We must realize that wealth is different than rich. We've been conditioned to believe we should work for our money. Wealthy people don't believe this. The wealthy put their money to work. They save a small portion of their money, the rest is invested with the sole purpose of creating more. We as black people don't tend to save or invest. Economic downturns like the one we saw in 2008, hurt us the most. Of course, everyone was affected in some way, but not like us. This is a direct result of not investing. When we don't invest, and have multiple income streams to fall back on, we struggle. We need to start investing in order to become wealthy.