Born in the UK in 1973, Tony Melvin grew up with a passion for business. He founded his first “enterprise” around the age of 10 years old: a car washing business. His younger sister Catherine and friend Julia were the hired help. Tony was the salesman. Despite the business having only one client and lasting only a single day, he never forgot how easy it was to make money solving people's problems.
Since then, Tony has learned the ropes of business and finance from his studies and experience. Over the past 20 years he has travelled Australia and Asia teaching finance and business principles to thousands. As managing director, he helped build the fastest-growing accounting firm in Australia, and during that same period he co-authored three best-selling finance books.
While Tony is a successful business man and investor, he considers himself first and foremost an educator. Considered by many an authority on finance matters, Tony is regularly interviewed and quoted in the press. As a result, Tony is a sought-after speaker.
Today, Tony is focusing his energy on educating people about the Rich Habits. He believes that everyone can truly prosper with the right knowledge and skills.
The Rich Habits Story
At the age of 28, after selling all of his assets, Tony found himself in $300,000 in debt. Although hounded by debt collectors and creditors, he vowed to pay them all back.
He managed to avoid bankruptcy and maintain his credit rating.
Several years later, in 2008, he penned his lessons in the book From Red to Black. That book sparked many enquires for help, but due to other business commitments, Tony was unable to help as much as he would have liked.
In late 2014, Tony was still receiving regular requests for help and decided to revitalise his crusade of helping teach people the vital skill of controlling money.
He began development of the board game and started coaching people how to manage their money. Although it was still a side project at that time, Tony marks it as the real birth of Rich Habits.
During the following two years, Tony started to identify the main Rich Habits as he coached several individuals out of financial despair. Professionals, workers and business owners alike found clarity applying the Rich Habits. A common thread in their feedback was "I feel less stressed," "I have money in the bank for the first time," "I control my money, rather than it controlling me."
Confident he had a clear and easy to understand system, Tony completed the book Rich Habits in December 2017. The board game is due for release early 2018.
With all other business endeavours put to rest, Tony plans to focus his time on teaching Rich Habits and eliminating the Poor Plague.
For Tony, this is more than just another book, it's a crusade, as he passionately states: