How to get richer in a year

Wealthy summer walking nycBryan Bedder / Stringer / Getty ImagesYou can make progress on your wealth every year.

If you do a lot of reading about building wealth, you’ll find a common thread: It takes time. But you can be richer than you are today in as little as a year.

Depending on how you define wealth, being richer a year from today could mean having more time to spend with your family, finding more joy in your day, or having a job that you find financially rewarding and emotionally fulfilling.

But for our purposes, we’ll go ahead and define “richer” as “having more money than you have now.”

We’re not promising Maseratis or second homes in Vail, Colorado, but give these strategies a shot if you want to see your net worth increase in the next 365 days.

This article was written by Business Insider without the involvement of Merrill Lynch.

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