Sssh! How to be a quiet millionaire

Foreclosures are up. The dollar isn't what it used to be. Gas is over $3 a gallon. Well, you read the papers and live life. We all know the story.

That's why I thought I'd ask Brett Wilder what type of person is typically what so many people want to be -- a millionaire. I figure he might know, having written the book last year, The Quiet Millionaire: A Guide for Accumulating and Keeping Your Wealth .

Wilder cited the typical characteristics of a business millionaire owner, because, well, let's face it, you tend to become rich by owning a company rather than spending years working in its mail room. In any case, if you want to be a millionaire, here's your road map, according to Wilder.

Be socially adept. Millionaires "possess motivational leadership qualities, and the ability to articulate ideas, products and services," says Wilder.