How do the rich get rich? An updated edition of the “remarkable” New York Times bestseller, based on two decades of research (The Washington Post). Most of the truly wealthy in the United States don’t live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue. They live next door. America’s wealthy seldom get that way through an inheritance or an advanced degree. They bargain-shop for used cars, raise children who don’t realize how rich their families are, and reject a lifestyle of flashy exhibitionism and competitive spending. In fact, the glamorous people many of us think of as “rich” are actually a tiny minority of America’s truly wealthy citizens—and behave quite differently than the majority. At the time of its first publication, The Millionaire Next Door was a groundbreaking examination of America’s rich—exposing for the first time the seven common qualities that appear over and over among this exclusive demographic. This edition includes a new foreword by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley—updating the original content in the context of the financial crash and the twenty-first century. “Their surprising results reveal fundamental qualities of this group that are diametrically opposed to today’s earn-and-consume culture.” —Library Journal

Author ,
Isbn 0795314868
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2010-11-30
Pages 275
Language English
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Is the millionaire next door still out there today? The latest research from Dr. Thomas J. Stanley and his daughter, Dr. Sarah Stanley Fallaw, confirms that, yes, the millionaire next door is alive and well. And he’s achieving his financial objectives much the same way he always has: by living below his means, being a contrarian in a maelstrom of hyper-consumption, and being disciplined in reaching his financial goals. The book examines wealth in America 20 years after Dr. Stanley’s groundbreaking work on self-made affluence. While a new generation of household financial managers are being inundated with the proliferation financial advice, The Next Millionaire Next Door provides readers with an analysis of what it takes to achieve wealth with data-based conclusions and evidence from those who have built wealth on their own over the last two decades. In this current work, the authors detail how specific decisions, behaviors, and characteristics align with the discipline of wealth building, covering areas such as consumption, budgeting, careers, investing, and financial management in general. Through case studies, survey research, and a careful examination of quantitative studies of wealth, the authors illustrate what it takes to achieve financial success today, regardless of market conditions or rising costs.

Author Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.,Sarah Stanley Fallaw, Ph.D
Isbn 1493035363
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2018-10-01
Pages 272
Language English
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The bestselling author of The Millionaire Next Door reveals easy ways to build real wealth With well over two million of his books sold, and huge praise from many media outlets, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley is a recognized and highly respected authority on how the wealthy act and think. Now, in Stop Acting Rich ? and Start Living Like a Millionaire, he details how the less affluent have fallen into the elite luxury brand trap that keeps them from acquiring wealth and details how to get out of it by emulating the working rich as opposed to the super elite. Puts wealth in perspective and shows you how to live rich without spending more Details why we spend lavishly and how to stop this destructive cycle Discusses how being "rich" means more than just big houses and luxury cars A defensive strategy for tough times, Stop Acting Rich shows readers how to live a rich, happy life through accumulating more wealth and using it to achieve the type of financial freedom that will create true happiness and fulfillment.

Author Thomas J. Stanley
Isbn 9780470552773
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2009-09-04
Pages 288
Language English
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Millionaire Next Door shares proven strategies and expert advice on successfully entering the affluent market. No one knows the rich like the author and business theorist Thomas Stanley. In this book, Stanley explains what it takes to reach, persuade, and market to this highly targeted audience. Stanley discusses the unique perspectives of wealthy individuals, revealing the needs and desires any marketing campaign needs to address in order to be successful with them. Stanley then outlines several highly effective ways to meet those needs, including how to attract wealthy customers through word-of-mouth recommendations from their friends, family, and business associates. Marketing to the Affluent covers: Myths and realities about the affluent Understanding what the affluent want Finding “overlooked” millionaires Positioning yourself as an expert “No one better illuminates the who, where, and how of the affluent market than Tom Stanley.”—J. Arthur Urciuoli, Director of Marketing, Merrill Lynch

