15 Ways to Reclaim the American Dream

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1. Redefine It

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Since the phrase became commonplace in the 1930s, "American Dream" has come to connote homeownership and the material possessions that typically reflect prosperity. But there are plenty of ways to be successful without owning a home or impressive things. So make prosperity, not homeownership, the focus of your dream, and define it in ways that are both satisfying and attainable.

Next: 2. Focus on Financial Security, Not Material Things


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