You Need to Know These to Get Rich

We don’t always like the rules. But it would be in our best interest to know them. To get rich, we first need some information. We must know the rules, laws and restrictions. No matter how talented we are, we cannot be a perfect captain if we don’t know the rules that apply at sea. The world is full of people who try to be the great captain even though they don’t know the rules of the sea. Talent alone is not enough; we also need information and education.

There is something we all value: Our loved ones. Suppose your family’s well-being is at stake. What do you do? You do your best to keep your family ship from getting water. I don’t want to cause fear, but your ship can start taking water at any moment. The financial security of all of us is at stake. Just because something is fine today does not mean it will continue like this tomorrow.

In order to protect ourselves financially, our need for financial education is increasing. Education gives us vision. If we have a vision, we can identify economic problems and turn them into opportunities. We need to get outside of our comfort zone and learn some finance.

Someone said: “I could see the world clearly before ads came into our lives.” This person complained that advertisements, propagandas, and politicians influenced and manipulated his thoughts. He said that the experts who came up to clarify some issues actually blurred our opinion. In such an age, we must learn to think critically. We should aim to obtain accurate information while also learning finance.

Just as we cannot learn how to swim from textbooks, we cannot learn to manage our money simply by reading. Besides theory, practice is also required. We must learn from both reading and experience in order to financially secure our future.

We need Financial IQ in order to map the sea of economy nationally and internationally, to make the rest of our journey well and to make the right decisions at the helm. Improving our Financial IQ takes patience and effort. However, anyone who wants to live in prosperity needs to improve their Financial IQ.

“The mind that opens up to a new idea never returns to its original size.”

Einstein

A captain should know also history as well as geography. We can learn very important lessons from history. Learning why ancient civilizations and empires disappeared can contribute to our existence. Do you know how many years the Ottoman Empire ruled? So how and why is it collapsed? Knowledge is power and helps us to survive.

What would you like to remember if you suddenly thought today was a thing of the past?

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A Motivation Post for Those Who Want to Get Rich

Everyone has financial problems. If you want to get rich, you have to solve problems. Identifying the problem creates the opportunity to reach a solution.

Each generation has and will have a unique set of financial problems. The challenges faced by my generation of parents were the global economic crisis and the oil shock. Their solution to these problems was going to school, finding a safe and good job, retiring at the age of 65, and spending the rest of their lives watching sports. For the vast majority of my parents’ generation, getting a good education and getting a good job was enough to survive financially.

Our generation is faced with a different set of financial problems. A good university education and a good job are not enough today. Exporting jobs overseas also makes the problem even more intricate.

The next generation, Generation Z, will have different financial problems that it will have to deal with. If our generation fails to clear the mess that the generation before ourselves left us, the complexity that the generation Z has to deal with will be much greater. Generation Z will have to deal not only with their own financial problems, but also with the problems they inherited or even inherited to their parents.

The growing scale of this problem, currently worth trillions of dollars, is daunting. Simply handing this problem over to the next generation will only make the problem bigger and more complex. As financial problems become bigger and more complex, the financial IQ we will need to solve them has to be higher. We will need all of our brainpower to solve this problem.

My suggestion to you is to overcome the storms in today’s financial world with proper financial education and planning. Find ways to solve problems and get richer with this training.

One thing we should all bear in mind is that a little effort is the best substitute for excuses. If we all make some effort to understand what is happening around us; If we can think with a superior, caring mentality, a more enlightened and correct way of thinking will emerge. While defining intelligence, problem solving skills are mentioned. This is possible with education. Just as there is no understanding, there is hate, if there is no education, there is fear.

Ignorance may be easier, but it often comes out of fear. Reduce your fears and trigger your courage.

This is an amazing power of energy if you have the determination to move forward quickly. And when you focus on the right thing, your chances of success are very high. I have always liked this statement of Alexander Graham Bell: “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”. If you can control your energy then you will have a good opportunity to create and control your own level of wealth.

Problem solving will also become a lot easier if you think they are a challenge. Problems are part of life. It is inevitable that a positive approach to problems will give you more energy. Trust is a big step on the road to courage, and fear will evaporate when confronted with confidence.

