Today’s Your Day! It’s National Be a Millionaire Day!

By Melissa Rayner

Is it May 21st yet? Good, we still have time to figure out how we’ll celebrate the greatest arbitrary holiday of them all, National Be a Millionaire Day.

So you may think that being a millionaire is all gold swimming pools and palatial country estates…

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But, really, you need to be prepared to work hard not just until you make it but also after. I suggest you learn to appreciate the “poetry of housekeeping.”

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Because if you inherit your millionaire status, you’re sure to become bored and blase (but will still, of course, manage to appreciate poetry in its many forms).

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So journey down many potential paths to richness, and find which will best rise up to meet you.

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Ultimately, of course, if you do what you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life–and that’s kind of even better than being a millionaire.

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How will you be a millionaire today?
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Melissa is obsessed with books, birds, and bonbons. She is a new mom and holds an MA in Applied Sociology. She also writes fiction and skips about the interweb as Emlyn Chand.
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REFERENCES:

  1. Hoge, Tom. The Happy Millionaire. 29 June 1969. TS News Features, 1944-1993: News Features, 1944-1993. Associated Press Corporate Archives. Associated Press Collections Online. Web. 19 May 2015.
  2. Carter, Mary Elizabeth. Millionaire Households and Their Domestic Economy, with Hints upon Fine Living. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1903. Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Web. 19 May 2015.
  3. Alger, Horatio. Nothing to do : a tilt at our best society. Boston: James French, 1857. Sabin Americana, 1500-1926. Web. 19 May 2015.
  4. Comerer, Marshall. Impatient Millionaire (750). 23 Apr. 1961. TS News Features, 1944-1993: News Features, 1944-1993. Associated Press Corporate Archives. Associated Press Collections Online. Web. 19 May 2015.
  5. Newhouse, Eric. The Millionaire Sheriff. 5 Sept. 1971. TS News Features, 1944-1993: News Features, 1944-1993. Associated Press Corporate Archives. Associated Press Collections Online. Web. 19 May 2015.

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