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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 three vacation homes, drive fancy cars, go on exotic vacations, and host outlandish parties. But that’s not what you said you wanted to do when […]

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What is a Personal Brand?

In the earlier days of advertising, a brand was product produced by a particular company under a specific name. For example, Tide is a brand of laundry detergent manufactured by Proctor and Gamble. That company also makes Bounce, a brand of fabric softener. Now, it’s not enough for your product to have a recognizable brand. […]

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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 can’t enjoy your hobbies or interests while you’re saving money for the future. They picture themselves pinching every penny and cutting out every fun activity […]

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Retirement Dream: Starting Your Own Business

Who says you can’t work when you retire? Back in the day, you clocked out for the last time, turned in your hard hat, and never took another job. Times have changed. Becoming your own boss later in life isn’t uncommon. In fact, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, people ages 55–64 make up […]

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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 and an adult parent living with them, that home was cramped. The space no longer fit their family’s changing needs. Greg and Lauren have always […]

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How Do You Define Wealth?

What kind of ice cream is the best? Yeah, impossible to answer, right? If I asked that question at one of my live events, I would get at least a thousand different responses. That’s because the answer is open-ended. There’s no one single definition of great ice cream! Being wealthy is a lot like that. […]

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You Can’t Reach a Goal Without This

Earlier this year, the tennis world witnessed something miraculous. I know, some of you aren’t into tennis, but you can still appreciate the wonder of it. Roger Federer defied the odds by winning the Australian Open at age 35 and became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title in 45 years. Sharing the […]

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Easy Grocery Shopping Hacks That Could Add $50,000 to Your Retirement

Enjoying a dream retirement means having both offensive and defensive strategies. You play offense by taking deliberate, intentional steps—getting out of debt, sticking to a budget, choosing investments, and putting money aside for them every month. Playing defense means you look for any threats that could hinder your progress, like loans or credit cards. Some […]

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10 Characteristics of Highly Successful People

Everyone wants to be successful. Nobody writes an essay in third grade about becoming a lousy business owner or mediocre teacher. But what separates an average person from the best in their field? Successful people demonstrate similar traits and behaviors. Identifying them is easy. Putting them into practice is the challenge. Here are 10 characteristics […]

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4 Steps to Make Sure You Don’t Have to Work Forever

I’ve traveled all over the country, and I’ve coached thousands of people. In that time, I’ve heard just about every excuse for not investing for the future: “I know people who lost money.” “I don’t have any money to invest.” “I’ll invest later.” “I’ll just work until I die.” I’ve talked with countless people whose […]

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