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: www.richhabits.net


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Those struggling with poverty share some common traits. I call them the Poor Habits. I’ve written extensively about these Poor Habits. But, Poor Habits alone only tell part of the story. There are certain Pillars of Poverty that make poverty possible. Some are self-imposed, others external. In their order of relevance, below are the Pillars…

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Richard Branson was not a good student. He struggled with ADD and dropped out of Stowe School, a very prestigious, private boarding school in England, in order to pursue his dream of publishing his own magazine, which eventually grew into a mail-order record business, known as Virgin Records. Today, Virgin Group encompasses 400 businesses around the…

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If you occasionally stress over money, you’re not alone. Only 51 percent of Americans said they were financially secure, according to the March 2015 Pew Survey of American Family Finances.   Fifty-five percent of respondents reported either breaking even or spending more than they make each month, and 33 percent indicated they had zero savings….

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Forty-one percent of the 177 self-made millionaires in my Rich Habits research study were raised in poor households. Yet, somehow they managed to break out of their poverty as adults. How? In my book, Change Your Habits Change Your Life, I shared the many wealth-building strategies/habits these future millionaires adopted, which was critical to their success and…

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“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” — Thomas Edison One of the things that stood out from my Rich Habits Study was how important thinking was to self-made millionaires. I tracked ten different types of thinking habits…