1. Saving. Having savings on hand can help get you through life’s most challenging moments with greater ease. Taking time off work because you are sick, moving to a new city, or sending the kids to a private school are all good examples of this. Even though these things could all be accomplished with credit cards and personal loans, for example, your life will be a lot easier without taking on extra debt and stress. So putting money away for a rainy day is a must.
  2. Investing. In addition to saving cash, it’s also a good idea to invest cash in ways that will grow your wealth over time. The word investment might make you think about the stock market. (And stocks and bonds aren’t by any means a bad idea as long as you do your homework.) But an investment can be anything that grows in value: purchasing a home, pursuing an advanced education, and buying precious metals are all ways to invest.
  3. Reducing expenses. Many wealthy people are surprisingly frugal, and this isn´t a coincidence. Finding better deals, avoiding impulse purchases, and even negotiating prices on larger expenses can add up big time. And that money, invested and grown over a lifetime, can make a real difference in your bank account.
  4. Taking Care of Yourself. Eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, and staying up to date on your doctor’s appointments will save you thousands in medical expenses down the road, while also allowing you to live a happier and more productive life along the way. No wonder there is a strong statistical correlation between health and wealth!