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How a Poor Iranian Immigrant Became a Millionaire

For Amir and Connie, the journey to becoming millionaires didn’t begin until later in life. “We didn’t really get enlightened [about money] until we were in our early 40s,” Amir said.

This Georgia couple knew they needed to make a change, but they were lacking the right plan to do it. “I needed the how-to,” Connie said.

Driving through Atlanta, Connie saw Dave Ramsey on a billboard. She signed up for Financial Peace University and told Amir it was the answer they’d been looking for. It was time to become debt-free!

“Connie has gazelle intensity in whatever she does,” Amir said.

Once the debt was out of the way for good, they were able to start building wealth together. But to get there, they knew their way of thinking had to change.

“You need to decide if you want to be wealthy or if you want to just look wealthy,” Amir said.

Their plan was simple: live on less than you make, invest in long-term mutual funds, and quit chasing “the next big thing.” And even though Amir and Connie didn’t set out to become millionaires, they stuck to the plan and achieved millionaire status.

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