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The Habits That Will Help You Become Rich

When one wants to build wealth or become rich, a good place to start with is their habits. The sooner, one establishes smart habits, the better chances they have to build wealth. However, accumulating wealth requires a lot of hardworking and dedication across the specific set habits in order to foster prosperity and excellence. There are different habits that one can adopt that will help them become rich. The following are some of the habits.

Live on budget

Budgeting is one of the most important wealth-building habits that any individual can adopt. A budget is a guide that allows one to make financial decisions. This is because it is an individual daily and monthly plan on achieving financial goals and becoming richer. Moreover, with a budget, one is able to make sound financial decisions. E.g., when one is in debt living in a strict budget, it is possible to spare some cash to clear the debts. Some people spend money even without a budget where they find themselves spending more at the end of the day. This will also help one to stay away from debts.

Save before you spend

Saving money is the most prominent habit of building wealth. This is like paying yourself first before doing anything else. However, most individuals tend to save the remaining once they have already spent the money earned, which is not a good habit.  With such a situation is a bad spending month, one will have nothing left to save. The main problem with such a habit is that your financial goals are at the bottom of the priority list. Therefore, moving your budgeted amount of saving into the savings account should be the first thing one does when they receive their salaries. Moreover, this allows one to achieve its financial saving goals.

Develop passive streams of income

Passive income is the money that one earns that does not require continuous pressure or work. When the development of passive income is a habit for an individual, they are able to make extra money from that which they earn at the end of the month. In this case, the most basic and foundational form of passive income that most of the people have developed is an investment. Having the aim of becoming rich, the development of a passive income stream should be a habit. E.g., when an individual invests in a mutual fund, they earn interest at the end of the year with less effort. In other instances, individuals start blogs, which generates affiliate income, income from display ads, etc.

Set better financial goals

Setting goals is very crucial in achieving wealth. Most individuals have a general idea of their financial goals, but only a few that tend to write them down.  E.g., you can hear an individual saying that they want to be a millionaire, but they lack clarity since they don’t have a timeline to achieve the goal. If having a goal was the only requirement for getting rich, every individual across the world would be rich. For one to get rich, set objectives and goals, and write them down is a winning habit. Specific goal setting tends to involve a lot of planning. E.g., an X amount of time will be spent undertaking this activity while Y time will be spent doing that. Therefore, to get rich, one needs to have a habit of setting better and clearly-defined financial goals.

Network with success

The community or team that and individual interacts with matters a lot. In fact, it can easily affect an individual’s net worth. In most cases, an individual net worth mirrors the level of their friends. One becomes just like the people they associate with. When one wants to become rich, it is wise that they befriend individuals who are already successful and wealthy. The relationship that one builds influences one in different ways. Hanging out with other successful people can help one to build a money mindset. Moreover, socializing and networking with individuals who are wealthy, one has the potential to identify opportunities that will help them propel towards achieving their goals. Therefore, networking with success should be a habit for an individual who wants to become rich.


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Dr. Paul Etienne is a financial and business consultant in Orlando, FL. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree, an MBA and a Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He has worked for large, well-known financial firms throughout his career. Paul and his wife Vanessa share their home inCentral Florida with one extraordinary daughter named Delaney and a wonderful son named Vansley. Paul brings his longstanding experience and vast knowledge of the financial sector to his audience through his book, podcast, training courses and blogs, in which he aims to help as many people as possible with a wide variety of financial advice. He also blogs regularly on www.madbu.comon subjects ranging from personal finance, debt, budgeting, real estate investing, mortgages and retirement and more. In his free time, Paul likes to play the guitar and code, investing in real estate and helping others to become more aware of their finances. He is a lifelong student of all things and is always learning about new ideas.The future, as far as Dr. Paul is concerned, will see him helping more and more people to learn about managing their personal finance and assets, so that they can remain financially secure with the help oh his book and his budgeting app MadbuMax.