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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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Oct 26, 2016

Chris Hogan wants you to vote for yourself. No matter who ends up in the Oval Office, you can change your financial future. Hogan also offers his 10 Points to Progress. Other features include the Hear From The People segment (answers to email) and his 3-Point Takeaway. As a fun bonus, Chris reads Retire Inspired Poetry.

0:27 – WELCOME

 

2:05 – THE #VOTE4UAMERICA CAMPAIGN

 

16:38 – HOGAN’S 10 POINTS TO PROGRESS

1. BE A MONEY BOSS. Start each month with a budget, listing income and expenses.

 

2. HAVE A DEBT REDUCTION PLAN. Use the debt snowball approach: List all your debts then attack them from smallest to largest.

 

3. ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY FUND. Be prepared for unexpected events (a car problem, home repair, hospital visit, etc.) by keeping an emergency fund on hand.

 

4. TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR SPENDING. Understand the difference between a want and a need. Set limits on spending, even if it means sacrificing your wants.

 

5. PLAN AHEAD. Look at the calendar and save money for upcoming expenses (holidays, travel, birthdays, etc.).

 

6. BOOST YOUR INCOME. Brainstorm ways you could earn extra money over the next three to six months (sell stuff you don’t need, have a garage sale, offer to tutor, etc).

 

7. GET A HEAD START ON COLLEGE. If you have children, start saving for college as soon as possible. You want to help them get an education without student loans. But don’t sacrifice your retirement fund in the process! Remember, kids can work their way through college.

 

8. PLUG IN TO THE COMMUNITY. Volunteer for events in your area or help out at your church. Make a list of 10 friends and tell them about R:IQ and Financial Peace University as financial discussions come up. When people change, their community does too!

 

9. KNOW YOUR PLAN. Retirement is not an age; it’s a financial number! Decide on your retirement dream, discover your R:IQ, and determine a plan to get to that retirement number.

 

10. KEEP THE RIGHT ATTITUDE. Progress is taking one step forward, one day at a time. Where you are now is the new starting point, so forget the past and start moving ahead.

   

26:25 – VIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

The second winner in the Retire Inspired Podcast Giveaway is announced. You have two more chances to win $250. Go to chrishogan360.com/podcast and subscribe to the podcast for your opportunity to win. No purchase necessary.

 

28:37 – HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

Hogan reads listener emails:

A woman asks about Social Security and maximum benefit age.

A man wants to know more about Roth IRAs and 401(k)s.

 

32:59 – RETIRE INSPIRED POETRY

Hogan has fun with his gentle voice reading VIP retirement poems sent in by listeners.

 

35:39 – THE #VOTE4UAMERICA TAKEAWAY

Hogan gives his 3-Point Takeaway on how to activate change now so you can enjoy your retirement in the future.

 

43:27 – RALLY CRY WRAP-UP

 

44:29 – CALL TO ACTION

Don’t forget to enter the Retire Inspired Podcast Giveaway! There are two more opportunities to win $250. Go to chrishogan360.com/podcast. Subscribe to the podcast and enter your information. No purchase necessary.

Go to chrishogan360.com/riq to discover your R:IQ. While you’re there, click Dream Team. Then connect with SmartVestor Pros for investing help and ELPs for help with real estate, insurance and taxes.

Email us your retirement dreams or wins at podcast@chrishogan360.com and Hogan may read them on air. Also send in any confusing financial jargon for Professor Hogan to define on the podcast. You can also write a review of the Retire Inspired Podcast on iTunes and subscribe to future episodes.

 

Oct 12, 2016

Chris Hogan kicks off the episode explaining how to calculate net worth. He also talks with guest Rachel Cruze about the importance of establishing good financial habits and talks about her new book, Love Your Life Not Theirs. Other features include the Hear from the People segment  and The Takeaway: Complaining produces victims, but the right habits produce victories.

0:34 – WELCOME

 

1:49 – HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR NET WORTH  

 

12:35 – VIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

The first winner is announced in the Retire Inspired Podcast Giveaway. You have three more chances to win $250. Go to chrishogan360.com/podcast. Subscribe to the podcast and type in your information. No purchase necessary.

 

13:42 – THE HOGAN SAVINGS CHALLENGE

Next week is National Save for Retirement Week. In honor of that, Hogan has thrown down a social challenge.

Pick one of the following challenge options:

1. R:IQ SNAPSHOT CHALLENGE

Discover your R:IQ at chrishogan360.com and click Dream Team to connect with a SmartVestor Pro to talk about your number.

2. HOME RESTAURANT CHALLENGE

Instead of going out to a restaurant, make a fun meal out of food already in your house. Dress the kids up as waiters and have them bring you the bill in a retirement envelope.

3. DRIVE BY, NOT DRIVE THRU CHALLENGE

How much do you spend at Sonic or Starbucks every week? Save that money this week and drive by instead.

4. CUT THE CABLE CHALLENGE

Cancel cable or streaming services for a month. You’ll be surprised how many channels you can get in HD with a cheap antenna.

5. TAKE A HIKE CHALLENGE

Tell an expensive outing to take a hike! Instead, go for a walk or hike with your friends or family.

 

The challenge ends when you take a fun social pic of your action and post it to Facebook or Instagram with these tags:  #NS4RW @chrishogan360.

 

18:25 – GUEST CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL CRUZE

Chris and Rachel discuss financial habits and her new book, Love Your Life, Not Theirs. It’s now available at RachelCruze.com.

 

39:22 – THE TAKEAWAY

What new habits are you willing to establish so you can take your retirement planning to the next level? Hogan takes it up a notch and offers a three-point takeaway in this episode.

 

44:53 – HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

Hogan reads listener emails:

  • A man and his wife get on the same page about their high-definition retirement dreams.
  • A woman has a question about lender-paid private mortgage insurance (PMI).

 

50:22 – RALLY CRY WRAP-UP

 

51:31 – CALL TO ACTION

  • Don’t forget to enter the Retire Inspired Podcast Giveaway! You could be one of four people to win $250. Go to chrishogan360.com/podcast. Subscribe to the podcast and enter your information. No purchase necessary.
  • Go to chrishogan360.com to discover your R:IQ. While you’re there, click Dream Team to connect with SmartVestor Pros for investing help and Endorsed Local Providers (ELPs) for real estate, insurance and tax services.
  • Email us your retirement dreams and wins at podcast@chrishogan360.com. You can also write a review of the Retire Inspired Podcast on iTunes and subscribe to future episodes.

 

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