The Man Who Was Always Poor

In making this post, very unusually for me, I have a particular person in mind that I would like to help. He is the son of a good friend of mine. But I finally decided to make this post public, in my blog, because I realise that the information I want to provide to him can also be a great deal of benefit to others who have exactly the same problem. His basic problem is that he never seems to have enough money.

Of course, I know this person very well and I have watched him grow up with some interest. When he was a child, I noticed that he would spend all of his pocket-money immediately, on sweets. He never learned, as a child, to save any money and never seemed to have any of his own when he needed it.

As a young boy growing up, his parents and relatives would often give him reasonable sums of money on his birthdays and at Christmas and he would love to go down to the shops and spend it immediately. When he was spending his money, he nearly always managed to find something that was slightly more expensive than he could afford.

Despite the fact that, if he really wanted the things he could not afford, he might be able to acquire them with just a little discipline and patience, he always compromised and spent all of his money on whatever he thought was the next best thing. The result was that he never seemed to have any money when he needed it.

After he grew up and left school, he went to work in a lowly paid job that he could not stand. It did not pay him very well and he easily managed to spend all of his wages. And even now, today, when he has a much better job with much better pay, he still cannot afford the things he wants. He still never has enough money.

I don’t know if you know anyone like this yourself, but if this story strikes a chord with you, then that person has simply never learned the laws that govern the acquisition of wealth. They are both timeless and unchanging and indeed, they have been known for thousands of years. The principles can be learned but, and it is a big but, I have found that for people who do not already understand just a little about these principles, this wisdom can often be rejected.

When I have tried to teach my friend’s son about these things in the past, his reaction has been something to the effect that such information is worthless. His answer to the money problems he has faced, has always faced for his entire life and still continues to face today, is that he needs more money. When you misunderstand or fail to comply with these principles, that will always be the case.

So today, in support of my good friend, I have decided to make this post so that he might direct his son, once again, to the information he so desperately needs to understand in order to turn his life around. And if you know anyone who has similar problems with never having enough money, I hope that you will do the same thing. Simply get them to read this book (free download): The Richest Man in Babylon.

Of course, I can’t guarantee that it will make a difference. Why? Because you can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. That said, we all face problems in life and sometimes need others to help. If this information is fully digested and applied, then I certainly can make a guarantee. Anyone who applies these principles in their life will never have problems with money. That person will come to realise that it does not matter how much you earn. What matters is how you choose to apply yourself.

5 thoughts on “The Man Who Was Always Poor

  1. Will Edwards Post author

    Hello Rose

    Thank you for your kind words. I have checked the download link and it is working ok. You just click it to read the book on screen, or right-click to save it to your local desktop.

    Best wishes,

    Will 🙂

  2. Rose Chebet

    Thank you very much for your help. I am one such person and i have never had enough money to buy all that i want. I also have the stupid urge to buy something new each time i get money. i have tried to download the book in vain. kindly send me a free download. am sure it will help me. I know God has destined me for great things but how can i be of good help to myself and others if the little i get is usually quickly spent? Anyway, I will do my best to eliminate the urge and more so, to spend money wisely.

  3. Nichole

    This post is wonderful. I am sure you get a lot of that but I really love it! It reminds me of a story. The story goes: there was a flood and a man would not leave his house to escape the flood. Some time went by and a rescue car came buy to rescue the man before the water got to high. The man told the rescue people God will save me.

    Some more time went by and the water got very high so he climbed to his roof. Shortly after climbing to his roof of his house a rescue boat came by and the man told the people in the boat no need to save me god will save me. Some time later the water got even higher. The man was still on his roof but the water was starting to rise above the roof. A helicopter came to save the man and again he told them God will save me.

    Then the man drowned and when he went to heaven he asked God why did you not save me. God simply said I tried. I sent the rescue car, the rescue boat, and finally the rescue helicopter. Sometimes in life we do not see the help that is right in front of our face.

  4. Maureen Dutler

    As always, love reading your posts and thank you for the download The Richest Man in Babylon”, excellent information.

  5. Lauren

    I’ve heard of this book, but have never read it. Thanks for the free download and I’ll report back when I’ve read it.

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