Retirement


What Is the F.I.R.E. Movement?

You’ve heard me say a million times that retirement isn’t an age—it’s a financial number. There’s no law that says you have to work until you’re 65. That’s a myth. […]

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2019 Best Cities to Retire

I talk to a lot of people around the country about how to live out their retirement dreams. Whether your retirement is years away or right around the corner, knowing […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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How to Take Money Out of Retirement Accounts

Congratulations! You’ve reached that retirement milestone, and you’re able to live on your own terms! You can finally say goodbye to the daily grind and do what you’ve always wanted. […]

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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 […]

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What to do When Retirement is 10 Years Away

When people are looking to the horizon and seeing retirement at the crest of the hill, they want to know the answer to one question: What should I be doing […]

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7 Steps to Turbo-Start Your Retirement From Zero

It’s March. And if you’re a sports fan, this month means one thing: college basketball playoffs. Just yesterday, the bigwigs released the brackets for the tournament that will showcase the […]

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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 […]

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How to Enjoy Retirement: Are You Preparing Well?

Even if you’re young and just starting out in your career, you want to be able to retire sooner rather later. Of course! Who wouldn’t? Here’s the problem: You still […]

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Special Podcast: Selling Your Home for Retirement

It’s time to talk about real estate. No, I haven’t changed my career path. Believe it or not, there is a connection between real estate and retirement. In fact, according […]

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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 […]

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What New Research Is Revealing About Retirement

I want to educate, empower and encourage people to enjoy the retirement of their dreams. I want them to develop a plan and put that plan into action. I want […]

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How the R:IQ Can Help You Reach Your Retirement Goals

What is the R:IQ? It stands for Retire Inspired Quotient. It’s a free online tool I’ve developed to help you discover your retirement number. I want you to know in […]

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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. […]

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How Singles Can Prepare for Retirement

You’re single and enjoying a fulfilling life. The last thing on your mind is retirement. Hanging out with friends sounds much more appealing! But planning for the next chapter of […]

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Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Sometimes people don’t learn more about investing and retirement because of the confusing lingo. I get that. It’s enough to make your head spin. One of the terms you might […]

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7 Retirement Lies You’re Telling Yourself

Don’t you wish there was a detector that would tell you every time you told yourself a lie? “I can lose 30 pounds before vacation.” DING! “I’m not really speeding. […]

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10 Frightening Retirement Stats That Should Scare You Into Action

Halloween. That time of year when American break out their creepy masks, horror flicks and epic pranks. It’s the one day sanctioned to scare people beyond the capacity for rational […]

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My 10 Tips for Keeping Your Retirement on Track

This time of year, it’s easy to get sidetracked from your retirement planning. Kids are in school and extracurricular activities, you’re busy at work, and the holidays are approaching fast! […]

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Finances After Divorce: There’s Still Hope!

When you exchange rings and say “I do,” the last thing on your mind is the word divorce. Unfortunately, lots of people go through this life-altering experience. It can leave […]

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4 Steps to Convince Your Reluctant Spouse to Save for Retirement

Working together with your spouse to accomplish a goal feels incredible, whether you’re building a deck or raising your children. Believe it or not, I think the most exciting goal […]

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It’s National Save for Retirement Week—Are You Up to the Challenge?

This is National Save for Retirement Week. In honor of that, I’m throwing down the Hogan Savings Challenge. I want you to pick one of the following tasks, complete the […]

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What the Bible Says About Retirement

The Bible is my go-to place for direction in my life. It’s also the best place to learn about how to handle money. So what does the Bible say about […]

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The Truth About Social Security

Let’s test your knowledge. Which of the following statements are myths and which are facts? The chance of a coin landing on heads is 50/50. Three wise men visited Jesus. […]

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4 Things You Need to Know About Your Retirement

The older I get, the more I recognize that there are lots of things I don’t know. And I’m okay with that. I’m not a great mechanic. I know the […]

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Lifestyle and Medical Care: Are They Depleting Your Retirement?

It’s football season—and that means tailgate parties! People love to gather before the game, eat food, shout cheers and show team spirit. But a party like that requires planning and […]

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