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Chris Hogan's Retire Inspired

Number-one, best-selling author Chris Hogan wants to turn the tables on how we think about retirement. Retirement isn’t an age; it’s a financial number! It’s not about how old you are; it’s about how much money you need to live your retirement dream! Using a variety format of segments in each episode, America’s trusted voice on retirement unpacks topics like saving, investing, budgeting, building wealth, and everything else you need to win long-term. Plus he answers your questions and highlights successful men and women who are winning the retirement game. Whether you’re 25 or 55, this podcast will change your life—today and tomorrow‪!
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Feb 16, 2018

In this timely express episode, Hogan discusses the myths of tax professionals and shares his truth on the subject.

If you take Hogan's quick and easy tax quiz, you’ll walk away knowing if you should get help with your taxes this year:

chrishogan360.com/taxquiz

Feb 14, 2018
  • Get your R:IQ. Know how much money you need for your retirement dreams.
  • Do you have investing questions? Go to chrishogan360.com/INVEST
  • Call us with your questions about how to win with money! Leave us a voicemail at 844.283.9383.

Hogan gives action points on how his listeners can fast track their Retire Inspired Quotient, the free tool on his website. He also takes several phone calls.

Feb 9, 2018

Need a pep talk? Hogan wants you to realize that having a long-term focus doesn't require you to panic short-term. Listen to the voice of reason and follow his 8 action points.

If you still have questions, schedule time to sit down with a SmartVestor Pro: https://goo.gl/ApB7PW

Don’t Panic! Riding the Ups and Downs of the Stock Market: https://goo.gl/K5KhaH

Jan 31, 2018

Dream Date Free PDF link: https://www.chrishogan360.com/planning-your-retirement-dream-date-pdf/

 

Get your R:IQ. Know how much money you need.

 

Do you have investing questions? Go to chrishogan360.com/INVEST

 

Call us with your questions! Leave us a voicemail at 844.283.9383.

 

Hogan addresses how “sharing is winning.” When a couple is on the same page about their future, they can win in high-definition.

Wake-Up Call: Leah is an FPU coordinator, and she recently heard about fixed index annuities. Are they legit? 

 

Wake-Up Call: William is working on Baby Step 4 and wants to dial back his part-time job. Will it hurt his progress? 

 

Deep Dive: Hogan talks about the importance of the dream date for couples, along with some Do’s and Don’ts for those dates.

 

Wake-Up Call: Jon can only put away $3,000 a month. How can he balance his investment across his 401(k), Roth IRA and mutual funds? 

 

Question From Hogan’s Retirement Challenge Facebook Group: What should I do if I want to go to college but my parents can’t help me pay for it?

 

Wrap-Up 

 

Jan 24, 2018

Within the last few weeks, bitcoin has dropped significantly in value.

Hogan decided to share this special episode because he wants you to know what bitcoin is and what he thinks about this hot topic called cryptocurrency.

MSN article referenced

 

 

Jan 17, 2018

Get your R:IQ. Know how much money you need for your retirement dreams.

 

Do you have investing questions? Go to chrishogan360.com/INVEST

 

Call us with your questions about how to win with money! Leave us a voicemail at 844.283.9383.

 

Hogan Rant: According to a survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 18% of people are very confident they’ll have enough money for retirement.(1)

 

Wake-Up Call: John is 28 years old and on Baby Step 4. He wants to know if he should change his investing options.

 

Deep Dive—Seven Myths About Investing: Do you know anyone who believes they don’t need help with investing? Hogan knocks down that myth along with six others that could keep you from maximizing your retirement savings.

 

Wake-Up Call: Deborah is considering taking retirement at 65, but she needs clarification on her 401(k) and taking Social Security.

 

Wrap-Up  

 

Jan 8, 2018

Get your R:IQ. Know how much money you need for your retirement dreams.

 

Do you have investing questions? Go to chrishogan360.com/INVEST

 

Call us with your questions about how to win with money! Leave us a voicemail at 844.283.9383.

 

Chris Hogan talks with Sam, mother of 13 children, about how she and her husband approach finances. This is a short episode with a big, inspiring impact.

Jan 3, 2018

Get your R:IQ. Know how much money you need for your retirement dreams.

 

Do you have investing questions? Go to chrishogan360.com/INVEST

 

Call us with your questions about how to win with money! Leave us a voicemail at 844.283.9383.

 

Millionaire Moment: Meet John, whose net worth has topped $1.6 million.

 

Wake-Up Call: Shannon has a question about life insurance.

