Q: How can I get rich?

A: “How can I get rich?” is a common question. There a bunch of books that will tell you step by step how you can get rich! I personally have read many, many books on the subject of getting rich. Most of them are very bad. Some of them are get rich quick schemes. Some seem to be intended to get the author rich by having you buy more of thier stuff. But there are a handful of books that are very good. I have been learning from these books and I am slowly making my way towards getting rich.

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko. This book will tell you who the rich are and who they are not. It’s not necessarily the guy in the big car and the big house. He may be in debt up to his eyeballs. It could however be the guy driving the plain car and living an average size house that actually has the ten million dollar bank account. This book will tell you habits of the wealthy and how they got to be that way. If you model your habits after some of these people, it will go a long way to helping you to become rich.

Start Late, Finish Rich : A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age by David Bach. Bach give you a series of steps to getting rich. A lot of it boils down to spending less than you earn and investing the difference. It shows you how all of the small things that you buy add up into amounts of money that if invested would grow in to huge amounts of money. It stresses getting out of debt, especially credit card debt.

Eight Steps to Seven Figures : The Investment Strategies of Everyday Millionaires and How You Can Become Wealthy Too by Charles Carlson. This book gives a series of eight steps that will help you get rich. They are very basic things. If you follow some of the steps you can get rich, but if you follow all of the steps, you get rich that much faster!

The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley. This is a continuation of The Millionaire Next Door. If has even more information. But read The Millionaire Next Door first.

I hope that in these books you too will find the answer to the question of how can I get rich?