Rich is a Religion: Breaking the Timeless Code to Wealth

Overview

The secret to building and maintaining wealth isn't a specificstock-picking strategy. Instead, it's a philosophy and behaviorthat you need to understand and practice in order to have the peaceof mind that comes with wealth. It is, in bestselling author MarkStevens's words, "A means of thinking and behaving . . . afinancial religion."

Amidst today's dramatic downturns in the economy—massivelayoffs at banks and brokerages, housing foreclosures, and highunemployment—people keep ...

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Overview

The secret to building and maintaining wealth isn't a specificstock-picking strategy. Instead, it's a philosophy and behaviorthat you need to understand and practice in order to have the peaceof mind that comes with wealth. It is, in bestselling author MarkStevens's words, "A means of thinking and behaving . . . afinancial religion."

Amidst today's dramatic downturns in the economy—massivelayoffs at banks and brokerages, housing foreclosures, and highunemployment—people keep blaming Wall Street institutions orthe government for their personal money woes. However, the problemstems less from the system and more from individual behaviors.While portfolios shrink in value, people continue to live beyondtheir means, always trying to outspend their neighbors. People areworking harder than ever and have less time to enjoy the comfortsthey do have.

If you're stressed about your financial future, stuck at a jobthat you hate, or feel trapped by your income, Rich Is a Religionis a road map that will help you transform your life. By showingyou the mindset of millionaires and billionaires whom the authorhas known, you will learn how to make more money than you everthought possible and how you can preserve this money for yourentire life, regardless of economic downswings. With the insightsfound here, you'll also quickly learn the difference between doingwell financially and creating true wealth.

Rich Is a Religion examines how the wealthy use money as aninstrument of independence, confidence, stability, and enduringvalue. Throughout the book, Stevens shows you how those who embracethe "religion of the rich" make the most of their money and theirlife, and explains how this approach can help you to:

  • Engage now in the endeavors that you promised yourself you wouldget to some day in the future
  • Have the peace of mind that comes with a rock-solid financialbase
  • Indulge yourself and your family with everything you desire,knowing that you will not jeopardize your financial well-being
  • Work for yourself, and yourself only, if that's what youprefer
  • And much more

Filled with engaging anecdotes and advice from realmillionaires, Rich Is a Religion outlines a powerful new way ofthinking and living. With this book as your guide, you'll quicklydiscover how to earn more than you ever thought possible, create asolid financial base, and protect those assets. But most of all,you'll learn how to channel your money to maximize the gift oflife.

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"The book is interesting, loaded as it is with stories that illustrate his points. It is easy to understand for even infrequent visitors to the world of finance (moi)." (Blogcritics.org)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470252871
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,006,054
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Stevens, now a multimillionaire, had to support his mother and sister as a teenager with $84 when his father died suddenly. Stevens is CEO of MSCO, Inc., a results-driven management and marketing firm. His blog, Unconventional Thinking, has been rated among the top 10 blogs in the world by blogged.com. He has written several bestselling titles, including Your Marketing Sucks, Your Management Sucks, and God Is a Salesman.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

First, A Foundation and a Firewall.

Chapter 1: The Epiphany.

Chapter 2: The Vision.

Chapter 3: The Invisible.

Chapter 4: Fairy Tale Finance.

Chapter 5: The Congregation.

Chapter 6: The Atheists of the Religion of the Rich.

Chapter 7: The Paradoxical Secret.

Chapter 8: The Real Value.

Chapter 9: The Metamorphosis.

Epilogue: Dividing Day.

Appendix: The Unconventional Wisdom of the Religion of the Rich:A Collection of Blogs.

About the Author.

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