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Here Are The Signs You Could Still Become A Millionaire

Here Are The Signs You Could Still Become A Millionaire

We’ve passed the first half of the year mark and you may seem overwhelmed with the distractions and demands of reaching your financial goals. But that doesn’t mean you need to be dazed by the odds you are faced with. Rather you should focus on the possibilities and know that your resolution to become a millionaire is still attainable, but only if you are aware of the effort that is involved.

Here are the signs you are still on track to reach your goal:

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You are financially educated

Courses in financial education are not something they teach in public schools. But you have taken the initiative and got started with reading books by Robert Kiyosaki, The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley, and many other financial books that will get you on track to make your first million. You understand that you simply cannot save to become a millionaire. You have to take the strategic step of increasing your income steadily. Don’t we all need to follow the money and take advantage of opportunities? So save your money to invest it and focus on the long term benefits rather than just living for the moment.

You are willing to outwork everyone

Money doesn’t sleep. It doesn’t know night, days, holidays, or any season. Money is always in motion and the way to catch up with it is by outworking everyone and doing that extra service to get you noticed. Besides, it is better if you are not known for the amazing clothes and jewelry you buy, but rather for your work ethic. So focus on the work and watch your wealth grow.

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Avoid debt that doesn’t pay you

Some treat money as a disposable commodity. But not you- you treat money as a jealous lover and you guard it with everything you’ve got. While debt may seem attractive to others as it may allow them to live a luxurious life, you see debt as a way to gradually allow you to become a millionaire. You have made it a rule to use debt to make you more money. Many wealthy people are in debt, but not in a negative way, because they have used their debt to leverage investments and their cash flow.

You hate being poor

Some view wealth as evil. But you don’t see wealth that way, rather you understand that wealth could offer you the freedom to pursue every dream you have always wanted to have. Being poor sucks. Every wealthy person who was once poor knows this. That is why they work hard daily to protect their wealth.

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You are focused on learning and doing what works best for you

There are a million ways to become wealthy but everyone has to choose a unique channel that applies to them. Learning should go beyond what you learned in school, but instead be a continuous education that stems from following your passion and dreams. You are not trying to compare yourself to others but rather you are willing to define your path based on your terms and the knowledge of what works best for you.

You have a millionaire mentor

You might believe you have limitations because you grew up in a lower middle class family or in a low socio-economic area. However when you have a millionaire as your mentor you are focused on duplicating the methods that saw them attain their wealth.

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You think big

Wealth is not limited in our world. You know this. You are not only willing to shoot for a million, but you are also willing to shoot for ten million. You think big because you know that is what the world needs from people striving for greatness.

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Last Updated on March 4, 2019

How to Use Credit Cards While Staying Out of Debt

How to Use Credit Cards While Staying Out of Debt

Many people will suggest that the best thing to do with your credit cards during these tough economic times is to cut them up with a pair of scissors. Indeed, if you are already in huge debt, you probably should stop using them and begin a payback strategy immediately. However, if you are not currently in trouble with your credit cards, there are wise ways to use them.

I happen to really love my credit cards so I will share with you my approach to how I use mine without getting into deep financial trouble.

Ever since about 1983 when I got my first Visa card, I continue to charge as many of my purchases as possible on credit. Everything from gas, groceries and monthly payments for services like my cable and home security monitoring are charged on credit. Despite my heavy usage, I have maintained the joy of never paying any interest fees at all on any of my credit cards.

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Here are some tips on how best to use your credit cards without falling into the trap of paying those nasty double-digit interest fees.

Do Not Treat Credit Cards as Your Funding Sources

Too many people treat their credit cards as funding sources for major purchases. Do not do this if you want to stay out of trouble. I use my credit cards as convenient financial instruments so I do not have to carry around much cash. In fact, I hate carrying cash, especially coins. When you buy things on credit, the purchases are clean and you will not get annoying coins back as change.

I do not rely on my Visa, MasterCard or American Express to fund any of my purchases, large or small. This brings me to my golden rule when it comes to whether I will pull out any of my credit cards either at a retail or online store.

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I never purchase anything with my credit cards if I do not have the actual cash on hand in my bank account.

If I really cannot pay for the item or service with cash that I already have at the bank, then I simply will not make the purchase. Remember, my credit cards are not used as funding sources. They are just convenient alternatives to actual cash in my pocket.

Make Sure to Always Pay Off Balances in Full Each Month

The next very important part of my overall strategy is to make absolutely sure that I pay the balances in full each and every month no matter how large they are. This should never be a problem if the cash has been budgeted for my purchases and secured in the bank. I have always paid my full balances each month ever since my very first credit card and this is why I never pay interest charges.

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Using Credit Cards with Rewards

Most of my credit cards are of the “no annual fees” type, including one MasterCard on a separate account I keep at home as a spare in case I lose my wallet or incur any fraudulent charges. However, I do use a main Visa card which does have an annual fee because all purchases on that card reward me with airline frequent flyer points. For me, the annual fee is worth it since I do travel and I get enough points to redeem many free flights.

You have to decide for yourself if you will charge enough purchases on credit each year without paying interest charges to warrant a credit card that rewards you with airline points (or other rewards). In my case, the answer is “yes” but that might not be the case for you.

I occasionally use a MasterCard or American Express card on small purchases just to keep those accounts active. Also, I have been to the odd retailer that accepted only a certain type of credit card, so I find that having one from each major company is quite handy. Aside from my main Visa card which earns the airline points, the rest of my cards are of the “no annual fees” variety.

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So this is how I use my credit cards without getting into any financial trouble with them. This strategy is recommended only if you are not in debt, of course. In fact, it is worth keeping in mind once you’re out of debt so that you can keep your credit cards active and treat them responsibly.

What are your credit card usage strategies? Let me know in the comments — I’d love to hear what methods you use.

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