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Dear Read­ers,

It has been said that you can make more money but you can’t make more time. It also has been said that time can make money, but money can­not buy time. Both the rich and the poor have the same amount of time in a day, 24 hours. The dif­fer­ence be­tween the rich and the poor is at the rich know how to man­age their time, the poor do not.

The poor will come home from work grab a beer sit down in the re­cliner and watch TV for hours on end. The rich do not do this as they re­al­ize use­less tele­vi­sion watch­ing does not pro­vide a good re­turn on the time in­vested. This does not mean that the rich do not re­lax. They do. They just choose to re­lax in the more con­struc­tive man­ner. A rich man or woman will read up to three books a week. The poor rarely even own a li­brary card much less use it. Did you know that only 5% of all Amer­i­cans own a li­brary card? A li­brary card is a free pass to a world of in­for­ma­tion in print form. So the work­ing poor have no ex­cuse for not read­ing and de­vel­op­ing their mind.

It has also been said that you be­come the av­er­age of the five peo­ple you spend the most time with. So if you want to be suc­cess­ful, pick five peo­ple who are also suc­cess­ful and spend more time with them. if you hang around the same five peo­ple even at work you’re not go­ing to rise above them in suc­cess or sta­tus.

The rich also choose bet­ter things to eat. They eat healthy. They eat fruits and veg­eta­bles and gen­uine meat prod­ucts un­less of course they’re ve­gan. The poor gen­er­ally grav­i­tate to­ward junk food like McDon­ald’s. Granted, McDon­ald’s does of­fer some healthy choices like sal­ads, but those are gen­er­ally a lit­tle bit more ex­pen­sive than what the poor would rather spend on a meal. Poor eat­ing habits will give you poor health. Poor health will steal your time.

The rich in­vest in them­selves. It has been sug­gested that one should strive to live on 70% of their in­come. Ten per­cent of your in­come should be set aside for sav­ing; an­other ten per­cent of your in­come should be set aside for giv­ing. Lastly, ten per­cent of your in­come should be set aside for per­sonal

Ken Petty

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