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The Rules of Wealth
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Table of Contents

  • Thinking wealthy
  • 1 Anybody can be wealthy - you just need to apply yourself
  • 2 Decide on your definition of wealth
  • 3 Set your objectives
  • 4 Keep it under your hat
  • 5 Most people are too lazy to be wealthy
  • 6 Get a reality check
  • 7 Understand your money beliefs and where they come from
  • 8 Understand that wealth is a consequence, not a reward
  • 9 Decide what you want money for
  • 10 Understand that money begets money
  • 11 Calculate the net return
  • 12 If you see money as the solution you'll find it becomes the problem
  • 13 You can make lots of money, you can enjoy your job, and you can sleep nights
  • 14 Don't make money by being bad
  • 15 Money and happiness - understand their relationship
  • 16 Know the difference between price and value
  • 17 Know how the wealthy think
  • 18 Don't envy what others have
  • 19 It's harder to manage yourself than it is to manage your money
  • Getting wealthy
  • 20 You've got to know where you are before you start
  • 21 You've got to have a plan
  • 22 Get your finances under control
  • 23 Insurance pays someone, and odds are it's not you
  • 24 Only by looking wealthy can you become wealthy
  • 25 Speculate to accumulate (no, this isn't gambling)
  • 26 Decide your attitude to risk
  • 27 Think through the alternatives to taking a risk
  • 28 If you don't trust someone, don't do business with them
  • 29 It's never too late to start getting wealthy
  • 30 Start saving young (or teach your kids this one if it's too late for you)
  • 31 Understand that your financial needs change at different stages of your life
  • 32 You have to work hard to get rich enough not to have to work hard
  • 33 Learn the art of deal making
  • 34 Learn the art of negotiating
  • 35 Small economies won't make you wealthy but they will make you miserable
  • 36 Real wealth comes from deals not fees
  • 37 Understand that working for others won't necessarily make you rich - but it might
  • 38 Don't waste time procrastinating - make money decisions quickly
  • 39 Work as if you didn't need the money
  • 40 Spend less than you earn
  • 41 Don't borrow money - unless you really, really have to
  • 42 Consider consolidating debts
  • 43 Cultivate a skill and it'll repay you over and over again
  • 44 Pay off your loans and debts as a priority
  • 45 Don't be too busy earning a living to make some money
  • 46 Save in big chunks - or should you?
  • 47 Don't rent, buy
  • 48 Understand what investing really means
  • 49 Build a bit of capital then invest it wisely
  • 50 Understand that property, in the long run, will not outpace shares
  • 51 Master the art of selling
  • 52 See yourself as others do
  • 53 Don't believe you can always win
  • 54 Don't pick stocks yourself if you don't know what you're doing
  • 55 Understand how the stock market really works
  • 56 Only buy shares (or anything) you can understand
  • 57 Use your head
  • 58 By all means, use the investment professionals (but don't be used by them)
  • 59 If you are going to get financial advice, pay for it
  • 60 Don't fiddle
  • 61 Think long term
  • 62 Have a set time of day to work on your wealth strategy
  • 63 Pay attention to detail
  • 64 Create new income streams
  • 65 Learn to play 'What if?'
  • 66 Control spending impulses
  • 67 Don't answer ads that promise get-rich-quick schemes - it won't be you who gets rich quick
  • 68 There are no secrets
  • 69 Don't just read this - do something
  • Getting even wealthier
  • 70 Carry out a finance health check regularly
  • 71 Get some money mentors
  • 72 Play your hunches
  • 73 Don't sit back
  • 74 Get someone to do the stuff you can't
  • 75 Know yourself - solo, duo or team player
  • 76 Look for the hidden asset/opportunity
  • 77 Don't try to get rich too quickly
  • 78 Always ask what's in it for them
  • 79 Make your money work for you
  • 80 Know when to let go of investments
  • 81 Know your own style
  • 82 Know why you should be able to read a balance sheet - and how
  • 83 Be one step ahead of your tax collector
  • 84 Learn how to make your assets work for you
  • 85 Don't ever believe you're only worth what you are being paid
  • 86 Don't follow the same route as everyone else
  • Staying wealthy
  • 87 Shop for quality
  • 88 Check the small print
  • 89 Don't spend it before you've got it
  • 90 Put something aside for your old age - no, more than that!
  • 91 Put something aside for emergencies/rainy days - the contingency fund
  • 92 You paid what for it? How to shop around
  • 93 Never borrow money from friends or family (but you can allow them to invest)
  • 94 Don't surrender equity
  • 95 Know when to stop
  • Sharing your wealth
  • 96 Use your wealth wisely
  • 97 Never lend money to friends or family unless you are prepared to write it off
  • 98 Don't lend, take equities
  • 99 You really, really can't take it with you
  • 100 Know when/how to say no - and yes
  • 101 Find ways to give people money without them feeling they are in your debt
  • 102 Don't over-protect your children from the valuable experience of poverty
  • 103 Know how to choose charities/good causes
  • 104 Spend your own money because no one will spend it as wisely as you
  • 105 Take responsibility before you take advice
  • 106 Once you've got it, don't flaunt it
  • 107 What's next? Pacts with the devil?

About the Author

Richard Templar is the author of the international bestselling Rules books. Over 2 million people around the world have enjoyed and now play by Richard Templar's Rules. The complete list of titles is as follows: Rules of Life, Rules of Work, Rules of Management, Rules of Wealth, Rules of Parenting, Rules of Love and Rules to Break.

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