Articles by Tom Corley

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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: www.richhabits.net


Want Spending Will Put You in the Poor House
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Want Spending Will Put You in the Poor House

There are two groups of poor people. The first group are individuals who simply do not make enough money to meet their needs.   The second group are individuals whose income exceeds their needs but who, nonetheless, spend more than they make. According to Census Bureau data, there are approximately 46 million poor people who…

What Failure Feels Like
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What Failure Feels Like

The most practical and valuable advice on becoming rich comes from those who tried. Listen closely to those who have tried to pursue wealth. Their lessons are born from the fire of real-world experience. While most of the how to get rich advice I dispense comes from my Rich Habits Study and my books Rich…

5 money myths I uncovered studying the rich
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5 money myths I uncovered studying the rich

I spent five years studying the daily activities of wealthy individuals.  I learned so many things that I’ve spent the better part of seven years sharing that information to help those struggling financially pull themselves out of the abyss that is poverty. One of the many things I learned is that self-made millionaires have a…

A Father’s Day Letter to His Children on Living Happy, Successful Lives
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A Father’s Day Letter to His Children on Living Happy, Successful Lives

Dear Kids: It’s Father’s Day. Usually I’m the one getting the cards and letters from you guys but I thought I’d turn the tables & send each of you a letter instead, as my days of parenting are coming to an end. All of you are fast becoming adults. I want you to know I…

Strive for Significance Not Wealth
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Strive for Significance Not Wealth

According to my research, being rich eliminates approximately 67% of life’s problems, which means a reduction in 67% of the unhappiness you experience. But a reduction in unhappiness does not correspond to an increase in happiness. It doesn’t work that way. True happiness can only be found when you strive for significance. Significance is the pursuit…

The Awesome Power of Beliefs
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The Awesome Power of Beliefs

Whatever message my Dad was trying to convey to me, the message I got was that I was stupid. That single event created a limiting belief for many years. From that moment on, I believed I was stupid, and so, I got into the habit of not doing my homework or studying.  As a result,…

10 Incontrovertible Truths About Those Who Strike it Rich
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10 Incontrovertible Truths About Those Who Strike it Rich

Becoming wealthy is not a fluke. I spent five years studying rich people in order to find out what they did from the moment they woke up in the morning to the moment they put their head on the pillow. In my book, Change Your Habits Change Your Life, I share ten incontrovertible truths about…

Self-Made Millionaires Are Truly Superhuman
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Self-Made Millionaires Are Truly Superhuman

Human being are hardwired to be followers. When we don’t do as others around us are doing, it creates stress and anxiety. This desire to follow the herd is a byproduct of human evolution.    During the early part of our human existence, we quickly discovered that when we were part of the herd, it…

Wealth is a Two-Step Process
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Wealth is a Two-Step Process

Being rich is really about two things: Accumulating Wealth and Keeping the Wealth You’ve Accumulated When you study rich people like I have, particularly the self-made rich, you hear a lot of very inspirational stories about how ordinary individuals accumulated their wealth.   It’s clear to me that the worse the circumstances, the more important…

240 Minutes a Day Separates The Rich From The Poor
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240 Minutes a Day Separates The Rich From The Poor

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. Most people, rich or poor, consume about 1,200 of those minutes engaged in the following activities: work, commuting, family-related, sleeping, eating, bathing, bathroom, grooming and dressing. That leaves about…