Here's a video from Dave Ramsey detailing the story of .
Jason averaged around $70,000 a year while serving 31 years in the military, and has now built a $2 million net worth.
His keys to success:
- Live below your means
- Educated himself on how to handle money
- Worked to earn more (being deployed)
- Took advantage of tax-advantaged investments and benefits
- Ignored the financial news -- stayed the course
Great, basic advice.
He also said that anyone can become a millionaire no matter what they earn. It's simply saving as much as you can for a long period of time and letting your investments compound.
So consider this post one for those who do nothing but . If you want to become wealthy, it's not that hard. Just do the basics over time and the rest takes care of itself.