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The Rules of Wealth, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 107

What’s next? Pacts with the devil?

It’s the last Rule and I guess we can have some fun. Creating wealth is as varied and different an adventure for each of us as anything else. We can work for it, win the lottery or a poker game (mind you it would have to be a pretty big one), inherit it, steal it, be awarded it as a prize (Nobel Prize for literature – you do get around $1.3 million.* Gulp. Put my name forward at once please, somebody. Or what about the Templeton Prize, which gets you $1.4 million**), or find it in the street (lots of examples on the Internet of people finding huge wads of cash), marry into it, you name it. And of course if you are really desperate there is the old pact with the devil – but beware of gotcha clauses. ...

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