Yahoo! Financially Fit: 30 Days to Financial Health

While we know better than to believe those “get rich quick” schemes, this video reveals a five-step plan that promises to at least perk up your financial life in just 30 days.

Author and financial planner Tom Corley has spent nearly five years studying the daily habits of those he characterizes as “wealthy” and “poor” and says whether you need a total financial overhaul or just a little breathing room in your budget, you can make improvements in roughly a month — starting with what he calls the “reinvention” habit.

It’s the first rich habit for a reason. You need to reassess where you are in your life if you want to change. As part of your reinvention, it’s important to visualize those bad habits. He says grab a pen and a paper and be brutally honest. List your imperfections and, in a neighboring column, jot down the reverse positive. For instance, “I need to exercise” becomes “I exercise 30 minutes a day.” “I watch too much TV,” gets flipped to “I limit TV to an hour a day.”

Set Goals
Put those ideas into action on a timeline. Corley says wealthy folks are extremely goal driven, whether it’s a daily to-do list or a five-year plan. A goal is only a goal when it has two things: 100% achievability and some physical action. If it doesn’t have both of those things, it’s a wish, and you can’t control the outcome of wishes, says Corley. But you can control the outcome of goals. So, for instance, desiring $100,000 in commissions is a wish, but making 10 cold calls to new clients each day is a goal that can lead to that money.

Ongoing self improvement
At number three, Corley stresses ongoing self-improvement, including reading something educational, such as a financial blog or taking a class.

Building relationships
To wealthy people, relationships are like gold. It’s the currency of the rich. They tap into these relationships they’ve built over years and years to make money and to open doors. And that’s the fourth step: Get and stay connected. Make new contacts by volunteering or joining professional organizations. And don’t just email or text. Corley says stay in touch with friends and colleagues by picking up the phone to catch up at least once a year.

Staying healthy
Finally, give your finances a jolt in the next month by exercising more. Turns out health and wealth go hand in hand. Based on Corley’s research, the wealthy exercised aerobically at least 30 minutes a day and counted calories, resulting in more energy and fewer sick days.


[ Source: 30 Days to Financial HealthYahoo! Financially Fit with Farnoosh Torabi featuring Tom Corley ]

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

Tom now travels the world, sharing his Rich Habits and motivating audiences at industry conferences, corporate events, universities, multi-level marketing group events, and global sales organizations’ presentations and finance conferences. He has even spoken on the same stage with famous entrepreneurs and personal development experts, such as Sir Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many others.

Tom has shared his insights on various national and international network, cable, and Internet television programs such as CBS Evening News, NBC News, Yahoo Financially Fit,, India TV, Australia, and a host of others. He has been interviewed on many prestigious nationally syndicated radio shows, including the Dave Ramsey Show, Marketplace Money, and WABC.

Tom has been featured in numerous print magazines—such as Money magazine, Inc. Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company magazine, More magazine, Epoca Magazine (Brazil’s largest weekly) and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine—and various online publications, including USA Today, CNN, MSN Money,,, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider,, and a few other media outlets.

National publicity has garnered international media attention for Tom and his Rich Habits research spanning 23 countries. Broadcast media, online publications, and television throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Central and South America have shared his powerful message.

In an effort to help parents, grandparents, teachers and adults become success mentors to the younger generation, Tom released his second book, Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to be Happy and Successful in Life in 2014. This book was the self-help category winner of the 2015 New York Book Festival and Runner-up in the prestigious 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Contest. In 2016 Tom released his third book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. This book provides the latest science on habit change as well as more of Tom's unique research on the specific habits that helped transform 177 ordinary individuals into self-made millionaires.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
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