 

Deep Dive: Hogan covers seven action points to create a new you in 2018.

 

Wake-Up Call: Adam asks how to approach a financial conversation with his mother who is disabled.

Dec 20, 2017

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Have investing questions? Go to chrishogan360.com/INVEST.

 

Call us with your questions! Leave us a voicemail at 844.283.9383.

 

Millionaire Moment: Todd, age 48, has a net worth of $2.8 million.

 

Wake-Up Call: Tim has a question about investing 15% versus traveling after Baby Step 3.

 

Deep Dive: Hogan gives listeners eight things to do before the end of the year.

 

Wake-Up Call: Silas has a question about pension contributions as part of his overall investing strategy.

Dec 6, 2017

This episode is all about your investing questions. And, in the spirit of investing, Hogan wants you to invest time to listen to this episode! Hogan brings in a SmartVestor Pro to help answer your questions on traditional IRAs, the Roth option, tax brackets, fees, mutual funds, ETFs, and much more! Also featured in this episode are a Wake-Up Call and a new Millionaire Moment.

 

0:23—WELCOME

 

1:32—MILLIONAIRE MOMENT

Meet Jeff. He and his wife started from nothing and have accumulated a net worth of over $3 million.

 

5:12—YOUR INVESTING QUESTIONS, PART 1

Hogan hosts a SmartVestor Pro in the studio and they answer your questions:

  • Question about investing in traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs. (@6:20)
  • Question about when to convert pre-tax IRA money. (@9:12)
  • Question about when to work with a financial advisor. (@13:40)
  • Question about fees and costs for mutual funds. (@16:18)
  • Question about ETFs. (@19:57)

 

23:26—DO YOU HAVE INVESTING QUESTIONS?

Go to chrishogan360.com/INVEST.

 

23:57—WIN A TRIP TO BOSTON AND A VIP EXPERIENCE WITH HOGAN

 

25:12—YOUR INVESTING QUESTIONS, PART 2

Hogan and a SmartVestor Pro continue answering your investing questions:

 

  • Question about when to invest if loans haven’t been paid off. (@25:17)
  • Question about a SEP plan and if the fees are too high. (@27:16)
  • Question about gross total income. (@31:30)

 

44:03—WAKE-UP CALL

  • VIP Steve calls in and asks Hogan about the “end of retirement” as it relates to legacy and the R:IQ.
  • Call with your questions! Leave us a voicemail at 844.283.9383.

 

51:27—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

Do you know your Retire Inspired Quotient? Discover your R:IQ.

Nov 29, 2017

Hogan takes to the phones, answering questions and sharing insights with several callers. Why? Because this podcast is an ongoing conversation about pursuing your retirement dreams.

 

0:23—WELCOME

 

1:06—WAKE-UP CALL #1

Robert, a young man in his mid-30s, is on Baby Step 6. He has a question for Hogan about his R:IQ. He also wants to retire early, even though the government won’t allow him to take distributions from his 401(k) until he turns 59 ½.

 

6:12—WAKE-UP CALL #2

Donavan is on Baby Step 4 and is trying to invest 15% of his income as suggested. He wants to know whether he should downsize or refinance his home.

 

12:20—WAKE-UP CALL #3

At age 33, Luke is on Baby Steps 4–6. He has a question about Roth IRAs.  

 

16:18—DO YOU HAVE INVESTING QUESTIONS?

Go to chrishogan360.com/INVEST.

 

16:48—WIN A TRIP TO BOSTON AND VIP EXPERIENCE

 

18:03—EVENT ATTENDEE QUESTION

A woman asks a question about her husband’s negative mentality around retirement due to a family death.

 

20:48—WAKE-UP CALL #4

Joe has a question about his daughter’s college fund. He and his wife are working with their daughter in seeking out scholarships and in-state options.

 

26:02—WAKE-UP CALL #5

At ages 30 and 29 respectively, Ryan and his wife are on Baby Step 7. Ryan wants to know how he and his wife can retire early.

 

31:22—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

Nov 22, 2017

Forget about six figures. How would you feel about seven instead? Hogan gives six tips on how to work toward that millionaire status and brings in reinforcements with millionaire success stories. Also featured in this episode: Millionaire Moment; Wake-Up Call; and Hear From the People.

 

0:23—WELCOME

 

1:32—MILLIONAIRE MOMENT

Meet John and Jill, whose net worth has topped $2.2 million.

