Saving, Spending and Investing Philosophy

How you think about saving, spending and investing [about money in general] affects where you end up financially. If you think wealth is limited and you’ll never make any, you’re absolutely right. If you think wealth is unlimited and you just have to figure out how to get your share, you’ll be right too!

Its a self-fulfilling prophecy where your actions follow your beliefs. Either spend time learning how to make money and eventually start making a lot of it, or you give up, figure you’ll always be poor and you never figure out how get ahead in life.

Hanging out with like-minded people also has a big affect. Do you spend most of your time with people who complain about how unfair life is, how they’re always broke and how they can never catch a break? Lose them! Their negativity will drag you down too!

Always try to surround yourself with successful people, who have achieved a lot in life and are constantly looking for the next opportunity. These people usually think there’s ample opportunity in life for everyone and rarely complain about getting the short end of the stick. They take responsibility for their failures and don’t waste time blaming others for their misfortunes. A lot of them are more than willing to give you insight into how to achieve wealth yourself and usually for the price of a lunch or dinner will spend a few hours with you. Thats much cheaper than spending $5k on mentoring courses that seem so popular nowadays!

Anyway, if you’re starting out I recommend you read books that will change your thinking and get you into the mindset of becoming rich. After that you can figure out how you want to actually make money be it through stocks, commodities, real estate, a business or working longer hours.

Here are some basic investing books and when you’re done with those, you can read my favorite selection.

Getting wealthy isn’t easy. Its takes time, effort and dedication but its not impossible. Remember, no one ever got wealthy sitting at home on their couch!

On the other extreme, here’s some personal philosophy from Gene Simmons, the front man for KISS

“Be clear, be truthful.
Stand there proudly,
unabashed, and say,
‘I love cash.
It will get me
I want in life!'”

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