PREFACE: WHY TEN ROADS?

Before reading this book further, please read this preface.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone were rich and no one poor? If poverty didn't exist? If the only wealth disparities were whether she had $20 million, he had $7 million, and another one had $7 billion? Feel free to disagree, but I don't see much merit in poverty. Sadly, I can't see poverty being eliminated in your lifetime or mine. Still, I believe you can do your little part toward that goal by making yourself wealthy in a way that creates wealth for society as well. If you get yourself rich in one of a handful of appropriate ways, you make the world a better place. Others benefit as you get rich, as you will read later. I, for one, would like you to do that.

But how? Well, that's what this book is about. There are really only ten ways to get rich. This book details them and shows you the good and bad qualities of each so you can pick among them and decide which is right for you. Then, the book teaches and guides you on the basics of each.

It's true not everyone can become rich. But it's clear to me that most people can—they just don't know how. If more people knew how, we would have more rich people and the world would be a better place. I'm asking you to read this book and then do your part.

Now, if you know me from past books or my long-running Forbes "Portfolio Strategy" column, you may not know I'm a roads scholar. Not a Rhodes Scholar who got money to study at Oxford, but the more important ...

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