We hit the streets of New York City to find out what people think is the key.+ READ ARTICLE
Folks in Times Square seem to think hard work is the key to getting wealthy in America. Some said starting a small business or working for yourself was the way to go, while some seem to think working your way up in one company from the bottom to the top is the key to wealth. But perhaps the most enlightened answer was compound interest. Starting to save in your 20s—whether in a 401(k), an IRA or another investment account—gives your money the opportunity to grow exponentially by the time you retire.