1 Out of 5 Americans Expect to be Millionaires

We all hope to be rich one day, but Americans - who are very optimistic people - *expect* to be rich. Heck, according to a new poll, 1 out of 5 Americans expect to be millionaires in just a few years:

Even with a turbulent economy, 20% of Americans expect to become millionaires in the next decade.

But the majority –- 62% -- still believe it’s “very unlikely” that they’ll reach the threshold by 2020, according to a new poll from the Associated Press and CNBC. Just 8% of U.K. residents believe they’re on the millionaire track.

And last year, only 5% of Americans reached the million-dollar mark -– which two in ten believe is the minimum amount of money for a comfortable retirement.


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I think unrealistic optimism is just another version of bad judgement. Which I guess shows why voters keep putting the same people in power despite the fact they obviously don't act in the voter's interests.
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