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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.
Someone rich is someone who has the prestige and social status that comes with living a lavish lifestyle. This definition ignores the fact that some rich people have their finances in disarray and live paycheck to paycheck or in debt.
Your wealth is the value of the assets you own.
A wealthy person aims to build or acquire assets that hold their value or generate ongoing income, thus providing security and peace of mind.
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 million. Most rich people got wealthy through a simple combination of earning an income, saving for retirement, and spending wisely.
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 high-paying jobs.
Being Rich is different from being Wealthy.
Not every thought needs to come out of your mouth. Not every emotion needs to be expressed. When you say whatever is on your mind, you risk hurting others. Loose lips are a habit for 69 percent of those who struggle financially. Conversely, 94 percent of wealthy people filter their emotions. They understand that letting emotions control them can destroy relationships at work and at home. Wait to say what’s on your mind until you’re calm and have had time to look at the situation objectively.