Success Stories

From Arrival to Retirement – An Immigrant Family’s Success Story

By FT / June 4, 2018 /

I wrote this post a few years ago, but found it in the archives and thought it deserved some attention.  Check it out! Calvin and his spouse Beverly immigrated to Canada in the early 1970’s (both in their mid-late 20’s).  While people move to different countries all the time, the couple came to Canada under a…

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Going for Financial Independence in a High Cost City

By FT / October 10, 2017 /

This is a guest post from Amanda who has an inspirational financial story to share.  Their single-income family of four currently lives in Vancouver and building wealth through the traditional methods of saving and investing.  Here is their journey towards financial freedom by the age of 50. When FT asked if I’d like to share…

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A Financial Update from Pete – A 50 Year Old Multi-Millionaire

By Guest Blogger / September 12, 2016 /

Back in March 2014, I wrote a short piece for MDJ on my journey to a $5M net worth by 50. See: “Lessons from a 50 Year Old Multi-Millionaire.” We reached the $1M net worth destination by age 40 and $5M by age 50. After working (we’re educators) and investing for about 20 years, working,…

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A Net Worth Update from QCash (he retired at age 36)

By QCashMan / April 13, 2015 /

Back by popular demand, the 36 year old millionaire retiree, QCash, is back with an update. In the original interview with QCash in 2007, he explained about how he became financially free by accumulating a $1.5M net worth by the age of 36.  It’s been about 8 years since that interview, which has resulted in…

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How I Reached $500K Net Worth by Age 29

By Sean Cooper / June 23, 2014 /

FrugalTrader (FT) reaching his long-term goal of a net worth of a million dollars inspired me to tell my personal financial story. Similar to FT, I’ve set out a financial plan to reach a net worth of a million dollars by age 35. Through discipline, hard work and determination, I’m already halfway there, recently reaching…

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Lessons from a 50 Year Old Multi-Millionaire

By Guest Blogger / March 27, 2014 /

I got a later start on my Million Dollar Journey (MDJ) mainly because it took me until age 30 to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. The year I started making my first real income, I also got married. In retrospect, getting married factored majorly in to our financial success.…

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How this Frugal Lawyer Reached $1M by Age 34

By Guest Blogger / January 27, 2014 /

Approximately six years ago I stumbled upon Million Dollar Journey and started to read faithfully. At the time, I had just started to practice law and was in reasonable financial shape but with no real sense of direction or sense of how I was doing. I remember FrugalTrader doing a monthly net worth post and…

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5 Financial Principles from a 34 Year Old Millionaire Investor

By Guest Blogger / October 3, 2013 /

I asked regular reader Philip to share his story of how he grew his net worth to over $1M before the age of 35.  Enjoy! I was recently with a group of good friends out for a charity golf tournament, enjoying a nice day on the links instead of being at work.  As usual, I…

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