Are you ever tempted by get rich schemes? By Michael & Ardella Vance

We have personally experience family and friends who have become really excited about a business opportunities that has enlightened their minds to the great earning potential we enjoy here in America. We enjoy encouraging individuals  who have a plan, passion, and a purpose for getting rich.  We can be in the middle of a recession and they will continue to seek creative ways to realize their financial dreams.

Deciding to become a better steward of your wealth takes wisdom, diligence and prayer. If you seek the spiritual power that God gives to get wealth, you are going to have to think differently and make choices that will move you toward your financial destiny.

You will be surprised to discover the profile of those who accumulate financial prosperity in America. According to Thomas J. Stanley & Williams D. Danko authors of the The Millionaire Next Door who researched Americans that have a net worth of a $1 million, or more.

Their findings are interesting. Usually the person is an entrepreneur, who has lived in the same city all their adult life. The own either a service company, small factory or chain of stores. They remain in a lifetime relationship and have married once. They live next door to people with a fraction of their wealth. They earned their money on they own and 80%  are first generation rich.

Here are seven common traits found in people who successfully create wealth: ( Adapted from the The Millionaire Next Door)

1. The live well below their means.

2. They balance and integrated their time, energy and money efficiently in ways that create wealth.

3. The believe that financial independence in more important that displaying high social status.

4. Their parents did not give them their wealth.

5. Their adult children are economically self-sufficient.

6. They are good at finding and targeting marketing opportunities.

7. They chose the right occupation

Jesse Jackson says in book It’s About Money, ” Income without wealth, is just flash without cash.” Always remember  income is based on your paycheck and wealth is based on your assets. (what you own)

In closing I leave you with the words of  Solomon the riches man who ever lived on the planet. “Do not wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle. ” Proverbs 23:4,5 (NLT)

Thanks for stopping by. We welcome you to post your comments on how avoiding the temptation of get rich schemes has helped you to become a better steward of your wealth.

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