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4 Ways to be a Financial Mentor

When you experience the freedom and joy that comes from winning with money, you’ll naturally talk about it. You’ll want to pass along what you’ve learned, especially when you know you can help the people you care about. Before you put on that teacher’s hat, you need to decide what mentoring means for you. What […]

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How Your DISC Personality Influences Your Investing

Here at Ramsey Solutions, we use the DISC personality profile as a part of our interview process and everyday work. It’s a simple way to learn how people are wired, how they process information, how they think, and even how they communicate. The profile focuses on four ways of relating to the world: Decisive (D)—Hard-chargers […]

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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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Letter From Your Future Self to You

Not too long ago, I wondered what I would tell my younger self about money. Here’s what I came up with. Maybe it’ll resonate with you, too. Alright, Hogan, listen up! Before your life takes off, you need to know some stuff that could radically change your future. First, Mama Hogan was right—about a lot. […]

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8 Keys for Discussing Money With Your Parents

Nobody wants to talk to their aging parents about money. It ranks right up there with “the talk” they gave you when you were a kid. It’s especially difficult when you’re not sure your parents are financially prepared for the future. As uncomfortable as it is, that discussion is critical. Avoiding it is not okay. […]

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Should I Invest in a Timeshare: Are They a Trap?

When you hear about some “opportunities”—reverse mortgages, car leases, quick profit, good debt—you should automatically run away as far and as fast as you can. Here’s another one to add to your flight reflex: timeshares. I know, all the commercials and presentations make timeshares sound like a great investment. But they’re not. They’re a horrible […]

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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 student loans, car payments, and credit card debt. You feel the relief as the weight of debt lightens and you can breathe again. Those feelings […]

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Should I Buy a Second Home? 7 Questions to Ask

Maybe you’ve watched those late-night infomercials showing how easy it is to buy and flip homes for massive profit. Or you’ve heard stories from friends who’ve made money renting out a house they bought or inherited. Perhaps you’ve been dreaming about that vacation home. Whatever the reason, buying a second home is a big deal. […]

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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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