Author Thomas J. Stanley
Isbn 0795325932
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2012-06-29
Pages 361
Language English
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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it! Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments? The shocking answer is: None of the above! In his groundbreaking Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker states: "Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!" Eker does this by identifying your "money and success blueprint." We all have a personal money blueprint ingrained in our subconscious minds, and it is this blueprint, more than anything, that will determine our financial lives. You can know everything about marketing, sales, negotiations, stocks, real estate, and the world of finance, but if your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money—and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it! The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is two books in one. Part I explains how your money blueprint works. Through Eker's rare combination of street smarts, humor, and heart, you will learn how your childhood influences have shaped your financial destiny. You will also learn how to identify your own money blueprint and "revise" it to not only create success but, more important, to keep and continually grow it. In Part II you will be introduced to seventeen "Wealth Files," which describe exactly how rich people think and act differently than most poor and middle-class people. Each Wealth File includes action steps for you to practice in the real world in order to dramatically increase your income and accumulate wealth. If you are not doing as well financially as you would like, you will have to change your money blueprint. Unfortunately your current money blueprint will tend to stay with you for the rest of your life, unless you identify and revise it, and that's exactly what you will do with the help of this extraordinary book. According to T. Harv Eker, it's simple. If you think like rich people think and do what rich people do, chances are you'll get rich too!

Author T. Harv Eker
Isbn 9780061793660
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 224
Language English
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Millionaire Next Door,Networking With the Affluent explores effective tactics for strengthening relationships with wealthy prospects and clients, as well as their advisors-and generating new business among this highly exclusive target market. Networking with the wealthy is not like networking with the less-affluent. Dr .Stanley provides a proven road map for building trust, securing interest, and forging profitable relationships with wealthy audiences-including tactics for boosting your credibility and assuring continued loyalty among wealthy customers. This book is essential reading material for anyone whose target market includes the affluent.

Author Thomas J. Stanley
Isbn 0795325967
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2012-06-29
Pages 280
Language English
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Ryan D'Agostino, former senior editor at Money, wanted to know how the wealthiest in America got that way. So he asked. Knocking on 500 doors in some of the most affluent zip codes in America, D'Agostino met with men and women who welcomed him in and shared their most difficult financial decisions, toughest setbacks, greatest strategies, most triumphant moments, and deepest insights. In Rich Like Them, he weaves together what he learned and offers maxims for achieving wealth, such as "Never Let Pride Get in the Way of Profit," and "When you fail miserably, be thankful." Filled with inspiring stories and straight-up advice, Rich Like Them is a lively and practical get-rich guide that any reader can follow.

Author Ryan D'Agostino
Isbn 0316040320
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2009-01-05
Pages 256
Language English
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Is the financial plan of mediocrity -- a dream-stealing, soul-sucking dogma known as "The Slowlane" your plan for creating wealth? You know how it goes; it sounds a lil something like this: "Go to school, get a good job, save 10% of your paycheck, buy a used car, cancel the movie channels, quit drinking expensive Starbucks mocha lattes, save and penny-pinch your life away, trust your life-savings to the stock market, and one day, when you are oh, say, 65 years old, you can retire rich." The mainstream financial gurus have sold you blindly down the river to a great financial gamble: You've been hoodwinked to believe that wealth can be created by recklessly trusting in the uncontrollable and unpredictable markets: the housing market, the stock market, and the job market. This impotent financial gamble dubiously promises wealth in a wheelchair -- sacrifice your adult life for a financial plan that reaps dividends in the twilight of life. Accept the Slowlane as your blueprint for wealth and your financial future will blow carelessly asunder on a sailboat of HOPE: HOPE you can find a job and keep it, HOPE the stock market doesn't tank, HOPE the economy rebounds, HOPE, HOPE, and HOPE. Do you really want HOPE to be the centerpiece for your family's financial plan? Drive the Slowlane road and you will find your life deteriorate into a miserable exhibition about what you cannot do, versus what you can. For those who don't want a lifetime subscription to "settle-for-less" and a slight chance of elderly riches, there is an alternative; an expressway to extraordinary wealth that can burn a trail to financial independence faster than any road out there. Why jobs, 401(k)s, mutual funds, and 40-years of mindless frugality will never make you rich young. Why most entrepreneurs fail and how to immediately put the odds in your favor. The real law of wealth: Leverage this and wealth has no choice but to be magnetized to you. The leading cause of poorness: Change this and you change everything. How the rich really get rich - and no, it has nothing to do with a paycheck or a 401K match. Why the guru's grand deity - compound interest - is an impotent wealth accelerator. Why the guru myth of "do what you love" will most likely keep you poor, not rich. And 250+ more poverty busting distinctions... Demand the Fastlane, an alternative road-to-wealth; one that actually ignites dreams and creates millionaires young, not old. Change lanes and find your explosive wealth accelerator. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.

