Rules of Thumb to Get Rich!

rules of thumb to get rich
Do you want to create wealth? Are you satisfied and happy as you are?

Most of us would answer the first question as 'yes', and the second as 'no', and if you are one of them then you are at the right place at the right time. Wallace D Wattles said, "Every person who gets rich by creation opens a way for thousands to follow - and inspires them to do so." Wealth creation is not the privilege of a few peoples, but as Ralph Waldo Emerson pointed, "Man was born to be rich, or certainly to grow rich, through the use of his faculties."

Here are the 4 maxims to wealth creation as jacks out of the box. These rules of thumb will certainly help you.

1. When young be a youngster; when old be mature
Don't let the opinions of the average man bend you. Dream and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand." By Robert Allen.

Some youngsters are easily prejudiced by the ideas, advice and experiences of others, like 27-year-old Vijay believed in safe and secure investments in fixed deposits in banks and companies, just because his father lost heavily in the share market. However Rahul invested in mutual funds and created more wealth. Youngsters in their 20s should invest in stocks and shares as they can afford to wait and benefit with compounding effect and lower taxes. Likewise an old person should play mature and responsible and invest in safe and secure investments like debt instruments and big cap mutual funds.

2. Know the depth of ocean and your investment risk before stepping in
Investment risk calculation of each portfolio helps judge risk. Your age, appetite for risk and length of investment decides your investment portfolio. M R Kopmeyer said, "The great road to wealth is to learn useful facts", how true it is that many investors had lost heavily in futures stock selling in a bull market without much knowledge.

A safer investment would have been multi cap mutual funds with wealth creation period of 10 to 15 years. However senior citizens should invest in big cap mutual funds with much lower allocation.

3. Set an finest control between debt for wealth creation and lifestyle assets

Wealth is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into." Wayne Dyer.
There is an urgent need for quick wealth creation to meet inflation demands, but we need lifestyle assets like car, TV, furniture and a house to live in. Unplanned debt can be a barrier to your wealth growth process. It is true with easy debt options available, there is a choice to borrow for lifestyle assets alone or for also for wealth creation investments like real estate.

4. No one created wealth by laying all eggs in one basket
Variety is the spice of investment decisions too, helping in diversifying risks, and making it possible to offset the fall in value of one asset by profits in another. So having a diversified portfolio of real estate, gold, shares, mutual funds and house, and avoiding investment just in one asset class helps.
In addition, portfolio diversification proves effective in tax-saving and better wealth creation.

George Claso quote, "Wealth is power. With wealth many things are possible." and end on a final note, with John Emmerling, "Study well what the billionaire does. It may make you a millionaire."