Making Millions For Dummies


Your practical guide to taking control of your money and achieving great wealth

Want to be a millionaire? You can! This no-nonsense guide shows you how to make your financial dreams come true with a proven method of saving, smart investing, and solid moneymaking opportunities. You'll see how to make wise financial decisions, minimize taxes, avoid costly mistakes, and ride out an unstable economy in order to reach your goals.

  • Get your finances in order — understand your relationship with money and lay the groundwork for setting and meeting your financial security goals

  • Start building wealth today — get rid of bad debt, start and stick to a savings plan, and maximize your paycheck

  • Begin a venture to make your millions — explore proven wealth-building opportunities, including starting your own business, coming up with an invention, capitalizing on an inheritance, and investing in real estate

  • Manage your money wisely — know your risk tolerance, get help from the pros, and minimize your tax liability

  • Plan for the unexpected and the inevitable — protect your assets, plan for your heirs, and keep your finances in good health

  • Stay financially secure for the rest of your life — reshape your attitude toward money and make the right financial security decisions

Open the book and find:

  • What you can do to immediately improve your finances

  • The difference between good and bad debt

  • Proven strategies for building wealth

  • How to invest for income or growth

  • Money pitfalls and poor practices to avoid

  • Ways to free up your money and make it work for you

  • A plan for working out finances with your partner

  • Tips for protecting your credit-worthiness

Robert Doyen is a former Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service and former Registered Representative with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He now manages his seven-figure investment portfolio.

Meg Schneider is an award-winning writer with more than two decades of experience in television, radio, and print journalism.


Part I: Getting Your Finances in Order.

Chapter 1: Gathering the Building Blocks.

Chapter 2: Understanding Your Money Personality.

Chapter 3: Setting Your Financial Goals.

Chapter 4: Working Out Finances with Your Spouse or Partner.

Part II: Strategies for Building Wealth.

Chapter 5: Living below Your Means.

Chapter 6: Managing Debt and Freeing Up Your Money.

Chapter 7: Starting on Your Savings Plan.

Chapter 8: Getting the Most from Your Job.

Part III: Paths Paved with Gold.

Chapter 9: Starting Your Own Business.

Chapter 10: Inventing a Better Mousetrap.

Chapter 11: Inheriting Wealth.

Chapter 12: Winning Wealth.

Chapter 13: Investing for Wealth.

Chapter 14: Joining the Landed Gentry.

Part IV: Managing Your Wealth.

Chapter 15: Going to the Pros.

Chapter 16: Going for Growth versus Going for Income.

Chapter 17: Minimizing Uncle Sam’s Share.

Chapter 18: Covering Your Assets.

Chapter 19: Planning for Your Heirs.

Chapter 20: Keeping Your Finances in Good Health.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Traits of Millionaires.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Find More (Of Your Own) Money.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Make Your Money Work Harder.

Chapter 24: Ten Ways You Can Tell You’re a Millionaire.