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5 Simple Habits of the Average Millionaire

Have you ever heard the one about the billionaire who lives in a modest home? Probably not, but I’m sure you know his name. It’s Warren Buffett. Yes, I said, […]

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What Is the F.I.R.E. Movement?

You’ve heard me say a million times that retirement isn’t an age—it’s a financial number. There’s no law that says you have to work until you’re 65. That’s a myth. […]

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2019 Best Cities to Retire

I talk to a lot of people around the country about how to live out their retirement dreams. Whether your retirement is years away or right around the corner, knowing […]

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What is Keeping the Middle Class From Becoming Millionaires?

Middle-Class Millionaire. No, that’s not a typo. And it’s not a myth or a fairy tale. A middle-class millionaire is a real thing—or, rather, a real person just like you […]

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How Many Millionaires Actually Inherited Their Wealth?

Just because you believe something doesn’t make it true. For example, I can believe I’m a better football player than anyone in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean I am […]

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How to Become an Everyday Millionaire

I have great news: the American Dream is alive and well! And it’s not just available to people born into rich families or people who win the lottery. You can […]

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Millionaire Spotlight: How One Man Turned His Life Around With $50

Sometimes we all need a little help from our friends. That’s why I want you to hear from Hector, one of the VIPs who called The Chris Hogan Show to […]

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How to Retire: Step by Step

You’ve been working toward this for decades: the day you get to walk away from work and into a new season of life. The problem is, you may not know […]

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3 Millionaire Myths That Keep You from Building Wealth

Somehow, our culture has come to believe some myths about millionaires that just aren’t true. We’ve been fed a lie and swallowed it like cotton candy at the county fair. […]

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4 Lessons From My Million-Dollar Investing Mistake

I’ve done my share of stupid things. That’s one of the reasons I’m so passionate about helping people. I want them to avoid mistakes and poor decisions that could trip […]

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Here’s Your Permission Slip to Become a Millionaire

Can I be honest? I’m tired of hearing people make millionaires out to be big, bad wolves. That all wealthy people are evil, greedy, self-centered people who inherited or stole […]

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Investing 2.0: Where Do I Invest Beyond 15%?

You’ve paid off your debt. You’ve saved 3–6 months’ expenses in an emergency fund. You’re investing 15% of your gross income in a tax-favored account like a 401(k) or IRA, […]

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Investing 101: How to Start Investing

Welcome to Investing 101! You’ve come to the right place for the right information on investing basics. Before we start, I want you to hear me say this: The world […]

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Diversification: A Secret Weapon of Wealth-Building

“Diversification, along with other financial instrumentation, will allow allocation of capital along the market continuum while improving earning levels when investing conditions lack equilibrium . . .” Did that make […]

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Should I Save for Retirement, College, or Pay Off the Mortgage Early?

So you’re on Baby Steps 4–6! Congratulations! You can finally focus on investing for retirement, saving for your kids’ college expenses, and even paying off your mortgage. These are all […]

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The Best Perk of Being Wealthy

Not too long ago, I polled my Facebook community group and asked them a question: “What does it mean to be wealthy?” Of course, culture says you need to own […]

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How to Keep Your Wealth-Building Goals Over Time

Let’s be honest. Staying motivated for 30 years is hard. When you’re getting out of debt, you know you’re making progress toward your goal. You get to say goodbye to […]

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How Do You Define Millionaire?

The meaning of the word millionaire is pretty straightforward, right? If you’ve got $1 million in the bank, you’re a millionaire. Done. And if you’ve got that much money stashed […]

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How to Enjoy Hobbies While Saving For the Future

I’m giving you permission to spend money. Now before you run to your spouse and show them this blog post, let me explain. Some people get the idea that you […]

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Finances After the Unexpected: Divorce, Remarriage and Death

You’re on the road to financial independence. You’ve paid off your consumer debt. You’ve got money in an emergency fund. You’re putting money away in your 401(k). You’re set. And […]

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What Is Estate Planning, and How Do I Do It?

Sharks. Spiders. Snakes. Estate planning. Some topics strike fear in the hearts of people just by mentioning them. Now, I can understand a healthy fear of sharks. I’ve watched too […]

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5 Steps to Owning Your Dream Home

When Jim and Pam first started out, they bought a modest three-bedroom home that was perfect for the two of them. Seven years later, with the addition of a child […]

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The Best Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

When did you last check in with your financial advisor? Six months ago? A year ago? Longer? If it’s been a while, listen up: Your wealth-building isn’t something to put […]

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The Secret That’s Killing Job Production

As a business leader, you want to be the hero for your team. You hope they see you as confident and competent. A trail blazer. A problem solver. A resource. […]

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Paying for College—How Much Is Enough?

That dreaded expense—a college education. It may keep you up at night, especially if you have more than one child. How in the world are you supposed to save enough […]

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Should I Downsize My Home: How to Decide

If you drive around town, you’ll likely see new houses popping up. And they’re getting bigger all the time. Back in 1973, the average home was 1,660 square feet.(1) Today, […]

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College Vs. Your Retirement: Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First

When you become a parent, you sign up for decades of decisions that demand answers—even before your first child is born! Will both parents work outside the home? When will […]

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How to Save for Emergencies, Big Purchases and Retirement

We all know we should be saving money, but why don’t we actually do it? Back in the day, your grandma saved her money in a coffee can and put […]

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How to Pay Off The Mortgage Early

What’s the largest debt hanging around your neck? Your mortgage. Even if you saved up a huge down payment, that loan from the bank still takes up the biggest percentage […]

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Don’t Count on Social Security: Here’s Why

When I speak at events across the country, people ask me all sorts of questions about retirement planning. And one subject seems to trip them up a lot—Social Security. People […]

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Roth IRA vs. 401(k): Which Is Better for You?

The Roth IRA and 401(k) are like cousins: They come from the same family of retirement investment accounts, so they have a lot in common. But look close enough, and […]

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Why You Need a Financial Advisor

Let’s face it. We hate spending money on things we think we can do ourselves. Maybe you feel that way about investing. Why should you pay a financial advisor when […]

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Should I Pay a Tax Professional to File My Income Taxes?

Let’s be real—doing your taxes sucks. There are so many rules that you may or may not be following correctly, even with the help of online software. If your financial […]

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Don’t Panic! Riding Out the Market’s Ups and Downs

Unless you’re living in a bubble, you know the stock market has taken a nose dive in the last few days. But take a deep breath. Don’t panic. Things are […]

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Why Should I Invest 15% of My Income for Retirement?

Nowadays, everyone seems to be an expert on investing. How much you should invest, where to put your money, and when to get out before the value drops. So, who […]

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How Much Money Do I Need in Retirement?

  It’s out there, looming like a dense fog on the horizon. You know it’s coming, but you feel powerless to stop it. Your blood pressure rises. Your anxiety spikes. […]

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