The 6 Biggest Money Secrets Most Rich People Won’t Tell You
You know what they say about secrets. They’re no fun.
And when it comes to the super rich, trust us — they’ve got plenty of secrets. And why would they reveal the keys to their success with you, anyway? The more for them, the better, right?
Well, the cat’s out of the bag. These are the biggest money secrets the elite don’t want you to know:
1. You Can Cancel Your Car Insurance
The rich know this. But did you?
You can save some serious money just by canceling your car insurance and switching companies.
Rates are at historic lows, and you could be paying way less for the same coverage. All you need to do is look for it.
But don’t waste your time hopping around to different insurance companies. Use a website called EverQuote to see all your options at once.
EverQuote is the largest online marketplace for insurance in the US, so you’ll get the top options from more than 175 different carriers handed right to you.
Take a couple of minutes to answer some questions about yourself and your driving record. With this information, EverQuote will be able to give you the top recommendations for car insurance. In just a few minutes, you could save up to $610 a year.
2. You Can Stop Paying Your Credit Card Company
If you have credit card debt, you know. The anxiety, the interest rates, the fear you’re never going to escape…
And the truth is, your credit card company doesn’t really care. It’s just getting rich by ripping you off with high interest rates — some up to 36%. But a website called Fiona could help you pay off that bill as soon as tomorrow.
Here’s how it works: Fiona can match you with a low-interest loan you can use to pay off every credit card balance you have. The benefit? You’re left with just one bill to pay every month, and because the interest rate is so much lower, you can get out of debt so much faster. Plus, no credit card payment this month.
If your credit score is at least 620, Fiona can help you borrow up to $250,000 (no collateral needed) with fixed rates starting at 2.49% and terms from 6 to 144 months.
Fiona won’t make you stand in line or call a bank. And if you’re worried you won’t qualify, it’s free to check online. It takes just two minutes, and it could save you thousands of dollars. Totally worth it.
All that credit card debt — and the anxiety that comes with it — could be gone by tomorrow.
3. You Can Invest in Real Estate Without the Volatility — You Only Need $500
Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to earn passive income. That’s why the rich love this tactic. The only problem? You need to have lots of money. Well, you used to…
With a company called Connect Invest, you can get your foot in the door for just $500, investing in what are called short notes. Basically, you’re buying the debt that wealthy developers take on to fund their real estate projects — and they have to pay you back, with up to 9% in interest… while you sleep.
With Connect Invest, you’ll invest for terms of six, 12 or 24 months, during which you’ll receive monthly fixed-interest payments between 5.5% and 9%. You could earn a legit passive income with those rates — and it’s way higher than what you’d earn with your savings account!
Connect Invest carefully vets each real estate project and borrower. And don’t worry, all loans are backed by real estate collateral. In the rare event of a default, Connect Invest’s sister company will foreclose on the property with the investors’ approval and sell it to recover your investment.
It’s super easy to get started. It takes just a few minutes to sign up for your free account. Then just select the right short notes for you and sit back and take a nap while all those wealthy developers grow your money.
4. You Can Get Paid Up to $83 When You Win Solitaire Games
The rich know one thing for sure: If you’re good at something, never do it for free.
Lots of us already play Solitaire on our phones for fun or just to pass the time. So, why not take a page out of the book of the elite and get paid real cash for it?
There’s a free iPhone app called Solitaire Cash that lets you play for real money. You could get paid up to $83 per win.
You might be thinking: There’s got to be a catch. This is definitely one of those spammy apps, right?
Wrong. There really isn’t a catch. Sure, you can pay to play in some higher-stakes tournaments, but there’s no pressure. And, in fact, there aren’t even any annoying ads.
With each game, you’ll battle it out against at least five other players. Everyone gets the same deck, so winning is totally a matter of skill. The top three players who solve the deck fastest can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.
Over on the App Store, it has over a million downloads and more than 15,000 ratings, averaging 4.7 stars (out of 5).
To get started, just download the free app and start playing your first game immediately.
5. You Don’t Need an Employer 401K Plan — Let This App Match Your Investments
A lot of people only invest in their retirement if they’re getting some help from their employer in the form of a 401(k) match.
That’s all well and good, but what if your job doesn’t offer that? Now, the investing app Robinhood is rolling out a 1% match for individual retirement accounts.*
And you don’t need experience in investing. Robinhood will build a customized portfolio of stocks and funds to help you grow your retirement savings, whether that’s a traditional or Roth IRA.
You can adjust your portfolio based on how aggressively you’d like to invest. And your IRA match from Robinhood will be treated like earned interest, so it won’t count against your annual contribution limits.
Ready to put away money to spend when you retire from working? It’s easy to open a Robinhood retirement account and get a free 1% match.*
6. Add $225 to Your Wallet While Watching the News
It’s been a historic year in the news, and we’re all constantly refreshing for the latest updates. You probably know more than one news-junkie who fancies themselves a constitutional scholar or a foreign policy expert.
That might not be the best news for your dinner conversations — but it’s great news for your wallet. You could add up to $225 a month to your pocket by signing up for a free account with InboxDollars. They’ll present you with short surveys to choose from every day, which you can fill out while you watch tonight’s broadcast.
You just have to answer honestly, and InboxDollars will continue to pay you every month. This might sound too good to be true, but it’s already paid its users more than $56 million.
It takes about one minute to sign up, and start getting paid while you watch the news.
7. Invest In Something that Could Grow 300% In the Next 15 Years
With inflation, market volatility and newsworthy crypto crashes, it hasn’t been a great year for our precious nest eggs.
But some investments can actually protect you in times of economic uncertainty. One asset that’s remained historically steady — and has even increased in value during times of instability — is gold. In fact, the price of gold is up more than 300% in the past 15 years.
So, how do you invest in gold? A company called Lear Capital can help you through the entire process from start to finish. It’s been in the precious metals business for more than 25 years, and has completed $3 billion in precious metals transactions and for more than 93,000 investors. Plus, you’ll get a 24-hour risk-free guarantee to review your purchase before committing to it.
To learn more, head over to Lear Capital’s site to sign up for your free gold investment kit.
*Cash tournaments are not enabled in the following states: DE, LA, MD, MT, TN, IN, ME, TX. If you don’t live in a real prize-enabled region, you can still play for fun with our virtual currency.
*Connect Invest: Past performance does not guarantee future results or success. The material contained herein does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to purchase these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
*Robinhood: Contributions must come from an external source and the match is capped at the annual IRS limits for contributions. You must keep the funds that earned the match in the account for at least 5 years to avoid the possibility of a fee when withdrawn. For more information, see the IRA Match FAQs.
Other fees may apply for 1% match.
Funds being contributed into or distributed from retirement accounts may entail tax consequences. Contributions are limited and withdrawals before age 59 1/2 may be subject to a penalty tax. Robinhood does not provide tax advice. The Robinhood IRA is available to any customer with a Robinhood brokerage account in good standing.
All investments involve risk and loss of principal is possible.