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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You wake up in the morning, meandor into the kitchen, see the coffee maker and you make coffee. You finish eating dinner, you see the TV, you pour yourself a glass of wine, beer or some alcoholic beverage and begin watching TV. During your commute to work, you notice the yellow McDonald arches, you pull…

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Cheap people and frugal people are two very different types.  Cheap people focus on price first, when it comes to spending their money. Frugal people focus on quality first when it comes to spending their money. But one common denominator they both share is that they control how much money they spend. Most people, however,…

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Successful, wealthy people are outliers. They do certain things every day that 95% of the population don’t do. It’s not easy to become successful and achieve a life of abundance. It’s a long, hard journey, few are willing to make. That’s evidenced by the fact that only 5% of the population is wealthy. This 5%…

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Everyone has a financial plan – that includes you, whether or not you know it. As I’ve learned from my extensive research of the rich and poor, some financial plans can make you rich or make you poor. For Non-Savers, their financial plan is to spend every dollar they make. This financial plan will force you to…

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One of my clients runs a pretty successful landscaping business. One payday, he noticed that his employees immediately headed to the convenience store located in a nearby strip mall. Once he became aware of this oddity, he noticed that every payday, this pattern repeated itself. Out of curiosity, he followed them into the store after…

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Most of us do as we are told. This habit forms early in life.  Our parents, for our own good, make us do things we don’t want to do: wake up early for school, eat broccoli, do homework, house chores, etc. Doing what we are told is conditioned into us from the very beginning. But…

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When it comes to managing and investing money, the rich are very different from the non-rich. From my five-year study of the rich and the poor, I discovered that there were certain common money management mistakes the rich never seemed to make. The Rich Avoid Uneducated Risk Taking The rich do their homework. They study…