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Make Your Dreams Come True

As the mania surrounding the recent Mega Millions jackpot illustrates, it's fun to dream about striking it rich by winning the lottery. But only a lucky few become millionaires this way.

Don't give up hope, though. You may be able to reach millionaire status -- or make whatever your dream may be come true -- without a lottery ticket.

For example, anyone who starts in his or her twenties saving a little every month can amass a small fortune by retirement. Or if you have a bright idea and determination, as Andrew and Leigh Ann Green did, you can create a $1 million business. You can read their story and those of others who turned their dreams into reality below:

How to Create a $1 Million Business
An enterprising couple used a flair for design and a willingness to put the kids’ college money on the line to create a million-dollar-plus business.

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How to Be a Reality TV Star
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How to Take a Sabbatical From Work
Thinking about taking an extended leave from work? Find out how one dad did it -- and brought his son along for the ride. PLUS: How to Immerse Yourself in a Foreign Language

How to Make Extra Money Blogging
Pick a topic you're passionate about and be original.

How to Fund a Scholarship
A father rallied more than 150 people to help him raise money for a scholarship that honors his son.

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