Savings over time makes a difference.

What’s the Difference Between a 17% and 7% Savings Rate?

Our data consistently tells us that in the arena of personal-finance outcomes, behaviors matter. They matter a lot. So we thought it was time to try and quantify—from a dollars and net-worth perspective—exactly how much is “a lot.”  We have talked here before about the difference in savings rates between “high-potential” individuals and “low-potential” individuals, as measured by scores on the DataPoints Building Wealth assessment. As a quick refresher, Building Wealth measures behaviors and attitudes in[…]

Planning & Monitoring: The Obvious Wealth Factor We Love to Ignore

In pop psychology and social media, there seems to be more interest in money personality than in financial behaviors when it comes to talking about the things that will have the greatest impact on how successful we are at accumulating wealth. Who doesn’t love a one-question quiz that asks you about your favorite color and then gives you a report telling you you’re a terrible investor because you like magenta? Tests like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator[…]

Guiding Millionaire Next Door Behaviors with the Building Wealth Assessment

The Building Wealth assessment from DataPoints measures six key behavioral factors that relate to your client’s net worth, regardless of their age and income. Based on the research and data that went into The Millionaire Next Door, the Building Wealth test can help you guide clients to better financial behaviors. Learn how advisors are using the Building Wealth test in their practices and how you can help your clients become financially successful with DataPoints. Register[…]

Guiding Millionaire Next Door Behaviors with the Building Wealth Assessment

The Building Wealth assessment from DataPoints measures six key behavioral factors that relate to your client’s net worth, regardless of their age and income. Based on the research and data that went into The Millionaire Next Door, the Building Wealth test can help you guide clients to better financial behaviors. Learn how advisors are using the Building Wealth test in their practices and how you can help your clients become financially successful with DataPoints. Register[…]