At the beginning of the post I said that a problem can create an opportunity. If you start seeing your problems from such a perspective, I can also assure you that you will be on the way to solving them.

Like everyone else, I know that problems can be complex and sometimes seem like never ending. However, I would like to encourage you to see them as an opportunity to challenge you to great success. Just remember that reaching nothingness is easy… But who wants to reach nothingness? You can achieve great things with your financial intelligence.

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The Biggest Financial Problem In The World Economy

There are many definitions of intelligence. To me, the most practical definition is as follows: “Intelligence is the ability to solve problems.” If you can solve math problems at school, you are considered smart. Outside of school, if you can fix a car, it is assumed that you have automotive intelligence. When it comes to money, it is thought that the more you can solve bigger financial problems, the higher your financial intelligence is.

Today, the world is facing a number of serious financial problems. Many of these are linked, while some are independent problems. Some of the most urgent problems are:

  1. The fall in the value of the dollar
  2. Increase in national borrowings
  3. The exponential increase in personal debts
  4. Increase in oil prices
  5. The widening gap between the rich and the rest
  6. Salary drops
  7. Export of jobs and workers
  8. Melting of savings
  9. And the most important of all is the lack of financial education

The questions that need to be answered urgently are as follows:

  • What can we do?
  • What are the solutions?
  • Is our Financial IQ high enough to solve these problems?
  • How can we avoid being the victim of these problems?
  • How can we protect our families and loved ones suffering from these problems?

Many of today’s financial problems still exist because they were not resolved when they emerged. Unfortunately, instead of raising the Financial IQ of the population, people were taught to wait for the state to solve their personal financial problems.

“We need to look after those who can’t take care of themselves.” you might say. I agree with this. As a civilized society, we must care for the needy. However, many people may be able to take care of themselves if they are trained. For this, the Financial IQ of the societies should be increased.

Due to the low financial IQ solutions found in the past, the demographic structure of today is the impoverishment of the people except the rich; even though more people earn more money. Unfortunately, the United States is not the only country moving in this direction. Many of the world’s economies are transforming into two-class societies: The rich and the poor… The upper class or the masses…

Simply put, the world is on its way to becoming a well-educated place of rich and poor people. The middle class is endangered. The real problem is that the world is beginning to consist of people who are good people, well-educated, hardworking, but still expect the state to take care of them when they retire.

Apart from these, there are two other problems: The first is that even Ponzi Scheme is not known what it is, since nothing related to monetary matters is taught in schools. The second, most of the people now deserve to be paid because they have made all their retirement payments.

However, if each of these people in the US starts receiving only $ 1,000 per month under Social Security and Health Insurance, the government will have to allocate an additional $ 75 billion per month for salary payments. This amount is equivalent to the cost of Hurricane Katrina or the Iraq War. The good news is we still have time to prepare for the impending financial hurricanes.

You can feed a person for a day by giving fish. And this is what we have been doing as the world for a long time. This is the thought that underpins Social Security and Health Insurance Services.

I want to encourage you to get rich because the world is turning into a two-class society; only rich and poor.

The middle class in Western nations is slowly but surely disappearing. If you want to stay in the middle class, you may need to consider living in China or India. These two countries are making their middle class bigger, rather than destroying it. But keep in mind that middle class members in China or India generally don’t live a better life than many poor Americans. This is because the middle class is too crowded in these countries. 

The rich will always spot opportunities, while the poor will bury their heads in the sand and pretend nothing has happened.

Let’s think a little bit. Let’s consider how we can take advantage. 

Can you identify the opportunities that may arise from this economic order?

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Work in the Same Field But Earn More

A few days ago, my computer suddenly broke down. I immediately contacted a friend who understands electronics but is a student in a completely different field. My friend solved the problem in minutes with a video call. Listening to the sound of the case was enough for him to understand the problem. I was shocked.

The world is full of awake, resourceful, educated, and gifted people. We come face to face with them every day. On the road, in the market, in the movie theater, in the stadium… They are around us.

