Collecting three quarters of a million dollars in pension checks certainly didn't hurt in getting wealthy? Or screwing all your creditors with a bankruptcy helped too, didn't it? So before you preach your self made crap, remember those two things....I grew up in a little town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I wasn't born wealthy and had a blue collar job driving a truck. Anybody can be a millionaire if you simply invest a little out of each paycheck.