Category Archives: Riches

The key to contentment

John D Rockefeller, once the richest man in the world, had three simple rules for anyone who wanted to become rich: go to work early; stay at work late; and find oil. He was also the man who, when asked … Continue reading

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The only investment that really makes you rich

In 1980 Albert J. Lowry’s book, How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate, became a bestseller. One year later Money magazine estimated Lowry’s net worth at thirty million dollars and called him a ‘real-estate wizard’. But … Continue reading

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How rich is rich?

How rich is rich? According to a survey conducted by investment managers Neuberger & Bergman, the answer is between one and five million dollars in assets. They sponsored a survey of people who stood to give or receive inheritances and, … Continue reading

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Sitting on a Gold Mine

A few years ago, builders, renovating a landmark hotel in Georgia, discovered the entrance to a shaft under the concrete floor. To their amazement they discovered the shaft led to the entrance of a gold mine. Captain Frank Hall built … Continue reading

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What makes wealth wealth?

John D. Rockerfeller at the age of fifty became the world’s first billionaire. But three years later he had a nervous breakdown. His body was racked with pain, he lost all the hair on his head, he couldn’t sleep, wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Knowing how much is enough

The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle used to teach that virtue was the mid-point between two extremes. So, for example, there is recklessness on one extreme and cowardice on the other; but courage is the mid-point. It’s neither being fearless, like … Continue reading

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When more produces less

Aristotle used to teach that virtue was the mid point between two extremes. So, for example, whereas recklessness is one extreme and cowardice the other, courage is the mid point where virtue sits. The important thing is to keep things … Continue reading

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