I am always surprised how little talented people earn. I recently heard that the proportion of Americans making $ 100,000 annually is less than 5 percent. I know smart, highly educated people whose annual income is less than 20 thousand dollars.

Someone who specializes in buying and selling medical supplies told me that doctors, dentists and physical therapists are facing financial difficulties. He said: “They are one step away from great wealth.”

Most people can manage to increase their income substantially if they add another to their skills: Financial intelligence is the synergy of accounting, investment, marketing and law. Making money is easier if you combine these four technical skills.

If my friend who helped me fix my computer had learned sales and marketing skills, his income would have grown tremendously. If I were him, I would research how I could do this business online and develop it. At the same time, I would improve myself in public relations. I would learn to reach the masses with free publicity. Ultimately, I would have more opportunity to profit from my own skills. In a short time, I would be one of the “best” in this area of expertise.

I suggest you look for jobs that will help you improve yourself. Before you decide on a particular profession and become a prisoner in a rat race, you have to decide what skills you want to learn.

Once a person gets caught up in a bill-paying cycle, they’re just like little mice spinning small metal wheels. They always run, but never go forward.

There is a lot of big talk in Jerry Maguire, in which Tom Cruise stars. Perhaps the most memorable line is: “Show me the money.” But there is another line that seems most realistic to me. The sentence Tom Cruise said when he left the company. He was fired and asked all the company members: “Who wants to come with me?”. But everyone is silent, almost frozen. A woman speaks only, “I’d love to come, but I’ll be promoted in up to three months.” she says.

Perhaps this is the most striking phrase spoken from the beginning to the end of the movie. It’s the kind of word used by people working to cover their bills. We all have someone around who studied for years and then got a job with an average salary. These people look forward to the hike they will receive each year, and they are disappointed each year.

I often ask everyone: “Where is this daily activity taking you?” I wonder if they too are looking where this hard work is taking them. What awaits them in the future?

I ask you too, do you think about your future or are you looking forward to the next paycheck without questioning where you are going?

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Why You Need to Increase Your Financial IQ

The average American today works for six months to pay taxes. This is a very long time. The more one work, the more she pays the government.

In this article, we’ll take a look at how taxes work in favor of corporations and the rich, and then discuss the power and advantages of corporations.

When the poor and middle class try to punish the rich, the rich do not bow down and react. Because they have money, power, and are determined to change things. They don’t just sit around and agree to pay taxes. They look for ways to reduce their tax burden, recruit skilled lawyers and accountants and persuade politicians to change laws and create legal loopholes. They have the opportunity to change the rules.

For example, the US tax law provides some possibilities to avoid paying taxes. Many people cannot access these opportunities because they are busy with their own work. These legal loopholes are details only the rich can see. For example, “1031” means the section numbered 1031 of the State Revenue Law. It allows the seller to delay tax on real estate sold to be exchanged for a more expensive property for the purpose of capital increase.

Real estate can offer great tax benefits. If you are not selling for disposal, you will not pay tax on your earnings as long as you trade them to increase their value. People who do not take advantage of the tax savings made possible by law miss the opportunity to grow their assets.

A high Financial IQ is required to be aware of and benefit from these opportunities. And raising Financial IQ only takes four areas of expertise:

  1. Accounting. We can also call this financial knowledge. This skill is a must to build an empire. The more money one takes the responsibility, the more careful one has to be. Otherwise everything will be ruined. Details matter. Financial knowledge is reading and understanding bank statements. This skill allows to identify the strengths and weaknesses of any organization.
  2. Investment. The science of making money. Strategies and equations are important for making the right investments. This skill is linked to creative intelligence.
  3. Understanding Markets. It requires knowledge of supply and demand. It is necessary to know the “technical” aspects of the markets. Whether an investment is right or not depends on current market conditions.
  4. Laws. A company with technical skills related to accounting, investment and the market grows rapidly. But a person who knows the tax law and is under a corporate shield can get rich much faster than someone working for someone else or just someone who owns a small business. This is like the difference between walking and getting on a plane. The difference is huge when it comes to long-term wealth.

