11 Rules You Won't Learn In Any Textbook Or From Any School

Written by The Money Lab Team on March 26th, 2016

11 Rules You Won't Learn In Any Textbook Or From Any School

Schools and Universities teach you squat about life, and even less about money.

Yeah, I said it!

When you graduated from University, or even when you matriculated, did you have any clue how the big bad world worked?

Let alone what kind of job you could expect coming out of varsity, how on earth you were supposed to handle taxes, what having a boss was like, or even how to invest and save for your retirement?

Of course you didn’t.

School taught us none of this stuff.

Thank goodness for people like Bill Gates, who over the years are more than willing to share their nuggets of life and money ‘gold’ with us.

I recently came across 11 of these nuggets from the Microsoft man himself, and I just had to share them with you!

In fact, you won’t find these in any old textbook or school curriculum either.

Let’s get to them.


The 11 Rules No Teacher Will Give You


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How To Master Your Money


Bill Gates is an extremely wealthy man for many reasons.

And these 11 golden nuggets are definitely a part of that.

Remember, when it comes to life and your finances:

  • It’s not always fair, so get used to it
  • The world doesn’t care about your self esteem
  • You’re not going to walk into a ridiculously high paying job right off the bat
  • If you think teachers are tough, wait until you get a boss
  • Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity, your grandparents called it opportunity
  • Don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them
  • Your parents weren’t always as boring as they are now, they got that way from caring for you and listening to how cool you are
  • Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life hasn’t
  • Life is not divided into semesters, you don’t get summers off
  • TV is not real life. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shops and go to jobs
  • Be nice to nerds, you may end up working for one (He would say this wouldn’t he?)

So there you have it, a few life lessons from one of the world’s wealthiest men.

Just remember these next time life gets a bit tough, or your finances are under a little pressure.

Until then, here’s to good money management. 

The Money Lab Team