 

5:11—6 TIPS TO WORK TOWARD MILLIONAIRE STATUS

Back from a gathering with young entrepreneurs, Hogan shares his thoughts about how to become a millionaire.

  1. Dream big.
  2. Really commit.
  3. Work a plan.
  4. Don’t get distracted.
  5. Don’t fall for stupid.
  6. Don’t forget the goal.

 

20:28—MILLIONAIRE VOICES, LARRY AND DEE

This self-made millionaire couple lives on the Rogue River in Oregon. Larry and Dee have a net worth of over $4 million. Listen to how they went rogue and stopped being normal.

 

27:37—WAKE-UP CALL

  • David has a question for Hogan about drawing Social Security early.
  • Call with your questions! Leave us a voicemail at 844.283.9383.

 

32:05—LIVE EVENT ATTENDEE ASKS HOGAN A QUESTION

An event attendee asks Hogan if he should roll his lump sum pension into a Roth IRA or a traditional IRA.  

 

33:53—DO YOU HAVE INVESTING QUESTIONS?

Go to chrishogan360.com/INVEST.

 

34:23—WIN A TRIP TO BOSTON AND VIP EXPERIENCE

 

 

35:38—MILLIONAIRE VOICES, PAUL AND ELAINE

This self-made millionaire couple lives on a lake south of Seattle, Washington. Paul and Elaine have a net worth of $1.2 million. Listen to their philosophy about the “long view.”

 

41:47—HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

  • A woman emails Hogan a question about the age difference between her and her husband in regard to retirement. (@42:17)
  • A woman emails Hogan a question about taking money out of her 401(k) to pay off her home. (@44:27)

 

Email your questions to podcast@chrishogan360.com

 

47:02—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

Do you know your Retire Inspired Quotient? Discover your R:IQ.

Nov 8, 2017

What’s getting in the way of your retirement dreams? Hogan shares four retirement obstacles and other insights from his book Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age; It’s a Financial Number. Also featured in this episode: Hear From the People; Eight Keys That Unlock Your Future; and a new Millionaire Moment.

 

0:23—WELCOME

 

1:27—FOUR OBSTACLES TO YOUR RETIREMENT

 

  1. Misunderstanding retirement
  2. Depending on Social Security
  3. Acting like sheep
  4. Not having a plan

 

Don’t forget to order your copy of Hogan’s book Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age; It’s a Financial Number.

 

11:34—HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

 

  • A woman shares that she is trying to pick up extra income for her retirement but she’s feeling discouraged (@12:04).

 

 

  • An event attendee asks where she should put her money to invest while trying to save for a down payment on a house (@17:51).

 

Email your questions to podcast@chrishogan360.com

 

20:35—DO YOU HAVE INVESTING QUESTIONS?

Go to: chrishogan360.com/INVEST

 

21:05—ON THE PHONE WITH HOGAN

Hogan talks to Veronica about retirement and downsizing after a personal loss.

 

Call with your questions! Leave us a voicemail at 844.283.9383.

 

31:29—EIGHT KEYS THAT UNLOCK YOUR FUTURE

  1. Motion
  2. Expectation
  3. Depth
  4. Clarity
  5. Simplicity
  6. Company
  7. Compassion
  8. Legacy

 

46:05—MILLIONAIRE MOMENT

Meet Tom. He’s a self-made millionaire and has a net worth of almost $2 million.

 

49:54—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

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Oct 25, 2017

Who’s in charge of your future? It’s time for you to grab the wheel! You are the CEO of your retirement. Chris Hogan shares insights on this from his book Retire Inspired. Also featured in this episode are the segments Hear From the People and The Takeaway.

 

0:23—WELCOME

 

1:32—BECOMING THE CEO OF YOUR RETIREMENT

Don’t forget to order your copy of Hogan’s book, Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age; It’s a Financial Number.

 

19:32—HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

  • A woman asks how often she should review her investing portfolio. (@20:02)
  • A man asks about the benefits of a 529 plan over a uniform transfer to a minor, or a UTMA. (@21:24)
  • A woman asks about medical coverage for when she retires. (@23:16)
  • A self-made millionaire asks about her R:IQ, her savings, and what to do next. (@27:11)

 

Email your questions to podcast@chrishogan360.com. You can also call us with your questions! Leave a voicemail at 844.283.9383.

 

33:30—THE TAKEAWAY: BATTLE TO WIN

  1. Decide to win.
  2. Get inside the ring.
  3. Understand the ropes.
  4. Get a trainer here!
  5. Develop an investing strategy.

