How many times have you heard people grumble about taxes? Eventually, they get tired of simply complaining about how much money in taxes they have to pay and move on to how much money on taxes the rich DON’T have to pay. It can be frustrating, can’t it, knowing that people with less money get fewer breaks than people with loads of money? It’s frustrating because it isn’t fair. And if you happen to be one of the people on the low-income/high tax-percentage side, then you may experience some resentment.
Well, the fact is, no amount of grumbling and complaining is going to make the powers that be suddenly make things fair for you. This is because of the Golden Rule: ?He who has the gold, makes the rules.? Chances are, they are going to make the rules in their favor. They’re going to keep all the good tax breaks to themselves. They are going to tell you there just isn’t enough money to go around, even as you watch so many people drive around in so many expensive cars and eat in so many posh restaurants. Even politicians who promise tax breaks to the downtrodden masses?even the ones who are sincere in their desire to help the average working stiff?are limited in their ability to affect the system.
That’s why you are going to have to take action. Don’t be one of the downtrodden masses. If you want more money, you are going to have to go get it yourself. And yes, you too can get more money in the form of tax breaks.
In his Rich Dad book series, Robert Kiyosaki advocates figuring out what the rich do to be rich, and do that. Except that you don’t have to figure it out. He didn’t even have to figure it out, because he had a rich ?dad? to tell him the secret of the rich: investing. Especially in real estate.
?One of the reasons I chose to work predominantly in the B and I quadrants are the tax advantages,? he says in his book ?Cash Flow Quadrant.? The cash flow quadrant, after which he named the book, is his rich dad’s diagram of the four different kinds of people, with respect to where they get their money and their philosophy about procuring money which, oddly enough, match up. In other words, people who are Employees have one set of values while the people who are Self-employed have another.
Kiyosaki prefers to belong to the Business and Investment quadrants because that, he says, is where the money is.
You know the saying, ?If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.? That is good advice, especially if the guys you want to beat are the rich. It’s actually great news that they are getting so many tax breaks. That means that, when you become one of them, you will get those same tax breaks, IF you know how.
Here’s how. You become one of them by using investments to make your money multiply. You can do that while remaining also in the E and S quadrants, if you are well-paid, but Kiyosaki advises that you join the B quadrant, by building a business system that will essentially work on its own without much input from you. Then you can either keep it or sell it, but you must invest.
Investing, preferably in real estate?condos, rental property, land and the like?is your ticket to financial freedom.
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