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The Rules of Wealth, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 67

Don’t answer ads that promise get-rich-quick schemes – it won’t be you who gets rich quick

If you type in ‘Opportunities to make money’ into Google you get over 258,000,000 hits. That’s not quite as many as ‘sex’* but still a pretty good indicator of what we want. There are a lot of get-rich-quick schemes in there. Now, believe me, they do work. What? I hear you cry. Yes indeed they do work. But not for you, not for the poor mugs who sign up. They work for the instigators, the beginners, the ones who launch such schemes.**

In the 1980s there were a lot of water purifier selling schemes about. I was invited to a couple of their meetings and went along out of interest (strictly research I promise) and was amazed at how quick people were ...

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