Forget the myths—and other misinformation—about what it takes to succeed in the quest for a seven-figure net worth. Let this guide help keep you on the road to real wealth.
This section of Road to Wealth is adapted from “How to Reach $1 Million,” by Kara Brandeisky, Amanda Gengler, Elaine Pofeldt, and Ian Salisbury, which appeared in MONEY’s August 2014 issue.
Look around. The stock market is back to setting all-time highs. The housing market is percolating again, at least in most parts of the country. The economy is picking up, while unemployment is falling. That means raises and outside job offers can’t be too far behind. And small-business owners are about as confident as they’ve been in six years, with plans to hire and expand.
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