Be a Millionaire Day
(Also known as National Be a Millionaire Day)
Be a Millionaire Day is observed next on Saturday, May 20th, 2023 (231 days from today).
National Be a Millionaire Day on May 20th each year is a great opportunity for the idea of being a millionaire.
Who doesn't fantasize about hitting the jackpot in the lottery or finding out that your long-lost super-rich aunt has made you their sole beneficiary? It's natural to think about the lives we want to lead, but mere thoughts about such life-changing amounts of money are also proof of our aspirations in life.
Everyone wants the freedom and comfort of having a million dollars in the bank, but very few achieve it. So, if those fantasies don't come true, then you can always celebrate Be a Millionaire Day on May 20th by taking the opportunity to review your own financial situation and see What can you do to improve your prospects?
Having faith that you can change and get the things you want, with a little time and effort on your part can help propel you toward your ultimate goal of becoming rich. The truth is, anyone can become a millionaire with financial discipline, investing, and perhaps a lot of luck.
Be a Millionaire Day isn't just about suddenly becoming rich; it's about acting and thinking the way millionaires do to become.
It's also about taking care of yourself as if you were worth a million dollars because self-care is such an important part of living a good life.
History of Be a Millionaire Day
Being a millionaire is not just about money, you need to talk and walk. That's the millionaire lifestyle, honey! That said, the word 'millionaire' was coined in French in 1719 as a term to refer to Mississippi Bubble observers who made millions of French livres weeks before the bubble burst.
The concept of millionaires first appeared in print in 1786 when Thomas Jefferson wrote of the French as "The poorest working man equals the richest evangelist". Over the next few years, the word 'millionaire' came to refer to the wealthy and those who targeted luxury brands. Interestingly, however, even though 'millionaire' is a label for the wealthy, only 0.15% of the total population falls into this category. Today, however, becoming a millionaire is increasingly becoming an easier goal to achieve, and it is losing relevance as a definition of exclusive wealth, especially in Western societies.
However, there are only about 46.8 million millionaires in the world right now and becoming a millionaire is still a financial goal for many people. Achieving that goal is not easy and it still holds a degree of mystery. But hey, with shows named "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" launched in 1999, anything is possible!
The tradition of Be a Millionaire Day was to think like a millionaire, act like a millionaire, and hustle and plan to become one! Today is a day when people live lavishly like a millionaire and spend money on activities and things that they would not normally do. That fancy lobster served at the most posh restaurant in town? Just give it a try! A day is relaxing at the spa? No problem!
However, keeping up with millionaire style requires some hustle and financial planning. People were also prompted to review investment plans and map out their other spending and spending habits. And if the millionaire lifestyle isn't for you, tune in to replay "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "Famous Houses" and celebrate the day vicariously through their lives.
Some truths about Millionaire
- Not all are inherited
Only 20% of millionaires inherited their fortune. According to the book “The Millionaire Next Door”, 80% of millionaires make their own money.
- Millionaires are also bankrupt!
The average millionaire goes bankrupt at least 3.5 times.
- One in 854 people is a millionaire
It may seem unattainable, but becoming a millionaire is not uncommon.
- A new millionaire is born every 58 hours
This reiterates the fact that becoming a millionaire is completely achievable.
- Half of millionaires are self-employed
It's never too late to take everything in your hands and start hustling as you want and start your own business to possibly become a millionaire!
Some reasons for Be a Millionaire Day being loved
- Have any plans?
When millionaires are asked how they achieve their financial goals, they tend to take certain, sometimes surprising, common actions. Maybe it's practicing thrift, saving regularly, or planning for their financial future. All of these habits focus on what's really important to you (which are different for everyone) and that means you have to be very clear about what you really want. It is the key to long-term planning
- It's good to have a goal
Setting the right goals can help make even bigger, terrifying aspirations smaller and more achievable by acting as stepping stones. When you set goals, you fuel your ambitions and ensure that your life is geared toward making the most of every moment.
- One step at a time
Any holiday that encourages people to move towards a goal is a great one! Take steps to become a millionaire: get financial advice, find additional sources of income, save, live within your means and commit to becoming a millionaire.
How to celebrate Be a Millionaire Day
If you're looking to become rich, you can start by creating a series of practical steps that will get you on your way. To do this effectively, you want to start by looking at how much money you have available and how you can make it work for you.
You should start by checking out your habit in spending. Are you spending more than you need? Can you cut back and really start saving more? We all want to live for the present, but we also need to save for rainy days and for our future.
Now is the time to review your savings accounts and investments and find ways to improve them. Set up a designated amount to go straight from your paycheck to your monthly savings account - you won't miss out on what you never had, right?
Act like a normal millionaire and start budgeting every month and controlling your spending. Wealthy people tend to be better at managing their money, so there's no harm in starting to act like you're rich and help turn the tide.
If you owe money, then focus on paying off your debts and developing a systematic approach to solving them. Don't let your debts define who you are!
Don't be afraid to live a more frugal life, even when the people around you are splurging. Be the master of your own universe and appreciate that financial success can take a while to happen. If you're willing to make sacrifices along the way, you'll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor later.
So act like a millionaire and use your time wisely by researching and developing a written financial plan. These steps will help you build confidence in money management and investing - it's time to be brave.
Don't be afraid to chase your dreams. It's not always possible to switch careers because of financial commitments and mouthwatering, but it's doable. At least you can look at some of the changes you can make.
The next step is to find ways to increase wealth through career advancement. This doesn't mean you work for someone else, although it could. That means whether you want to be a YouTube Personality or design incredible structures, you have to know what it takes to be successful.
You also want to take some classes to help you learn about IRAs, 401ks, and other investment methods that will help your money grow and prepare for retirement. Join Millionaire Day to chart the path for your future, so you can reach all your dreams!
ObservedBe a Millionaire Day has been observed annually on May 20th.
Thursday, May 20th, 2021
Friday, May 20th, 2022
Saturday, May 20th, 2023
Monday, May 20th, 2024
Tuesday, May 20th, 2025