The First Million Was Difficult
by Handy Andy
I was always a worker and a saver from basically a poor family. Our needs were met, we paid off the house, we never squandered money. My mother always said don't waste money. After I finished the Navy and 4 years of college and moved to california, I joked that I wanted to be a millionaire by the time I was 35. I met that goal and went beyond it. My social security payments are meager but everything is paid for and my family has all that they want and need. After the first million, it was a lot easier. We are up to 8 million now, all bonds and certificates and absolutely no debt. My hard work and drive as a child paid off in later years. I've no worries at all except to learn to spend more as needed.