THIS book is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.                       

 -- Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich, Preface

Population living below national poverty line. Source: CIA World Fact Book 2008

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The Science of Getting Rich

by Wallace Delois Wattles, [1910]


The Right To Be Rich

WHATEVER may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No man can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money; for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them with.

A man develops in mind, soul, and body by making use of things, and society is so organized that man must have money in order to become the possessor of things; therefore, the basis of all advancement for man must be the science of getting rich.

The object of all life is development; and everything that lives has an inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining.

Man's right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfoldment; or, in other words, his right to be rich.

In this book, I shall not speak of riches in a figurative way; to be really rich does not mean to be satisfied or contented with a little. No man ought to be satisfied with a little if he is capable of using and enjoying more. The purpose of Nature is the advancement and unfoldment of life; and every man should have all that can contribute to the power; elegance, beauty, and richness of life; to be content with less is sinful.

The man who owns all he wants for the living of all the life he is capable of living is rich; and no man who has not plenty of money can have all he wants. Life has advanced so far, and become so complex, that even the most ordinary man or woman requires a great amount of wealth in order to live in a manner that even approaches completeness. Every person naturally wants to become all that they are capable of becoming; this desire to realize innate possibilities is inherent in human nature; we cannot help wanting to be all that we can be. Success in life is becoming what you want to be; you can become what you want to be only by making use of things, and you can have the free use of things only as you become rich enough to buy them. To understand the science of getting rich is therefore the most essential of all knowledge.

There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life; and that desire is praise worthy. The man who does not desire to live more abundantly is abnormal, and so the man who does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants is abnormal.

There are three motives for which we live; we live for the body, we live for the mind, we live for the soul. No one of these is better or holier than the other; all are alike desirable, and no one of the three—body, mind, or soul—can live fully if either of the others is cut short of full life and expression. It is not right or noble to live only for the soul and deny mind or body; and it is wrong to live for the intellect and deny body or soul.

We are all acquainted with the loathsome consequences of living for the body and denying both mind and soul; and we see that real life means the complete expression of all that man can give forth through body, mind, and soul. Whatever he can say, no man can be really happy or satisfied unless his body is living fully in every function, and unless the same is true of his mind and his soul. Wherever there is unexpressed possibility, or function not performed, there is unsatisfied desire. Desire is possibility seeking expression, or function seeking performance.

Man cannot live fully in body without good food, comfortable clothing, and warm shelter; and without freedom from excessive toil. Rest and recreation are also necessary to his physical life .

He cannot live fully in mind without books and time to study them, without opportunity for travel and observation, or without intellectual companionship.

To live fully in mind he must have intellectual recreations, and must surround himself with all the objects of art and beauty he is capable of using and appreciating.

To live fully in soul, man must have love; and love is denied expression by poverty.

A man's highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves; love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving. The man who has nothing to give cannot fill his place as a husband or father, as a citizen, or as a man. It is in the use of material things that a man finds full life for his body, develops his mind, and unfolds his soul. It is therefore of supreme importance to him that he should be rich.

It is perfectly right that you should desire to be rich; if you are a normal man or woman you cannot help doing so. It is perfectly right that you should give your best attention to the Science of Getting Rich, for it is the noblest and most necessary of all studies. If you neglect this study, you are derelict in your duty to yourself, to God and humanity; for you can render to God and humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself.

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Although it is perfectly right that you should desire to be rich (if you are a normal man or woman you cannot help doing so), you must avoid "get rich quick" scams.


5 Work at Home Scams - And How to Avoid Them

by Tony Mase

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Giving up your day job, getting rid of that overbearing boss, and working at home is a tempting thought! But have you ever really thought about what you'd do for a living from home?
Unfortunately, there are a ton of scam artists out there who are trying to make a quick buck off your dreams of working at home. In fact, you probably have plenty of bogus work at home proposals sitting in your inbox right now!
There are tons of scams out there, but some are more common than others. If you're looking for the right work at home opportunity, stay away from these 5 scams:

1. Craft Assembly

It sounds so easy - making dolls, toys, and crafts right from the comfort of your own home. Once you're done, you get paid a big chunk of money. And to get started, all you have to do is buy the starter kit.
Unfortunately, though, it's not that easy. The company that sounded like a dream to work with now tells you that you didn't do the work right and now you're not getting paid. What you didn't know when you signed up was that these companies don't make money off of selling crafts... they make money off of selling starters' kits to people like you!