Employees earn and pay taxes, and live with the rest. The company earns and spends money and pays taxes on the remaining amount. This is one of the biggest legal tax loopholes benefited by the rich.

This is easy to do if you have investments that generate good cash flow. For example, you can turn your vacation trips into board meetings in Hawaii. Automobile payments, insurance, repair expenses turn into company expenses. You can show your sports club membership fee as company expense. You can add most of the restaurant expenses to company expenses. There are many more advantages like this, but they should be done before paying tax.

The rich hide most of their wealth. They use companies or foundations to protect their assets from creditors. When someone sues a wealthy person, they face a legal protection shield, and often that wealthy person “has no property”. The rich keep control of everything, but they have no property. The poor and middle class try to own everything and lose them to either the state or other people.

In short, if you have legal assets, find out as soon as possible the benefits and protection shield a company can offer you. You will find many books written on the subject. Even if you look at the company establishment stages, you will get detailed information on this subject. The power of sole proprietorships is well described in Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich.

Financial IQ is actually a synergy of many skills and abilities. But I think the combination of the four technical skills I listed above forms the basis of financial intelligence. If you have a desire to make a great fortune, then the combination of these skills becomes even more important.

As part of your overall financial strategy, my suggestion is to have your own company equipped with assets.


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Don’t Work Too Hard -Work for Yourself

The mentality of considering home as investment and seeing wage growth as a resource to buy a larger house or spend more is the foundation of today’s debt-based society. Most people move up to higher positions in their jobs over time and receive regular salary increases. However, due to the increase in expenses, many families are under greater debt day by day and face more financial uncertainties.

If you are an employee,

  1. You work for someone: Most wage earners enrich the boss or shareholder. Your efforts and success contribute to the success and retirement of the boss.
  2. You work for the state: The state gets its share before you get your salary. By working harder, you increase the amount of tax charged by the state. Most government officials work from January to May only for enriching the state.
  3. You work for the bank: After taxes, your biggest expense is deductions and credit card debt.

The problem with hard work is that each of these three stages gets their share thanks to your increased efforts. What needs to be learned is how to translate increased efforts directly for the benefit of you and your family.

Most people have to rely on their salary to pursue their profession and receive income-generating active funds. So how do they measure the extent of their success as their actives grow? How does one realize that he or she is rich or has wealth? In this regard, besides the definition of active and passive, the definition of wealth is also important. Let’s look at what R. Buckminster Fuller said. Although what he says seems quite complicated, it begins to make sense after reading it thoroughly:

“Wealth is a person’s ability to survive so many numbers of days forward … or if I stopped working today, how long could I survive.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

Wealth is the measure of cash flow from comparing the expenditure column to the asset column. If it sounds a bit complicated, let’s explain it with an example:

Let’s say you have $ 1000 a month of cash flow from the active column. Your monthly expense is 2000 thousand dollars. How much is your wealth?

Let’s return to Buckminster Fuller’s definition. How many more days of financial power do you have according to Fuller? Only half a month’s cash flow.

If the cash flow from your assets reaches $ 2000 a month, then you are rich.

So, you are not rich yet, but you are wealthy. Every month, you have income generated by active funds that fully cover their monthly expenses. If you want to increase your spending, you must first increase the cash from your assets to maintain this level of wealth. Remember that you are no longer dependent on your salary. You are successful in building your active columns that gives you financial independence. Even if you quit your job today, you can meet your monthly expenses with net income from your assets.

The next target will be to transfer the surplus cash flow from active funds back to the active column. The more coins enter the active column, the larger the column gets. The larger your active funds, the greater your cash flow and net income. As long as you keep your expenses less than the cash flow from your assets, you will get richer, you will have income other than resources from your physical effort.

As this reinvestment process continues, you take firm steps towards getting rich.

Few people have enough money to survive today. There are even people who do not have enough money to live for a month. Many Americans have less than $ 400 in savings. A more shocking statistic in 2016, the GOBankingRates found that 34% of Americans had no savings at all. Few people can survive for a long time without a paycheck or government aid.

