10 Things The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money
As we all know the subject of money isn't been taught in schools, most people learn about the topic money at home from their parents, but what our parents actually teaching their kids about money. What makes a difference between somebody who will eventually become rich and successful, and someone and who won't.
So today lets go over to Ten things rich teach their kids about money that the poor don't if you like articles about business money and psychology makes.
Number 1. Rich Parent Teach Their Kids The Importance Of Money;
Virtually all self-made billionaire or anyone who've achieved financial success believes that money is very important, and its one of the first things they teach their kids about money.
Rich parents often show how important is regardless of whether they believe money is important for happiness or not, they know that money is important to have option and better quality of life even if they only consider money as a resource and nothing else.
Most rich people understand that money gives them freedom from the ability to choose their location for their next vacation, to the freedom to choose where they live, even the ability to help others. They know they can have less financially stressful life when they have in abundance of money.
The poor on the other hand rarely talk about money and some even say money is not important, this can affect their kids on long term, because they will grow up in a financially driven society while neglecting their financial life all because they think of money as not important.
Number 2. The Differences Between Asset And Liabilities;
One of the most importance and basic concepts of building financial independence, is understanding the difference between assets and liabilities.
If you haven't heard of this before Assets are things that bring money into your bank account, and Liabilities do the opposite they take money out of your bank account.
For example, if you buy a house and rent it out to someone it is an asset, because it brings cash flow every month in form of rent, if you buy a house to live in it is a liability because it takes money out of your pocket every month.
Many rich parents teach their kids to build their asset and avoid liabilities. This way they can create a business or investments that generate cash flow on a recurring basics, and avoid the things that generate a negative cash flow on their bank account so they can have a surplus of money.
They also understand the power of using assets to detach your time from your income, since asset generate cash flow whether you are physically putting them to work or not you are able to scale and use your time to develop more assets.
Rich people often focus on understanding and teaching the spending patterns of the poor versus the rich. Why some people earning the same salary becoming rich while others stay poor, for example lets say we have two people making six thousand dollars per month but they have different spending patterns.
The first one get his pay check and pays bills, enjoying himself, going out shopping, getting the newest phone and the latest TV, indulging in the finest restaurant, getting a new car a nice house and all of that nice stuff. They typically spend their money on things that make them look good and wealthy, but they actually come back home to build in a lot of debt, they typically have little or no savings and have years of debt on their credit cards cars payment and mortgage payments, they are stuck in the rat race and they will take years to get out now.
The second person he also makes six thousand dollars per month, but this person doesn't buy a nice house or a nice car, he doesn't go out every weekend and he doesn't go to the fancy restaurant, he occasionally buys clothes when he needs them but he does not follow the fashion trend every season. He lives on a $3,000 a month budget and puts away the other $3,000, buy the end of the year he has $36,000 and puts them into cash flow investments that increases his monthly income. He continues living on his $3,000 a month budget and by the following year he's able to invest 36 but $40,000 since he increased this income between the two investments that generates cash flow.
Ten years, later these two individuals will be in two completely different places all due to their spending habit. There is a quote from Robert kiyosaki that says "looking good but going nowhere", which means that many people spend their money to look rich while actually being poor, meantime rich people look poor while getting rich.
A lot of people might be saying there is a lot of rich people who have nice things, nice houses, fancy cars and all of that luxury stuff, and yes its true the main difference here is that poor people use their own money or go in debt to buy their luxuries.
The rich have their asset buy luxuries if you want a car that cost you $5000 per month, well its time to build another asset that generates you $500 or more per month this way your bank account is unaffected when you buy this liability that is another crucial elements many rich parent teach their kids.
Number 3. How To Manage Their Money;
A very good way many wealthy parents teach their kids about money is, by letting them into their planning and managing on their household expenses.
Many of these parent include their kids when they go over their financial statement and plan their budgets, they often familiarize their kids on the reality of having living expenses.
This give their children then experience of managing their own money from an early age which can help. When they grow older and they have to manage their own money, this is a big contrast to many parent with a poor mentality.
The majority of parent rarely talk about money especially their own income, they typically planned their monthly budgets without their kids, if they even plan at all and often associate a negative attitude when planning their monthly expense budget.
Often times parents argue and expressed negative feelings about planning their monthly budgets causing their kids to take on similar planning patterns which translate to similar behaviors later in life.
Rich parents know that living expenses are a reality of the modern life and focus on associating good emotions on their living expenses, as far as that might sound, many people are grateful for those living expenses because it provides them with a roof over their heads and the ability to live comfortably.
Number 4. The Different Ways Of Earning Money;
One thing that I've noticed many wealthy parents teach their kids is the different ways to earn money. Did you know that the daughter of former president Barack Obama had a normal customer service job? Many other wealthy people have their kids get a normal job, there are a few reasons for this but one of them is to be able to have them experience the different ways money is earned and teach them how each of them work. For example one of them is exchanging time for money whether that is working on a job or freelancing, the second is to build systems that generate you money or having money work for you like building a business and leveraging the time of other people as employees, leveraging on line systems that provide automation or using money to buy assets that generate income for you which is illustrated in the book cash flow quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki.
