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Life’s Top 3 REAL Wealth Building Principles

by Sam Perren

400 words (2 minute read)

Originally Published: 2014-01-17




I used to think I wanted to be rich.


As I have matured, and experienced many things that “riches” bring I learned that being rich is not all it’s cracked up to be.  Trips, vehicles, new clothing, the newest electronics, vacations, eating out, are as a whole unsatisfying to me.

Not worth striving for. Not a big enough reason to work as hard as I have been.

Sound familiar?



A course I took last year helped me learn that I don’t want to be rich at all!  What I want need is a wealthy life.

For me a wealthy life means control of my time, the ability to help others, and a strong reason to the question – why bother?


Consider these principles I have adopted for building REAL life wealth:


– belief in Christianity and the promises of Christ(salvation history is fascinating if you take the time to study). God’s revelation of himself to humanity.– in the systems I am employed to protect:  Democracy(the worst form of government, except all others), and Capitalism(every person is free to make a million, or free to starve – Andrew Carnegie)


– for the future

– in humanity(check out TED for examples)

– by cherishing a desire with anticipation




– in practice by giving freely of time and financial resources (benefits are that it feels good, and is an investment in the future as well: the more you give, the more is given back)– the virtue embodied by showing love and kindness, showing other you care– in principal by interpreting other’s statements in the most rational, best and strongest interpretation


In summary, for REAL Life Wealth, I am striving to adhere to the above principals to become the best version of myself in all ways: financially(as a responsible steward of wealth), spiritually, in education, in relationships with others, in fitness, in business, and as a husband/father.

I encourage you to do the same!


Until next time,

About the author: Sam Perren has helped dozens of investment partners aquire real estate, representing over $16Million CAD in purchases with rental income of over $100,000/mo. If you'd like access to Sam's "deal of the week" please click here.