9 ways to get rich quicker

Slow and steady may be the surest path to financial success, but who isn't tempted to take a shortcut, provided the risks are tolerable?

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Jun 4, 2013 8:07PM
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Go into politics. Get a life-long salary plus health benefits that cover everything 100%. Never again have to worry about getting audited by the IRS (because Congress wrote a law stating that sitting federal politicans can't be audited). Rake in the dough from lobbyists. Never again have to obey any of the laws you set forth for the citizens that you are supposed to be SERVING. Fly anywhere in the world you want on the taxpayers' dimes. Skip TSA lines and searches. Buy new cars and write the cost off as work expenditures. Do the same with extravagant vacations.

But I digress. Politicians would NEVER do any of that...   (place eye-roll here)

Jun 4, 2013 7:04PM
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wow....you are sad disgusting people MSN...."marry rich" are you kidding me. A worlwide news outlet suggestings things like that to kids. It is a wonder our society, especially the younger people in it; are so incredibly lazy and self centered
Jun 4, 2013 7:08PM
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maybe the world needs to focus on values as opposed to becoming rich
Jun 4, 2013 7:44PM
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The best way to keep your money is to stay out of stores.  
Jun 5, 2013 5:19AM
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First rule of becoming "rich" is to desire less.....the second rule is to earn more. Beyond that, rich is relative. A highly paid athlete, actor, lotto winner sometimes (usually?) ends up broke, while a steady work-a-day saver (in spite of Bernanke's efforts to subvert thrift altogether) who ends up with enough to retire comfortably with no fiscal worries shows comparative wealth. Chances are that if you don't care whether you impress people with your car/house/stuff, you have a shot at a rich life. 
Jun 4, 2013 8:32PM
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The best way to keep your money is to stay away from credit card debt. If you don't have it, don't spend it.

 

Jun 4, 2013 9:35PM
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Charge 30% interest, a late fee of 35-- dollars if your 1 day late and give them an introductory teaser rate then bend them over after 6 months ......Oh wait a minute that's the banking systems strategy...lol
Jun 5, 2013 12:17AM
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Get elected to the U.S. House, then run for and get elected to the Senate,and score two incomes for life with full benefits and raises when the buds vote them in.That's what Roy Blunt did,and he sleeps through the process. If the people are so stupid as to vote for these shams,then we deserve to be burned!
Jun 5, 2013 8:03AM
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Save (and save first), be frugal, work hard, live well within your means, and be patient.  Also, take a tip from our government when it comes to your personal debt load.  The tip - Don't be anything like our government!  

Good luck to you.
Jun 4, 2013 11:36PM
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They forgot to mention selling illegal drugs and stealing.

Jun 5, 2013 12:47AM
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Let's see....bank robbing, medical marijuana marketing, car stealing, insurance fraud, and some of my favorites:
1. Creating / buying a business with borrowed money paying yourself a crazy high salary, defaulting on the loan and having the business declare bankruptcy and then pay yourself bonuses for liquidating efforts.
2. Starting an investment fund and get old retired people who are losing it (mentally) to invest for them, then buy inappropriate investments from your favored (kickbacks) friends, while paying yourself high commissions and management fees, then declaring bankruptcy when the money runs out.
3. Buy out a small company, create shares, hype it to greedy dumb investors who will overpay and then sell out all your shares and split with the profits while still staying CEO and paying yourself a high salary until (see #1 or #2).
Jun 4, 2013 10:45PM
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If you marry for money, you'll earn every penny.
Jun 5, 2013 9:06AM
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Save at least 10% of your salary every month. Tithe, in other words, give to your church. Pay credit cards off at the end of each month. Have medical and life insurance. Watch your spending when in the Mall - only buy what you need. Plan your meals every week so you don't buy unnecessary items. Give something to those in need who have fallen on hard times. Save something every month for a vacation every year. Pay your bills on time so you don't have all those interest fees. Maintain your car if you have one so that it lasts longer. Enjoy the simple things in life like taking walks, playing games and spending time with family and friends.
Jun 4, 2013 10:23PM
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This was by far the dumbest article I've ever read on msn... How about some original ideas.. Seriously condoning gold digging?
Jun 4, 2013 8:27PM
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1- marry rich

2- divorce and take half

3- marry rich

4- divorce and take half

5- marry some old who is rich

6- they die and hopefully you get a good portion of it

7- Invest the money in a strip club

8- sell strip club for huge profit

9- If you did 1-8 you are now rich for the rest of your life.

Jun 4, 2013 7:42PM
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How about just paying debt off early - with a plan of course...very surprised this was not in here.  Paying off a credit card early at 20% is a 20% return.....match that in the markets
Jun 5, 2013 8:04AM
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most of these are get poor quick schemes
Jun 4, 2013 8:52PM
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9 Ways to get rich quicker: Buy stock in the rigged nation-destroying markets and sit on it- January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September while Ben Bernanke gives you part of the $85 billion a month he robs from the future of our country. Tell your friends you're a professional investor.
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