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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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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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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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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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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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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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All Priorities Are Not Created Equal

One segment of the business world has exploded onto the scene in recent years: women starting small businesses out of their homes. Women are becoming premiere entrepreneurs as they turn their passions, creativity and talents into careers they love. Coming alongside those women to equip and empower them is one of my colleagues, Christy Wright. […]

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How Long-Term Care Insurance Could Save Your Retirement

Nobody likes thinking about it. Nobody likes talking about it. If you bring it up at a dinner party, somebody will change the subject to something more uplifting, less sobering and easier to think about. The subject? Long-term care insurance. See? I bet you’re already debating about whether you should keep reading this article. For […]

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