Learn (Or Perfect) A Financially Valuable Skill

On January 4, 2001, I asked you to promise yourself that you would learn (or perfect) a financially valuable skill. I asked you to forget (at least temporarily) about all the interesting talents you have that nobody will pay you for and focus, instead, on developing...

Wealth Building Secret #2: Earn More Than You Spend

"I didn't want to be rich, I just wanted enough to get the couch reupholstered." - Kate (Mrs. Zero) Mostel If you continue to get up early and read Early to Rise your income will climb. How do I know that? Because the world is starved for ambitious, hardworking, and...

Living Rich: Becoming A Collector

Last week (in Message #291), we talked about how important it is to reward yourself whenever you'’ve taken a significant step toward your wealth-building goals. If you secure a new line of income, get a new account, get paid for a freelance consulting assignment, or...

Dear Early To Rise Reader

Are you in debt? Have you had enough of working hard to make money... just to find that your paycheck comes in one day and goes out the next to pay your mortgage, your car, your loans, your credit card bills? How much disposable income do you have left over to enjoy...

How Smart Is It To Trust Your Employees?

EVM, a Wharton School associate dean and professor, used to lecture students about trust. "People are basically trustworthy, honest, and loyal," he argued. "If you treat them as such, they will act accordingly." He retired from academe in 1993 and six years later...

Will The Death Tax Go Away (As It Should)?

"A son can bear with composure the death of his father, but the loss of his inheritance might drive him to despair." - Niccolo Machiavelli With Bush in office, is it only a matter of time before the highly unfair estate tax (which taxes you, at your death, on what is...

Another Good Reason You Need A Lifelong Income

ETRs don’t believe in traditional retirement. We think it’s a mistake to count on the government - or even the value of savings - when it comes to our future well-being. The cost of living is always increasing, as are the ways our wealth is taken from us. Personal...

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