Wealth-Building


5 Simple Habits of the Average Millionaire

Have you ever heard the one about the billionaire who lives in a modest home? Probably not, but I’m sure you know his name. It’s Warren Buffett. Yes, I said, […]

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What is Keeping the Middle Class From Becoming Millionaires?

Middle-Class Millionaire. No, that’s not a typo. And it’s not a myth or a fairy tale. A middle-class millionaire is a real thing—or, rather, a real person just like you […]

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How Many Millionaires Actually Inherited Their Wealth?

Just because you believe something doesn’t make it true. For example, I can believe I’m a better football player than anyone in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean I am […]

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How to Become an Everyday Millionaire

I have great news: the American Dream is alive and well! And it’s not just available to people born into rich families or people who win the lottery. You can […]

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Millionaire Spotlight: How One Man Turned His Life Around With $50

Sometimes we all need a little help from our friends. That’s why I want you to hear from Hector, one of the VIPs who called The Chris Hogan Show to […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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What Is Estate Planning, and How Do I Do It?

Sharks. Spiders. Snakes. Estate planning. Some topics strike fear in the hearts of people just by mentioning them. Now, I can understand a healthy fear of sharks. I’ve watched too […]

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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 […]

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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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How to Pay Off The Mortgage Early

What’s the largest debt hanging around your neck? Your mortgage. Even if you saved up a huge down payment, that loan from the bank still takes up the biggest percentage […]

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How to Talk to Your Spouse About Finances

The fight started with a receipt. John was searching in his wife’s purse for a pen when he noticed the small slip of paper.  “What’s this receipt for, Karen?” he […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Yes, Your Stay-at-Home Spouse Needs Life Insurance

If your family depends on your income, buying life insurance for yourself is a no-brainer. They will need money to replace the money you’ve been bringing in every month. But […]

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The One Investment You Must Make

You work hard, so naturally you want your investments to pay off. Obviously, you don’t want to lose in the deal! Here’s the problem: Lots of folks spend their entire […]

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Millennials, Money and Becoming Millionaires

If you’re between the ages of 21–34 (or around those ages), you’re a part of the U.S. population known as the millennials. This unique group of adults—and the biggest generation […]

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Want To Be a Millionaire? Avoid the Comparison Trap

You probably know Rachel Cruze as the #1 best-selling author of Smart Money, Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money. You may also recognize her from her […]

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7 Easy Ways to Build a Legacy With Your Kids

Summertime always brings me back to my childhood. I can still remember hanging out with my grandmother and grandfather in our tiny town in Kentucky. We’d play cards together or […]

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Prince’s Death and the Importance of a Will

Last week, the world mourned the death of the music icon Prince. This week, as his family continues to deal with the loss, his sister told a Minnesota court that […]

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Why Reverse Mortgages Are a Bad Idea

A reverse mortgage might sound like a good idea when you hear the ads on TV. But like everything else that’s too good to be true, there’s a ton of […]

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Whose Legacy Are You Building?

Do you want to be remembered for the things you are buying or the memories you’re making with friends and family? It’s time to get intentional about building your legacy.

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Reverse Mortgage Trap: They’re Not Telling You the Whole Truth

You’ve seen the ads on TV. Seasoned actors like Henry Winkler talk about some great program that allows senior adults to borrow money from their home’s equity (value) so they […]

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You Aren’t the Only One With a Dream

Saving for retirement is a great goal to work toward, and making sacrifices is part of that. But while you’re working hard to reach your dreams, remember there are others […]

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The Debt Snowball Explained

I grew up in Kentucky, so snow was never a guarantee in the wintertime. When our town did get blanketed by the stuff, school was canceled and the neighborhood kids […]

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Do You Want to Be a Blessing or a Burden?

The number-one cause of becoming a burden is a lack of planning. Make the choice today: Are you you going to be a blessing or a burden to your family?

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4 Ways to Deal With Financial Regret

For me, a Ford Expedition is the ultimate picture of regret. When I was young, I just had to have one. I was young and I was successful, so why […]

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