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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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Paying for College—How Much Is Enough?

That dreaded expense—a college education. It may keep you up at night, especially if you have more than one child. How in the world are you supposed to save enough […]

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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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Should I Pay a Tax Professional to File My Income Taxes?

Let’s be real—doing your taxes sucks. There are so many rules that you may or may not be following correctly, even with the help of online software. If your financial […]

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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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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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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 […]

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5 Ways to Set Young Adults up for Financial Success

You’ve been waiting for this day. The cap and gown. The diploma. The party. The video. The moving van. Graduation has long been a milestone. For young people, it’s their […]

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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 […]

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How Extra Work Could Lead to Huge Financial Rewards

If you want to accelerate success, you need to put forth extra effort. Just ask the pro football player who lifts weights after everybody else goes home. You can’t do […]

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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. […]

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6 Must-Do’s for an Intentional Christmas

I spend my time like I spend my money: on purpose. This is especially true over the holidays. Because I’m on the road so much during the year, I am […]

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Small and Big Ways You Can Give Back This Christmas

Our family has lots of traditions around Christmas: eating my wife’s wonderful desserts, playing games, taking each of the boys out by myself for some father-son time. And, every year, […]

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How to Avoid a Christmas Shopping Hangover

At first you don’t notice it. It’s vague, and it lays in the back of your mind like the name of that song you can’t quite remember. But as the […]

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11 Hacks to Save Money Over the Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—and it’s not even December yet! This time of year, your wallet may seem more empty than normal. Between Secret Santa and the […]

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6 Cyber Monday Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Retirement

I want you to win in business and in life. That’s why I want to help you avoid any mistakes that set you back in your retirement. Shopping blunders on […]

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7 Things I Am Not Thankful For

I am one thankful man. I have an incredible wife and three amazing boys. I get to give people hope by telling them it’s never too early or too late […]

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15 Grocery Store Hacks to Save You More Money

In a previous blog post, I gave you five grocery store hacks that could save you almost $500 every year—money that you could invest to boost your retirement fund. I […]

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The Key to Investing Success—And It’s Not What You Think

What’s the key to success in investing? If you talked to the so-called gurus of Wall Street, you’d likely get a bunch of confusing answers based on conflicting economic theories, […]

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6 Ways to Make Extra Money Over Labor Day

It’s Labor Day weekend. Across the nation, families are packing up their suitcases for one last getaway to mark the end of summer. Those who stay home are relaxing by […]

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4 Ways Baby Boomers (and Others) Can Boost Their Retirement Fund

Life comes at you fast. One minute, you’re throwing your graduation cap into the air, and the next you’re looking up the acronyms your kids use. You may feel that […]

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5 Areas of Your Budget to Review Today (It Could Save You Over $400)

You do some things out of habit. You take the same route to work. You brush your teeth at the same time every morning. You sit in the same pew […]

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8 Hacks to Save More Money

Let’s be honest: Saving money is easier said than done. You know it’s important, but it seems like you never put away as much as you’d like. You have great […]

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The Big Lie of Parenting—Paying for Your Kids’ College Education

Nobody can question that you love your kids. The sleepless nights, the trips to ball games, and the endless hours spent on science fair projects and chemistry finals all point […]

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An Old-School Tool for Saving Money

Do you find yourself with too much month left at the end of your money? Lots of us do. That’s why a budget is so important. It tells you exactly […]

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7 Tips for Keeping Vacation Spending Under Control

Some people are disciplined and smart with their money all year long—except when it comes to vacation. It’s like they believe making wise decisions and living within their means doesn’t […]

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Don’t Let These 6 Summer Expenses Catch You Off Guard

Summer is almost here! Ball games and beach umbrellas. Swimming pools and day trips. Family gatherings and cookouts. And—my boys’ favorite—no homework! Many of us look forward to this time […]

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Feeling the Pressure: Retirement Planning, Aging Parents and Kids’ College

You’ve heard your friends talk about it. You’ve seen the news reports. You’ve read the social media posts. And then one day, you wake up and you’re in the middle […]

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7 Ways to Give Yourself a Raise

With the economy back on track, most companies (about 98%) are planning to offer raises this year. That means most of us will see a little bump in pay. But […]

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Smart Steps to Take With Your Tax Refund

If you get money back from the IRS this year, make the most of it with these smart money moves.

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Keep Investing or Start Enjoying? What to Do When You’re Not On the Same Page

On a recent book tour, I met a woman whose face I cannot forget. She looked overwhelmed, depressed and dejected. As we began to talk and her story unfolded, I […]

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How to Show Your Kids That Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

You know you need to bring up the subject. It’s important, but you’re not sure what to say. You start to sweat. Your palms get clammy. You feel your pulse […]

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How to Start a College Fund

One minute, you’re holding that sweet bundle of joy in your arms for the first time. The next minute, you’re visiting colleges with your teenager. Between those nanoseconds, you’re asking […]

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What Habits Are You Forming?

It’s never too late to make a change. If you’re struggling to turn your goals into good habits, I want you to hear me: You CAN do this!

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