Personal Development, Finance and Investing For Filipinos
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Financial Education is your best investment.
Never stop learning. When we stop learning, we stop growing.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a true story on the lessons about money that Robert Kiyosaki, the author, learned from his two "Dads", One Dad, a PhD and Superintendent of Education never had enough money at the end of the month and died broke.
His other Dad dropped out of school at age 13 and went on to become one of the wealthiest men in Hawaii.
In Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert explains how to make your money work hard for you instead of you working hard for money.
The main reason people struggle financially
All of us were given two great gifts: the mind and time. It is up to you to do what you please with both. With each peso bill that enters your hand, you and only you have the power to determine your destiny. Spend it foolishly, you choose to be poor. Spend it on liabilities, you join the middle class. Invest it in your mind and learn how to acquire assets and you will be choosing wealth as your goal and your future. The choice is yours and only yours. Every day with every peso, you decide to be rich, poor or middle class.
Your future will be determined by choices you make today, not tomorrow.
Sharing you the 6 lessons I've learned from Rich Dad Poor Dad. I hope you will learn something from this blog post. Enjoy and be blessed!
The Rich Don't Work For Money
The rich work to acquire assets. The rich work to create passive income.
The poor and the middle class work for money.
Rich Dad said, "There is a lot to learn. Learning how to have money work for you is a lifetime study. Most people go to college for four years, and their education ends. I already know that my study of money will continue over my lifetime, simply because the more I find out, the more I find out I need to know. Most people never study the subject. They go to work, get their paycheck, balance their checkbooks, and that's it. On top of that, they wonder why they have money problems. Then, they think that more money will solve the problem. Few realize that it's their lack of financial education that is the problem."
Why Teach Financial Literacy
Financial Literacy Is The Key To Financial Freedom. You can't see money with your mind, you must learn to see it with your mind.
If you want to be rich, you need to be financially literate.
RULE ONE. You must know the difference between an ASSET and a LIABILITY, and buy assets. If you want to be rich, this is all you need to know. It is Rule No. 1. It is the only rule. This may sound absurdly simple, but most people have no idea how profound this rule is. Most people struggle financially because they do not know the difference between an asset and a liability.
Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities,
An ASSET is something that puts money in your pocket.
A LIABILITY is something that takes money out of your pocket.
The rich buy assets.
Mind Your Own Business
Your money is your business. Your profession is not your business. Financial struggle is often directly the result of people working all their life for someone else. Many people will have nothing at the end of their working days.
Ray Kroc once said, "There is a big difference between your profession and your business. Often I ask people, "What is your business?" And they will say, "Oh I'm a banker." Then I ask them if they own the bank? And they usually respond. "No, I work there."
To become financially secure, a person needs to mind their own business. Your business revolves around your asset column, as opposed to your income column. As stated earlier, the No. 1 rule is to know the difference between an asset and a liability, and to buy assets. The rich focus on their asset columns while everyone else focuses on their income statements.
Start minding your own business. Keep your daytime job, but start buying real assets, not liabilities or personal effects that have no real value once you get them home.
For adults, keep your expenses low, reduce your liabilities and diligently build a base of solid assets. For young people who have not yet left home, it is important for parents to teach them the difference between an asset and a liability. Get them to start building a solid asset column before they leave home, get married, buy a house, have kids and get stuck in a risky financial position, clinging to a job and buying everything on credit.
Here are some kind of assets that Robert Kiyosaki suggested.
1. Business that do not require your presence. You own them, but they are managed or run by other people. If you work there, it's not a business. It becomes your job.
4. Mutual Funds
5. Income-generating real estate
6. Royalties from intellectual property such as music, scripts, patents.
7. And anything else that has value, produces income or appreciates and has a ready market.
Keep your daytime job, be a great hard-working employee,
An important distinction is that rich people buy luxuries last, while the poor and middle class tend to buy luxuries first. The poor and the middle class often buy luxury items such as big houses, diamonds, furs, jewelry or boats because they want to look rich. They look rich, but in reality they just get deeper in debt on credit. The old-money people, the long-term rich, built their asset column first. The poor and middle class but luxuries with their own sweat, blood and children's inheritance.
The History Of Taxes And The Power Of Corporations
Study and make your own corporations.
Be smart and you won't be pushed around as much.
The Rich Invent Money
Take risks. Learn to create the investment, start a company. The world is always handing you opportunities of a lifetime, every day of your life, but all too often we fail to see them. But they are there. And the more the world changes and the more technology changes, the more opportunities there will be to allow you and your family to be financially secure for generations to come.
I know why I continue to learn and develop. I do it because I know there are changes coming. I'd rather welcome change than cling to the past.
Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes.
Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.
In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes.
Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.
There is always a risk, so learn to manage risk instead of avoid it.
Work To Learn - Don't Work For Money
Learn how money works and how to make money work.
When you know you are ignorant in a subject,
Invest first in education. In reality, the only real asset you have is your mind, the most powerful tool we have dominion over. Each of us has the choice of what we put in our brain.
Most people simply buy investments rather than first invest in learning about investing.
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ABOUT THE BLOGGER
Ralph "Rap" was born and raised in the Philippines. A Financial Literacy Advocate. An I.T. by Profession. An Investor. A Business Minded. An Introvert. A Photography Enthusiast. A Travel and Personal Finance Blogger (Lakbay Diwa and Kuripot Pinoy). A Traveler. An Adventurous. A Mountain Hiker. A Dreamer.
Currently, working my way towards time and financial freedom.