4 Concrete Ways to Build Wealth Working a 9 to 5 Job

Your 9 to 5 job probably offers everything you need to build wealth over time. But, believe it or not, people get rich from their regular jobs all the time. After all, we aren’t all business owners, are we? 

There are more than 22 million millionaires in the United States, and a lot of these millionaires work typical jobs just like you. So how can you get rich working a traditional 9 to 5 job? 

Invest in your company’s long-term investment accounts

Many companies offer employees some kind of company-sponsored retirement plan, such as the Traditional 401(k), the Roth IRA, and even an HSA or Health Savings Account. 

Proactively ask for raises and promotions

Asking for raises and promotions can be a great way to boost your income working a 9 to 5 job. You just need to be smart with how you ask and when. 

Show up every day

My dad always used to tell me that showing up is half the battle. He was right. Work ethic has a way of improving your “luck.” Be a team player. Do what you say you’re going to do. The bar is set pretty low these days. 

Control your spending and limit your debts

Boosting your income is great, but if you’re spending the majority of what you make to keep up with the Joneses, then you’re shooting yourself in the foot before you begin the race.