The 12 Commandments of Wealth

Make money, save money, drink well, speak better, and be happier in every room of the house.

By W. Randall Jones from Reader's Digest | May 2009

     

  • 1.

    Seek money for money's sake and ye shall not find.

  • 2.

    Find your perfect pitch. (Know your strengths and weaknesses.)

  • 3.

    Be your own boss.

  • 4.

    Get addicted to ambition.

  • 5.

    Wake up early. Be early.

  • 6.

    Don't set goals—execute or get executed.

  • 7.

    Fail so you can succeed.

  • 8.

    Location doesn't matter. Success can take place anywhere.

  • 9.

    Moor yourself to morals.

  • 10.

    Say yes to sales.

  • 11.

    Borrow from the best—and the worst.

  • 12.

    Never retire.

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    —Adapted from The Richest Man in Town by W. Randall Jones (Grand Central, $25.99)