Everyone wants to get rich but few know how to do it or have the financial discipline to attain wealth.  No one gets rich instantly, unless they inherit money or win the lottery.    If you want to become rich be prepared for some  hard work.

Avoid the get rich quick schemes, they rarely work.   If you really want to become wealthy you must be patient and you need to follow a few simple rules.   You also may need to tweak your financial habits, depending on what your current habits are.   This article will show you some get rich secrets.

Secrets To Getting Rich

Curb Your Spending|Delay Gratification

  • Curb Spending to Get RichYou need to spend less than what you earn.
  • It’s not what you make but what you keep that will make you wealthy.
  • You must defer the instant gratification that comes from buying things.
  • Avoid making emotional purchases.   If you don’t need it, don’t buy it.
  • Base your purchases on needs vs wants.   It’s easy to buy based on want.  Most people have endless wants, but limited needs.

Your Investments

  • Invest the money that you save from spending frugally.
  • Invest as much as you can possibly afford to.  Due to the magic of compounding if you invest more when you are younger you will need to invest in a lot less the future.
  • Diversify your portfolio.  In other words, don’t put all your eggs in one basket.   If you diversify, theoretically when one sector of the market is on a down swing, the other sector will be on an upswing.
  • Rebalance your portfolio every year.

Watch Your Credit Score

  • Understand the importance of your credit score in your financial life.
  • Work on improving credit scores, you will save money.
  • Strive to improve your credit score to a range of 750 to 850.
  • Creditors, landlords, insurance companies and lenders attract to credit scores within that range.   You are considered a low-risk customer if your credit score is above 750.
  • Avoid racking up credit card debt.   Credit card debt costs money.
  • When you carry credit card balances you waste money by paying higher interest rates, your credit score drops and you pay excessive fees.

Wealthy people learned the steps they needed to take to make it.   They didn’t worry about not making enough money, but instead worked the other side.  The wealthy understand that it takes more than earning a lot of money to become wealthy, it also takes financial discipline.