Closing Thoughts

It is worth repeating that the real goal isn't making money as much as it is about gaining your freedom. The goal is to have time to do what you want, rather than just money to buy what you want. Money is just a means to that end. A proxy. It's important to remember that at all times.

As per the U.S. Census there are about 125 million households in the country in a population of 333 million. The U.S. Census also reported the median household income in the US to be almost $70,000 and the median household wealth to be $167,000. This means that half i.e. over 62 million households earn more than $70,000 a year. With some discipline and a lot of patience - and yes, luck! - a good fraction of these $70,000 households could auto-invest $500 each month in a low-cost passively-managed index find and find that in 30 years they are worth $600,000 - over 3.5X that $167K meadian. $825 a month gets them to $1,000,000 in 30 years. The 22M U.S. millionaires now actually sounds low.

Some additional reflections:

Questions? Thoughts? Feedback? Please use the contact form to get in touch!

Good Luck!