How to Build Wealth and Get Rich

A beginner's guide to accumulating wealth

The following information on how to get rich includes a comprehensive collection of articles, resources, and guides on investing, building wealth, saving, and money management, all designed to help you with one goal: to help pave the way for you to get rich.

Start at the top, click on the links at the end of each section, and read your way through the linked articles in order. They've been listed sequentially to make your journey easier. Before you begin, you may want to read our guide to saving money to help you develop the savings habit, which you must have if you want to get rich.

01
Secrets of the Rich

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The rich are different. The super-rich, or capitalist class, are very different. How does the wealthiest 1 percent think differently about money? They understand dividends, diversification, taxes, they don't follow what the rest of the market is doing, and they view business as a game.

By studying the super-rich, you can learn how to get rich yourself.

02
How Much Money Does It Take?

Have you ever asked yourself: How much money does it take to be rich? That question has been the topic of research for some major psychologists for the past few years and, it turns out, they have come up with a range of numbers.

By knowing where the target is if you want to invest to be rich, you can better prepare your strategy and adjust your expectations.

03
Steps to Financial Independence

When most people try and figure out how to get rich, what they are looking for is financial independence.

By following a few simple steps, you can free yourself from being a wage slave. This will give you what you truly want, which is control over your time.

04
How to Become Wealthy

Learning how to get rich is no more difficult than studying the piano or learning to paint. By changing the way you look at money, you'll realize there is nothing standing between you and your dream but your self-imposed limitations and actions.

05
How to Get Rich for Women

Women face unique challenges and opportunities when they are building wealth. In this how to get rich guide for ladies, you'll uncover some of the myths and lies that have been told to generations of girls and, more importantly, how to combat them.

Even you aren't a female, these tips are great for your wife, sister, mother, or daughter.

06
How to Retire Rich

Do you want to spend your golden years enjoying life, living to the fullest without worrying about money or bills? In this how to get rich guide for retirement, we'll show you six things you can start doing today to make that dream a reality.

It's a must-read for those who want to get rich.

07
Warren Buffett Style

Warren Buffett has long talked about how he focuses on creating value through two "buckets:" The earnings bucket and the investing bucket. If you are wondering how to get rich in your own life, you are likely to find that it is considerably easier to raise your net worth quickly when focusing on both of these, taking the same “double barrel” approach Buffett and his long-time business partner, Munger, have made a cornerstone of their empire.

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7 Things the Rich Do Differently Than You

There are a few rules of thumb that those who want to know how to get rich would do well to observe.

You'll never hear about them in high school or college, and you probably won't learn them from your parents unless they happened to be self-made, as well.

09
Passive Income

The best way, hands down, to get rich is to generate all of your income from passive sources. You may not know what that means now, but once you've learned about the dozens of types of cash flow you can create without having to get out of bed in the morning, you'll never look at investing the same way.

10
Lessons of Scrooge McDuck

As a child, some people studied the Scrooge McDuck comic books, knowing that someday they'd learn how to get rich, too.

You can learn some interesting things by studying the lessons in Scrooge's stories, which can put you years ahead of your peers.

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3 Secrets to Building a Great Fortune

The final step in your journey of how to get rich comes down to those of you who want to build a huge fortune.

The truly rich, the unbelievably, drowning in cash, crazy rich, all had three things in common that vaulted them to the top of the net worth rankings and made their names synonymous with prosperity.