Infidelity – A Bad Habit That Could Put You and Your Family in the Poor House


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In my Rich Habits Study 32% of the wealthy were divorced at least once and 46% of the poor were divorced at least once. While part of the reason the divorce rate was higher for the poor was due to already existing financial problems, 53% was due to infidelity. And 9% of the poor who were divorced, had extra-marital affairs with colleagues at work. The vast majority (67%) of the poor who got divorced due to infidelity at work, lost their job as a result. Two of the individuals who lost their jobs were making in excess of $400,000 at the time of their firing and were unable to find employment in their industry, which precipitated their fall into poverty.

Infidelity in marriage, that leads to divorce, not only undermines families, it can throw the entire family into poverty. Cheating on your spouse can put you and your family in the poor house and, consequently, it is most definitely a Poverty Habit.


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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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