Each one is a Poverty Habit. Poverty Habits are habits which hold you back in life, keeping you poor or stuck in the middle-class. My name is Tom Corley. I am the author of the Amazon #1 Bestseller: Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Rich Habits is the byproduct of a five-year study in which I interviewed over 200 wealthy individuals and over 100 poor individuals. I tracked over 200 activities that separate the rich from the poor. Here are a few examples
- Poor people like to gamble: 77% of the poor admitted to playing the lottery regularly vs. 6% of the rich. 57% of the poor admitted to betting on sports weekly vs. 16% for the rich.
- The rich do a better job keeping the pounds off: 21% of the wealthy admitted to being overweight by 30 pounds or more vs. 66% of the poor. But there’s more to this story… 97% of the poor ate more than 300 junk food calories a day while 70% of the rich ate less than 300 junk food calories a day.
- Poor people love watching T.V.: 77% admitted to watching more than 1 hour of T.V. a day vs. only 23% for the rich. And their favorite T.V. shows? Reality T.V. 78% of the poor who watch more than an hour of T.V. each day are watching reality T.V.
- It seems the poor cannot control their emotions: 43% of the poor admitted to losing their temper at least once in the past month vs. 19% of the wealthy.
Want some more? Here you go:
- The poor do not like balancing their checkbooks: Only 32% of the poor balance their checkbooks every month. 94% of the rich do not have this Poverty Habit. They balance their checkbook every month. The rich watch every penny. As Ben Franklin used to say: “Take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves”.
- Rich kids get better grades: 62% of children raised in wealthy homes have a B or better grade point average. Compare this to the poor where 74% are average or below average students.
- Poor people like to gossip: 79% of the poor admit to gossiping while only 6% of the rich have this Poverty Habit. Gossiping almost always involves negative criticism of others. Gossiping damages relationships because people will not trust you once they find out you are a gossiper.
My research has hit a nerve with the public and the media. Rich Habits was listed as one of the Most Wished for Books of 2013 and Best Books of 2013 by Amazon. Below are a few links to some of the national media exposure I have received which shares more of my research:
- Yahoo Finance Interview: http://richhabits.net/yahoo-financially-fit-daily-habits-of-the-wealthy/ This interview went viral with 2.2 million hits. It was the #1 news story on Yahoo this past July 16th because of all of the hits it received. It even got the attention of Dave Ramsey who talked about my book for 4 days. Dave’s radio show is #3 in the US, behind Sean Hannity (#2) and Rush Limbaugh (#1).
- Dave Ramsey Talking About my Book: http://richhabits.net/dave-ramsey-discusses-rich-habits-research/
- Dave Ramsey Interviews me on my Book: http://richhabits.net/dave-ramsey-rich-habits-tom-corley/ After the Dave Ramsey interview, Rich Habits hit #1 on Amazon and stayed there for 8 straight days.