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How to Retire: Step-by-Step

You’ve been working toward this for decades: the day you get to walk away from work and into a new season of life. The problem is, you may not know […]

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3 Millionaire Myths That Keep You from Building Wealth

Somehow, our culture has come to believe some myths about millionaires that just aren’t true. We’ve been fed a lie and swallowed it like cotton candy at the county fair. […]

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4 Lessons From My Million-Dollar Investing Mistake

I’ve done my share of stupid things. That’s one of the reasons I’m so passionate about helping people. I want them to avoid mistakes and poor decisions that could trip […]

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Here’s Your Permission Slip to Become a Millionaire

Can I be honest? I’m tired of hearing people make millionaires out to be big, bad wolves. That all wealthy people are evil, greedy, self-centered people who inherited or stole […]

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Investing 2.0: Where Do I Invest Beyond 15%?

You’ve paid off your debt. You’ve saved 3–6 months’ expenses in an emergency fund. You’re investing 15% of your gross income in a tax-favored account like a 401(k) or IRA, […]

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Investing 101: How to Start Investing

Welcome to Investing 101! You’ve come to the right place for the right information on investing basics. Before we start, I want you to hear me say this: The world […]

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Diversification: A Secret Weapon of Wealth-Building

“Diversification, along with other financial instrumentation, will allow allocation of capital along the market continuum while improving earning levels when investing conditions lack equilibrium . . .” Did that make […]

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Should I Save for Retirement, College, or Pay Off the Mortgage Early?

So you’re on Baby Steps 4–6! Congratulations! You can finally focus on investing for retirement, saving for your kids’ college expenses, and even paying off your mortgage. These are all […]

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How Do You Define Millionaire?

The meaning of the word millionaire is pretty straightforward, right? If you’ve got $1 million in the bank, you’re a millionaire. Done. And if you’ve got that much money stashed […]

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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 […]

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Finances After the Unexpected: Divorce, Remarriage and Death

You’re on the road to financial independence. You’ve paid off your consumer debt. You’ve got money in an emergency fund. You’re putting money away in your 401(k). You’re set. And […]

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Should I Downsize My Home: How to Decide

If you drive around town, you’ll likely see new houses popping up. And they’re getting bigger all the time. Back in 1973, the average home was 1,660 square feet.(1) Today, […]

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College Vs. Your Retirement: Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First

When you become a parent, you sign up for decades of decisions that demand answers—even before your first child is born! Will both parents work outside the home? When will […]

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How to Save for Emergencies, Big Purchases and Retirement

We all know we should be saving money, but why don’t we actually do it? Back in the day, your grandma saved her money in a coffee can and put […]

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Don’t Count on Social Security: Here’s Why

When I speak at events across the country, people ask me all sorts of questions about retirement planning. And one subject seems to trip them up a lot—Social Security. People […]

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401(k) vs. Roth IRA: Make the Best of Both

When it comes to our retirement funds, we all want the same thing—to make sure our money is in the right accounts, invested in the right funds, and in the […]

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Why You Need a Financial Advisor

Let’s face it. We hate spending money on things we think we can do ourselves. Maybe you feel that way about investing. Why should you pay a financial advisor when […]

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Don’t Panic! Riding Out the Market’s Ups and Downs

Unless you’re living in a bubble, you know the stock market has taken a nose dive in the last few days. But take a deep breath. Don’t panic. Things are […]

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Why Should I Invest 15% of My Income for Retirement?

Nowadays, everyone seems to be an expert on investing. How much you should invest, where to put your money, and when to get out before the value drops. So, who […]

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How Much Money Do I Need in Retirement?

  It’s out there, looming like a dense fog on the horizon. You know it’s coming, but you feel powerless to stop it. Your blood pressure rises. Your anxiety spikes. […]

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When Should I Start Saving for Retirement?

There’s no present like time. I know, it’s backwards. But it makes a point. This reversal of the famous “no time like the present” is a reminder that time is […]

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7 Mistakes That Could Keep You From Retiring

Retirement isn’t an age. I’ve talked to millionaires in their 30s and 70-year-olds who are still working. Retirement can happen when you hit that magic number—the amount of money you’ll […]

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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 […]

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Investing Q&A with Chris Hogan

Life on the road doesn’t give me much time to respond to the questions people ask me online. Fortunately, things slow down a little bit during the summer. It seemed […]

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6 Steps for Enjoying Retirement With a Small Nest Egg

You don’t need millions in the bank to live on your terms. You dreamed of a great retirement. Maybe you were going to travel the world—or at least the United […]

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3 Ways to Gain an Extra $145,000 for Retirement

If saving money for retirement was easy, then everyone would be a millionaire overnight. The truth is, it takes patience, determination and sacrifice. And a lot of hard work. I […]

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How to Build a Solid Nest Egg

Have you ever seen an eagle’s nest? It’s an amazing piece of architecture. How these nests are made is just as fascinating. An eagle will choose a location in the […]

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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 […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Stop Investing Temporarily

Yes, you read the title correctly. Now don’t have a heart attack or wonder who hijacked my blog. You know my heart. I want you to put as much money […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Building Wealth Through Income Streams

Can you remember back to your days in science class? For some of us, that’s thinking a long way back! In that class, you learned about bodies of water—rivers, streams, […]

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Where Do I Invest After I’ve Maxed Out My 401(k)?

If you’re asking how to invest beyond your workplace retirement plan, then you’re making huge strides in building wealth for your future! You’re laser focused, you’ve set your goals, and […]

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What Your 401(k) Loan Is Really Costing You

There it is. Just sitting there. Tempting you. Taunting you. It would be so nice to have. You could make up for it later. Nobody would need to know. I […]

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What Do I Do With My Old 401(k)?

Eleven. That’s the average number of jobs that today’s youngest baby boomers have held. And millennials are headed in that same direction. They’re likely to change jobs four times by […]

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