Advantage of those in the E and S quadrants where they experience hard work, high taxes, and low returns on investment. The reason most people believe saving is smart and a 10 percent return in the stock market is worth it is simply due to a lack of financial education. Your best ROI is not a return on your investment, but a return on your information. This is why a financial education is essential, especially for the uncertainty of the world ahead. Remember this about the word “education”: Education gives us the power to turn information into meaning. In the Information Age, we are drenched with financial information. Yet, without financial education, we cannot turn information into useful meaning for our lives. In closing, I say the I quadrant is the most important quadrant for your future. No matter what you do for a living, how well you do in the I quadrant will determine your future. In other words, even if you make very little money in the E or S quadrant, financial education in the I quadrant is your ticket to freedom and financial security. For example, my sister is a Buddhist nun. She earns nearly zero in the S quadrant. Yet she attends our investment courses and has steadily been increasing her financial education. Today, her future is bright because she got out of saving money in the bank and buying mutual funds and began investing in real estate and silver. In the ten years between 2000 and 2010, she has made much more money in the I quadrant than she could ever make as a nun in the S quadrant. I am very proud of my sister. She may be a nun by profession, but she does not have to be a poor nun.
Before Reading Further This completes the explanation part of the CASHFLOW Quadrant. Before we go on, here’s the big question: 1. What level of investor are you? ________________
If you’re truly sincere about getting wealthy quickly, read and reread the five levels. Each time I read the levels, I see a little of myself in all the levels. I recognize not only strengths, but 229
by Rich Dad, Robert Kiyosaki