 

45:44—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

Do you know your Retire Inspired Quotient? Discover your number. Get your R:IQ.

Oct 18, 2017

Hogan takes to the phones and shares insights with several callers as well as answers their questions. Why? Because this podcast is an ongoing conversation about the pursuit of your retirement dreams.

 

0:23—WELCOME

 

1:05—WAKE-UP CALL #1

VIP Mike has a question for Chris about investing, saving and paying off debt.

Do you have investing questions? Click here for help.

 

10:04—WAKE-UP CALL #2

VIP Sam, a 25-year-old, has a question about Social Security for his mother.

 

17:45—WAKE-UP CALL #3

VIP Tom has a question about the R:IQ and pensions.

Know your future number now VIPs: Get your R:IQ.

 

23:40—WAKE-UP CALL #4

VIP Dennis, a newlywed, wants to know about term life insurance versus whole life insurance and investing while working through the Baby Steps.

 

30:25—Rally Cry Wrap Up

 

Share your questions with Hogan! Email at podcast@chrishogan360.com or leave a voicemail at 844.283.9383.

Oct 11, 2017

This is the second episode of a two-part series that addresses how to clean up financial clutter from your past and enjoy your future. Hogan walks through saving, annual accountability, generosity, and how you can supercharge your future. Also featured in this episode: a new Hear From the People segment, with email and event attendee questions; a new Takeaway on milestones; plus Hogan reads a listener’s letter to debt. (If you haven’t listened to the first part, go back and listen to Episode 36: How to Clean Up Your Past.)

 

0:23—WELCOME

 

1:32—HOW TO ENJOY YOUR FUTURE

 

22:56—GET SMART WITH YOUR MONEY

For more information and inspiration, join Hogan at a Smart Money event near you.

 

23:57—HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

  • Is having a Roth 401(k) and a Roth IRA overkill? (@24:33)
  • What if my spouse is not thinking big enough in high-definition? (@25:20)
  • How do my spouse and I save for the kids’ college during Baby Step 5? (@28:14)
  • Share your questions with Hogan! Email podcast@chrishogan360.com or call 844.283.9383.

 

32:16—THE TAKEAWAY: MILESTONES

  1. Create an event or experience around important landmarks.
  2. Mark those experiences with pictures and/or writing.
  3. Revisit those images and words so you can look back and remember.

 

41:34—“DEAR DEBT”

Chase, a Hogan VIP, wrote a letter to debt and sent it to Hogan to read in his signature voice.

 

45:28—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

  • This was the second episode of a two-part series. Don’t forget to listen to Episode 36 if you missed it.
  • Do you know your Retire Inspired Quotient? Discover your R:IQ.
Sep 27, 2017

This episode addresses the often-asked question about cleaning up the financial clutter from your past. Hogan tells his listeners the steps to recover from money mistakes. Also featured in this episode are a Story Spotlight, Wake Up Calls, and a new Millionaire Moment.

 

0:24—WELCOME

 

1:33—HOW TO CLEAN UP YOUR PAST

  1. Everyone needs a will (@6:41). Check out uslegalforms.com
  2. Get term life insurance (@7:45). See zanderinsurance.com
  3. Use the best budgeting tool on the planet (12:46). Try everydollar.com
  4. Budget what money is coming in (13:20).
  5. Budget what money is going out (13:45).
  6. Budget your essentials first (14:08).
  7. Pay off any debt you owe using the debt snowball method (15:16).

 

21:46—STORY SPOTLIGHT: MARATHON

Marathon runner Ron applied his training principals to investing. Now Ron and his wife Colleen have a net worth of over $2 million. See more of their story on The Dave Ramsey Show YouTube Channel: Millionaire - Ron and Coleen

 

29:46—WAKE UP CALLS

  • A caller asks about increasing contributions to speed up retirement (@29:59).
  • A caller asks about resources for his disabled mother since his father has passed away (@34:23).
  • Share your questions with Hogan! Email podcast@chrishogan360.com or call (844) 283-9383.

 

38:35—MILLIONAIRE MOMENT

Meet Jean, a self-made millionaire whose net worth has reached over $2 million.

 

41:56—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

  • This was the first of a two-part series. Next up is Episode #37: “How to Enjoy Your Future.”
  • For a deeper dive, come see Hogan at a Smart Money
  • Do you know your Retire Inspired Quotient? Discover your number: Your R:IQ.
Sep 13, 2017

Whether you’re an office clerk, a musician or a lawyer, you need a plan for retirement. Even professional athletes need a plan. Hogan talks with NFL great and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George about the importance of planning for retirement and leaving a legacy. Hogan also interviews Billy Corben—director of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary Broke—about the epidemic of professional athletes going broke. Also featured in this episode are a Coach Hogan Halftime Speech and a new Millionaire Moment.

