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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When I began my Rich Habits Study, I wanted to know the answer to one question: why are some people rich and other people poor? Five years, and 51,984 questions later, I learned the answer – Habits. Habits dictate your circumstances in life. This is a truly groundbreaking discovery. Habits affect just about every aspect of your…

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The study of the rich and the poor has led me down many rabbit holes. One very important rabbit hole was habits, which I am now certain dictates the circumstances of our lives. But another important rabbit hole I ventured down, is something that every human seeks – happiness. I’ve identified seven pillars of happiness….

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Those who struggle with poverty, while growing up, see the world as a very different place than those raised in the middle-class or in wealthy households. In my Rich Habits Study, 41% of the 177 self-made millionaires were raised in poor households. Yet, somehow they managed to break out of their poverty as adults. Ironically, according…

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Do bad things happen to you? How often? Seldom, occasionally, more than occasionally, all the time? If bad things are a part of life for you, it’s time for some serious introspection. We are creatures of habit. That means we do things without consciously being aware that we’re doing them. When life goes wrong too…

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After I completed my Rich Habits Study, one thing became very clear – the rich, at some point during their success journey, get lucky. Luck was so critical to the success of many of the self-made millionaires in my study, that I felt it imperative to address it right out of the gate in my…

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Is There One Overriding Secret to Success? I’ve spent the better part of 14 years interviewing/studying rich people and poor people. As a result, I’ve accumulated an enormous amount of research data. I’ve shared a good amount of my research with tens of millions around the globe, thanks to my friends in the media and…

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Have you ever wondered what the most common major problems are in life? I have. I spent the past 12 years studying the rich and the poor (Rich Habits Study) and found that there were 12 frequent big problems almost everyone has to contend with: Health Problems Financial Problems Family Problems Neighbor Problems Home Ownership…

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My Rich Habits research has been covered by the media in twenty-seven countries. I’ve done my best to share that research with over thirty million people around the world through my books (Rich Habits, Rich Kids, Change Your Habits Change Your Life and Rich Habits Poor Habits) my blog and through my TV, radio and…

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Why do we do the things that we do?  What are the drivers behind our very existence? In 1943 American psychologist, Abraham Maslow threw a pebble in a pond by releasing his research paper titled A Theory of Human Motivation in Psychological Review. Commonly referred to as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, his research paper theorized that there were five levels…