THIS book is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical
manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for the men
and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get
rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have,
so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to
go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want results and
who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for
action, without going into all the processes by which those
conclusions were reached.
-- Wallace D. Wattles, The
Science of Getting Rich, Preface
Population living below national poverty line. Source: CIA
World Fact Book 2008
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5 Work at Home Scams - And How to Avoid Them
The Science of Getting Rich
by Wallace Delois Wattles, 
The Right To Be Rich
WHATEVER may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains
that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful
life unless one is rich. No man can rise to his greatest possible
height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of
money; for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have
many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has
money to buy them with.
A man develops in mind, soul, and body by making use of things,
and society is so organized that man must have money in order to
become the possessor of things; therefore, the basis of all
advancement for man must be the science of getting rich.
The object of all life is development; and everything that
lives has an inalienable right to all the development it is
capable of attaining.
Man's right to life means his right to have the free and
unrestricted use of all the things which may be necessary to his
fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfoldment; or, in other
words, his right to be rich.
In this book, I shall not speak of riches in a figurative way;
to be really rich does not mean to be satisfied or contented with
a little. No man ought to be satisfied with a little if he is
capable of using and enjoying more. The purpose of Nature is the
advancement and unfoldment of life; and every man should have all
that can contribute to the power; elegance, beauty, and richness
of life; to be content with less is sinful.
The man who owns all he wants for the living of all the life he
is capable of living is rich; and no man who has not plenty of
money can have all he wants. Life has advanced so far, and become
so complex, that even the most ordinary man or woman requires a
great amount of wealth in order to live in a manner that even
approaches completeness. Every person naturally wants to become
all that they are capable of becoming; this desire to realize
innate possibilities is inherent in human nature; we cannot help
wanting to be all that we can be. Success in life is becoming what
you want to be; you can become what you want to be only by making
use of things, and you can have the free use of things only as you
become rich enough to buy them. To understand the science of
getting rich is therefore the most essential of all knowledge.
There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for
riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more
abundant life; and that desire is praise worthy. The man who does
not desire to live more abundantly is abnormal, and so the man who
does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants is
There are three motives for which we live; we live for the
body, we live for the mind, we live for the soul. No one of these
is better or holier than the other; all are alike desirable, and
no one of the three—body, mind, or soul—can live fully if either
of the others is cut short of full life and expression. It is not
right or noble to live only for the soul and deny mind or body;
and it is wrong to live for the intellect and deny body or soul.
We are all acquainted with the loathsome consequences of living
for the body and denying both mind and soul; and we see that real
life means the complete expression of all that man can give forth
through body, mind, and soul. Whatever he can say, no man can be
really happy or satisfied unless his body is living fully in every
function, and unless the same is true of his mind and his soul.
Wherever there is unexpressed possibility, or function not
performed, there is unsatisfied desire. Desire is possibility
seeking expression, or function seeking performance.
Man cannot live fully in body without good food, comfortable
clothing, and warm shelter; and without freedom from excessive
toil. Rest and recreation are also necessary to his physical life
He cannot live fully in mind without books and time to study
them, without opportunity for travel and observation, or without
To live fully in mind he must have intellectual recreations,
and must surround himself with all the objects of art and beauty
he is capable of using and appreciating.
To live fully in soul, man must have love; and love is denied
expression by poverty.
A man's highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits
on those he loves; love finds its most natural and spontaneous
expression in giving. The man who has nothing to give cannot fill
his place as a husband or father, as a citizen, or as a man. It is
in the use of material things that a man finds full life for his
body, develops his mind, and unfolds his soul. It is therefore of
supreme importance to him that he should be rich.
It is perfectly right that you should desire to be rich; if you
are a normal man or woman you cannot help doing so. It is
perfectly right that you should give your best attention to the
Science of Getting Rich, for it is the noblest and most necessary
of all studies. If you neglect this study, you are derelict in
your duty to yourself, to God and humanity; for you can render to
God and humanity no greater service than to make the most of
Although it is perfectly right that you should desire to be rich
(if you are a normal man or woman you cannot help doing so), you
must avoid "get rich quick" scams.
5 Work at Home Scams - And How to Avoid Them
by Tony Mase
© Tony Mase - All Rights Reserved
Giving up your day job, getting rid of
that overbearing boss, and working at home is a tempting thought!
But have you ever really thought about what you'd do for a living
Unfortunately, there are a ton of scam artists out there who are
trying to make a quick buck off your dreams of working at home. In
fact, you probably have plenty of bogus work at home proposals
sitting in your inbox right now!
There are tons of scams out there, but some are more common than
others. If you're looking for the right work at home opportunity,
stay away from these 5 scams:
1. Craft Assembly
It sounds so easy - making dolls, toys,
and crafts right from the comfort of your own home. Once you're
done, you get paid a big chunk of money. And to get started, all
you have to do is buy the starter kit.
