Kiyosaki and "good" debt

Heard yesterday that Kiyosaki distinguishes between good and bad debt. I doubt that I will agree that there is any such thing as good debt, but for the record, does anyone know what he means by the term?
-HW "Skip" Weldon Columbia, SC
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I don't know what Kiyosaki specifically meant by it, but debt to buy an *appreciating* asset (home, human capital (i.e. training, college, etc.)) is often considered "good" debt, as opposed to debt used to buy depreciating assets (cars, consumer electronics) or outright consumables (eating out, fancy vacations, etc.) is often considered "bad".
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HW "Skip" Weldon wrote:

In one example, he offers a credit card with $2000 spent to impress a fellow student (bad debt). Alternately, the same guy buys a pickup truck and uses it working with the local fire department, who, of course "pays him promptly". Remember, he's a big advocate of real estate as well, so debt to leverage return is what he'd consider "good". I'll generalize to say any debt that is used for income producing assets may (depending on return) be good. [I am not advocating the position, just summarizing my take on Kiyosaki's]
Time to recall the Robert Allen best seller, 1983's "Creating Wealth", and "No Money Down".
JOE
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HW \"Skip\" Weldon wrote:

I can't believe I've reduced myself to quoting Kiyosaki, but just for fun:
from http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook2521.htm
'"There is good debt and bad debt. Good debt makes you rich and bad debt makes you poor." Most people are loaded down with bad debt and many others live in fear of debt and are proud to be debt free... even to the point of being free of any good debt... my wife, Kim, and I retired young and retired rich because we were deeply in debt, deeply in debt with good debt, debt that made us rich and financially free. In other words, we used the power of leverage, we did not abuse the power, nor do we live in fear of its power.'
-Will
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