Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Five Ways to Become a Millionaire

Becoming a millionaire is sometimes a milestone for growing wealth.  Here are fives ways that can be used to become a millionaire.
  • Save - At 0% interest, saving $25,000/year will achieve $1 million after 40 years. At 4.5% interest, saving $10,000/year will achieve $1 million after 40 years. 

  • Earn - Based on millionaire interviews, a six figure income, living way below one's means and savings the difference is another way to become a millionaire.

  • Inherit - Having parents who are millionaires may also be a way to become a millionaire.  However, none of us get to choose our parents.  So this may be difficult to act on :-)

  • Win - A low probability way is to win $1 million or more in a lottery.  

  • Marry - Marrying someone who already is a millionaire also works, unless a prenup excludes access to the assets by the non-millionaire spouse.
  • For me, earning and savings are the best ways to acquiring wealth.  However, I still occasionally put a few dollars towards the lottery when the jackpot is over $100 million :-)

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