Honorable Mentions

I love it when Surprise Millionaires with their lives of frugality and wealth accumulation wewonget some positive press.  It looks like Thrive Global has done just that.  I was especially pleased to see that not onetwothree,  but FOUR of our Surprise Millionaires received an honorable mention!

A Cooperative Spirit

Jon Rohr of tiny Limon Colorado was a wealthy man but you couldn’t prove it by hisJohn-Rohr-Photo (2) lifestyle. The manager of the local electric cooperative, Mr. Rohr was known for driving an old car without air conditioning and preferring to shop at thrift stores instead of  the local shopping malls. It was this frugal lifestyle which gave the townspeople the impression Mr. Rohr was not a “man of means”.  Imagine their surprise when this same gentleman left a multi-million dollar estate to benefit the community! 

Where There Is A Will There Is A Way

This week we have yet another Surprise Millionaire who didn’t draft a formal last will and testament to New Zealandmake her wishes known. However, this particular person did at least scribble a few things on the back of a postcard! At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I will once again implore all of you potential Surprise Millionaires out there to make a will, make it legal and let a responsible person know what your wishes are. When so much time and effort is spent accumulating wealth over a lifetime, it seems a shame not to ensure that the funds are distributed in a way that best honors the giver.

Time In The Spotlight

I always love it when Surprise Millionaires get their time in the spotlight and businessshining_spotlight_design_vector_background_585264 blogger Joshua Kennon has done just that. Joshua has caught on to the Surprise Millionaire phenomenon of people with average incomes amassing large amounts of wealth.  He  has also caught on to the not so secret fact that steady investing over a long period of time is the key to success.  Joshua’s article even mentions a few of the Surprise Millionaires featured in my book.    Most surprisingly, his article was written in 2014!  Where have I been? I always make it a point to be on the lookout for Surprise Millionaire “moments”.  Oh well, better late than never, enjoy!