What it takes to be rich
Money Magazine's Ryan D'Agostino hit the streets in America's wealthiest zip codes. Knocking on hundreds of doors, he learned the secrets of financial success from those who've earned it.
Myth 1
Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210
Lesson 1: Create your own opportunities. The British expatriate who owns Mystery Pier Books, got his revelation on a movie set with Steven Spielberg. (more)

Myth 2
Westport, Conn. 06880
Lesson 2: Have a growth mind-set. Reichhelm and others have a knack for identifying things other people covet. (more)

Myth 3
Atherton, Calif. 94027
Lesson 2, Corollary 1: Never stop learning. Miletic left a safe, corporate path to get valuable leadership experience. (more)

Myth 4
Lake Forest, Ill. 60045
Lesson 2, Corollary 2: Calculate your risk. Leaving a comfortable corporate job to be a consultant wasn't as much of a gamble as it seems. (more)

The two (yes, just two) keys to wealth
American business lore is filled with tales of visionaries taking insane risks in pursuit of a distant dream and then striking it rich. In fact, the rich look a lot like you. Money Magazine's Josh Hyatt debunks 5 myths to show you what really drives success. (more)
xxx Don't wait another minute. Start a savings plan now. (more)
If your employer offers a Roth 401(k), it may be advantageous to sign up for one simple reason: tax diversification. (more)
A key part of planning is amassing enough money that can last a lifetime. So be on the safe side when it comes to life expectancy. (more)
Enter your savings plan and find out when your nest egg will hit 7 figures. (more)
Find out how long it will take to become debt free and how much you'll pay in interest by making the minimum monthly payments. (more)
If there is a way to beat the market, it consists of following the strongest companies and buying when their shares are measurably undervalued. Here are 70 to track. (more)