Lastly, let’s keep in that in mind:

The rich buy the active funds. The poor have only expenses. The middle class buys passives that they think are active.

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The First Rule of Getting Rich

In the previous post, it is explained that the first step to getting rich is to have accounting knowledge. In this article, I will tell you the first rule of simple accounting.

The first and foremost rule to get rich is to always invest money in active funds.

If we really want to get rich, this information is enough for us. This rule may sound very simple. It is so simple that it is often overlooked. Most people live without realizing how important this is. They always suffer financially because they don’t know the difference between active and passive investing.

If we adopt this rule, we will have a financial plan and will not suffer economically throughout our lives.

Now we must know the difference between active and passive.

While active funds make us money, passives take the money away from us. That’s all. If we want to get rich, we must buy actives for our lifetime. Thus, we can increase our wealth exponentially. If we want to be from the middle or poor class, we must constantly invest our money in passives.

The major cause of financial suffering in the world is due to not knowing the difference between these actives and passives.

Lack of knowledge is the main reason for financial confusion. Whether ignorance is about words or numbers. If people are in financial difficulties, there is something they cannot read about words or numbers. There must be something they cannot understand. The rich people get rich because they know how to manage their money. If we want to get rich and increase our wealth, we have to learn financial knowledge. In the language of both words and numbers.

Numbers alone may not make much sense. So are words. The important thing is the story of these together. This is the story of where the cash flows. We read that story in financial statements. The histories of four-fifths of families tell us that their financial history is hard work. It is not because these families work hard that they cannot earn money. They had to work hard all the time because they invested in passives.

It is not enough to have money. The point is not to get rich, but to sustain wealth. Therefore, we need to ask “How to maintain wealth?” question rather than asking “How to get rich?”.

It is obvious that, getting the money doesn’t solve the financial problems we have. Even it complicates the existing problems. Money often reveals our flaws. It reveals our unfamiliar sides.

Generally, the person who gets unexpected money gets relief for a short time, but soon starts to have financial difficulties again. Sometimes they even have worse financial difficulties. If the person with increased income tends to invest in passives, his expenses will also increase.

As we mentioned in previous posts, we take education to learn professional knowledge. We earn money thanks to our profession. But we don’t get financial skills at school. Therefore, our education cannot guarantee us a prosperous life. Even if we are very successful in our profession, we may have to deal with financial difficulties. Working more can’t solve this problem. Because the knowledge of how to spend the money in our education is lacking.

In fact, learning to manage money is more effective in getting rich than choosing a high-income profession.

Knowing how to manage money is a financial skill. People generally do not know the root cause of their financial problems. Because they do not know the cash flow and do not have financial skills. In this case, people cannot operate the money for their own benefit and they work too much and get tired.

Shortly, the active and passive investment issue is actually much simpler than it seems, and everyone should know about it. Cash flow is the story of how people use money. Active funds gradually make us money, and passive funds take the money out of our pockets.

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Why Accounting Knowledge Is Needed

In 1923, a group of great leaders and wealthiest businessmen held a meeting at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. Head of the largest steel company Charles Schwab, president of the world’s largest utility company Samuel Insull, president of the world’s largest gas distribution company Howard Hopson, chairman of the board of International Match Company Ivar Kreuger, president of the Bank of International Settlements Leon Fraizer, president of the New York Stock Exchange Richard Whitney, also two prominent stock market speculators Arthur Cotton and Jesse Livermore, and lastly Albert Fall who is a member of the President Harding cabinet were among the participants.

In twenty-five years, these nine participants somehow came to an end. Schwab died penniless after five years of debt. Insull passed away totally broke, somewhere far from his homeland. Hopson lost his mind and eventually went mad. Whitney and Albert Fall had just gotten out of prison. Fraizer and Livermore committed suicide.

Does anyone know what really happened to these guys? The conditions that prepared the Great Depression and the collapse of the markets must have disastrously affected the lives of these people. However nowadays, we are going through much greater and faster changes. Probably 20-25 years from now, we will see explosions and ruptures parallel to their ups and downs. The real wealth is education, not money. Unfortunately, many people focus on money instead. If these people were open to learning, their wealth would gradually increase as long as they were informed and open to innovations. It is always knowledge that produces money. Money flies away without financial knowledge.

