The Millionaire Next Door

Studying the Wealthy

What Sticks With Kids? Your Money Behaviors

How can we teach children to adopt some of the same behaviors and decision-making skills that millionaires next door have when it comes to managing finances? Is there a book, checklist, or blog that will ensure that children will magically adopt saving, spending, and other related behaviors that will set them along the path to …

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Relief Spending, Personality, and Planning

The long-term consequences of the global economic shut-down are, at least for now, unknown. But we can see some short-term implications that should cause us to pause, reflect, and plan when it comes to our future financial state, even if we outsource the financial planning task to others. For example, unemployment levels in the United States …

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The Household CFO: Success Factors & Leading Through A Crisis

Leading a household through a global pandemic is not a role most of us anticipated having during our lifetimes. Working from home alongside a makeshift school or managing household duties in addition to virtually caring for loved ones is only part of the changes many households are finding themselves experiencing. The new configuration of life, …

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On Becoming The Next Millionaire Next Door

Is it possible to build wealth on your own? If you thought that becoming a millionaire next door today was impossible, I hope you can learn a bit more about the behaviors it takes to achieve financial success before deciding so. Here are a few more reviews and insights into The Next Millionaire Next Door.  …

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Shopping on Black Friday

Black Friday Perspectives from Millionaires

Black Friday, from both a marketing and psychological perspective, was of great interest to my father, so much so that we included a question about it on the last survey we conducted on wealthy Americans for The Next Millionaire Next Door. Below is a roundup of some of the writings he and later I published …

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Early Reviews for The Next Millionaire Next Door

The buzz is building around The Next Millionaire Next Door. Thank you to everyone who has responded with orders, reviews, and words of encouragement. And, many thanks to those of you who are requesting copies at your local independent bookstores and libraries. Below are a few links to reviews and press: The Dave Ramsey Show: …

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Millionaire Status: Why So Many Men?

More than anything else, our research findings related to becoming economically successful on our own have more to do with behaviors related to saving, spending, investing, and planning than characteristics that we cannot control, or have little choice over, like how we were raised. We’ve even seen, through the research we’ve conducted at DataPoints, that …

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An Update on “The Book”

On October 1, the book my father and I began writing several years ago will, at long last, make its appearance on bookshelves. The title is The Next Millionaire Next Door, and it focuses on what it will take for this (or any) generation to achieve lasting financial success. Our research revealed (and thus our writing focused on) themes …

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The Luxury of Indiscriminate Spending

Think about items that could be passed down to the next generation: jewelry, artwork, a treasured photograph, or a favorite book. What about the luxury of not being frugal? The luxury to buy whatever one wants? Are affluent parents passing down that “luxury” unknowingly? For those not fortunate enough to inherit large lump sums or …

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