The number of millionaires in America hit 9.6 million this year, a record high and yet another sign that the wealthy are recovering from the Great Recession, thanks in large part to stock market and real estate gains.
Are you on target to join their ranks? Are you taking steps—through your savings, your career decisions, your investments, or your rental properties—to make sure that by the time you retire your net worth will be in the seven figures? MONEY wants to hear your story.
There are many paths to that kind of wealth, and they don't necessarily involve a sudden windfall, a big head start, or a six-figure salary. You can build up a million or more in assets through steady saving, a sensible approach to investing, modest real estate holdings, or a winning small business idea. Are you finding ways to boost your savings at certain point of your life, like when the kids are out of school or the mortgage is paid up? Are you planning to take more or fewer risks with your investments as you near retirement? And if you invest in real estate, do you find that owning even one or two rental properties is enough to achieve prosperity?
Got a story like this to share? Use the confidential form below to tell us a bit about what you're doing right, plus let us know where you're from, what you do for a living, and how old you are. We won't use your story unless we speak with you first.
[contact-form to='Ian.Salisbury@moneymail.com' subject='My path to $1 million'][contact-field label='Your Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Your Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Your Phone Number' type='url'/][contact-field label='Tell us a little about your success story.' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]