Twelve Actions for Prosperity

Poor or Rich?

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” What are you doing about your financial future? Research confirms that America’s poor act differently than America’s rich. In fact, their actions are usually opposite from each other. Here are twelve ways the actions of the poor and the rich differ.

One, the poor find jobs; the rich create jobs.

Two, the poor seek entitlements; the rich seek independence.

Three, the poor seek “get rich quick programs”; the rich seek unfulfilled needs in the marketplace.

Four, the poor are managed by money; the rich manage money.

Five, the poor work for money; the rich put money to work.

Six, the poor pay interest; the rich earn interest.

Seven, the poor procrastinate; the rich start now.

Eight, the poor whine about the economy; the rich recognize opportunity in every economy.

Nine, the poor dwell on past money mistakes; the rich dwell on money opportunities.

Ten, the poor buy high and sell low; the rich buy low and sell high.

Eleven, the poor live well-above their means; the rich live well-below their means.

Twelve, the poor gamble and buy lottery tickets; the rich take calculated risks by investing wisely.

Remember, if you want to be rich and join America’s top three percent with a net worth exceeding $5 million, then begin by learning to act like the rich.