Addressing the Naysayers

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I thought it might be a good time to take a pause in our Surprise Millionaire journey to100114-BG-online-ad-01 address some of the skepticism voiced by some readers regarding their ability to become Surprise Millionaires in their own right. These folks tend to point out the same recurring themes regarding the average Surprise Millionaires profiled in my blog. These objections can be lumped in to the following three statements which I will address below:

These Surprise Millionaire types find it easy to accumulate wealth because they are not currently married or never married.

False:     If you check out this blog or my book you will find that many of our Surprise Millionaires are married and have been married throughout their adult lives.  However, I believe there could be an argument made that the Surprise Millionaire’s spouse needs to be on board with the wealth accumulation journey and be of a “like mind” when it comes to spending and saving.

These Surprise Millionaire types find it easy to accumulate wealth because they do not have children.

False:      Many of the Surprise Millionaires profiled do have children.  Rather than seeing their children as an impediment to reaching their financial goals, the Surprise Millionaire takes it upon his/herself to teach their children the art of saving, living frugally and investing.  Thus they perpetuate the Surprise Millionaire mindset for another generation.

These Surprise Millionaire types find it easy to accumulate wealth because they live in rural/less expensive parts of the country.

False:    I have profiled Surprise Millionaires from all walks of life.  From the largest city to the smallest town.  From the North, South, East and the West.   Regardless of where they are planted, the Surprise Millionaire never fails to bloom.  The concepts of saving, living frugally and investing are just as valid from one coast to the next.

So, what is the take away from this little question and answer session?  I believe it is that our Surprise Millionaires are just as diverse as the general population.  What draws them together is the simple concepts of living below your means, frugality and most importantly saving and investing.   Like I have been saying from the start “anyone can accumulate wealth “!

4 thoughts on “Addressing the Naysayers

  1. smallivy June 26, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Reblogged this on The Small Investor and commented:
    There are two types of people–those who make excuses and those who become millionaires. It’s fine for people to choose to spend for the now instead of save for the future, but I’m tired of those who choose to do so then complain about those who choose to accumulate wealth.

  2. Tim Kim @ Tub of Cash July 10, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Lol great post! Because I’m all three. Married, with a kid, living in Los Angeles. Super expensive on all three fronts. But guess what, I’m a millionaire. Go figure. People like make excuses why they can’t do it. If someone like me can do it, an immigrant with no money, anyone can do it…we live in the most abundant country in the world (at least I am, not sure about everyone else – United States).

    • surprisemillionaires July 11, 2017 / 8:32 am

      Thank you Tim! You are exactly right. We do live in a country that gives us all the tools we need to accumulate wealth. You are an American success story and what this blog is all about!

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