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We Don’t Think of Ourselves as Wealthy

By Thomas J. Stanley on Apr 22nd, 2010 in Millionaire Next Door Stories

A Message from Bob:   Your books are great!  Eight years ago I was browsing in a bookstore and picked up The Millionaire Next Door.  I began skimming through it and quickly said to myself – this guy is writing about me! I was early-fifties, owned my own business, had no credit card debt, paid cash for […]

Millionaire Farmers and the Girl Scouts

By Thomas J. Stanley on Aug 19th, 2009 in Millionaire Next Door Stories

Consumer indulgences do not make one wealthy.  In fact, they are substitutes of wealth, not complements.  I once had an interesting experience while presenting these and related facts to a group of fund-raisers from colleges and universities, hospitals, youth groups, and a variety of eleemosynary organizations which were responsible for identifying prospective donors.  I explained […]