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The question on many people’s mind is how to be a millionaire. With a big surge in young people becoming millionaires at a young age, the question has become more prevalent in popular culture. Fox’s Business News and CNBC have many programs that try to answer this question and there are now thousands of classes and books about how to be rich.
The general assumption is that the average person has to be lucky to become a millionaire, which is not true. There is also the assumption that you need wealth to create more wealth, which is only partially true. Another assumption is that becoming a millionaire takes more work than most people are willing to do, which is very true.
So how can you become a millionaire? There are a lot of answers to that question. To be a millionaire, you have work smart and hard. You also need to have patience and self-control. You also know that you are responsible for all of your choices and learn from them. Here are some of the things that you need to do to become rich.
1. Cut Your Personal Spending
This is the golden rule of how to be rich and is where over 75 percent of people fail. Why? They are living pay check to pay check, and are spending every dollar that they bring in. Most people would be better off if they simply cut back on their spending, and saved the money instead. This builds wealth very quickly.
2. Maximize Your Personal Income
Like above, you should save your money instead of spending it. If you cannot cut down on your personal spending then “up” your income and save the increase. So, how do you maximize your income? The first step is to focus on your current job. Moving up the ladder and getting raises will help your income.
The second step is to look at working in your spare time. This could be entrepreneurship or a part-time job. Depending on what you are doing, a side job or business can make more money than your main job.
3. Clear Your Debits
Before you start saving your money, you should be paying off all your debt. Interest rates are a huge waste of money, so paying down debt quickly is recommended. The best way of paying off debt is to make the minimum payments, and then make a largest payment you can on the debt with the highest rates. After the highest interest rate debt is paid off, then move to the next highest until all the debt is paid off.
The questions of how to be rich and how to be a millionaire are simple to answer. The answer has always been to spend less than you earn, and do not change your lifestyle because of the increased income. However, even knowing this answer, most people do not follow this rule. Anywhere you start, this rule is key to becoming rich.