In an attempt to stop my brain from fraying, I have been reading The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason today and yesterday. In this post, I would like to share little snippets from the book which I think some of you might be interested. May you take away something worthy from reading this post!
A part of all you earn is yours to keep.
Save one-tenth of your earnings.
Money is plentiful for those who understand the simple rules of its acquisition.
Men of action are favoured by the Goddess of Good Luck.
Take advantage of opportunities to attract good luck to oneself.
Better a little caution than a great regret.
We cannot afford to be without adequate protection.
Where the determination is, the way can be found.
Seven Cures for a Lean Purse
1. Start your purse to fattening
Spend below your means and save.
2. Control your expenditures
Distinguish between needs and desires
3. Make your gold multiply
Invest in profitable investments
4. Guard your treasures from loss
By investing only where your principal is safe and where it may collect a fair return
5. Make your dwelling a profitable investment
6. Insure a future income
Provide in advance for the needs of growing age and the protection of your family
7. Increase your ability to earn
Cultivate your own powers, to study and become wiser, to become more skillful
The Five Laws of Gold
1. Gold comes gladly and in increasing quantity to any man who will put by not less than one-tenth of his earnings to create an estate for his future and that of his family
2. Gold labours diligently and contentedly for the wiser owner who finds fir it profitable employment, multiplying even as the flocks of the field
3. Gold clings to the protection of the cautious owner who invests it under the advice of men wise in its handling
4. Gold slips away from the man who invests it in business or purposes with which he is not familiar or which are not approved by those skilled in its keep
5. Gold flees the man who would force it to impossible earnings or who follows the alluring advice of tricksters and schemers or who trusts it to his own inexperience and romantic desires in investment