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She might have expected flowers or chocolates, but instead, Leanne Carling’s new partner gave her a book about self-improvement and getting ahead in life.

Called Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!, by Robert Kiyosaki, “it was not the romantic gift I had in mind,” said Leanne, now 41. “But once I read it, I could understand why he gave it to me — because we’re both people hungry to do well.” She and Graeme Carling have since married and have two children.

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