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The wonderful miracles of saving and compounding of money!

Updated on December 26, 2016

Ever wondered why rich people silently became rich? And why people like us keep on wondering how?

There are two things needed these days first, for rich people to find out how poor people live; and second for poor people to find out how rich people work.

- John Foster

So how do the rich become rich?

Many would think gifted talents, birth or marriage in rich families or just by luck. But to become rich is one thing and to maintain the "rich status" is another. Improper financial management can turn princess into paupers in no time.

So the secret of "rich getting richer?"

What people like you and me fail to understand is that rich people have consistently worked on the plan called "compounding of money".

If you want to get rich, just find someone making lots of money and do what he's doing.

- J.Paul Getty

Regarding compounding of money, I would like to tell you a story about 88 year old washer woman named Osleola Mccarty.

Oseola Mccarty has lived a tough life that's for sure. At age eight she was forced to drop out of second grade to help her mother wash and iron the neighbour's clothes. She charged $1.50 to $2 a bundle until the end of World war 2. After the war she increased her price to $10 per bundle. She never managed to earn more than $9000 a year.

Oseola was 40 years old when she finally was able to start saving money. She put her savings in a local bank and never touched it. Overtime, her savings added up, and the principle and interest on those savings kept building and building.

In the summer of 1995, Oseola Mccarty - who never made more than $9,000 a year - donated $150,000 to the university of Southern Missippi.

In Oseola's own words "The secret to building a fortune is compounding interest."

This is the power of saving and compounding of money. No wonder, Albert Einstein called compounding "the 8th wonder of the world."

So ultimately what is compounding? Webster's defines compound interest as the interest paid on both the principle and the accumulated unpaid interest." the key word in the definition is "accumulated". If the principle or interest is spent instead of reinvesting, the power of compounding is diminished. Compounding can be be of time as well as money. Afterall time is more valuable than money.

So compounding of time or money is when money works for you to save you time for doing what you want.

In today's world there are two ways of compounding your money or time:

  1. Network marketing:- It is a substitue for franchising. You don;t need huge amount of money to start but few hundred dollars is enough to get started. It is compounding of both time and money which I love. It is the most rapid way to get rich with very minimum investment.
  2. Investing in ULIP:- ULIP is unit linked insurance policy. Where the money is invested in stock market as done by mutual funds and also you get insured for life. The best part is you can withdraw the whole or partial sum after stipulated lock in period.

Of course the best would be the combination of network marketing and ULIP. This the true way of getting wealthy! :-)


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    • Cleanclover profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Piece of land!

      ThaNk you Ksha16

    • ksha16 profile image


      10 years ago from In

      Great hub on savings. I will definitely save now!

    • Cleanclover profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Piece of land!

      Thank you Violetsun. Happy to know you liked my hub. Yes hub on ULIP coming soon.

    • Cleanclover profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Piece of land!

      Thank you White3085 for appreciating! Yes great for self employment and getting rid of those bosses!

    • VioletSun profile image


      10 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Encouraging reminder about investing; I am looking forward to your hub on ULIP investing so have become your fan. :)

    • white3085 profile image


      10 years ago from US

      Useful information for poor people. Great!

    • Cleanclover profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Piece of land!

      Sure Prems4u I'll write a hub on Ulip soon. Hope you would like it and also would want one. Thank you!

    • prems4u profile image


      10 years ago from KERALA Cochin

      Nice work...can u explain Investing in ULIP in detail in next hub?

    • Cleanclover profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Piece of land!

      I am glad you liked it Mr marmalade! Looking forward for some great maney making hubs from you! You are most welcome :-)

    • MrMarmalade profile image


      10 years ago from Sydney

      Great story on wealth building

      Thank you


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