How to Make a Million Dollars


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Author's Note: How to Make a Million Dollars

There's a phrase used to describe those who live above their means -- and those who don't: "big hat, no cattle." Where I come from, there's a literal truth to this adage. Some of the richest people I know drive old pickups and wear worn-out Wranglers, yet have amassed a fortune that would surely be envied by all the people driving new cars, wearing designer brands and struggling to save. There's something to be said for living below your means, especially if your goal is to become a millionaire.

Researching this article was inspiring, too, thanks to all the real-life stories of self-made millionaires I've come across. I find the common threads interesting: work they are passionate about, problems they noticed and then vowed to solve, the desire to succeed that overshadowed the desire to spend.

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