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20 Things the Rich Do Every Day

Posted by on Mar. 18, 2014 at 9:25 AM
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20 Things the Rich Do Every Day

So what do the rich do every day that the poor don’t do?

Tom Corley, on his website RichHabitsInstitute.com, outlines a few of the differences between the habits of the rich and the poor.

1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.

2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.

3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically four days a week. 23% of poor do this.

4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% of poor people.

5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% of poor.

6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read two or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% of poor.

7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% of poor.

8. 80% of wealthy make Happy Birthday calls vs. 11% of poor.

9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% of poor.

10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs. 2% of poor.

11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% of poor.

12. 79% of wealthy network five hours or more each month vs. 16% of poor.

13. 67% of wealthy watch one hour or less of TV every day vs. 23% of poor.

14. 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% of poor.

15. 44% of wealthy wake up three hours before work starts vs. 3% of poor.

16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% of poor.

17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% of poor.

18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% of poor.

19. 86% of wealthy believe in lifelong educational self-improvement vs. 5% of poor.

20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% of poor.

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pamelax3
by Gold Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 9:37 AM

interesting

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 9:46 AM
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Custom doesn't equal causation. Some of these are interesting, some of them show how out of touch some people are with the reality of being poor.
oddgirl
by Bronze Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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Interesting.  I do wonder how they define "rich" and "poor" and also how they gathered their data.

terpmama
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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I didn't read it as causation but as a "priorities differ when you are secure". I don't think that poor people, for example, don't enjoy reading but I doubt they have a ton of time to do it while working multiple jobs and running a home.

Quoting AdrianneHill: Custom doesn't equal causation. Some of these are interesting, some of them show how out of touch some people are with the reality of being poor.
snookyfritz
by Platinum Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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It does not compute

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Mar. 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM

I can see this...

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Mar. 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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Quoting AdrianneHill: Custom doesn't equal causation. Some of these are interesting, some of them show how out of touch some people are with the reality of being poor.

As if they are looking for something to make them look decent; grasping...make HB calls? LOL!

btamilee
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 10:08 AM

 But...that would lead to the assumption that the rich aren't working many hours and have more time to read than the poor.  That may or may not be accurate.  The few people I know that I would consider *rich* work six or seven days a week....at least 12 hour days.  Just as all poor aren't sitting around collecting welfare, all rich aren't working cushy jobs and have tons of *spare* time to read.  It is often about priorities, time management and what one chooses to do with it. 

Quoting terpmama: I didn't read it as causation but as a "priorities differ when you are secure". I don't think that poor people, for example, don't enjoy reading but I doubt they have a ton of time to do it while working multiple jobs and running a home.
Quoting AdrianneHill: Custom doesn't equal causation. Some of these are interesting, some of them show how out of touch some people are with the reality of being poor.

 

Jack_Squat
by Silver Member on Mar. 18, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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We don't do half that shit. Lol.
Sisteract
by Whoopie on Mar. 18, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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There is a BIG difference between having money, living very comfortably and being wealthy. Rich people work, wealthy people have money that works for them.

Wealthy people have lots of time on their hands to do stuff that rich working folks and others do not.

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