All of us dream of becoming a millionaire and spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to do it. Remember, becoming a millionaire by saving and investing smartly is easier -- but it requires discipline and patience -- than waiting for Lady Luck to smile on you.
There are five ways -- four that depend on your luck and the fifth one that depends on YOU -- to do it.
1. Inherit it from your family
2. Get married into a wealthy family
3. Win a lottery or contest
4. Become a successful film star, sports star or an entrepreneur
5. Save and invest
As you can see the first four options are better left to luck and many other factors beyond our control. But the fifth option is for YOU to pursue. Learn to take control of your financial destiny. It is possible to become a millionaire in your lifetime and it's not a miracle. Here's how.
Becoming a millionaire dependes upon three factors:
1. The amount invested every month/year
It's intuitive that the more you are able to save and invest today, the larger your reward will be down the road. However, research shows that even the smallest addition to your savings each month/year can make a big difference in reaching your targeted amount. The power of compounding is almost magical.
2. Rate of return
3. Time period for which your amount stays invested
A disciplined approach towards saving and sensible investing choices will take you to your first million as long as you allow COMPOUNDING to do its magic.