I came across this statistic: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 57% of adults play the lottery in a given year. This tells me that there are a whole bunch of people who are willing to be rich (or at least richer).

You can become rich in several ways:

1. Marry it 2. Steal it 3. Win it 4. Find it 5. Inherit it 6. Earn via labor 7. Earn via Investment

#1 may seem too adventurous. #2 may get you in trouble. To count on #3 or #4 you won’t consider yourself lucky. #5 isn’t an option (otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this). You long gave up trying to become rich through #6, so I suggest you consider #7: investing.

I have been studying the subject and investing in real estate for almost 25 years. Fortunately, I have made more than I’ve lost, but I have suffered some losses. I made the decision long ago that I would rather risk losing money and know why, than lose it and not know. At least I would learn something!

I don’t have all the answers, but I have learned a lot. My six years on the road and sharing the stage with Robert Kiyosaki were especially educational. Reading investment books and taking CCIM courses were very helpful as well, but I learned the most by “doing”.

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