Author MJ DeMarco
Isbn 0984358102
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2011-01-04
Pages 336
Language English
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Discover how the superwealthy made it to the top (and you can too!) From the richest Romans to the robber barons to today's bankers and tech billionaires, Sam Wilkin offers Freakonomics-esque insights into what it really takes to make a fortune. These stories of larger-than-life characters, strategies, and sacrifices reveal how the wealthiest did it, usually by a passion for finding loopholes, working around bureaucratic systems, and creating obstacles to competitors. Wealth Secrets of the One Percent gets at the heart of our feelings about the 1% of top income earners and the roughly 0.0001% who achieve billionaire status: we love to hate them, but we'd love to be them. Wilkin's insight into the sources of wealth is thought-provoking and rigorous, and he reveals that behind almost every great fortune is a "wealth secret" -- a moneymaking technique designed to defeat the forces of market competition.

Author Sam Wilkin
Isbn 0316378925
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 432
Language English
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It's no secret that these hard times have been even harder for the Black community. Approximately 35 percent of African Americans had no measurable assets in 2009, and 24 percent of these same households had only a motor vehicle. Dennis Kimbro, observing how the weight of the continuing housing and credit crises disproportionately impacts the African-American community, takes a sharp look at a carefully cultivated group of individuals who've scaled the heights of success and how others can emulate them. Based on a seven year study of 1,000 of the wealthiest African Americans, The Wealth Choice offers a trove of sound and surprising advice about climbing the economic ladder, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Readers will learn about how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and celebrities like Bob Johnson, Spike Lee, L. A. Reid, Herman Cain, T. D. Jakes and Tyrese Gibson found their paths to wealth; what they did or didn't learn about money early on; what they had to sacrifice to get to the top; and the role of discipline in managing their success. Through these stories, which include men and women at every stage of life and in every industry, Dennis Kimbro shows readers how to: · Develop a wealth-generating mindset and habits · Commit to lifelong learning · Craft goals that match your passion · Make short-term sacrifices for long-term gain · Take calculated risks when opportunity presents itself

Author Dennis Kimbro
Isbn 1137324139
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2013-02-19
Pages 304
Language English
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Readers discover how temperament affects their work, emotions, spiritual life, and relationships and learn how to make improvements.

Author Tim LaHaye
Isbn 9781414375755
Genre Religion
Year 2012-02-13
Pages 368
Language English
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Priceless finance advice everyone can relate to from one of theworld's most respected businessmen and the most successful investorof all time Of course you know who Warren Buffett is; he's the mostsuccessful investor in the world—maybe of all times. But whatdo you know about his approach to business and investing? It's anapproach that, over the past four decades, has made him richest manin America and the third-richest man in the world, and that hasearned vast fortunes for his business partners and investors. Butas Buffett himself will tell you, at the heart of anywealth-building system there are certain core beliefs, not justabout finance, but about business, work, morality, yourresponsibility to yourself, your family and society, and aboutliving a decent life. Written in conjunction with the hittelevision series, "Secret Millionaire Club" and with Buffett'sinput and full support, this book makes Buffett's financialphilosophy and homespun life lessons available to everyone outsidehis "Secret Club." Warren Buffet's goal in spearheading this book was to sharelessons about personal finance he has learned and that he hopeswill benefit you (and your kids) for a lifetime You'll learn the fundamentals of personal finance by readingWarren Buffett's war stories and personal reflections on money,life, business, ethics and more All of the finance principles covered in the book werepersonally approved by Warren Buffett as those which he himselffollows Unforgettable Buffett quotes include: "Price is what you pay.Value is what you get"; "Risk comes from not knowing what you'redoing"; and "Profit from folly rather than participate in it."

