Mark Cuban’s Guide to Getting Rich 

Today we are going to learn more about how get rich from a person who has made a lot of money

Before we start, let’s check some vocabulary

The first phrase that I like was “you are better off”

You are better off keeping things simple
You are better off not knowing
You are better off not asking questions
You are better off without me

The second phrase I like was “I am about to”

I am about to tell you something important
I am about to do something crazy
I am about to make your day
I am about to teach a difficult subject

The third phrase that I like was “I remember + ing”

I remember looking at cars
I remember locking the doors
I don’t remember losing my glasses

The fourth phrase is phrases with get

Get rich
Get sick
Get drunk
Get fat
Get fired
Get hired

The fifth phrase is “It is like + ing”

It’s like collecting art
It’s like collecting baseball cards
It’s like collecting shoes
It’s like playing video games

Video: Mark Cuban’s Guide to Getting Rich 

Hi I’m Mark Cuban and I’m about to give you some advice on how to be just a little bit richer than you are today

How do you get rich?

Rich is all relative, so there’s certain things you need to do in order to put yourself in the best position to be rich.

The first thing you need to do is live like a student when you get that first job, that’s really cool I remember looking at cars and thinking “I want this car”, fortunately, I kept my junker.

Number two, you shouldn’t use credit cards, I remember bill collectors calling me every two minutes, you’re better off using a debit card when you need to, just don’t use cash.

Number three is to save up six months’ income if you don’t like your job at some point or you get fired or you have to move or something goes wrong, you know you’re gonna need at least six months’ income

Then what I would do is probably put it into the cheapest SPX, that standard Poor’s mutual fund that I could find

If you’re a true adventurer and you really want to throw the Hail Mary, you might take ten percent and put it in Bitcoin or Ethereum, but if you do that, you’ve got to pretend, you’ve already lost your money and it’s like collecting art, it’s like collecting baseball cards, it’s like collecting shoes, you know something’s worth what somebody else will pay for it, it’s a fire but I’d limit it to ten percent.

It’s so hard to make a return on regular investments that you’re better off when you see a sale, so for instance, if we are, hopefully, we’re all using toothpaste every day right, a couple of times a day and we’re going to go through to toothpaste every month whatever it may be, you’re better off buying two years worth of toothpaste when it’s on 50% discount, that’s an immediate return on your money, any of your reusables consumables that you have to have when they’re on a huge sale on Amazon, buy them because chances are other prices are going to go up but that’s a real saving that you get to put in your pocket

Negotiate using cash, I tell people all the time if you’re out you’re gonna take a yoga class and they want to charge you $30 and say look I got twenty, you know what they’re gonna take it, negotiating with cash is a far better way to get a return on your investment

I used to love to walk through bookstores when there were bookstores everywhere and if there was something that caught my eye and I thought it can give me one idea to spend $30 to give one idea that could help propel me make my business better, it was a bargain “the only investment guide you’ll ever need” by Andrew Tobias used to get me all fired up, I’ll read hours every day because all it takes is one little thing to propel you to the next level

Nice works: When you’re nice to people around you, when you’re caring, when you’re empathetic, you’re always going to get more results. Running a company is not easy, it’s hard but the one thing that you can control in life is your effort. Work hard



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I am José Manuel and I am an English Teacher in Costa Rica who loves English. I have been teaching English for more than 8 years and I like sharing what I know with others