I wrote this series exactly a year ago and I continue to observe people still use these excuses although I must say that with Barak Obama becoming the Democratic Presidential nominee and Hillary Clinton coming close, I’m not hearing excuse #6 that often these days. 

I’ve counted down the top 10 excuses I’ve heard over the last ten years from friends, family, peers, and others as to why they’re not getting rich; I’m recapping them today as tomorrow I’ll be writing about the #1 excuse I’ve heard for not getting rich.
10. I don’t have a college degree.
9. I don’t have well connected friends to get a high paying job.
8. I wasn’t born rich.
7. I didn’t have great parents.
6. I wasn’t born the right gender or color.
5. I didn’t graduate from Ivy League School.
4. It’s too complicated to run a business.
3. The government taxes me and interferes with me too much.
2. I don’t have the time or money to do x.

1. I’m Afraid