Money

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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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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How to Plan a Stress-Free Vacation You Can Afford

Everybody needs vacation. You need to be able to step back from the stresses of life and the worries of work to enjoy time with family and friends. Your physical and mental health can suffer if you don’t—not to mention your productivity at your job! Now, you can’t just drive to the airport, pick a […]

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529 vs. ESA: Pros, the Cons and What’s Best For You

You’re finally at the place where you can start putting money away for your kids’ college. But now you’re faced with a decision: Where should you put that money? Options vary depending on your income and your family’s needs, but for most people the choice boils down to one of two options: an Education Savings […]

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Should I Invest in Real Estate?

You’ve searched and searched and finally found the one. You’ve saved the money. You think you’re ready. But how do you know it’s the right time? How do you know it’ll work? What if you’ve made a mistake?    Investing in real estate is a big deal. People often ask me whether they should buy […]

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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 Build a Big Retirement on a Small Salary

You could become a millionaire on a janitor’s salary. Or on any modest salary. Don’t believe me? Then ask Ronald Read. Ronald was a Vermont gas station attendant and janitor. And he became a millionaire. Actually, a multimillionaire. He left behind more than $8 million at his death. He lived on less than he earned […]

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How to Become an Everyday Millionaire

I have something important to tell you: Stop saying “I can’t!” Yes, you can. Why am I on this rant? I came across a study that says 64% of millennials don’t think they’ll ever reach $1 million in retirement savings. Really? Why not? I say you can! Here’s how. Start Early Of all the age […]

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The Future State of Social Security (and What You Can Do About It)

“Social Security won’t be around when I retire.” You’ve probably heard that statement before. You might have been the one saying it. In recent years, news outlets have been warning Americans that Social Security is on life support. Lawmakers in D.C. are talking about making changes to bring it back to life. So what does […]

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