In the first lesson of the short course Rich Dad Poor Dad, Kiyosaki explains his ideas about education. He argues that there are three kinds of education:
- Academic education – Which is studied at school and university.
- Professional education – Such as studying carpentry, law, medicine, etc.
- Financial education
In his opinion, educational systems do not teach financial education and most of us have a lack of it. His teachings speak to that lack of knowledge.