Articles by Tom Corley

Tom Corley

Tom is a CPA, CFP and heads one of the top financial firms in New Jersey. For 5 years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of wealthy people and people living in poverty and his research he identified over 200 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots” which culminated in his #1 bestselling book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Visit the website:


Here’s How To Know If Your Best Friends Are Making You Poor

In my five-year study of the daily habits of the rich and poor I discovered that there are two extreme types of relationships:  Helpful Relationships and Toxic Relationships Helpful Relationships help lift you up in life, are always happy, optimistic, grateful, enthusiastic, open-minded, life-long learner-types who help elevate your chances for success. Toxic Relationships drag…

Chess and hand

Choose Your Virus

There is a great deal of science surrounding the impact our social networks have on us.  Numerous studies have shown that we pick up most of our habits from our parents (Brown Univ. Study – 50,000 families). In a 2012 Yale University study, parents who gambled  increased the likelihood that their children would gamble as…


The Children of Negativity

Negative people have certain character flaws that form the foundation of lives filled with unhappiness, misery and poverty. They hold onto these negative character flaws like they were children, nurturing and protecting them their entire lives. What are the Children of Negativity? Pessimism – Negative people always see the glass as half empty. They focus on the…