Want What the Wealthy Have? Try this Quiz

Start with Their Habits

Savings is a CommitmentResults from an interesting “study” (almost more of a survey) out today from Thomas Corley, author of Rich Habits – the Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals, should be a required study project for all middle school students. In an age where glitz is glorified and bling is beautiful, Corley’s reality check is refreshing.

I work with many individuals from low-income households, in addition to working with professionals who serve similar communities, so I am better aware than most of the challenges faced those facing poverty, especially those in generational poverty. The frustrations I hear expressed by individuals in such circumstances can be heart breaking, which in turn motivates me to do what I do.

At the same time, when I hear individuals from all socio-economic levels express their hopes to be rich, to drive fancy cars, own mansions, never have to work again, etc., I get frustrated. It is clear that we need to take advantage of every opportunity possible to combat the notion that living a pampered life is what the wealthy do, that they’ve inherited their wealth, and that they don’t need to work.

Let’s see where you stand. Take the following quiz to see which direction you’re heading, toward poverty or toward wealth?

Once you’ve completed the quiz and got your score, click here to find out what your answers reveal about the financial path you’re taking in life.

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Todd Christensen-Author of Everyday Money for Everyday People, Todd ChristensenTodd Christensen
Everyday Money for Everyday People

*Many financial advisers suggest never paying off your mortgage since interest rates are typically much lower than the return you’re likely to earn on securities investments. Unfortunately, as too many learned during the housing downturn of the Great Recession, owing more on your home that what it’s worth takes away many importance choices the homeowner might want to make. For example, if you owe more than what your home is worth, moving away to take another job is often out of the question.

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