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Helping the Rich get Richer and the Poor get Richer

One of the pillars of my profession of financial planning and counseling is to help people get richer. For many people, this statement might evoke the idea of “income inequality” as summed up by the phrase “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” This is a common money script around a topic that […]

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More Americans Joining Ranks of Wealthy

What would it take for you to become a one percenter? How much net worth would put you in the wealthiest one percent in the United States? In a recent discussion with a colleague, I suggested this number was $1.2 million. He said $9 million. Turns out the real answer, which is surprisingly hard to […]

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How the Rich Got Rich

Ask ten people how the rich got rich and you will get at least ten opinions. Some of the more common assumptions are that people become wealthy by inheriting fortunes, taking advantage of those less fortunate, or “playing” the stock market. I even remember one government employee who insisted anyone who obtained wealth had to […]

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