1. I view my house as a liability
Even though you rent a house or apartment, remember that there is still a default cost of living. If you bought a house too, there is also a monthly commitment you have to pay. Well business is a monopoly game.
2. I offer extra work to create demand
I was always motivated to work and motivated to learn a new skill 1% daily especially in this millennium. I do earn royalty on yearly basis via iStockphoto. Do what you best at that you can offer but improve your weakness in order to polish up your strength. What else can you do passively? Share the demand to the world!
3. I question my own purchases
If you are really rich, you will not bother about this. Now I think before purchasing a new outfit but I invest on quality outfit because it last longer. I have this ESPRIT shirt last me more than 3 years. Clark shoe last me almost 4 years. I do my own accounting. But you can reward yourself like buying thing that you dream of. Don't be too stingy.
4. I don't count on a job
I've thought about diversifying my streams of income by creating a one hit asset that can duplicate your money rather than you work for it. Let's money work for you. But your first asset must be achieved before it can work. I find creative ways to make money such as being a content creator for iStockphoto or even app developer.
5. I'm not embarrassed to leave 9-6 job
In the end, the retrenchment has made me a thrifty person. I am a contentpreneur now for more than 2 years. And I'm facing the new experience which is an investment stage. I am looking for a good attitude apprentice now.