How to Become a Millionaire by 2020

Jaime Masters paid off her debt and built a successful coaching and speaking business.

(Image credit: Matthew Mahon2016)


Jaime Masters (formerly Jaime Tardy) appeared in our April 2011 issue, where she shared how she and her husband had paid off $70,000 of debt in a little over a year by tightening their belts and taking on extra work. Once the debt vanished, she quit her corporate job, started working from home part-time as a business coach and began interviewing millionaires for her website, Masters, then 29, set a goal to someday become a millionaire herself.

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Lisa Gerstner
Editor, Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine

Lisa has been the editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance since June 2023. Previously, she spent more than a decade reporting and writing for the magazine on a variety of topics, including credit, banking and retirement. She has shared her expertise as a guest on the Today Show, CNN, Fox, NPR, Cheddar and many other media outlets around the nation. Lisa graduated from Ball State University and received the school’s “Graduate of the Last Decade” award in 2014. A military spouse, she has moved around the U.S. and currently lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two sons.