Nine Rules Merle’s Nine Rules for1. Quality pays ~~ it doesn't cost.2. For every ‘Gimme,’ there IS a ‘Gotcha.’3. Things are usually cheap for a reason.4. Know where you are going so you will get there.5. You’ll never go broke taking a profit.6. You worked to earn it. Now your money needs to work for you.7. Decisions must be based on fact ~~ not emotion.8. Boring is better. 9. Time is the ally of the truest fortunes.