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The Rules of Wealth, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 17

Know how the wealthy think

There is a simple test to determine whether someone will end up wealthy – or if they already are. All you have to do is watch someone read their favourite newspaper, especially if it’s one of the big Sundays:

  • Notice which paper they choose.
  • Notice which sections they choose to read.
  • Notice which sections they discard.
  • Notice in which order they read their chosen sections.

This is a test for you too. Have a look at the above and make a mental note of what you do. The wealthy – those who have deliberately chosen to be wealthy rather than those who have won the lottery or inherited (God’s lottery as I think of it) or married into it – invariably:

  • choose the more serious of the papers
  • choose the more serious ...

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