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10 Ways to Build a $1 Million Nest Egg

U.S. News & World Report Logo By Lou Carlozo of U.S. News & World Report | Slide 1 of 11: Two gold eggs on pile of cash.  Adrianna Williams/Getty Images

Who wants to be a millionaire?

One million dollars remains a magic number for many nest egg builders. The word “millionaire” has a delightful zing to it. And assuming a 5 percent annual return on investment, you can reap $50,000 a year in retirement income just by kicking back, which beats the mattress strategy any day. The next million-dollar question is: How do you get there? Consider these 10 sound principles as you invest your way to the seven-figure mark.

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