For some odd reason, Freemasonry is always associated with suspicious-looking older men with an aura of arrogance, money, and power.
This is a very wrong assumption of Freemasonry – and the 5,000,000+ Freemasons worldwide.
From my experience being a Master Mason myself for nearly 10 years, I can tell you the general perception of the “powerful Freemason” is completely false.
Can Freemasonry make you rich?
No, Freemasonry can not and will not make you rich. You do not get paid to be a member. In fact, you have to pay to become (and remain) a member in the form of early dues.
Does Freemasonry Cost Money?
Yes, it does.
Just like any other fraternal organization or private club, there are dues you need to pay every year.
How Much Does It Cost To Join The Freemasons?
There is no exact figure as lodge dues vary but if you are thinking of becoming a Freemason, be prepared to pay a yearly fee for your membership.
Apart from that, you also have other contributions you need to make. From charity dinners to other activities, certain things cost money – that’s just how the world functions.
So back to the question of whether Freemasonry can make you rich – again, it’s a no.
Why Are Freemasons Portrayed as Being Rich And Powerful?
This is a mystery to me as Freemasonry actually started as the “poor man’s fraternity” of stonemasons.
Over time, it has attracted the attention of influential people such as the many US Presidents listed here, along with some British Royalty and many businessmen from around the world.
Is There No Way To Make Money With Freemasonry?
Making money or building and growing a business requires you to network with people who would be interested in your services.
The only way I can see Freemasonry making you money is through leveraging the connections and brotherhood you form inside the lodge with the brethren there.
Just like any social club or social group in general, connections are made naturally and being in the presence of men, money, and business are a frequent topic.
However, let me repeat this again:
Freemasonry will not make you rich. If you want to join simply because you want the powerful connections and contacts you will get by being a member, I will suggest that you reconsider because there are better options for you out there for business.
Freemasonry has many benefits but making you rich is not one of them.
Do Freemasons Help Each Other Financially?
I’m sure that happens, but that is not what Freemasonry is about and/r what it is for.
I’m even sure there are Freemasons who are in business with each other, which has created an additional income for them, but again: that is not what Freemasonry is for.
The Real Benefits of Freemasonry
Freemasonry can make you rich in life morals, friendship, and by being a better brother and a better man in life.
Joining just to make money is just a step in the wrong direction, and I would suggest you stay away from Freemasonry if that’s what you are after.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Freemason, you can find all of its benefits listed here.
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3 thoughts on “Can Freemasonry Make You Rich?”
Actually, by joining Freemasonry you can be more financially educated because you can meet a thousand of highly successful person in business and financial independence. My opinions as a person who born in Indonesia is we think, by joining the fraternity can make you wealthier because most of highly ranked brother in Freemasonry often appear in our text book, such as Thomas Stanford Raffles, and the most famous painter from Yogyakarta, Raden Saleh. You can find someone that have been financialy prosper too in the other fraternity, but Freemasonry is the best one if you want to grow up your business, because the fraternity focusing on personal development and helping the other which in needs. Knights Templar Order if a good one if you so choose.
I like this esplanations God bless you.I Will also like to join and lean. So please send me some books that I can start reading.
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