The wealthier few get invited to glitzier parties, live in swankier homes, drive faster cars, and date hotter people. But why should life’s perks accrue to only the fantastically rich? In a world where social standing is determined by perception, Live Like a Millionaire (Without Having to Be One) will show you what it takes to mingle with millionaires, party with plutocrats, and attain the lavish lifestyle on a stipend. Vicky Oliver will teach you how to:
Dress to impress, even if the emperor (you) has no clothes.
Skimp on the items no one will notice anyway.
Achieve millionaire hair for pennies.
Develop frugalista fashion flair.
Amass a $64 million vocabulary.
Use your conversational charm and social media moxie to schmooze your way into the Inner Circle.
Attain the trappings of luxuryno matter your net worth!
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Table of Contents
Twenty Must-Have Items to Look Like a Millionaire vii
Five Observations about Money ix
Introduction: How to Live Like a Millionaire (On a Stipend) 1
Rung I Money Management (When You Have None)
Chapter 1 The Ten Laws of Material Success (Or How to Dress the Part on a Pauper's Salary) 5
Chapter 2 Skimp on the Items No One Will Notice 19
Chapter 3 Covet Thy Neighbor's Catalogs 33
Chapter 4 Amass a S64 Million Vocabulary 47
Chapter 5 Every tiling You Need to Know to Get on the A-List Is Already Written in a Proverb 60
Rung II Moving On Up
Chapter 6 The Body of a Millionaire 71
Chapter 7 Hairography for Heir- and Heiress-Wannabes 87
Chapter 8 Develop an Obscure Hobby 103
Chapter 9 Blend In to Stand Out 115
Chapter 10 Shake the Accent, and Other Elocution Tips 131
Rung III Fake It Till You Make It
Chapter 11 Your Personal Brand 144
Chapter 12 Millionaire Skin 158
Chapter 13 Never Ask for Recognition If You're on the Board of a Charity 174
Chapter 14 Show Sonic Class 188
Rung IV You've Arrived (well, Almost)
Chapter 15 Name Yourself If You Have To 203
Chapter 16 Foster an Eccentricity 217
Chapter 17 The Miracle of Dating Up (Yes, It Can Happen to You) 232
Conclusion: You, Only Richer 248
Recommended Reading and Other Resources 265
About the Author 269