Author Andy Heyward,Amy Heyward
Isbn 111849461X
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2013-07-24
Pages 160
Language English
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FORBES #1 CAREER BOOK TO READ IN 2018 The larger-than-life journey of an 18-year-old college freshman who set out from his dorm room to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, and dozens more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers. The Third Door takes readers on an unprecedented adventure—from hacking Warren Buffett’s shareholders meeting to chasing Larry King through a grocery store to celebrating in a nightclub with Lady Gaga—as Alex Banayan travels from icon to icon, decoding their success. After remarkable one-on-one interviews with Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Larry King, Jessica Alba, Pitbull, Tim Ferriss, Quincy Jones, and many more, Alex discovered the one key they have in common: they all took the Third Door. Life, business, success… it’s just like a nightclub. There are always three ways in. There’s the First Door: the main entrance, where ninety-nine percent of people wait in line, hoping to get in. The Second Door: the VIP entrance, where the billionaires and celebrities slip through. But what no one tells you is that there is always, always… the Third Door. It’s the entrance where you have to jump out of line, run down the alley, bang on the door a hundred times, climb over the dumpster, crack open the window, sneak through the kitchen—there’s always a way in. Whether it’s how Bill Gates sold his first piece of software or how Steven Spielberg became the youngest studio director in Hollywood history, they all took the Third Door.

Author Alex Banayan
Isbn 080413667X
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2018-06-05
Pages 320
Language English
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Two brothers. Three secret service agents. And millions for the taking. Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene and Greene, a private bank so exclusive there's a $2 million minimum to be a client. But when the door of success slams in their faces, the brothers are presented with an offer they can't refuse: $3 million in an abandoned account that can't be traced. It's the perfect victimless crime. Charlie and Oliver opt to take the money, but get much more than they bargained for. Now, with a lot of extra zeroes in their pockets and a friend found dead, the Secret Service and a female private investigator are closing in. Whose money did they take? How will they stay alive? And why is the Secret Service trying to kill them? Both Charlie and Oliver quickly realize it's not easy being The Millionaires.

Author Brad Meltzer
Isbn 9780759526822
Genre Fiction
Year 2002-01-08
Pages 496
Language English
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The book of financial wisdom that your future self will thank you for reading For many adults under 40, 'debt' is a four-letter word—something that should be avoided but is all too often unavoidable. In The Value of Debt in Building Wealth, bestselling author Thomas J. Anderson encourages you to rethink that. You'll walk away from this book with an understanding of how you can use debt wisely to secure the financial future you envision for yourself and your family. Student loans, mortgages, lines of credit, and other forms of debt are all discussed in detail, with a focus on smart planning for those who are accumulating assets—and debt—now. Should you rent or buy? How important is liquidity? What is good versus bad debt? How much debt should you have? What debt-to-income and debt-to-asset ratios should you aim for? Fixed debt or floating debt? What's the best way of saving for college and retirement? These are big questions that deserve thorough answers because the choices you make now could influence the course of your life. This thought-provoking book will open your eyes to savvy financial strategies for achieving your goals faster and with healthier bank accounts. Explore strategies for smart debt management, explained by one of the nation's top financial advisors Gain an understanding of investment basics and key financial concepts you'll need to achieve your long-term goals Understand the risks of having debt and the potential risks of being debt-free Make financial decisions now that will maximize your wealth, freedom, and opportunity later This book is not about buying things you cannot afford. It is about liquidity, flexibility and optimizing your personal balance sheet. The Value of Debt in Building Wealth is full of ideas you can apply to your own situation—no matter what your current asset level. Read this book today and thank yourself later.