The rich focus on understanding and teaching these principles to give their kids the freedom to not be stuck in only one way of making money but given the ability to learn the other ways money is made. On the other hand most poor parents only know one way of making money which is typically exchanging time for money and sadly is the only thing they teach their kids and they eventually grow up only knowing one way to make money which limits their true earning potential.
Number 5. Developing Productive Habits;
The rich know that it is not what you do that makes you wealthy, but what you do consistently. If the wealthy parents are self made they know that in order to achieve financial wealth, they must work and carrying out their plans on a consistent basis. It's not just about taking action once or working hard ones but doing it over a prolonged period of time and the best way to do that is by building habits.
Things that you come to do naturally, so many wealthy parents focus on developing productive habits on their children so they can attract wealth themselves more naturally in the future.
This can be as simple as starting their day with a set of accomplishments or to always look at how they can bring value to others.
Not only that but many wealthy parents teach their kids how to build their own habits. Learning how to build habits is one of the best skills anyone can have, understanding the psychology behind modifying your own habits can be extremely powerful for a child's long term success.
Number 6. No One Owes You Anything;
Self made millionaires and those who got wealthy with their own work know how much it takes to create wealth for them and their family. They know that they will only get what they fight for and no one owes them anything.
This is especially important for rich people because in many occasions their kids grew up in a wealthy environments where they can feel like they deserve to have a piece of their parents wealth. They understand that this sense of entitlement can be a huge disservice to their kids in the future and teaching a concept of earning your success becomes very important to them.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet two of the richest men in the world have similar philosophies they will not leave their kids with their wealth and will only leave them with a minuscule amount of inheritance, as Bill Gates said in an interview in 2011 they have to find their own way, they tried to install a sense of independence and hard work so their kids can find their own success.
Number 7. Social And Influence Skills;
This is something that isn't talked about enough in the financial and business world, but is one of the most important.
The ability to socialize and communicate with others can open up a lot of opportunities that otherwise wouldn't happen.
The ability to create influence with those around you creates a sense of leadership, installing that skill to understand people's emotions, motivations and behavior early on can provide an incredible tool for the future setting kids up to be strong and influential leaders.
Number 8. Delayed Gratification Or Patience;
The rich understand that completing a massive goal and building wealth takes time and they must be patient while working hard at their craft and that is one of the skills they often teach their kids. That eventually their hard work will pay off.
The majority of people prefer short term pleasures like buying the nice car or the fancy house right away or they might start a business and leave when it's not profitable in the first year and they Pass down the same behaviors to their children.
I really like something that Gary Vaynerchuk says when it comes to this topic and that is to have micro speed and macro patients meaning we must work hard consistently every day and be patient for the big picture. As he says most people are slow on the day to day and want to be successful the next day.
Number 9. There Is Always More Money;
An incredibly important mindset that the rich have is that there is always more.
Most people think that there is a limited amount of money in the world and that believe translates to their bank accounts.
While the poor might feel like there is not enough money the rich know that there is always more money out there.
Whether is to find a new business or take a vacation they know that there is a lot of money out there and their job is to get it.
The poor think that their salary is their financial limits and they will have to live under this financial ceiling which is a scarcity driven mindset.
The rich know that there is no limit on how much they can earn and money is out there waiting for them to attract it wage is an abundant mindset.
This is a simple concept that can play a major role in our financial decisions while most people focus on saving money and reducing costs the rich focus in increasing their income this doesn't mean that the rich don't focus on reducing expenses but they invest more time and energy increasing their cash flow over reducing a few small expenses.
As a business owner having a scares mindset can limit the entrepreneur earning potential. There are many entrepreneur who don't charge what they deserve for their products and services simply because they feel guilty for charging money to others. They might feel like they are doing a disservice to their clients by taking their money but an entrepreneur with an abundant mindset knows that anyone has enough money for the things they really want and if a potential customer wants their product who are they to deny it?
If you take a look at society, people always have money for the things that they really want. If they want to go on a nice vacation they spend months saving for it. If they want to invest in their education they will work an extra shift to buy that course. If they want to begin investing they will work hard and save to start investing. There is always more money for the things we want, our job is to go and get it.
Number 10. The Best Way To Make Money Is To Help Others;
An important Lesson that the rich teach their kids is that the most powerful way to make money is to solve other people's problems and the bigger the problem the bigger the paycheck. it is no secret that the most successful people in the world have solved or at least aid in solving big problems in the world.
From Steve Jobs for revolutionary in the technology music and communication industry to Henry Ford for transforming the personal transportation industry to Oprah Winfrey for making a global impact in the self development world.
All made a huge impact in helping others solve a problem, most poor people focus on getting paid based on tasks, efforts and time while the rich focused on providing resources and solving problems. Providing value is the rich person's game and they get paid based on the amount of value they provide. Thanks for reading this article to this point, as a way of saying thank you here is our bonus point below.
Number 11> They Understand They Can't Know Everything;Something that the majority of people don't know is that rich and successful people get together in groups called masterminds.
They know that it is impossible for them to know everything so they spend time with others who know things they don't, so they can improve their own business and their own life.
They seek mentors and coaches who are experts in the things that they wish to learn and they are constantly developing new skills and building new relationships.
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