A. G. Gastons 10 rules for success.
1. Save a part of all you earn. Pay yourself first. Take it off the top and bank it. You'll be surprised how fast the money builds up. If you have two or three thousand dollars in the bank, sooner or later somebody will come along and show you how to double it. Money doesn?t spoil. Keep it.
2. Establish a reputation at a bank or savings and loan association. Save at an established institution and borrow there. Stay away from loan sharks.
3. Take no chances with your money. Play the safe number, the good one. A man can't afford to lose has no business gambling.
4. Never borrow anything that, if forced to it, you can't pay back.
5. Don't get bigheaded with the little fellows. That's where the money is. If you stick with the little fellows, give them your devotion, they'll make you big.
6. Don't have so much pride. Wear the same suit for a year or two. It doesn't make any difference what kind of suit the pocket is in if there is money in the pocket.
7. Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of the people. Once in business, keep good books. Also, hire the best people you can find.
8. Stay in your own class. Never run around with people you can't compete with.
9. Once you get money or a reputation for having money, people will give you money.
10. Once you reach a certain bracket, it is very difficult not to make more money.
| We're not one to pass along (or heck, take) advice, but we couldn't resist this decalogue of dos and don'ts in "'Black Titan,'' F.C. Lowe's Winchester Sun article on a mother-and-daughter-coauthored book about the black millionaire, confidante of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and owner of an insurance firm described as the largest employer of blacks in Alabama in the 1930s and '40s