What Can a Million Dollars Buy You? $1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement. Share | Related Content 16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up. Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy. How Compound Interest Works Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.