 

0:24—WELCOME

 

1:21—THE IMPORTANCE OF A PLAN FOR RETIREMENT

Hogan challenges his listeners to use this podcast as motivation to shift their perspective about saving for retirement.

 

2:58—A CONVERSATION WITH NFL GREAT EDDIE GEORGE

 

31:20—A CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR BILLY CORBEN

 

47:33—COACH HOGAN HALFTIME SPEECH

One of Hogan’s VIPs, Jennifer, wrote herself a halftime speech. Coach Hogan grabs his hat and whistle and delivers.

 

50:43—MILLIONAIRE MOMENT

Meet self-made millionaire Pete, whose net worth has topped $2 million.

 

53:26—YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN INVOLVES TOOLS AND A TEAM

Eddie George and Billy Corben talk about the importance of tools and a team.

 

Do you have the right tools for building wealth? Use the R:IQ, a free online retirement planning calculator.

 

Do you have a trustworthy team? Find a SmartVestor Pro near you.

Aug 30, 2017

In the second episode of a two-part series, Hogan shares more insights from the DISC personality assessment as it relates to your relationship with your significant other. Hogan also concludes his conversation with Dr. Les Parrott, marriage and relationship expert, about how getting in sync with your spouse. Also featured in this episode are the segments Hear from the People and Millionaire Moment.

 

0:24—WELCOME

 

1:48—UNDERSTANDING YOUR PERSONALITY (PT 2)

Hogan applies the DISC personality assessment to relationships and money:

  1. Listen to what your spouse says and how they say it.
  2. Deliver your thoughts in a way your spouse can best receive the information.
  3. Identify your common goals.
  4. Find common ground on how to reach those goals.
  5. Keep communicating, even when you hit roadblocks.

 

17:18—GET YOUR OWN DISC: DISC Assessment Test_Tool

 

18:33— GET IN SYNC WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER - WITH DR. LES PARROTT (PT 2)

Hogan concludes his conversation with Dr. Parrott about getting in sync with your spouse. More help from Dr. Parrott:

Deep Love Assessment_Tool

 

31:51—HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

Email your questions at podcast@chrishogan360.com or leave a voicemail at (844) 283-9383

  • A woman asks a mortgage question regarding selling versus foreclosure (@32:42).
  • A man wants to retire from the military soon and wants advice on priorities (@35:43).

 

40:55—MILLIONAIRE MOMENT

Meet Tamara, self-made millionaire whose net worth has reached $1.5 million. Your journey to reach millionaire status starts here!

 

44:11—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

  • If you missed Part 1 of the conversation with Dr. Les Parrott, download Episode 33 of the Retire Inspired podcast.
  • Have you done your R:IQ? The Retire Inspired Quotient is a free planning tool: Your R:IQ
Aug 16, 2017

Your personality and your relationships affect your financial future. In the first of two episodes, Hogan shares insights about the DISC profile and the different personality styles. Hogan also talks with Dr. Les Parrott, marriage and relationship expert, about getting in sync with your significant other about finances. Also featured in this episode: a Story Spotlight about a couple in Colorado who paid off their home; and a Millionaire Moment.

 

0:24—WELCOME

 

1:55—UNDERSTANDING YOUR PERSONALITY (PT 1)

Hogan explains the DISC personality styles: Dominant, Interactive, Stabilizing, Cautious

 

20:53—EVENT ATTENDEES TALK ABOUT COUPLES SHARING RETIREMENT DREAMS

 

22:59—DISC ASSESSMENT LINK FOR THE VIPs

DISC Assessment Test_Tool

 

23:51—GET IN SYNC WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER - WITH DR. LES PARROTT (PT 1)

Hogan talks with Dr. Parrott about getting in sync with your significant other about your financial future. They discuss communication, empathy and more.

 

41:41—STORY SPOTLIGHT: PAID FOR

Hogan shares a story about Bill and Patti, a Colorado couple who accelerated their financial future by paying off their home. Plus, they found opportunity and fun along the way! For more on Bill and Patti’s story, go to The Dave Ramsey Show YouTube channel.

 

49:44—MILLIONAIRE MOMENT

Meet self-made millionaire Rachel, whose net worth has reached $3 million.

