The new year didn’t solve your problems…

Sigrún Albert
3 min readJan 13, 2023

When I was just nine years old, I made my choice to be rich…

As you may know, I had two dads — a rich one and a poor one.

My real father (my poor dad) was highly educated and intelligent with a PhD. My best friend’s father, my rich dad, never finished the eighth grade.

Both men were successful in their careers, working hard all their lives.

Both earned substantial incomes, yet one always struggled financially. The other would become one of the richest men in Hawaii. One died leaving tens of millions of dollars to his family, charities, and church. The other left bills to be paid.

Truth is, both men offered me advice, but they did not advise the same things.

Both men believed strongly in education but did not recommend the same course of study.

If I had had only one dad, I would have had to accept or reject his advice. But having two dads offered me the choice of contrasting points of view… one of a rich man and one of a poor man.

So instead of simply accepting or rejecting one or the other, I found myself thinking

more, comparing, and then choosing for myself. The problem was that the rich man was not rich yet, and the poor man was not yet poor.

Both were just starting out on their careers, and both were struggling with money and families.

But they had very different points of view about money.

At the age of nine, I chose not to listen to my poor dad (even though he was the one with all the college degrees). Instead, I decided to listen to and learn from my rich dad about money.

In other words… I chose to be rich.

When we’re young, choices are generally made for us. As we grow and mature, we learn to make our own choices, a slow, steady process fraught with both joy and frustration.

Now it’s time to make one of the most critical decisions of your life — whether to take control of your finances.

Why is it critical?

Because if you take control of your finances, it will empower you to shape a new life for yourself. This choice is really a series of smaller decisions. The decision to change your financial future is easy.

But the decision to follow up, renewed each day you open your eyes, is the more critical choice.

Will you see your choice through to the end?

It’s time to take stock of your financial situation.

That means confronting your fears, your stale habits of thinking, and other hidden obstacles that, until now, have prevented you from getting ahead.

Rich dad said, “All of us have the power of choice. I choose to be rich, and I make that choice every day.”

With the way things are going so far in 2023, I think you can agree, the time has come for the effort. Because it’s been a week since the new year began — and your problems are still as real as ever.

Because nothing changes until you take action.

Think about it.

Albert X

P.S. Speaking of the new year, it seems that the economic crisis I’ve been warning about has arrived…

The average rate on a 30 year mortgage is more than twice as high as it was this time last year… U.S manufacturing is in major decline, and I just read that even Amazon is planning to lay off approximately 18,000 workers.

We’re hurtling towards disaster and most Americans don’t understand how bad it’s going to get. If there was ever a time in modern U.S. history to get your financial house in order, it’s now.

And while I can’t do it for you… I can help.

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