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Before assuming that you aren't rich, understand what "rich" means
Do you know what rich even means? Don't judge yourself by an imaginary or impossible standard.

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The Definition of Rich

The Definition of Rich

A high income and a regular acquisition of expensive stuff do not necessarily make people rich. People may have a high income, but many won’t survive three months if they are suddenly without their...

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Wealthy People and Pseudo Affluence

Wealthy people have sustainable access to money, often for a very long period of time. Their habits are now aligned with the wealth that they have incurred.

Pseudo affluence, on th...

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Object Poor

... is a ‘state of excess’ when the stuff we own makes us poor, as the debt we incur has trapped us to keep working our jobs to fund the expensive lifestyle and habits.

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Being Rich

... does not mean having lots of money. There are thousands of stories where people have won the lottery or inherited a large amount of money, only to be on the streets in a few years.

The ...

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Accumulated Wealth

Being rich is, at its very core, about being patient with your money and the accumulation of knowledge, experience and your net worth. If you are investing in appreciating assets instead of spendin...

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Prestige And Freedom

Being rich is about freedom, about independence and about being on your own. If you are filthy rich but still have to do things you hate doing, then that’s not real wealth. You are not poor if you ...

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Money

It isn’t the only factor in being rich, no matter how many articles tell you that. Money is at most a superficial and incomplete representation of wealth, and there are many more ways to think ...

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Other Kinds of Riches

  • Friends: offer a kind of value that money cannot.
  • Family and relationships: is not experienced by everyone, and if you have this, you are truly ri...

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Characteristics Of The Wealthy

  • They live in homes just large enough for their needs and drive used cars.
  • They have affordable interests.
  • They don’t worry about having the highest credit scor...

Rich And Wealthy

By making wealth your priority now, you could be both later. Establish a strong financial foundation that will give you financial security and peace of mind moving forward. 

Living paycheck to paycheck is a guaranteed way not to build wealth.

If you’re just starting on your personal finance journey, it might not be time for you to start acquiring these assets yet.

How To Become Wealthy

  • Investing in stocks is simple if you avoid lucky stock picking. Keeping long-term perspective, invest early, especially in low-cost index funds.
  • Rental properties.
  • Small business ownership.
  • Delaying gratifications.

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The wealthy

The wealthy

Most rich people do not flaunt their wealth: They don't live in high-class neighborhoods or drive expensive cars. They look like you and me.

The rich have a net worth of above $1 millio...

The pseudo-affluent

They buy things that convey success. They want you to know just how much stuff they have by showing off their success.

The pseudo-affluent feel insecure about how they compare with the Joneses and the Smiths. They hold on to the belief that all economically successful people display their success through prestige products.

Characteristics of the pseudo-affluent

The pseudo-affluent generally:

  • They earn a high-income, but spend the majority of what they make.
  • Wear expensive suits or carry expensive purses.
  • Drive high-end luxury or sports cars.
  • Really believe that rich people act rich.

It does not mean that every person that drives a BMW pretends to be rich, but those who do spend the majority of high incomes spend it in a way to display their wealth.

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Education and wealth

College degrees can add significant wealth. The more education you have, the more you’ll earn and the less likely you are to be unemployed. And if you can keep debt low while getting th...

Controlling expenses and wealth

Those who control their spending do much better. This doesn’t mean you have to save on EVERYTHING, just some things. Enjoy your life by spending on what you want here and there, just keep it in line so you have excess to save and invest. Even 10% will make you wealthy over time.

You’ve probably heard that time is your greatest investing asset. It’s true. The more investments earn and grow on their own, the greater they become.

Investment value is also greatly impacte...

You’ve probably heard that time is your greatest investing asset. It’s true. The more investments earn and grow on their own, the greater they become.

Investment value is also greatly impacted by the amount invested.