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The 8 Qualities of a Successful Life

May 07, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Years ago, after my first book came out and I had made a few television appearances, I was nearly accosted on the street by a very animated woman who kept pointing at me and then exclaimed “I know who you are... you are the... Money Lady!” I’ve adopted that as a nickname of sorts. I am indeed the lady whose passion is to help people make the most of their money.

The thing is, when I am most successful helping people, money is so beside the point. Oh sure, I have plenty of advice on Roth IRAs, revocable trusts and term life insurance, but when I sit down to help someone with their financial life, what we always end up focusing on is their interior life. There are no money problems. There are people problems. Success is not how many zeroes your bank account has. It’s about making the most of the life you have.

And that comes down to embracing the eight qualities that allow you to take control of your destiny. 


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