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:

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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…


Are You a Blamethrower?

We all have habits we are unaware of. Sometimes these habits are good and sometimes they are bad.  One bad habit that 90% of the poor people in my study had was not taking responsibility for the circumstance of their lives. In short, they blamed everyone but themselves for their financial circumstances. There are plenty…

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Anger prevents success

“A soft answer turns away wrath but grievous words stir up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 Ninety-three percent of the self-made millionaires in my study made a habit of not losing their temper. Why? Because anger prevents success. Here are some of my findings from my research regarding anger: People avoid individuals who are not able to…

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Successful People Are Obsessed With Success Quotes

Successful people seem to be obsessed with success quotes.  They love to throw them around wherever and whenever they can.   Successful speakers love to use quotes as do successful authors. Success and quotes go together like beer and pretzels. So, I thought I’d share some of the quotes I’ve accumulated from interviewing self-made millionaires,…

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Mistakes Are Beautiful Things

Self-made success is built upon a mountain of mistakes.  The more mistakes, the higher your mountain, the greater your success and the more money you’ll ultimately make. In my Rich Habits study, I stumbled onto something I thought was counter-intuitive. The self-made millionaires in my study acknowledged that they had made a lot of mistakes…