In chapter one, Clason tells the reader that you must be successful with money to bring your dreams and desires to fulfillment.  The laws of money are like the laws of gravity: assured and unchanging, and that money is plentiful for those who understand the simple laws of making money.  1

Worked Hard and Nothing to Show For It

Bansir, the chariot builder, and Kobbi, a musician, were typical workers who realized that they had worked all of their lives but had nothing to show for it. The two had become the best at their craft but yet had no money and were poor.  How many of us can identify with these men today? Recalling their days as young men, Bansir and Kobbi touched on their experiences with money.

All Talk and Wishful Thinking

They both had hoped that one day, prosperity would be bestowed upon them.  They had earned so much gold over the years but realized that such a blessing was not imminent, often planning and scheming that their families didn’t go hungry.  They worked hard to provide for their families but did all they had done to this point was merely talk and wishful thinking.

To Find Wealth, You Must Seek It

Bansir and Kobbi have the same problem; they do not know how to alter their stations when they make a fixed income and must care for their families from that amount.  It’s simple to say, but many people never achieve a serious measure of wealth because they never seek it. They never truly seek it, focus on it, and commit to it.

Seek Advice From Knowledgeable Experts

But Bansir is wise enough to seek the advice of a friend who has achieved the exact thing to which they both aspire. They remembered a friend, Arkad, who they had schooled with who was ‘blessed with prosperity, and the city claimed to be ‘The Richest Man In Babylon.’ They decided to consult Arkad.

Arkad willingly tells them the secret of his success, although he tells the men that his advice alone is not enough to make them wealthy. They will all have to learn how to apply the advice if they have enough to live the type of life each one desires.

All People Have Dreams

The lessons that Arkad provided for his friends are lessons of wealth-building habits that no doubt every rich person has followed to accumulate their wealth.  Even today, with Facebook, Google, Twitter, Snapchat, and many other means of technology, human nature has not changed.  Whether living in the age of the camel or computer,  people have dreams for the future and want to change their status in life.

The Rules for Success Are Ageless

The rules for successful living are the same today, and they were for Bansir and Kobbi.  So the lessons in Clason’s book have helped many people become financially stable and wealthy. Lessons that will help almost anyone build a firm financial foundation on the way to becoming the wealthiest person that each can become, but only if they are willing to initiate the effort and discipline it will take to be successful.  

You Must Understand the Laws of Making Money

Money is plentiful for those who understand the simple laws of making money.  It is not good enough to “desire gold”; you must take action necessary to achieve the success you desire.

Larry Marvin
LifeCrafter – Money $ense

Introduction-The Richest Man in Babylon

Introduction2-The Man Who Desired Gold

The First Lesson in Becoming Wealthy

Control Your Expenses-Lesson 2

Guard Thy Treasures-Lesson 3

Make Thy Gold Multiply-Lesson 4

Make Thy Home a Profitable Investment-Lesson 5

Insure Future Income-Lesson 6

Invest in Thy Ability to Earn-Lesson 7

Just Do It-Lesson 8


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