 

53:01—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

  • Don’t miss the next Retire Inspired Podcast releasing on August 30: Understand Yourself, Improve Your Marriage—Part 2. Hogan will wrap up his discussion about the DISC and conclude his conversation with Dr. Les Parrott.
  • Have you taken the R:IQ assessment? It is a free retirement planning tool available on chrishogan360.com.
Aug 2, 2017

What will your life say to others? That’s the focus of Episode 32, Your Financial Hall of Fame. In it, Chris Hogan challenges you to fast forward and see yourself living in the midst of your accomplished dreams. You’ll see all the sacrifices and all the hard work you put in, but you’ll also see the payoff. Also, to help celebrate the 25-Year Anniversary of The Dave Ramsey Show, Hogan recalls a classic Dave story you’ve probably never heard. In addition, the episode features these regular segments: Hear from The People; The Takeaway (Quick vs. Quality), and Millionaire Moment.

 

0:26—WELCOME

 

1:42—HOW DAVE RAMSEY VIEWS PEOPLE

In light of the 25 Year Anniversary of The Dave Ramsey Show, Hogan recalls a time at an event where he was eyewitness to a classic “Dave” moment.

 

5:51—YOUR FINANCIAL HALL OF FAME

  • Make a list of people who have impacted your life.
  • Write them a letter (think of it as a Hall of Fame speech).
  • Revisit your retirement dreams.
  • Understand you are “working” toward your own financial Hall of Fame.
  • Run Hogan’s Triple A Model (Access/Acknowledge/Activate).
  • Utilize all financial tools you have access to.
  • Get a checkup with a financial advisor.

 

24:07—HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

  • How often do you shave your head? (@24:32)
  • Is my company-offered ROTH 401(k) the same as a ROTH IRA, and is there a limit to how much can be put in each of these per year? (@24:41)
  • It will take me five years to pay off my remaining $75k in debt, but I am nervous about retirement. Should I start contributing toward it now? (@26:42)

 

29:42 —PENSION FUNDING CRISIS

Article link: No US city or state is running a balanced budget for their pensions.

Stanford U Hoover Research Pensions

 

 

35:15—THE TAKEAWAY (QUICK VS. QUALITY)

We have to take the time to enjoy the quality. There’s no shortcut to building your retirement dream. Hogan gives his 3-point takeaway on the matter.

 

43:12—MILLIONAIRE MOMENT

This moment features self-made millionaires Shawn, whose net-worth is over $4 million.

Do you want to reach that million-dollar milestone? Click here for help.

 

46:41—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

  • Hogan wants to invite you to be a part of our rapidly growing online community. Go on Facebook and search: Hogan’s Retirement Challenge.
  • Have you done your R:IQ? The Retire Inspired Quotient is a free retirement-planning tool. Check it out at chrishogan360.com.
Jul 19, 2017

No one defines retirement for you. It’s up to you. Hogan shares five negative reasons you might not retire, but he shares five positive reasons, too! Also featured in this episode: Hear From the People; The Takeaway (Futures Under Construction); and a new Millionaire Moment.

 

0:28—WELCOME

 

1:43—5 NEGATIVE REASONS YOU MIGHT NOT RETIRE

  • You funded your kid’s education instead of your retirement.
  • You let lifestyle dictate your spending.
  • You thought Social Security would be enough.
  • You borrowed from your 401(k).
  • You let debt hang around.

 

12:27—5 POSITIVE REASONS YOU MIGHT NOT RETIRE

  • You like your career.
  • You enjoy the challenge of working.
  • You need the social interaction.
  • You want to stay mentally and physically healthy.
  • You decide to try an encore (second) career.

 

*Check out the original article Hogan wrote about why you might not retire:

7 Mistakes That Could Keep You From Retiring

 

17:30—LISTEN UP VIPS

  • When Hogan’s son Case was diagnosed with Hunter Syndrome at age 2, the family decided to fight. The degenerative disease affects a person’s ability to walk, talk, eat and think. The average lifespan of someone with the disease is in the teens. If you want to learn more, watch the new docuseries about families (including the Hogans) facing Hunter Syndrome. Go to Projectalive.org.

 

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  • Email us the financial jargon you want Professor Hogan to define for the everyday investor. We would also love for you to send us your personal halftime speeches and retirement poems you want Hogan to read. Email us at podcast@chrishogan360.com.

