What are the odds of you making a million dollars someday? How you answer that question can actually have an effect on whether it happens or not.
Self-made millionaires usually get there because they truly believe making that much money IS possible if they make good choices and work hard. Here are five more signs you WON’T end up being a millionaire . . .
1. You’re too focused on saving. You should save and be smart about spending. You just probably won’t get RICH that way. You have to focus on earning more, not saving.
2. You don’t have goals for your money. You need specific plans for how you’re going to use your money to make MORE money. You also need to set high expectations for yourself, and then meet those expectations.
3. You haven’t started investing yet. Millionaires usually get there by investing a significant amount. Like 20% of their income. And that’s different than just saving it.
4. You only have one source of income. A recent study looked at self-made millionaires and found 65% of them got there by having at least THREE sources of income. That includes things like side-gigs and real-estate investments.
5. You don’t like taking risks. Most people prefer stability, and that’s totally fine. But most self-made millionaires HAVE to take risks. They don’t get there by only making safe choices.
A guy named Derrick Deanda from Elk Grove, California was in his car last month when he saw a van swerve off the road and roll over. And he immediately stopped to help.
And it’s a good thing he did, because a guy and his three kids were trapped inside. Derrick broke a window and helped pull them out safely before the paramedics showed up.
And now, a few weeks later, Derrick got his reward . . . a $143 bill from the city.
It turns out that when Derrick broke the window on the van, he got a small cut on his hand. One of the paramedics took a quick look at it . . . so, BOOM, $143.
Derrick says he’s shocked they charged him for helping save the family. Quote, “I mean, why would I want to stop to help somebody if I’m going to get a bill?”
(CBS 13 – Sacramento)
Here’s someone who’s lucky she picks terrible passwords . . . because it ended up saving her LIFE.
On Monday, a 28-year-old woman lost control of her car and drove off a cliff near San Jose, California. And she had OnStar, which should have told police where she was. But for some reason, it didn’t work right. (The woman hasn’t been identified.)
Luckily, a cop named Dave Cameron showed up at her family’s house after they reported her missing. And he asked if she had an iPhone, because he knew they come with an app called “Find My iPhone” that shows exactly where it is.
The problem was, they needed to access her iPad to check it, and her family didn’t know her password. But apparently it was pretty generic . . . because Dave was able to guess it on the THIRD TRY. And the app ended up leading them straight to her.
It turned out she was face down in a ravine, and couldn’t reach her phone. A Coast Guard helicopter eventually got to her more than 17 HOURS after the crash happened.
At the hospital, she was treated for injuries to her legs and stomach. And she was pretty out of it, so it’s still not clear what caused the crash. But it sounds like she’ll be okay.
(San Jose Mercury News)
The one way the On the Run tour was probably saving money? Booking one hotel room for the married performers. According to PageSix, however, Beyonce and Jay Z are staying in separate hotels.
There have been rumors flying that the power couple’s marriage is on the rocks, and insiders with the tour agree. “They’re not just staying in different hotel rooms, but they have booked separate hotels, and they arrive separately to each show,” the insider told the site. There was supposedly even an emergency meeting last week to decide how to move forward with the tour.
“This may not make it to San Francisco,” a source said. “I’m definitely not sure that they’ll make it to Paris.” The tour entourage has expanding, too. “There are lawyers that have now joined the tour, and they’re not here just to see them perform. They are here to help hash things out,” the source said. No, there’s no prenup, according to the source.