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Make Your Dreams Come True

These stories will inspire you to turn your vision into reality.

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.

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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.

Own a One-of-a-Kind Vacation Home It took Roz Fitch nearly 20 years to turn a one-room schoolhouse into a cozy second home. PLUS: How to Finance a Second Home

How to Be a Reality TV Star Want to make it big on the small screen? Here's how.

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

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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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