 

 

19:58—HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

  • Is it a good idea to invest more than 15% toward retirement if I’m almost 50? (@20:18)
  • Regarding life insurance in retirement, where does that fit? Should I do term? Ten years? Fifteen years? (@22:11)
  • What’s the difference between the millionaire and retirement milestones? (@25:41)

 

 

33:20 —THE TAKEAWAY (FUTURES UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

 

39:06—MILLIONAIRE MOMENT

Hogan talks with self-made millionaires Mina and Irfan, whose net worth is currently $1.4 million. Do you want to reach that million-dollar milestone? Click here for help.

 

41:59—RALLY CRY WRAP-UP

  • Hogan wants to invite you to be a part of our rapidly growing online community. Go on Facebook and search: Hogan’s Retirement Challenge.
  • Have you gotten your R:IQ? The Retire Inspired Quotient is a free tool at chrishogan360.com.
Jul 5, 2017

In light of Independence Day, Hogan shares ideas on how you can imagine and then activate your future dreams. Also featured in this episode: Hear from the People, a new Millionaire Moment, and Professor Hogan makes a cameo appearance to define investing terms sent in from VIPs.

0:28—WELCOME

 

1:28—IMAGINE AND ACTIVATE YOUR FUTURE

  1. Imagine you are on Baby Step 7 as part of your dream (@6:50).
  2. Imagine three lifestyle changes you can make once you’ve hit your R:IQ (@8:48).
  3. Imagine three people or things you will be able to support financially (@9:52).
  4. Activate better questions (@10:32).
  5. Activate personal billboards (@11:37).
  6. Activate legacy documents for loved ones (@12:16).
  7. Activate acceleration (@15:25).

 

20:23—LISTEN UP VIPS

  • When Hogan’s son Case was diagnosed with Hunter Syndrome at age 2, the family decided to fight. The degenerative disease affects the ability to walk, talk, eat, and think. The average lifespan is in the teens. If you want to learn more, watch the new docu-series about families (including the Hogans) facing the crisis of Hunter Syndrome family, go to projectalive.org.
  • Remember to share the podcast and subscribe! No one can promote our podcast better than you. Your friends and family can find the podcast on chrishogan360.com or through the following mobile apps: Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, or Stitcher.
  • Email us the financial jargon you want Professor Hogan to define for the everyday investor. We would also love for you to send us your personal halftime speeches and retirement poems you want Hogan to read. Email us at podcast@chrishogan360.com

 

23:05—HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

  • I see investing like gambling. How do I invest my money without losing it? (23:38)
  • How do I live on nest egg interest without killing the “goose”? (24:52)
  • How can I make the best fund selections from my 401(k)? (27:25)

*For more information, listen to Episode #24: The Ultimate 401(k) Questions

  • Should l have Social Security taxed monthly or pay at the end of the year? (28:34)

29:50 —PROFESSOR HOGAN

The good professor breaks down big financial words and pop-culture terms emailed in from VIPs:

  • From Kathleen—FLIP IRA (@30:49)
  • From Laura—EXPENSE RATIO (@32:01)
  • From Chris—BEARS / BULLS / DOVES (@32:33)
  • From Megan—TURN UP / SQUAD GOALS / YOLO (@33:53)

 

36:02—MILLIONAIRE MOMENT

Do you want to reach your wealth-building goals? Click here for help.

39:02—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

  • Hogan wants to invite you to be a part of our rapidly growing online community. Go on Facebook and search: Hogan’s Retirement Challenge.
  • Have you done your R:IQ? The Retire Inspired Quotient is a free tool at chrishogan360.com.
Jun 21, 2017

The podcast is a year old and we’re just getting started! This episode features Hogan’s 6-Point-Plan so you can get un-stuck and start moving forward. To celebrate the podcast’s anniversary, this episode includes a special segment, “Voices of our Community.” Also featured in this episode are The Takeaway (Financial Farming), and Wake Up Calls.

 

0:29—ANNIVERSARY WELCOME AND CHALLENGE

 

0:59—VOICES OF OUR COMMUNITY

Many of our VIPs at a recent conference wanted to share their retirement dreams and give personal messages to Hogan about the podcast.

