Do you want to retire early with a million bucks in your account? Well, it all starts in your 20s and 30s. Yes, that’s right! So, as you earn your salary or profit from your business, it’s always good to keep your retirement plan in mind. The best way to retire with a million dollars in your bank account is by learning how to invest. And in this article, we are going to highlight several investment ideas that could essentially guarantee you that million dollars by the time you retire. With that in mind, let’s get started!
Money Master The Game
by Tony Robbins
⏱ 14 minutes reading time
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Start funding your IRA
One of the most convenient ways to ensure you have a million dollars by the time you retire is through funding your IRA. That means setting aside money as you work to earn a living. But as always, funding your IRA is easier said than done. This process requires dedication and determination.
Typically, the IRA account, also known as 401(k)s, offers tax breaks, making it easier for you to grow your wealth. The traditional IRA are tax-free, and the Roth IRAs will let you enjoy your retirement withdrawals tax-free. Of course, the more you set aside, the more you will have when you retire. Additionally, you don’t have to dedicate all your income to this course. No siree! You can set aside 10% or even less, depending on how much you earn every month.
Learn About and invest in stocks
Another excellent way to invest your money so you can retire with at least 1 million dollars in your bank account is through stocks. The stock market is one of the most significant engines billionaires use to generate wealth. But before you dive in, you will need to know the fundamental rules of the stock market. In most cases, you can talk to your financial advisor to help you out with this step.
However, you can learn from scratch and become an expert when it comes to stocks. All you need is a reliable source of information; that’s it. You also need to understand the fees you will have to pay, build your portfolio, and invest in the long term. Over time, you’ll pick up the skill of learning how to invest in stocks early and how to invest a lot.
Additionally, the stock market can quickly turn you into a millionaire if you learn how to choose the right investments. Unfortunately, most people aren’t particularly good at picking stocks and end up losing a considerable percentage of their investment. As such, if you are a newbie and you don’t know where to start, I’d recommend investing in index funds. That way, you are sure of earning around 7% or 8% annually.
Diversify your revenue streams
What happens if that business you are working on suddenly collapses? Or you lose your job? Chances are, you don’t know what to do next, right? Well, now it’s the perfect time to change that. As an entrepreneur, you need to find other ways to earn an income, aside from your business. The other options will help you save up and also act as a backup plan for when your business witnesses losses.
If you are working on a 9 to 5 job, it’s time to earn a passive income on the side. I’m sure you have several ideas in mind, but the same excuse always comes up, ‘I don’t have enough time.’ Today, it’s easy to outsource labour through the internet. There are thousands, if not millions, of freelancers willing to handle any task you throw at them. So, there’s no excuse to not start a side hustle that could potentially grow your income.
Most times, employees work on their businesses after work, hoping that, one day, they will quit their jobs and work as entrepreneurs. You should have the same mindset. I guarantee you that you will have a million dollars or more by the time you retire.
Don’t be afraid to try new ventures
The one thing that is killing your dream of having a million dollars in your bank account is the fear of trying new ventures. You will never know if you are good at something if you don’t try it. More importantly, you might find out that your new business idea could potentially catapult you to the millionaires’ club entrance faster than your current job. The only limiting factor here is your fear.
Rihanna was recently announced as a billionaire through her famous company Fenty Beauty. When she started the business, the world was a bit sceptical, because she was starting a new venture. We all know Rihanna is a talented singer. If she listened to the criticism and not tried creating a new business, she probably wouldn’t have known she also has another skill outside singing.
Focus on your millionaire goal
If you want to have a million dollars in your bank account by the time you retire, you will have to become a millionaire. There’s no way to have a million dollars in your account, yet have bills and other expenses waiting in the real world. Therefore, for your bank account to have a million dollars, you will need to earn at least close to that, if not more.
The steps to becoming a millionaire are typically opposite to how most people act. Meaning, you will see your family and friends travelling a lot or purchasing expensive items. If you spend most of your time focusing on how they are spending their money, you will end up in trouble with your own money.
Most people are influenced by social media about how they spend money . Meaning, they let other people dictate how they should spend their money. Don’t get sucked into comparison culture. Always fight against it tooth and nail. It’s time to stop purchasing products and services that we can’t afford to try to impress people who don’t even like us.
People who became millionaires didn’t get there by comparing themselves with others. Instead, millionaires focused on achieving their goals rather than worrying about what other people are doing. If you want to have a million dollars in your bank account, you should stop obsessing over what other people are doing with their money.
Learn about Forex and Crypto markets
An excellent way to invest your money is through the forex and crypto markets. I’ve listed them separately from the stock market because these options require you to be extremely cautious. Why? Forget all the hype you may have read online on how you can make over a million in less than a day. That’s speculation and will give you the wrong mindset when entering these markets.
If you’ve never traded cryptos or forex in your life, listen closely. These markets will only earn you money if you study hard and learn more. And when you feel you’ve learned enough, only invest money you can afford to lose.
The crypto and forex markets are highly volatile. That means you can lose all of your investment faster than you can make it. But don’t get me wrong! Both markets can indeed turn you into a millionaire. However, that takes years of practice and failure. Any trader in these markets would agree with me that you have to fail several times, and I do mean that literally, before you can even start to make money in these markets. Above all, the crypto market is even more volatile than forex. All in all, over time, you will get the hang of it.
Avoid lifestyle inflation
One of the most significant vices that most people have to deal with is lifestyle inflation. That happens when you want to spend more money because you are earning more. For instance, let’s say you live in a good apartment that costs roughly $1000 monthly. Then one day, you get a raise, and you decide to move to a better apartment that will likely cost $1500 monthly. Did you really need to move to a different location, or is the increase in salary pushing you?
If you want to become a millionaire, always find ways to resist the urge to give in to lifestyle inflation. Instead of spending more, keep investing and saving more in businesses and other ventures.
Before you go…
Having a million dollars in your bank account isn’t something that will happen overnight. It will take years of dedication and sacrifice to get there. More importantly, you will likely have to deal with failure before getting to a million bucks. But with proper dedication and hard work, you will eventually get there. Don’t give up, and don’t stop!
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