Live Like A Millionaire – Even If You’re Broke!

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You Heard Me Right! Here are the Reasons Why You Should Live Like a Millionaire – Even if You’re Broke!

Live Like a Millionaire

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I want to be a Millionaire!” Who hasn’t, right? Well, if you’ve ever wondered How to Become a Millionaire, you might be surprised by these 7 Principles that modern day millionaires live by.

 

I’m not talking about your “Hollywood” or Tony Stark millionaire…I’m simply talking about the millionaires who are living next door! You’ll probably never notice them or even think of them as “millionaires,” but in today’s world, becoming a millionaire is easier than you think!

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These seven Principles come from William Danko’s, “The Millionaire Next Door.” I highly suggest purchasing your copy TODAY and set yourself up for a brighter future! Who knows…you might just be the next Millionaire Next Door!

 

7 Steps to Living Like a Millionaire


  1. Live Below Your Means

This one sounds a bit counter intuitive. We often think of millionaires as being able to spend money whenever they want on whatever they want. But it’s simply not the case!

Frugality Translates into Wealth.

 

Needing ways to save money? Check out these 50 ideas to start saving today!

 

  1. Allocate Your Time, Energy, and Money Effectively in ways Conductive to Building Wealthy

Simply put – Are you spending your time and energy on things that will help you build wealth – like investments or building a business, or are you simply “Spending” your money?

 

  1. Believe that Financial Independence is More Important than Social Status

Strangely enough, very few millionaires will spend money on things like “New Cars” and houses with extra space they simply don’t need. Take a look at this table below. This is a statistic given in the book, “The Millionaire Next Door.”

It states that over 50% of millionaires drive a car that is at LEAST 2 years old.

 

millionaire vehicle purchases

 

  1. Millionaire’s Parents Did not provide them with “Economic Outpatient Care”

This means that they how to get where they are on their own WITHOUT relying on “Mom and Dad’s Money.”

They know how to work hard and go after what they want! They stopped relying on other people – including the government – to give them money

 

  1. Teach Your Adult Children to Become Economically Self-Sufficient

Children of millionaires can be surprising self-sufficient when it comes to managing their funds. This is because their parents taught them how to do so. When you teach your children how to handle money – they will grow into adults who can be financially independent.

On the flip side, if you have a child who is an adult and they just can’t seem to live below their means or follow the basic principles of spending less than what you make – it’s okay to QUIT giving them handouts. That way, the money you save when your children are young will be there for YOU to enjoy when they are grown and out of your house.

 

  1. Be Proficient in Targeting Marketing Opportunities

I’ll be honest, this one is hard for me. I’m NOT very good at the stock market. But we HIRE someone to handle our investment accounts. We interviewed several people before we decided on who to trust with our money.

Make sure that IF you hire out that you choose someone who you KNOW without a doubt will have your best interest in mind.

 

See my post on How to Retire Like a Boss!

 

  1. Choose the Right Occupation

Yes, you should choose a job that you love and that will bring your joy. But let’s face it – sometimes those jobs are not reliable and you can’t just sit around waiting for your “Big Break.” (otherwise you might find yourself waiting tables)

Find an occupation that will provide a stable financial income and one that will give you MORE money than what you need to live on. (Remember Rule #1).

can you spot the millionaire next door

 

I love what I do as an online social influencer and blogger! I can write about subjects I love and I can provide some financial stability to my family.

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Another great Resource to learning how to save and spend below your means is Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover. This is a MUST READ for anyone in need of helping them create, plan, and stick with a budget. You’ll also learn about saving for your financial future!

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Are you ready to become the next Millionaire Next Door? Let me know in the comments below how you are setting yourself up for future success!

 

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Read the PDF of The Millionaire Next Door Here! 

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4 Comments to Live Like A Millionaire – Even If You’re Broke!

  1. Steve & Kris says:

    I have to say, I saw the title of this article and I just had to click! I can’t agree more with the points you make here. Living below your means, choosing the right occupation, don’t worry about your social status, I love them all. It’s taken me a long time to learn some of these lessons, and I am still learning, but after reading “The Millionaire Next Door”, I am on my way. My wife and I are really trying to instill these lessons in our kids. I think so much of this starts at an early age. Do you have any book suggestions for kids on the topic of finances? If we can teach our kids about this when they are young, we will hopefully set them on a very good course. It’s hard in our society, everyone seems to want everything now, so maxing out credit cards is unfortunately pretty standard for a lot of people. Anyway, I love this article, and am so glad you shared it.

    • Kayla says:

      It’s so great you want to instill these values in your kids. We are doing the same with ours! A great resource is Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Jr. Kit! It is designed for kids ages 3-12 to learn the important skills of saving money and planning for their future. Plus, when you purchase the kit, you also get a Free download of Dave’s Book, Smart Money Smart Kids – which is a great read too! 

      Thanks for your comment – I appreciate your feedback! 

  2. Mallory says:

    This is awesome! I am definitely book marking this page and I must say I am really influenced by your blog! I just shared it with my room mate and we are loving the content. I totally agree with living below your means and being smart about investments and what you are putting your money towards. I’m going to take a look at the Millionaire Next Door book for sure because it sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Kayla says:

      Mallory, 

      So glad you found it helpful! Yes, living below your means is a hard thing to comprehend for most people – but in the long run it can really set you up for success! 

      Thanks for stopping by and browsing my site! I appreciate your feedback and kind words. I hope you enjoy the book! 

      Kayla

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