How to Make a Million Bucks and Get Set for Life

Part 1 of a multi-post series on how to make a million bucks and get set for life. Be sure to check back for the next installments. This ain’t no get rich quick scheme, but it is a true story of how one man (me) made a million dollars in fees and built a retirement portfolio by age 30.

How to Make a Million Bucks and Get Set For Life

Everyone wants to make money.

People sell get rich quick schemes, but we know that stuff is garbage. What I’m about to tell you is my real life story of how I made a million.  Not only did I make a million in income, but I set myself up for retirement by the time I was 30.

Assuming the world doesn’t burn before I turn 50, I’m destined for beachfront property in Mexico, a condo back home in DC, and total stability.

Does that sound good to you?  Would you like to learn how to earn income and build assets at the same time? Of course you do. You’re not one of these people who accepts a mediocre life. You want more from life than just to ‘get by.’ You want to make it. 

I asked you guys what you wanted next and this was the clear choice: How to make a million bucks and get set for life.

You want security and freedom. Few people find either, I’ve found both. And I am willing tell you how I did it.

“I don’t mean to brag, I don’t mean to boast”

I haven’t bragged much here at Jack Murphy Live.  Instead, I’ve shared my failures more than I’ve shared my success. I’ve shown you how things blow up and how to make a comeback.  Yet I left out the parts where I made hundreds of thousands in a year plus acquired real estate which formed the foundation of my portfolio…..for life.

But you since you guys asked, you’re going to get it. 

Be forewarned – this is not a get rich quick scheme. This takes time, dedication, and balls. It’s risky and high pressure. And if you fuck it up, things can get bad real fast.  Just ask me.  I know.

Reward does not come without risk. I’ve lived both sides of the equation.

Understand, this is not a guide on how I made $1,000,000 in lump sum.  Nor is it a story about how I cashed out and am sitting on a pile of bills. No, this is a real world story of how I earned a million dollars in fees and income in my late 20’s while building the portfolio I will ride right to the beach in Tulum, Mexico.  I’m pretty sure that sounds good to most of you, right?  Good.

I’m going to give this series of articles for free and all I ask is two things from you:

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9 comments… add one
  • Steven Buxton Feb 2, 2017 @ 20:15

    I hope this series becomes bookmark worthy. So far have ‘The keys to success’, ‘Build a better life’, and ‘4 ways to be more dominant’. Genuinely exited.

    • Jack Murphy Feb 2, 2017 @ 21:34

      Thanks for the comment and for signing up for the mailing list.

      I’m going to share with you all what I did. It’s not going to be easy, it’s not going to be for everyone, but it is how I secured my retirement before I even turned 35.

      Stay tuned!

  • bear Feb 2, 2017 @ 22:50

    Looking forward to the series. As someone who has has recently taken risk and gained rewards in a certain sector of real estate..any new information from others who have been successful – is most appreciated

    • Jack Murphy Feb 2, 2017 @ 23:00

      Thanks for signing up. Appreciate it. The post will cover some basics of real estate, development, and how to extract maximum fees from the deals while building equity. OPM, roll ups, high value add, and more. I started with single family flips, and ended up with mixed use commercial in my portfolio. It was a fun ride. Stay tuned!

  • Chris Feb 4, 2017 @ 20:20

    I entered hedge funds in much the same way Jack. Still there actually, getting after it every day. It has always been hard, just more so today. Enjoyed your story. Cool.

    • Jack Murphy Feb 5, 2017 @ 18:04

      Thanks, Chris. What asset classes do you work with?

      • Chris Feb 5, 2017 @ 18:43

        All of them- risk/reward focus. Best tool (instrument) for the job. Have on a long cds/long equity trade that is working right now as an example.

  • Brad Bonifield Oct 28, 2020 @ 23:07

    I was really impressed when I first saw you with Tim Pool. Looking forward to exploring your information you are providing.

  • Jim Rice Nov 4, 2020 @ 6:37

    You are a Man’s Man. You cover all the “bases”. I’m looking forward to diving in to your RE wealth building thoughts/plans. I own several SFR & have done well (10+ years at it). Now I’m teaching my son the process. It’s hard work (No late night infomercial Bravo Sierra). Glad I found you on Tim Pool! Thanks, Jim

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