Business is completely a new culture in itself and so is building wealth...
As of now...this is how I see wealth:
33% goes to growing assets.
33% goes to living expenses.
33% goes to fun.
Find out how people aqcuire wealth...hint hint...it has nothing nothing do with with having a lot of money : 0
Anthony Robbins has a series called The New Money Masters
I'd recommend this to anyone trying to make and understand money..
I mean seriously it's Tony Robbins so it's not like I'm trying to advertise something here.
here's the 3 ways to build materialistic wealth via Eben Pagan and I like it.
1. Build assets not get more money.
2. Invest in knowledge and education that builds more wealth
3. Invest and build relationships with other successful people in your market.
4. MY BONUS: Don't ever borrow or use credit. Not until you completely understand these 3 concepts and you can properly use the money to grow assets that you can directly pay back through a set action plan. If you don't have that...your digging yourself into a hole
With all that said I don't believe that materialistic wealth is everything....but it's definitely important and definitely vital.