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Working incessantly doesn’t make you wealthy. Here is what does

Sharika S Nair
posted on 21st February 2017
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You might have read a story about a certain person who inherited a distant uncle’s money and went on to become a billionaire who didn’t have to work one bit to make ends meet.  Well, good for him.

While few people might wait for lady luck to strike at the right time, others think that incessant work is the only key to becoming ‘rich’.

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What one needs to understand is that gaining ‘quick money’ isn’t exactly becoming rich and rich doesn’t necessarily need to be associated with money. What makes you secure when you retire is probably being wealthy, and for that you to have to be a smart planner.

Clocking in extra hours at work and making a few personal sacrifices might give you temporary satisfaction. Maybe it’s the mere thought of working hard or sweating it out that gives you the short term feeing of contentment. But before you know it, you would have deprived yourself of several things and also end up with zero bank balance.

So here is what could work better:

Invest in stocks or shares

Investing in stocks or shares makes you a stakeholder. These stocks should be chosen wisely. It helps build a fortune. Stocks tend to change throughout your life, so research well before you invest.

Rent out property

Renting out property ensures that you earn even when you are asleep. This additional income can ensure an early retirement for you.

Earn royalties

Try to sell your products and earn royalties for it. If you are good at singing, drawing, or writing, sell your talent. Make use of your talents and create assets.

Employ an intermediary

Getting someone to do your work saves you a lot of time that can be utilised elsewhere.  It’s better to outsource the marketing work to someone else rather than do everything yourself.  Maybe it seems like an expense, but in the long run it helps in revenue generation.

Trade currencies

Ensure that you have a thorough knowledge about the global market before scheduling trades. The market is fluctuating and checking good forex courses will help.

Leverage your finances

Financial leverage isn’t all about borrowing money. There are numerous companies and individuals whose time you can utilise to free up your own and thereby help you make money. You could also learn a proven method to make money and leverage it. If it’s a good income producing idea, it will help you.

Becoming wealthy requires much thought. If you come across tips on how to get rich quickly by just working 12 hours a day and extra hours during weekends, then It’s time to rethink. Rather than looking for ways to get fast cash, look out for ways to generate wealth wisely

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