 

5:48—FROM STUCK TO MOVING FORWARD

  • The Incredible Hulk versus quicksand (@6:00)
  • How to break out of a rut (@9:06) http://www.reliableplant.com/Read/9406/break-out-rut
  • A time when Hogan got stuck: His son’s diagnosis of Hunter Syndrome (@12:23)
  • Hogan’s 6-Point-Plan for Getting “Un-Stuck” (@15:39)
  1. Write down what gets you stuck (@15:44)
  2. Be accountable to someone (@16:18)
  3. Focus on one future dream and post it in your home (@16:55)
  4. Add something new to your retirement dream (@18:46)
  5. Read a motivational book that will inspire you (@19:24)

Suggestions: The Go-Getter (Peter B. Kyne); Rhinocerous Success (Scott Alexander)

  1. Find a physical, positive place to dream again (@20:54)

 

22:44—LISTEN UP VIPS

  • Remember to share the podcast and subscribe! Your friends and family can find the podcast on chrishogan360.com or the following mobile apps: Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, or Stitcher.
  • Email us the financial jargon you want Professor Hogan to define. We would also love for you to email us halftime speeches and retirement poems you want Hogan to read. Send them to podcast@chrishogan360.com.

 

24:38—THE TAKEAWAY: FINANCIAL FARMING

Even though he grew up in Kentucky, Hogan was never a farmer, but he was around it a lot. His takeaway for financial farming:

  • Start planning now
  • Wait on the harvest / let it grow
  • Don’t just plant once

 

31:31 —WAKE UP CALLS

  • A female calls in and wants to know how to inspire people who are facing large amounts of debt or illness (@31:47)
  • A self-made millionaire calls in. With a net worth of over 2 million dollars, he will be able to retire by 55 (@37:42)

Do you want to be a self-made millionaire? You need a plan! (41:47) Click here for help.

 

42:33—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

Hogan wants to invite you to be a part of his rapidly growing online community. Go on Facebook and search: Hogan’s Retirement Challenge and sign up to join.

Have you done your R:IQ? The Retire Inspired Quotient is a free online retirement calculator. Go to https://www.chrishogan360.com/riq/.

Jun 7, 2017

When you’re in debt, you’re making others wealthy—especially the bank! When you invest that money instead, you’re building wealth for yourself and your loved ones. In this episode, Chris Hogan gives you practical steps to get on track with growing wealth. As a bonus, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Dave Ramsey Show, Hogan recalls a classic Dave story you probably never heard. Also featured in this episode: Retire Inspired poetry; Hear from the People; and a new Millionaire Moment.

 

0:29—WELCOME

 

1:30—A CLASSIC DAVE RAMSEY MOMENT

 

In light of the 25th Anniversary of The Dave Ramsey Show, Hogan recalls a time at an event where he was eyewitness to a classic Dave moment.

 

6:08—WEALTH BUILDING PLAN

  1. Look at the big picture (@9:14).
  2. Define your strategy (@11:09).
  3. Match your actions to your goals (@12:01).
  4. Invest with your style (@12:54).
  5. Keep diversifying your investments (@13:36).
  6. Stay focused on the long term (@14:23).
  7. Don’t flinch (@14:53).
  8. Understand your investing average (@15:40).
  9. Get professional advice (@16:16).
  10. Never hand off your dream (@17:07).

 

22:33—LISTEN UP VIPS

 

Chris gives a call back to Episode #26: You or Your Kids. He references an article that offers credit card tips to college students. Hogan gives his own advice for college students about living out their dreams so credit card companies don’t live out theirs. Article link: MSN article 7-credit-card-tips-for-soon-to-be-college-grads

 

Remember to share the RI podcast and subscribe! No one can promote our podcast better than you! Your friends and family can find the podcast on chrishogan360.com or on the following apps: Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, and Stitcher.

 

26:10—THE SMOOTH, COOL POET

 

Hogan puts the beanie back on. With the aid of a little jazz, he performs retirement poems written and submitted by several VIPs:

From Phil (@26:37)

From Will (@28:18)

From Krystal (@28:59)

 

Write a poem you for Hogan to perform! Email it to: podcast@chrishogan360.com. Subject line: Poem.

 

30:24—HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

 

A listener has a Baby Step 4 question about pensions, percentages and “gravy on the biscuit” (@30:57)

A 47-year-old listener asks a question about retirement savings and debt in regard to a ROTH investment (@33:18)

 

37:34—THE MILLIONAIRE MOMENT

 

Meet Ron, a self-made millionaire with a net worth of over 3 million dollars. He learned early on how to remove the word “can’t” from his vocabulary. Do you want to be a self-made millionaire like Ron? Then you need an investing plan. Click here for help:

INVEST

 

40:38—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

 

Have you done your R:IQ? The Retire Inspired Quotient is a free online retirement planning tool at chrishogan360.com.

Hogan wants to invite you to be a part of our rapidly growing online community. Go to Facebook and search: Hogan’s Retirement Challenge. Then click to join!

 

 

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