What the wealthy do every day

118f1df3d479041bea5efb66b2f74c6bAs we enter the second week of 2014, one of my over all goals for the year and my life is to become more financially secure.

For us, to be financially secure, in the long term, means we want to be debt free, be able to take care of our parents in old age, pay for our kid’s college education, and leave an inheritance.

A couple of week’s ago Dave Ramsey shared some characteristics the financially secure do every day:

These are the ones that stood out the most:

  • 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of less fortunate people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day.
  • 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the less fortunate do this.
  • 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically four days a week. 23% of the less fortunate do this.
  • 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% of the less fortunate.
  • 63% of wealthy parents make their children read two or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% of the less fortunate.
  • 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% of the less fortunate.
  • 67% of the wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% of the less fortunate.
  • 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs. 2% of the less fortunate.
  • 67% of wealthy watch one hour or less of TV every day vs. 23% of the less fortunate.
  • 44% of wealthy wake up three hours before work starts vs. 3% of the less fortunate.
  • 86% of wealthy believe in lifelong educational self-improvement vs. 5% of the less fortunate.
  • 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% of less fortunate.

What this shares with us is being financially secure is a mindset and a focus of habits, not just a description of a person.

Our choices have results.

A man reaps what he sows. Galatians 6:7

Which one stands out to you the most?


I would urge you to check out the complete list and Dave’s commentary about it. It’s a great read.

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