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Old 11-14-2017, 05:02pm   #1 (permalink)
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https://www.theguardian.com/inequali...-credit-suisse

according to this, there are about 36M millionaires in the world, making up 0.7% of the population, and controlling about 46% of global wealth.
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Sounds about right if you look at the difference in demographic between who is and isn't having 2+ children.

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The biggest losers, the report says, are young people who should not expect to become as rich as their parents. “Those with low wealth tend to be disproportionately found among the younger age groups, who have had little chance to accumulate assets,” Urs Rohner, Credit Suisse’s chairman, said. “But we find that millennials face particularly challenging circumstances.”
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He said that millennials are much more educated than their parents. But he added: “We expect only a minority of high achievers and those in high demand sectors such a s technology or finance to effectively overcome the ‘millennial disadvantage’.”
I don't doubt the statistics about how the rich get richer, however they have been saying the same shit I quoted above for every generation. The only difference was they called them "Generation X" et al. instead of Millennials.

It's always the same story: The previous generations have fucked the up and coming generation so they better damn well vote Democrat to equalize things.
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Like most here, I'm sure, I've always known people who were wealthier than I am. There are millionaires in my own family. I have always noticed they were not any happier than I am. Money only solves one problem, and that problem is not having enough money. You still have all the other problems in life plus the problems created by having that money.
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I embrace and admire the 1%. They inspire me to reach for more. While I may never reach the 1%, we have been blessed with a pretty good life. Ups and downs for sure, but more better than worse.
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Money doesn’t change character, it just magnifies it.
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Millionaire isn't what it used to be...

On paper, my net worth is 7 figures, but I ain't by any means 'rich'.
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I doubt there is anyone here that would sell their reputation for a million dollars, but people do it every day.
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Millionaire isn't what it used to be...

On paper, my net worth is 7 figures, but I ain't by any means 'rich'.
if you had $1M in the bank today, you could reasonably draw out $40,000 a year and not worry too much about running out of money for 30 or so years.

having $1M isn't the same as being able to spend $1M in a year.
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I had a meg in the bank, MY largest concern would be how to convey that to my kids/grandkids on a tax free basis....through corporate setups and joint bank accounts/etc......that would include my wife also.....as I am divorced from my kid's mom, and found wonder woman (NO not Wendy from here)......

but I have no such issues.....thanks to crooked business dealings....another story with lots of names.....

you know, I really should get on the net over that crap....even if it's 20 years ago by now.....I really should.....just to burn their asses but good....

how best to do it?? FB?? what site it will be noticed and burn on forever???


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if you had $1M in the bank today, you could reasonably draw out $40,000 a year and not worry too much about running out of money for 30 or so years.

having $1M isn't the same as being able to spend $1M in a year.
If you had 1 Million in the correct investments you could have an average rate of return in excess of 5% a year. That's 50K with out ever touching the principle.

What these reports and articles always fail to point out is that people who become millionaires save money all the time. And then buy when the SHTF at bargain process. The 2nd greatest grwoth of the millionaire class was after the "Great recession". The largest time in history was after the great depression.

Number 1 rule most people fail at is saving money. Look at average savings rates over time.



If you don;t have the "Tools" to become rich you have a very hard tome of doing it. And cash assets are the best and easiest tool to have.
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I embrace and admire the 1%. They inspire me to reach for more. While I may never reach the 1%, we have been blessed with a pretty good life. Ups and downs for sure, but more better than worse.
We should all thank our lucky stars for the 1%: They pay our salaries.
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If you had 1 Million in the correct investments you could have an average rate of return in excess of 5% a year. That's 50K with out ever touching the principle.
"Correct investments" is the hard part of that scenario.
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"Correct investments" is the hard part of that scenario.
Not really. The hardest part is cash accumulation.
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Not really. The hardest part is cash accumulation.
So let's say one has the cash accumulated, what next?
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Hookers and blow, baby. Hookers and blow.
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I did not make that "1%" cut!
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So let's say one has the cash accumulated, what next?
Dividend aristocrats:

https://www.simplysafedividends.com/...d-aristocrats/

Then look at PIMCO funds

https://www.pimco.com/en-us/investme...come-fund/inst

Then look at some funds. Always know the history of the people who manage the funds. It's the managers who make the money. This is one of my preferred funds.

https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/ccd

Then look at some REIT's. You have to keep on top of these daily.

Here's One I've been following.
https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/wmc
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So let's say one has the cash accumulated, what next?
Go on a car forum and ask for financial advice. While you are there, get some medical advice and marriage counseling, too.
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Go on a car forum and ask for financial advice. While you are there, get some medical advice and marriage counseling, too.


no point in spending your hard earned money on experts. get free advice from self-styled experts.

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