Unfortunately, though, it's not that easy. The company that
sounded like a dream to work with now tells you that you didn't do
the work right and now you're not getting paid. What you didn't
know when you signed up was that these companies don't make money
off of selling crafts... they make money off of selling starters'
kits to people like you!
2. Envelope Stuffing
How hard can it be, right? To make money
from home, all you have to do is find companies that'll pay you to
stuff envelopes for them - and you get to do it right from home!
To make things even easier, there are companies out there that'll
sell you a starter kit to get you on your way.
The only trouble is, big companies already have machines that
stuff and stamp envelopes for them. So, why would they pay you to
do it? Once again, you're stuck dealing with scam artists who make
all of their money selling starters' kits!
This one isn't just a scam; it can
actually land you in some serious hot water. In re-shipping scams,
someone pays you to have a package delivered to your house. When
you get it, you're supposed to re-pack it and mail it to another
address. The only trouble is, the stuff inside has usually been
stolen or bought with a stolen credit card. Before you know it, the police could be knocking on
4. Processing Health Insurance Claims
Health insurance is a big industry and
there are plenty of people out there trying to convince you that
you can join it from home. Chances are, you've gotten plenty of
emails that tell you to buy some software, pay for some training -
and, just like that, insurance companies will pay you to process
However, most of the training out there
isn't legitimate, so you won't know what you need to about health
insurance claims. And, insurance companies already have employees
who process claims, so they're not going to pay you to do it from
5. Online Businesses
These "opportunities" are circulating like
wildfire! A "guru" out there is offering to sell you all of his or
her secrets for a few hundred bucks. Before you know it, you're an
online millionaire without having to do much work! Guess what?
Building an online business isn't nearly that simple!
So, how can you avoid getting scammed
by these and other work at home scams?
- Never fall for promises of quick cash with very little effort.
- Never call a 900 number for more information. If a company has a
legitimate job or information line, it'll be on a toll-free 800
- Never pay for a starter kit. Legitimate employers pay to train
their employees, not the other way around.
There are many other scams to avoid. Here are few more
An advance-fee fraud is a confidence trick in which
the target is persuaded to advance sums of money in the hope of
realizing a significantly larger gain. Among the variations on
this type of scam are the Nigerian Letter (also called the
419 fraud, Nigerian scam, Nigerian bank scam, or Nigerian
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Internet Based Scams
Internet fraud refers to the use of Internet services
to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to
conduct fraudulent transactions, or to transmit the proceeds of
fraud to financial institutions or to others connected with the
scheme. Internet fraud can occur in chat rooms, email, message
boards or on websites.
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Think Working at Home Sounds Great?
6 Reasons Why It May Not Be!
- by Tony Mase
© Tony Mase - All Rights Reserved
As you sit in your cubicle, head to meetings, and deal with a
know-it-all boss, working at home can seem like the perfect way to
work without getting frustrated or stressed out. But, whether you
simply want to convince your boss to let you work from home or you
want to start your own business, working at home presents several
Before you give up that cubicle, take a look at these 6
pitfalls - and see if you're likely to fall victim to any of them:
1. You may feel isolated.
There are no other co-workers to talk to or go to lunch with.
There's no break room to head to. Sure, you're at home - but
you're also by yourself.
2. Your paycheck isn't guaranteed.
If you're starting your own business, there's no promise of
money rolling in. Some months may be very profitable; others, not
so much. And, if you're your own boss, there's no paid sick time
or vacation time. When you work at home as your own boss, time
really is money!
3. You'll need a lot of self-discipline.
When you're working at home, there are plenty of reasons not to
work - like your favorite soap opera that comes on in the middle
of the day or that pile of laundry that needs to be done. There's
no boss sitting there, telling you to get to work. If you can't
motivate yourself, you'll never get anything done.
4. You'll need tunnel vision.
It's not all about disciplining yourself; you also need to
drown out the distractions around you. You may be the most
motivated person in the world, but if you can't tune out the
screaming kids or the barking dog, working at home isn't for you.
5. You won't be able to escape the office.
Think back to a really frustrating day you had at the office.
What did you do to feel better? Clock out early and head home?
When you work at home, home is work! You can't just jump in the
car, drive home, and escape - because you're already home!
And, you'll see work stuff sitting around everywhere. Even if
you have a home office, work stuff will likely make its way to
other parts of the house - meaning you may never feel like you've
truly left the office.
6. You may never really feel "off the clock".
Many people who work at home wind up working more hours than
they ever did in an office. After all, it's just too easy to head
back upstairs to check email or finish that one last project. In
an office, when you leave for the day, you leave for the day. But
at home, you may discover you're putting in extra time you never
would have put in at the office - simply because it's so
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