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The Rules of Wealth, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 96

Use your wealth wisely

I read of a nice couple the other day – both rock musicians – who had bought a big house in the countryside in Oxfordshire (or some other Home County) with nine acres and were settling down to raise kids and I thought what a good investment as it provides:

  • a stable place to bring up kids
  • a sound investment in the long term
  • a nice place to live in the sense of peace and quiet with no city pollution
  • a friendly place for the children to grow up with neighbours looking out for them
  • a sound investment in history and heritage.

On the other hand, I read in the same paper of a fashion model who was in the news a lot because of her drug habit. An expensive habit I have no doubt. I guess you can see where my interests ...

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