Don't spend it too quickly. While $1 million may feel like a lot of money, spread over a 30-year retirement, it is likely to provide a modest income. "One million bucks gives you roughly $40,000 of income per year," Romatowski says. "If you save diligently, you can get to $1 million. It just takes a lot of discipline." While becoming a millionaire isn't likely to produce a lavish retirement, gradual withdrawals combined with Social Security payments will likely be enough to provide a comfortable retirement in many parts of the country.