Life

Why You Should Make Promises, Not Resolutions in 2017

Pretend for a second that you and I are sitting across the table at lunch. I can hardly contain my excitement. I’ve discovered a new business venture. I like the guy behind it. I like the concept. I am investing money in it. “Great!” you say. “Do you think you’ll make money in the first […]

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4 Reasons Why You Need to Dream

“I have a dream.” That single sentence—proclaimed by Martin Luther King Jr.—marked a defining moment in the American civil rights movement. And that speech has been repeatedly named the number one speech of the 20th century. Why? Because dreams matter. That one sentence has been plastered on protest posters from Tiananmen Square to Budapest to […]

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The One Investment You Must Make

You work hard, so naturally you want your investments to pay off. Obviously, you don’t want to lose in the deal! Here’s the problem: Lots of folks spend their entire lives working hard and investing their money, only to find out they invested in the wrong things. They never learned about the most valuable investment […]

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A Story That Will Motivate You to Plan Ahead for Retirement

His name was Michael. He was one of my clients, and he told me a story I will never forget. Michael got a call from his favorite aunt who needed him to cut her grass. He was more than willing to help; she had always been special to him. She was one of those people […]

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6 Must-Do’s for an Intentional Christmas

I spend my time like I spend my money: on purpose. This is especially true over the holidays. Because I’m on the road so much during the year, I am very intentional with how I spent my time over the Christmas break. My priority is the people living under my roof, not any of the […]

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Small and Big Ways You Can Give Back This Christmas

Our family has lots of traditions around Christmas: eating my wife’s wonderful desserts, playing games, taking each of the boys out by myself for some father-son time. And, every year, we find ways to give to others. The boys each give a wrapped toy to a kids’ charity, and my wife and I talk together […]

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How to Avoid a Christmas Shopping Hangover

At first you don’t notice it. It’s vague, and it lays in the back of your mind like the name of that song you can’t quite remember. But as the month goes by, it grows larger and larger with each passing day and each purchase you make. By the time Christmas arrives, you can’t enjoy […]

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11 Hacks to Save Money Over the Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—and it’s not even December yet! This time of year, your wallet may seem more empty than normal. Between Secret Santa and the kids’ parties at school, it seems like you’re shelling out money left and right. To keep you from singing “Blue Christmas,” I’m giving you some […]

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6 Cyber Monday Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Retirement

I want you to win in business and in life. That’s why I want to help you avoid any mistakes that set you back in your retirement. Shopping blunders on Cyber Monday can become one of those setbacks. You don’t want to spend months trying to repair the financial damage caused by careless Christmas shopping. […]

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4 Retirement Factors You Can Control

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” It’s a reminder that goals and focus are important or you’ll never achieve anything significant. That’s especially true when it comes to planning for retirement. You need a goal. You need to know your R:IQ—the amount of money you’ll need […]

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