Studying the Wealthy

What Sticks With Kids? Your Money Behaviors

By Sarah Fallaw on Aug 12th, 2020 in Lessons Learned, Psychology and Careers, Studying the Wealthy

How can we teach children to adopt some of the same behaviors and decision-making skills that millionaires next door have when it comes to managing finances? Is there a book, checklist, or blog that will ensure that children will magically adopt saving, spending, and other related behaviors that will set them along the path to […]

Relief Spending, Personality, and Planning

By Sarah Fallaw on May 27th, 2020 in Current Events, Studying the Wealthy

The long-term consequences of the global economic shut-down are, at least for now, unknown. But we can see some short-term implications that should cause us to pause, reflect, and plan when it comes to our future financial state, even if we outsource the financial planning task to others. For example, unemployment levels in the United States […]

The Household CFO: Success Factors & Leading Through A Crisis

By Sarah Fallaw on Apr 2nd, 2020 in Current Events, Psychology and Careers, Studying the Wealthy

Leading a household through a global pandemic is not a role most of us anticipated having during our lifetimes. Working from home alongside a makeshift school or managing household duties in addition to virtually caring for loved ones is only part of the changes many households are finding themselves experiencing. The new configuration of life, […]

On Becoming The Next Millionaire Next Door

By Sarah Fallaw on Feb 6th, 2019 in Books and Publications, Current Events, Studying the Wealthy

Is it possible to build wealth on your own? If you thought that becoming a millionaire next door today was impossible, I hope you can learn a bit more about the behaviors it takes to achieve financial success before deciding so. Here are a few more reviews and insights into The Next Millionaire Next Door.  […]

Black Friday Perspectives from Millionaires

By Sarah Fallaw on Nov 23rd, 2018 in Current Events, Mentor's Corner, Psychology and Careers, Studying the Wealthy Shopping on Black Friday

Black Friday, from both a marketing and psychological perspective, was of great interest to my father, so much so that we included a question about it on the last survey we conducted on wealthy Americans for The Next Millionaire Next Door. Below is a roundup of some of the writings he and later I published […]

Early Reviews for The Next Millionaire Next Door

By Sarah Fallaw on Oct 23rd, 2018 in Books and Publications, Current Events, Studying the Wealthy

The buzz is building around The Next Millionaire Next Door. Thank you to everyone who has responded with orders, reviews, and words of encouragement. And, many thanks to those of you who are requesting copies at your local independent bookstores and libraries. Below are a few links to reviews and press: The Dave Ramsey Show: […]

Millionaire Status: Why So Many Men?

By Sarah Fallaw on Oct 19th, 2018 in Books and Publications, Studying the Wealthy

More than anything else, our research findings related to becoming economically successful on our own have more to do with behaviors related to saving, spending, investing, and planning than characteristics that we cannot control, or have little choice over, like how we were raised. We’ve even seen, through the research we’ve conducted at DataPoints, that […]

An Update on “The Book”

By Sarah Fallaw on Aug 15th, 2018 in Books and Publications, Current Events, Studying the Wealthy

On October 1, the book my father and I began writing several years ago will, at long last, make its appearance on bookshelves. The title is The Next Millionaire Next Door, and it focuses on what it will take for this (or any) generation to achieve lasting financial success. Our research revealed (and thus our writing focused on) themes […]

A Nation of ‘Waiters’

By Sarah Fallaw on Sep 1st, 2016 in Current Events, Studying the Wealthy

The inter-generational wealth transfer that is looming in the United States is also being anticipated by our friends in Canada. “We are a nation of ‘waiters’” writes Garry Marr in the Financial Post, “as in, we are waiting for parents and grandparents to expire to get our windfall.” For a variety of reasons, that statement […]

The Luxury of Indiscriminate Spending

By Sarah Fallaw on Apr 29th, 2016 in Lessons Learned, Mentor's Corner, Studying the Wealthy

Think about items that could be passed down to the next generation: jewelry, artwork, a treasured photograph, or a favorite book. What about the luxury of not being frugal? The luxury to buy whatever one wants? Are affluent parents passing down that “luxury” unknowingly? For those not fortunate enough to inherit large lump sums or […]