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(X-post from livejournal: dracodechristus.livejournal.co… )

I remember very vividly when my father told me the secret to getting rich quickly (and legally). He said a small fortune could be raised overnight using a simple newspaper ad (this was a while ago). The content would be as follows:
"Want to get rich quick? Order our correspondence course, and become wealthy overnight! Please send your name, address and a $10.00 check or money order to Wealth Solutions, 123 Madeup St. Mytown, ST 45678." 
The 'correspondence course' would be a 1-page letter instructing them to purchase a similar ad and sell the same 'course' to other people who want to get rich with minimal effort.

I've been reading several books on wealth and finance lately. I have run across several that claim that the principals set forth in their pages, if followed, will make a millionaire of the reader. Some of them are really more about motivation and a success mentality than actual wealth strategies. This type of advice is valuable to an extent, but at the end of the day I start to wonder if some of these authors know one more secret to gaining wealth that they do not present... convince readers that buying their book will give them a shot at wealth. Is their formula to financial success as simple as creating a 150 page 'newspaper ad'? I'll let you all know after a couple of years of investing.  

  • Listening to: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
  • Reading: Earthrise by MCA Hogarth
Goals for this year will look somewhat familiar.  After the volatility of last year, I feel like I am trying to play catch-up.  2014 was a year of orientation.  I got a feel for what I am capable of with my current career loading, and I did a lot of thinking about long term goals (5yr, 10ys).  

I've laid everything out in detail here: dracodechristus.livejournal.co…
  • Listening to: On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis (Audiobook)
  • Reading: Earthrise by MCA Hogarth
  • Playing: TF2
It was definitely a year for surprises, but Naka and I broke a lot of new ground.

We became homeowners. And when I say we became homeowners, what I mean is that we spent the whole summer and most of the fall looking at properties, making offers and signing paperwork.

We also got to know some wonderful people in our community. Our town has am art gallery, now, and we now know a couple of friends locally who are authors. This is a huge deal for me.

We are parents, now. Figuring out this world of feedings, changings and colic has been trying, but we're adjusting slowly. Baby is already over a month old, and its all happened so fast. Guess that means were in for a wild ride the next eighteen years.

If you want a detailed breakdown of my yearly accomplishments, you can find that in this LJ entry: dracodechristus.livejournal.co…

All in all, I'm calling 2014 a moral victory. Now to finalize goals for 2015...

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(X-post from livejournal: dracodechristus.livejournal.co… )

I remember very vividly when my father told me the secret to getting rich quickly (and legally). He said a small fortune could be raised overnight using a simple newspaper ad (this was a while ago). The content would be as follows:
"Want to get rich quick? Order our correspondence course, and become wealthy overnight! Please send your name, address and a $10.00 check or money order to Wealth Solutions, 123 Madeup St. Mytown, ST 45678." 
The 'correspondence course' would be a 1-page letter instructing them to purchase a similar ad and sell the same 'course' to other people who want to get rich with minimal effort.

I've been reading several books on wealth and finance lately. I have run across several that claim that the principals set forth in their pages, if followed, will make a millionaire of the reader. Some of them are really more about motivation and a success mentality than actual wealth strategies. This type of advice is valuable to an extent, but at the end of the day I start to wonder if some of these authors know one more secret to gaining wealth that they do not present... convince readers that buying their book will give them a shot at wealth. Is their formula to financial success as simple as creating a 150 page 'newspaper ad'? I'll let you all know after a couple of years of investing.  

  • Listening to: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
  • Reading: Earthrise by MCA Hogarth

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cooley Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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