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You may have heard that it takes money to make money. But the rich aren’t really different when it comes to building wealth; they just dedicate themselves to sound financial principles and never take their eyes off the prize.

So, what are those financial truisms that the rest of us can learn? Bankrate asked financial planners to share the secrets the rich already know about saving, investing and spending. Here’s what they told us.

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