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How Extra Work Could Lead to Huge Financial Rewards

If you want to accelerate success, you need to put forth extra effort. Just ask the pro football player who lifts weights after everybody else goes home. You can’t do the minimum and expect big results. That’s true in football and in building wealth. That’s why taking on an extra job may be a good […]

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Don’t Miss This Retirement Game Changer

Let’s pretend for a minute that you’re in the doctor’s office because you didn’t feel good but couldn’t pinpoint the problem. The doctor looks you over, takes some blood, does some X-rays, and runs some tests. A few days later, you get a call from the nurse to come back to the doctor’s office. He […]

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Where Do I Invest After I’ve Maxed Out My 401(k)?

If you’re asking how to invest beyond your workplace retirement plan, then you’re making huge strides in building wealth for your future! You’re laser focused, you’ve set your goals, and you’re working toward them—and that’s a great accomplishment! Once you’ve contributed the allowable amounts to your workplace investing program, you don’t have to stop there. […]

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What Your 401(k) Loan Is Really Costing You

There it is. Just sitting there. Tempting you. Taunting you. It would be so nice to have. You could make up for it later. Nobody would need to know. I understand the temptation. I’ve given in to it before and regretted it. So my advice to you is this: No matter what, don’t touch it! […]

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What Do I Do With My Old 401(k)?

Eleven. That’s the average number of jobs that today’s youngest baby boomers have held. And millennials are headed in that same direction. They’re likely to change jobs four times by age 32. Now, this trend isn’t happening for bad reasons—it’s just the culture we live in. Likely, you’ll change jobs before you retire. What do […]

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Will My Pension Be Enough for Retirement?

The other day at work, some team members were talking about their bands of choice during their teenage years. Immediately, you could tell identify their ages by the words they used, not the music. The 40-somethings talked about owning an 8-track player, to which a 20-something asked, “What’s an eight-track?” The same thing happens with […]

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5 Ways to Become a Strong Leader Others Will Follow

Just because you’re a leader in an organization doesn’t mean others want to follow you. I know that can sound harsh, but it’s true. You could supervise 3,000 people who wouldn’t follow you into a grocery store. Or you could manage 30 people who would go into battle with you. So what makes the difference? […]

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Am I On Track for Retirement? Milestones for Every Generation

Because building wealth is a marathon, staying focused for decades can feel daunting and discouraging. The finish line feels distant, so it’s easy to get distracted by other pressing financial needs. To stay focused, it’s helpful to have milestones to look at—markers to track your progress and keep you motivated. Below are some markers you […]

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6 Smart Things To Do With Your Tax Refund

Free money! That’s what people often think when they get their tax refund. Only it’s not really free money. It’s money the government took out of your paycheck last year. And Uncle Sam took out a lot. The average refund topped $3,200 in 2015, according to the IRS. So how should you treat that extra […]

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How to Talk to Others About Your Retirement Vision

You’ve caught a vision of your financial future, and you know what it takes to get there. You’ve set your goals, and you’re ready to do the hard work and make the extra sacrifices to reach those milestones—and maybe even millionaire status. But there’s a problem: other people. Friends and family might not know about […]

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