Twitter Fight! Suze Orman puts Robert Kiyosaki in his place
Here's how it went down. Kiyosaki tweeted:
I can't believe this lady @suzeormanshow. No way in hell she believes what she teaches.
At least @theRealKiyosaki I DID NOT LEAD PEOPLE DOWN THE PATH TO LOSE ALL THEIR MONEY IN REAL ESTATE AS YOU DID. SHAME ON YOU
You can see Kiyosaki's lame responses here -- which isn't even worth printing.
So who's right? Without a doubt, Suze. Orman has made millions selling something fundamentally good: solid, conservative financial advice that will put people on the slow and steady path toward wealth and security. Her charisma and common-sense principles have allowed her to tap into a mass of people who otherwise never would have received any financial education.
Kiyosaki is a windbag who charges people tens of thousands of dollars for worthless real estate advice, fabricated his first book that was published as non-fiction, and offers up an alarming amount of bad advice -- see, for instance, this wonderful takedown from real estate guru John T. Reed.
Bottom line? If you want to be rich, follow Suze (@suzeormanshow on Twitter). If you want to be poor, Kiyosaki is your man. His book should have been called "Rich Robert, Poor Reader."
Zac Bissonnette's book "College On a Dime" will be published by Penguin in the fall. He is a junior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.