Anyone Can Accumulate Wealth!

Credit UnionIt appears that others are discovering the Surprise Millionaires phenomena.  One financial institution is even attempting to educate its customers regarding the benefits of frugality and wise investing.  The article is great and right on target but the statement that really grabbed me is one that expands on an idea I have spoken about at length here at the Surprise Millionaires:

“The correlation between being a millionaire and occupation is completely random. More than what you do for a living, the manner in which you live your life will determine your financial outcome.”

In other words, “anyone can accumulate wealth”!  I say it much more simply but the message is the same.  Consistent, long term, saving and investing will result in wealth accumulation.  And just how do you maximize the funds you are able to invest? Frugality of course!

This Barber Was a Cut Above the Rest

A small town Massachusetts Barber left quite a gift to the local library in honor of his late wife.   Anthony J. Ralys and his barber shop were a fixture in Athol Massachusetts for over 38 years.  Mr. and Mrs. Ralys lived in an unassuming little house on Warwick Avenue for most of their married life and were typical of the hard-Library 2016working people of central Massachusetts.  What wasn’t typical about this couple was their propensity to accumulate wealth.  The Athol public library was shocked to learn that they would be receiving the bulk of the Ralys’ $1.6 million estate.   I’m sure the shock was enough to make their hair stand on end!

Last Day!

SupMilBookCoverIt’s the last day to download my Kindle ebook for free.  I would like to thank all of you who have already downloaded your copy and hope you enjoy the read!  The Surprise Millionaires has been a labor of love for me and a chance to profile some of the unsung heroes of giving and philanthropy in our world.  Thanks again.  🙂

Hey Dad, treat yourself to a free Kindle ebook!

SupMilBookCoverIn honor of everyone who has supported the Surprise Millionaires over the past three years and to all of you Dads out there, I have made my Kindle ebook free for download for the next 72 hours.  Happy Father’s Day everyone and thank you for your support!

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Free Kindle eBook!

I am pleased to announce that I have updated some of my earlier content and published it in a Kindle eBook format.  It is currently a free download for those with a Kindle Unlimited subscription and also available at a nominal price for those who don’t.   I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who has followed my blog and provided such great feedback.  You have my sincerest thanks!

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A Cautionary Tale

This story  of a Surprise Millionaire in Omaha is a cautionary tale about keeping your perspective.   Being frugal and building wealth to provide for a comfortable retirement or to help others is a wonderful thing.  However, when that wealth isolates you from the rest of the world it is time to reevaluate your priorities…

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From Gang Life To Millionaire

An inspiring story about a young man who not only turned his life around but became a self-made millionaire as well AND gives back to his community.  This is a different sort of “Surprise Millionaire” story.  I wish him all the best!

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Don’t Forget The Basics

With a new year upon us, I thought it would be a great time to reiterate the message of the Surprise Millionaires which is “anyone can accumulate wealth”  !

Remember to follow the basics and you too might become a Surprise Millionaire some day.  Just in case you have forgotten the basics, I have attached a link that outlines the key steps in wealth accumulation.

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Where There’s A Will There’s A Way

Another Surprise Millionaire who did not leave a will.  As I have said before, leave a will and make your intentions known.  If not, the state will “look after” your money for you … 

A secretary who quietly saved, invested wisely and amassed a $1.36 million estate.

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Mary Petroff