Millionaires. Extravagant spending habits, high-end fashion brands, limousines and aesthetic surgeries.
Or… maybe not?
Reality TV and mass media have been promoting this stereotype, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. Of course, every rule has its exceptions, but there’s a huge difference between extravagant and frugal millionaires.
Most of them have worked hard to build up their empire, which is most evident in their lifestyle.
Let’s take a look at Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg (we all know this guy). If you would pass him by on the street, you probably wouldn’t guess he’s a billionaire. He keeps quite a modest lifestyle. He wears the same T-shirt to work every day claiming this helps increase his productivity.
If you’re interested to discover other millionaires living below their means, here’s a great article you could read.
Now, let’s take a look at a few important financial lessons you can learn from wise millionaires.
Here are 3 tried-and-true tips to efficiently increase your wealth.
1. Building wealth takes time and effort
Becoming wealthy doesn’t happen in the blink of an eye. It usually takes years and years of hard work. Frugal millionaires discovered this truth firsthand.
It’s why simple, hard-working people have the best chance at becoming successful millionaires.
Building your wealth is a persistent process. Investing your assets can help you generate a long-term income.
Tip: Start small, take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way, learn as much as you can and slowly work your way up the ladder.
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2. Wise millionaires refrain from extravagant spending
Don’t be surprised if you see them driving a cheap, old car rather than the latest BMW model.
Hard-working millionaires have learned the dollar’s true value. Money isn’t a means to help them keep up with the latest trends but to help them build their financial security.
Of course, this is not a general rule and more of a metaphor to highlight that millionaires know how to keep track of their spending. So even if you see them in a super expensive car, be sure they know exactly how much it cost to buy and to maintain.
Tip: Use your money to create a lifestyle you can afford.
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Be prudent with your money and use them as an instrument to create an easier lifestyle for you and your family.
3. Multiple income sources: the secret to building up wealth
Little by little will add up to a lot. It’s one of the simple rules millionaires stand by.
They spend their cash investing in assets that will bring them a consistent income. Here are some investment opportunities with long-term benefits:
- real estate
- stock and bond investments
- starting your own business
Tip: Always be on the lookout for the long-term value of each opportunity that comes your way.
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