This article I wrote with Mark Schug is one of the most popular in the history of the journal that published it, Social Education. Here’s a link to the article, and below is the text of the article, (c) 2005 by the National Council for the Social Studies. If you’re a teacher — sure, you can be a millionaire!
Update: Coming soon, a book-length treatment — the ultimate financial guide for educators: Teachers Can Be Millionaires, Too: The Book.

TEACHERS OFTEN REGARD themselves as unlikely candidates for financial success, chiefly because they earn low starting salaries. But people of modest means can build wealth over time if they adhere to certain simple strategies. Our goal here is to explain this point as it applies to K-12 teachers.