Stop Acting Rich: and Start Living Like a Real Millionaire

Stop Acting Rich: and Start Living Like a Real Millionaire

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By (author) Thomas J. Stanley

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 7 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118011570
  • ISBN 13: 9781118011577
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 123,734

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The bestselling author of The Millionaire Next Door reveals easy ways to build real wealth With well over two million of his books sold, and huge praise from many media outlets, Dr. Thomas J. Stanley is a recognized and highly respected authority on how the wealthy act and think. Now, in Stop Acting Rich and Start Living Like a Millionaire, he details how the less affluent have fallen into the elite luxury brand trap that keeps them from acquiring wealth and details how to get out of it by emulating the working rich as opposed to the super elite. Puts wealth in perspective and shows you how to live rich without spending more Details why we spend lavishly and how to stop this destructive cycle Discusses how being "rich" means more than just big houses and luxury cars A defensive strategy for tough times, Stop Acting Rich shows readers how to live a rich, happy life through accumulating more wealth and using it to achieve the type of financial freedom that will create true happiness and fulfillment.

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Thomas J. Stanley is the bestselling author of The Millionaire Mind and The Millionaire Next Door, which have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. A recognized authority on the lifestyles and behaviors of the affluent,Dr. Stanley is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal , New York Times , Forbes , and other major publications. He has appeared numerous times on the Today show, 20/20 ,and Oprah . Visit Dr. Stanley at www.thomasjstanley.com.

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PRAISE FORSTOP ACTING RICH. . . AND START LIVING LIKE A REAL MILLIONAIRE"Stanley's research does a great job of proving there's a big differencebetween income and net worth. Many pretenders have become very good atgenerating income and enjoying a high standard of living. But take this Stanleygem to the bank: 'Those who are among the least productive in transformingtheir incomes into wealth are in the higher-status occupations.' Don't be agreat pretender, pretending you're doing well when you only look the part.Read this book and find out how to emulate real-deal millionaires."--Michelle Singletary, "The Washington Post""Contains some surprising data that makes for a convincingargument supporting a simple lifestyle as a path to security."--Associated Press"After reading through Stanley's engaging anecdotes about how theother America actually lives, you may come to feel that perhaps you don'tneed to impress the other guy so much. This in itself is no small thing.Your wallet will thank you. And you may end up happier."--Smartmoney.com

Table of contents

List of Tables ix Preface xi Chapter 1 The Difference between Being Rich and Acting Rich 1 Chapter 2 Everything You Think about Rich Is Wrong 33 Chapter 3 Do the Shoes Make the Man? 59 Chapter 4 Brother, Do You Have the Time? 83 Chapter 5 Keeping Up with Your Spirits 115 Chapter 6 The Grapes of Wrath 145 Chapter 7 The Road to Happiness 171 Chapter 8 Getting Out of the Poorhouse 209 Chapter 9 All that Glitters Is Not the Millionaire's Goal 235 Appendix A The Nationwide Search for Millionaires 245 Appendix B The Millionaire Profi le 247 Notes 251 Acknowledgments 257 About the Author 259 Index 261