Tag: USA Today

Critics Are Needed to Build Your Resolve

By Thomas J. Stanley on Feb 24th, 2015 in Current Events

Harry owns a Jeep dealership.  Recently his 14 year old son told him that “some of the kids at school are teasing me over the headline in USA Today:  Jeep tops ‘Consumer Reports’ list of worst car values.  Earlier USA Today  published Consumer Reports’ “predicted liability by brand.”  Jeep ranked 27 of 28 makes.   […]

Dress for Success; Shop at Wal-Mart!

By Thomas J. Stanley on Feb 18th, 2014 in Current Events

Last month a picture of Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, appeared in USA Today.  But the picture was not taken on a football field.  Coach Harbaugh was standing in front of a rack of blue jeans and khaki pants in a Wal-Mart store.  In his hands he was holding packages of underwear and […]

Engineering Economic Productivity

By Thomas J. Stanley on Jan 10th, 2012 in Mentor's Corner

Today far too many college graduates are unable to find job.  To make matters worse, some of these same people borrowed heavily to fund their college educations.  Some have over $100,000 in outstanding student loans.  It is easy to blame the American economy for these ills, but it is the individual who possibly selected a pricey university and a college […]

That’s Why They’re Wealthy!

By Thomas J. Stanley on Jun 21st, 2011 in Studying the Wealthy

“That’s Why They’re Wealthy” was the original title of  The Millionaire Next Door.  Give credit to my brilliant editor, Suzanne DeGalan, for suggesting the final title. One of the main reasons that “they are wealthy” is that they live below their means and shopping for value is part of their lifestyle.   But now even among the […]

Should You Listen to Your Analyst?

By Thomas J. Stanley on Apr 14th, 2011 in Mentor's Corner

In an earlier blog,  I mentioned that, out of the 200 top high income job categories, financial analysts consistently rank among the top ten in the proportion of those who have annual realized incomes of $200,000 or more.  Then I asked, “But are they wealthy?  Many of them are.  The financial analysts group ranks #1 in terms of […]

Select Your Mentors Wisely

By Thomas J. Stanley on Apr 12th, 2011 in Mentor's Corner

On the front page of the April 8-10th edition of USA Today is a picture of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson [1824-1863].  However, like most stories that feature extraordinary people, the fundamentals of their success are not detailed. General Jackson, who repeatedly defeated opponents who had vastly superior resources, shared many of the characteristic traits of the modern millionaire […]

Are We Better Off Today?

By Thomas J. Stanley on Mar 24th, 2011 in Current Events

Dennis Cauchon, writing in USA Today, asks “Our Standard of Living: Is it Better than Ever?”  He points out that our income today is significantly higher than it was in 1980, that our homes are bigger, that we are expected to live longer, and that we spend more of our income [inflation adjusted] on recreation, […]

Colleges from the Value Menu

By Thomas J. Stanley on Mar 22nd, 2011 in Studying the Wealthy

An article in USA Today recently reported on the Princeton Review’s top 5 list of the “best buys” among public universities.  Out of the 100s of schools studied, The University of Florida (UF) ranked 3rd on the list. Coincidentally I had just reinterviewed one of the original respondents from The Millionaire Next Door. Ken told […]

Give Thanks Every Day for Your Blessings

By Thomas J. Stanley on Nov 23rd, 2010 in Other

Buddy Valastero, the star of cable television’s Cake Boss, was recently profiled in USA Today.  According to the article, the Make-A-Wish Foundation recently asked him to help grant the wish of a 7-year old girl who was terminally ill.  She wanted to make a cake with Mr. Valastero, and her wish was granted.  “After she left, Valastero cried. […]

Integrity is #1

By Thomas J. Stanley on Sep 30th, 2010 in Current Events

What has prodded me to give a sermon about integrity?  A recent article in USA Today detailed some of the activities of welfare cheats Judy Keen, USA Today, 9/16/10, p. 3-a.  Many of these cheaters have spent a lot of their time and energy concocting lies and fabrications which have enabled them to receive substantial amounts […]