I was talking to my son last night and he made a passing comment about a previous landlord being rather well-off, although only in his early thirties. Unmarried, has a lucrative business, and owns about three houses plus the one he lives in. I reminded him of some other less positive comments he had made about this man, and he replied "That's probably why."
Many of the 'you can do it' type books - specifically the ones that say anyone can be rich - refer to 'goal visualisation', 'cultivating relationships', 'working hard', 'single-mindedness' and so on.
I agree with them. I believe they work. Anyone can be rich. You just have to focus on it to the exclusion of anything else. Like, being kind?
I think the need to be rich is almost always replaced by something else far more important, long before you get there.
I hope so, anyway.
Like on a warm autumn day, packing up the car with buckets and children and going blackberry-picking, then coming home and baking a pie with them and eating it with home-made ice cream.
"Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence."