Emil Campbell of Raleigh North Carolina was a true animal lover. He especially had a soft spot for those of the feline persuasion. It so happened that several of the animal shelters in the area were really in need of funding in order to continue their mission of assisting the often neglected and forgotten cat population in the area. Thankfully, Mr. Campbell was able to come through with a “small” donation of $1.7 million!
No, Mr. Campbell was not an executive making a large corporate donation or even a successful business owner who wished to help out the community. Mr. Campbell was just another individual who lived a thrifty lifestyle which enabled him to accumulate a fair bit of wealth. One who knew him described him thus:
“(He was) very frugal. He didn’t work a job that paid him a lot of money, but he pinched his pennies and he saved his money.”
Whether the aim is to live a comfortable retirement, help family members or leave a legacy through community charities, wealth accumulation is possible through hard work, frugality and consistent investing.