Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire

Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire

by Thomas J. Stanley

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Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire by Thomas J. Stanley

The bestselling author of The Millionaire Next Doorreveals easy ways to build real wealth

With well over two million of his books sold, and huge praisefrom many media outlets, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley is a recognized andhighly respected authority on how the wealthy act and think. Now,in Stop Acting Rich—and Start Living Like a Millionaire, hedetails how the less affluent have fallen into the elite luxurybrand trap that keeps them from acquiring wealth and details how toget out of it by emulating the working rich as opposed to the superelite.

  • Puts wealth in perspective and shows you how to live richwithout spending more
  • Details why we spend lavishly and how to stop this destructivecycle
  • Discusses how being "rich" means more than just big houses andluxury cars

A defensive strategy for tough times, Stop Acting Rich showsreaders how to live a rich, happy life through accumulating morewealth and using it to achieve the type of financial freedom thatwill create true happiness and fulfillment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118011577
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 191,468
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Thomas J. Stanley is the bestselling author of The Millionaire Mind and The Millionaire Next Door, which have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. A recognized authority on the lifestyles and behaviors of the affluent,Dr. Stanley is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and other major publications. He has appeared numerous times on the Today show, 20/20,and Oprah. Visit Dr. Stanley at www.thomasjstanley.com.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

Preface xi

Chapter 1 The Difference between Being Rich and Acting Rich1

Chapter 2 Everything You Think about Rich Is Wrong 33

Chapter 3 Do the Shoes Make the Man? 59

Chapter 4 Brother, Do You Have the Time? 83

Chapter 5 Keeping Up with Your Spirits 115

Chapter 6 The Grapes of Wrath 145

Chapter 7 The Road to Happiness 171

Chapter 8 Getting Out of the Poorhouse 209

Chapter 9 All that Glitters Is Not the Millionaire’s Goal235

Appendix A The Nationwide Search for Millionaires 245

Appendix B The Millionaire Profi le 247

Notes 251

Acknowledgments 257

About the Author 259

Index 261

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Stop Acting Rich 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First the negative. This book has too many redundant examples to support his theories and these examples are littered haphazardly throughout the book in an unorganized and excessive fashion. He does a great job supporting these theories with solid initial examples which by themselves sufficed to prove his points. He jokes about this redundancy in the book, to his credit. Second negative. Based on the redundancy mentioned above, this work could have been shorter, perhaps by 50%. A shorter version would have made the work stronger in my opinion. Third negative. If you have read his Millionaire Next Door, Dr Stanley reuses many of the same concepts, and brings little new insight here. Positives: The author seems to be harboring a chip on his shoulder about the some of the cohorts he writes about in the book. He writes quite venomously about wine collectors, as if he had one or two in his mind that seemed to get under his skin, and uses this book as a forum to rip into them. Maybe deservedly so. Very entertaining stuff. More positives: I like Dr. Stanley. Very entertaining. A few new insights on the wealthy, that he hadnt written about in the Millionaire Next Door, that made the price of the book worth it to me. I have been recommending the this book to everyone, because it has substance, as a read that comes AFTER his Millionaire Next Door.
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risuena More than 1 year ago
So similiar to The Millionaire Next Door, 3 1/2 stars. I would have given this 4 stars, but if you've read his other book, like what other reviewers thought, it rehashed same things but not quite as good. It got to be a little boring with very little new material. What it is good for is a reminder to look towards a more secure financial situation; that can be obtained with various habits, hard work, and discipline, not to mention the courage to go against the crowd. It gives what's worked for people and what have been others' mistakes. It's a good book to start you off thinking about financial independence, what's important in life, and your happiness. I agree with another review that this should be read after The Millionaire Next Door.
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carbs_reader More than 1 year ago
Though I agree that the author rehashes some of his previous material, I found the book interesting and helpful. Before reading this book, I would get "The Millionaire Next Door" and read it first. That plus this book will give you some great insights into why we buy what we buy and how to save for the future. In a time when people want a guick fix to their financial situation, Thomas Stanley helps people understand that quick fixes aren't available, but that a fully thought out plan is the way to go. You will not be wasting your money or time when you get this book.