I was absolutely shocked at this article in CNN Money, explaining how to become a millionaire. The article talks about how to put yourself in a postion to be a millionaire within 30 years! http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/moneymag/ontrack_millionaire/index.html
This is the mentality that our Corporate Leaders and Universities are poluting the world with. It is a fact that the majority of Self Made Millionaires in North America, became Millionaires in less than 5 years. Misleading people into believing that financial success can only come to an elite few, or those who are willing to save forever, is a tragedy!
Maybe we should look at the fact that corporate leaders do not want you to succeed, they want you to remain an employee, therefore having an employee or need mentality. And as for professors, how many millionaire professors do you know? They do not teach success strategies or the economics of making money, and they certainly are not financial success stories themselves as a rule. I do believe that education is extremely important today, I do not however believe that higher education is an absolute necessity to succeed financially.
The best way to learn how to make money is to learn from those making money. That is why Network Marketing creates so many millionaires. Successful people are teaching others how to have the same level of success. It is learning to work smart, not necessarily hard. It is very important to live your life while you are making your million. The old saying "you are the company you keep" is so true. To make a million dollars, start associating with people who have made a million dollars. They will teach you how.
Make it a prosperous day