Tag: successful women

Bad Economy? Thank You, I Didn’t Know

By Thomas J. Stanley on May 13th, 2010 in Current Events

In the year prior to our economic meltdown, 16 million passenger vehicles were sold in the United States.  This year I estimate that less than 12 million will be sold.  Certainly this is a serious decline.   In spite of this decline, I believe that some people can still make a good living selling cars and a lot […]

A Millionaire on Less than $60K

By Thomas J. Stanley on Dec 15th, 2009 in Millionaire Next Door Stories

In an earlier blog, I mentioned that the typical Balance Sheet Affluent (millionaires) had an annual realized household income of $89,167 (median) when he first became a millionaire ($1 Million: Something or Nothing? Part I, and Stop Acting Rich, pp. 17-29). In other words, one half of the BAs had incomes that were less than this figure. What […]

A Career In The Dirt

By Thomas J. Stanley on Nov 17th, 2009 in Millionaire Next Door Stories

In what types of careers do we find the balance sheet affluent, the millionaires next door? Many take an unconventional approach. Below is one of my favorite stories about careers, adapted from Millionaire Women Next Door. Marion was trained to be sensitive to opposing viewpoints and countertrends. Being different in thought and deed was something to be proud […]

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 […]

Moving On to Success

By Thomas J. Stanley on Jul 17th, 2009 in Millionaire Next Door Stories

Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, though not a millionaire, is typical of most successful women, as well as men.  In my surveys, about 80% of both reported having a nurturing and loving home environment while growing up. In fact, 89% reported that their parents were never divorced. This does not mean that you cannot succeed […]