Tag: The Millionaire Mind

Rags to Riches

By Thomas J. Stanley on Jul 22nd, 2010 in Millionaire Next Door Stories

On the way to the mountains last weekend I stopped at a favorite family owned hardware store.  This large, small town store carries a wide variety of merchandise from work clothes to high grade woodworking tools.  It also has a nice sporting goods department.  It was there that I found an item which I had […]

Even More Frugal Than One Engineer

By Thomas J. Stanley on May 27th, 2010 in Millionaire Next Door Stories

A woman contacted me soon after Stop Acting Rich was published.  She reflected upon the discussion in the book about how productive educators and engineers were in transforming income into wealth.  She asked, “What about an engineer who is also an educator?”  She was talking about her husband, a 60 year old mechanical engineering professor.  […]

The Vanishing Frugal Lifestyle

By Thomas J. Stanley on May 6th, 2010 in Current Events

What is the most often asked question regarding the material contained in my latest book, Stop Acting Rich?  “When the economy improves will people give up the frugal  habits they adopted during the most recent economic meltdown?” Most of the people who ask this believe that frugality is here to stay.  But I am of a […]

More than “Wishful Thinking”

By Thomas J. Stanley on Mar 2nd, 2010 in Millionaire Next Door Stories

Dr. Stanley: As a reader of both “The Millionaire Next Door” and “The Millionaire Mind,” this story immediately struck a chord with me, and I knew I had to share it with you. First some background, then the story.  For about a year, I had the pleasure of personally getting to know a self-made decamillionaire […]

In Honor of a Leader of Leaders

By Thomas J. Stanley on Jan 18th, 2010 in Current Events

You are contemplating pursuing a graduate degree.  Several weeks after you take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), your scores arrive in the mail.  How do you rank?  You discover that your verbal aptitude score is in the third quarter, or below average range.  Naturally you are disappointed.  If this was your score, would you still […]