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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Rich or poor, there are four common spending mistakes that sap your wealth. The key to growing and maintaing your wealth is avoiding these spending mistakes. Want Spending Want spending is buying what you want, when you want it, without considering the consequences. Want spending is driven by envy, an emotion that is fueled by…

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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…

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“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn  Over the course of the average month, there are 720 hours. If you sleep seven hours a day, like most, that’s 210 hours, leaving you 510 hours. Out of that 510 hours, who do you spend the most…

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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…

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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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Do you know where you will be in five years? What will your life be like, five years from today? What would you like your life to look like five years from today?  If you don’t know where you are going, the path to take really doesn’t matter. In my research of the rich and…