For most people, becoming financially independent requires adopting the lifestyle of the millionaire next door. Lifestyle of this type is all about disciplined behavior. It is not about merely reading books on the topic, but about applying the concepts to your every day life. All told there have been many more books published and sold on the subject of becoming rich than there are actual millionaires in the United States. Here is a case study from a woman who was determined to become wealthy and she did, even without reading my book!
Hi: I wanted to tell you that I followed most of the things in the “Millionaire Next Door” and I did not read the book. I found out today that I am a millionaire (not including my home equity). I am 44 years old – worked and have been laid off. I evaluated my finances (now that I have time) and found out I am a Millionaire! (the sum total includes about 366K in 401k). It was easy, we have a good life, but never changed our spending patterns – I was a single mother for most of my life and was afraid to spend – never wanted to rely on a potential “husband” and never wanted to be homeless. I made a good living (MBA) and only spent very small portions of bonuses. I had a little luck along the way – but you make you’re own luck by taking calcualted chances. – better than Vegas odds. Anyway I am so thrilled – this has been a life long dream. I want to tell my story and help others – even when you think you can’t do it – you can – it just takes a little saving here and there -some wise investments – and thrifty living habits ( which most of us have from our grandparents) I want to be a part of your next book – it’s time now more than ever.