2. Envelope Stuffing

How hard can it be, right? To make money from home, all you have to do is find companies that'll pay you to stuff envelopes for them - and you get to do it right from home! To make things even easier, there are companies out there that'll sell you a starter kit to get you on your way. The only trouble is, big companies already have machines that stuff and stamp envelopes for them. So, why would they pay you to do it? Once again, you're stuck dealing with scam artists who make all of their money selling starters' kits!

3. Re-shipping

This one isn't just a scam; it can actually land you in some serious hot water. In re-shipping scams, someone pays you to have a package delivered to your house. When you get it, you're supposed to re-pack it and mail it to another address. The only trouble is, the stuff inside has usually been stolen or bought with a stolen credit card. Before you know it, the police could be knocking on your door!

4. Processing Health Insurance Claims

Health insurance is a big industry and there are plenty of people out there trying to convince you that you can join it from home. Chances are, you've gotten plenty of emails that tell you to buy some software, pay for some training - and, just like that, insurance companies will pay you to process their claims.

However, most of the training out there isn't legitimate, so you won't know what you need to about health insurance claims. And, insurance companies already have employees who process claims, so they're not going to pay you to do it from home.

5. Online Businesses

These "opportunities" are circulating like wildfire! A "guru" out there is offering to sell you all of his or her secrets for a few hundred bucks. Before you know it, you're an online millionaire without having to do much work! Guess what? Building an online business isn't nearly that simple!

So, how can you avoid getting scammed by these and other work at home scams?

  • Never fall for promises of quick cash with very little effort.
  • Never call a 900 number for more information. If a company has a legitimate job or information line, it'll be on a toll-free 800 number.
  • Never pay for a starter kit. Legitimate employers pay to train their employees, not the other way around.


There are many other scams to avoid. Here are few more examples:

Advance-fee fraud

An advance-fee fraud is a confidence trick in which the target is persuaded to advance sums of money in the hope of realizing a significantly larger gain. Among the variations on this type of scam are the Nigerian Letter (also called the 419 fraud, Nigerian scam, Nigerian bank scam, or Nigerian money offer.
[ For more information go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance-fee_fraud ]

Internet Based Scams

Internet fraud refers to the use of Internet services to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to conduct fraudulent transactions, or to transmit the proceeds of fraud to financial institutions or to others connected with the scheme. Internet fraud can occur in chat rooms, email, message boards or on websites. [ For more info go  to:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_fraud ]

Think Working at Home Sounds Great?
6 Reasons Why It May Not Be!

- by Tony Mase

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As you sit in your cubicle, head to meetings, and deal with a know-it-all boss, working at home can seem like the perfect way to work without getting frustrated or stressed out. But, whether you simply want to convince your boss to let you work from home or you want to start your own business, working at home presents several challenges.

Before you give up that cubicle, take a look at these 6 pitfalls - and see if you're likely to fall victim to any of them:

1. You may feel isolated.

There are no other co-workers to talk to or go to lunch with. There's no break room to head to. Sure, you're at home - but you're also by yourself.

2. Your paycheck isn't guaranteed.

If you're starting your own business, there's no promise of money rolling in. Some months may be very profitable; others, not so much. And, if you're your own boss, there's no paid sick time or vacation time. When you work at home as your own boss, time really is money!

3. You'll need a lot of self-discipline.

When you're working at home, there are plenty of reasons not to work - like your favorite soap opera that comes on in the middle of the day or that pile of laundry that needs to be done. There's no boss sitting there, telling you to get to work. If you can't motivate yourself, you'll never get anything done.

4. You'll need tunnel vision.

It's not all about disciplining yourself; you also need to drown out the distractions around you. You may be the most motivated person in the world, but if you can't tune out the screaming kids or the barking dog, working at home isn't for you.

5. You won't be able to escape the office.

Think back to a really frustrating day you had at the office. What did you do to feel better? Clock out early and head home? When you work at home, home is work! You can't just jump in the car, drive home, and escape - because you're already home!

And, you'll see work stuff sitting around everywhere. Even if you have a home office, work stuff will likely make its way to other parts of the house - meaning you may never feel like you've truly left the office.

6. You may never really feel "off the clock".

Many people who work at home wind up working more hours than they ever did in an office. After all, it's just too easy to head back upstairs to check email or finish that one last project. In an office, when you leave for the day, you leave for the day. But at home, you may discover you're putting in extra time you never would have put in at the office - simply because it's so accessible.

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