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The Rules of Wealth, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 99

You really, really can’t take it with you

I know there’s a saying – whoever has the most toys at the end wins. But you really can’t take it with you and you can’t buy anything with it when you go – no tickets into heaven, no indulgences, no get-out-of-hell-free cards. When you go, you go alone and with nothing, just as you came in. So all that effort, in a way, is wasted. Unless of course you did something useful with it when you had it and had the ability to do it. Left drooling in some old folks’ home isn’t the time or place to start being philanthropic is it?

Not getting rid of it is known as wealth bondage – being tied so tightly to your money that you really do try to take it with you – and that really is kinky. Sure you can leave ...

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