Author Thomas J. Anderson
Isbn 1119049253
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2017-01-19
Pages 272
Language English
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From the #1 personal finance columnist on the Internet (Nielsen/NetRatings)-a clear prescription for financial health in the 2010s and beyond. For previous generations, living within your means was a simple formula. Now, with the staggering rise in education, health care, and housing costs, millions of people find themselves skating from paycheck to paycheck with no idea how to move forward. As the most-read personal finance columnist on the Internet, Liz Weston has heard the questions and has the answers. Her 10 Commandments of Money will help readers avoid critical mistakes, survive the bad times, and thrive in the good ones. Just a few of Weston's invaluable pointers include how to: • Balance Your Budget • Pay Down Toxic Debt • Get the Right Mortgage • Pay for College • Save for Retirement • Maximize Your Financial Flexibility Liz Weston's goal is to provide THE practical guide to the brave new world of money. What Sylvia Porter's Money Book was to the 1970s, The 10 Commandments of Money will be for the 2010s. Watch a Video

Author Liz Weston
Isbn 1101498374
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2011-01-20
Pages 304
Language English
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"The ideas in his book will help you see the world in a new way." -Bill Clinton "Mark Penn has a keen mind and a fascinating sense of what makes America tick, and you see it on every page of Microtrends." -Bill Gates In 1982, readers discovered Megatrends. In 2000, The Tipping Point entered the lexicon. Now, in Microtrends, one of the most respected and sought-after analysts in the world articulates a new way of understanding how we live. Mark Penn, the man who identified "Soccer Moms" as a crucial constituency in President Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign, is known for his ability to detect relatively small patterns of behavior in our culture-microtrends that are wielding great influence on business, politics, and our personal lives. Only one percent of the public, or three million people, is enough to launch a business or social movement. Relying on some of the best data available, Penn identifies more than 70 microtrends in religion, leisure, politics, and family life that are changing the way we live. Among them: People are retiring but continuing to work. Teens are turning to knitting. Geeks are becoming the most sociable people around. Women are driving technology. Dads are older than ever and spending more time with their kids than in the past. You have to look at and interpret data to know what's going on, and that conventional wisdom is almost always wrong and outdated. The nation is no longer a melting pot. We are a collection of communities with many individual tastes and lifestyles. Those who recognize these emerging groups will prosper. Penn shows readers how to identify the microtrends that can transform a business enterprise, tip an election, spark a movement, or change your life. In today's world, small groups can have the biggest impact.

Author Mark Penn,E. Kinney Zalesne
Isbn 0446402060
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2007-09-05
Pages 448
Language English
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“A ‘must-read’ book ... filled with practical information and numerous case studies on what aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners need to know to run a profitable business...the author reminds the reader not to confuse the excitement and enthusiasm of starting a business and being a business owner with the skills required to be successful and avoid becoming one of the 80% of businesses that will eventually fail. A major contribution of this book is its continuous emphasis on the importance of having a business model as a critical requirement to start and manage a profitable business.” —Edgar Ortiz, CEO of Strategic Analytic Solutions and business columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Ralph Blanchard, a successful entrepreneur with a background in economics, provides a detailed analysis of what it is really like to buy, start, operate, and eventually sell a small business. Topics covered include: • why most businesses fail • ten management skills found in successful small business owners • strategies to transition from self-employment to entrepreneurship • advantages that small business owners have over larger competitors • tips to develop profitable pricing strategies • innovative ideas to help develop a sound business model

Author Ralph Blanchard
Isbn 9781462029228
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2011-08-03
Pages 540
Language English
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This fascinating book illustrates how human behavior regarding money is triggered by emotion and powered by our psychic makeup, empowering readers to better understand their own behavior and decision making with money. • Provides unique insights into the emotional/psychological side of money and discusses how money affects the way we think and behave • Examines how human emotion on an individual level influences much larger economic cycles of boom and bust • Includes worksheets and quizzes to help readers determine their own Money Script and how it was "written" in their own family • Identifies the differences commonly seen between men and women in money attitudes and money management

Author Mary Cross
Isbn 1440850542
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2017-09-15
Pages 161
Language English
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