Of marriage and wealth accumulation

Studies have consistently found a significant correlation between length of marriage and wealth accumulation. Wilmoth and Koso found that ‘consistent participation in marriage results in significantly higher wealth’… but like to rest of the population, millionaires stay married because of reasons other than economics… they have a unique ability to select mates with certain set of qualities. Some of these qualities are significant in explaining their long-term, happy marriages, while other traits are more directly related to wealth accumulation. The top five qualities of a spouse that contributed to millionaires’ successful marriages – honest, responsible, loving, caring, supportive. The top five qualities that initially interested millionaires in their spouses – intelligent, sincere, cheerful, reliable and affectionate.” Dr Thomas J. Stanley


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