The Frugal Millionaire


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It’s hard to save your way to wealth. It took the average millionaire in my Rich Habits Study 32 years to accumulate their wealth. When asked about the importance of saving, however, 88% of those millionaires stated that it was critical to success.

Those who took the slow and steady path, used the power of compounding to grow their savings. Compounding means reinvesting the earnings from your savings, allowing those savings to grow over time.

Those millionaires who pursued some dream and started a business, used their savings as working capital, investing those savings in their dream. In my study, this approach took those millionaires just 12 years to accumulate their millions.

But one of the common denominators for both groups of millionaires was being frugal with their money. What does it mean to be frugal?

Being frugal requires three things:

  1. Awareness – Being aware of how you spend your money
  2. Quality – Spending your money on quality products and services and
  3. Bargain Shopping – Spending the least amount possible, by shopping around for the lowest price.

On its own, being frugal will not make you rich. It is just one piece to the Rich Habits puzzle, and there are many pieces. But being frugal will enable you to increase the amount of money you can save. The more you have in savings, the more options you have to make money. Having money set aside in savings allows you to take advantage of opportunities. Without savings, opportunities pass you by.






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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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