What matters is not how much is earned, but how much money is kept. Most people fail to understand this. Sometimes we hear that a poor person suddenly becomes rich when he wins the lottery, but soon he returns to his poor days. He has millions of dollars, but after a while he returns where he started. Or let’s look at the life stories of professional athletes. Some make millions of dollars in a year by the age of twenty-four. However, when they reach their thirties, we read that they sleep under the bridges.

There is a story of a football player at social media these days. He was making millions of dollars until a few years ago. Now, his friends, wife, lawyer and accountant allegedly took all of his assets. He is living in the basement of an old friend’s house. He is only thirty-seven. He asked help from his old clubs, then his story was featured in media.

In the late 1990s, many people suddenly became rich. Just like the 1920s. People are getting richer, and as they get richer, their greed increases. On the other hand, the poor live more and more miserable.

We hear these questions often: “Where do we start?” or “How can I get rich in a short time?”. Instead of looking for answers to these questions, people should have financial knowledge or basic accounting knowledge to get rich.

If we’re going to build the Empire State Building, the first thing we need to do is dig a deep hole and lay a strong foundation. If we are going to build a house, a 15 cm thick foundation will be sufficient. While most people are on their way to getting rich, they try to build the Empire State Building with 15 cm thick concrete.

Our school system argues that there may still be house construction without foundations. That’s why the floors of the houses are still soil. Hence, when students graduate from school, they lack financial basis. Finally, living paycheck to paycheck, they decide that the only way to find a solution to their financial problems is to get rich as soon as possible.

Skyscraper construction begins. Construction progresses rapidly. Soon a curved tower appears, not the Empire State Building. Sleepless nights come back then.

Accounting is perhaps the world’s most boring subject. It can also be called very confusing. However, if we want to get rich and keep it for a long time, the most important issue is accounting. The point is how to learn this boring and confusing topic. The answer is that; with simplifying.

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Seize The Power of Money

Today, we all have a duty to manage the money wisely in our pocket. Of course there is no need to get a bachelor’s degree in economics to have this skill. In today’s world, what is taught in schools leads people to be slaves of money. But what we need to learn is to seize the power of money. Unfortunately, they don’t teach this in economics departments.

A university diploma cannot be a remedy for financial difficulties. Graduation is actually a beginning rather than an end. For sure, we need universities for being productive members of the society. However, these institutions do not teach people to manage money or control their economic fears. Therefore, they cannot guarantee economic satisfaction after graduation.


In fact, we are all “workers”. Let’s not waste our time trying to learn how to make bundles of money or thinking about it. What we need to do is keep control of our budget. When it comes to money, we shouldn’t be trapped by our fears or desires. No matter how much we earn, if we haven’t learned to cope with our fears and desires, then we actually live as high-wage slaves.

We must learn to use our fears and desires to our advantage. We must not let these emotions hurt us. What trapping people is their own negative emotions and ignorance. It is the biggest and most fundamental cause of poverty and financial difficulties. In other words, who are responsible for poverty is not the economy, the state or the rich.

What we need to do is learn to take advantage of our emotions and understand their influence on our thoughts. 

When our boss increases our hourly wages, our desires grow and we succumb to our emotions. Many people look forward to a pay day, a raise or authorization. There is no end to these expectations.

Our desires for what to buy will never end. A better phone, clothes, the latest model car or a bigger house… As our income increases, our desires increase and we always need more money.

Desire calls us, fear takes us out of the door, and we walk away without realizing it. This is the trap.

If we can see, we won’t get caught in the traps. If we keep our eyes open on the road, we will not fall into a trap. Being awake, aware, and conscious keeps us safe from many desires and fears. We have to be honest in determining what we really need. We must always continue our effort to know and understand ourselves. When we want to own something, we must try to find out why we really want that thing. These questions can save us from falling prey to our negative emotions.

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