4 Reasons Why You Don’t Have Financial Mastery


“Women fake orgasms and men fake finances.”
― Suze Orman

Here are four reasons why people not as smart as you are making more money than you, and what you can do about it.

Financial success is not always the result of hard work and skill alone; sometimes it’s simply inherited. There is a statistical correlation between a person’s income as an adult and his or her parent’s income.

Don’t begrudge someone else’s good fortune. After all, you do need investors, don’t you?

Dress and Body Language

It has been said that good looks play a large role in financial success. Daniel Hamermesh from Yale University concludes in his Beauty in the Labor Market study that “beautiful people will make $230,000 more in their lifetimes than average-looking people.” Other studies report that taller people tend to be more financially successful as well.

You might not have any control over your genes, but you do have control over how you project your image to others. Stand up tall, speak clearly and confidently, and show the world a self-assured you. You’ll see how quickly and positively people respond. Not feeling very confident? Try the “fake it until you make it!” approach.

A study suggests that men who are “below average on agreeableness earn roughly 18 percent more than men who are considered nice.” For women, the advantage is 5 percent. It seems that men who are rude are more successful negotiators and therefore earn more financial rewards..

via OPEN Forum.

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