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Like it or not, money is power. And if you want to be included in powerful circles, you need to look and act the part. But how can you look and act like a millionaire without the millions?
Enter Vicky Oliver, whose brand new book "The Millionaire's Handbook: How to Look and Act Like a Millionaire Even If You're Not," serves as a guide for faking it 'til you make it into the inner sanctum of the rich and influential. And since social standing is often determined by perception, Oliver's book is a treasure trove of helpful tips to help get you rubbing elbows with the bigwigs in a hurry.
The one big problem with becoming a millionaire for most people is lacking the corresponding bank account to make it happen. That's why Oliver provides a list of easy to implement tips for people on a shoestring budget. Whether it's pouring Dunkin' Donuts coffee into a Starbucks thermos, reading specific books that are favorites among the wealthy or developing an eccentric hobby, Oliver gives you everything you need to know in a funny, yet extremely helpful manner.
And since the right clothes and accessories are often mandatory for fitting in, Oliver spends gives plenty of tips in the wardrobe department.
First of all, resist the urge to surf the outlets. Sure you save money, but that's not the point. You're trying to dress to impress, and sometimes knockoffs just don't cut it. So instead of buying 15 outfits on the cheap, employ Oliver's "One-Third Rule." Spend the same amount of money but buy five really expensive outfits instead of 15. And one big advantage is finding a friend or coworker who is your size. If you shop together then you not only save money, but by swapping your clothes with a friend you double your wardrobe.
Some critics might say this is superficial, but Oliver is providing real-world advice for people who need to look and act like a millionaire with the bank account of a pauper. And the free advice in this podcast will get you started up the ladder.
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