Chris Hogan's Retire Inspired.

Chris Hogan's Retire Inspired.

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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! 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!

Episodes

#19: Other Key Investments - You and Your Relationships (guest Dr. Meg Meeker)  

Hogan believes financial investing (Baby Step 4) is crucial to your retirement dreams. But what about other key investments you must make? As a bonus, Hogan talks to guest Dr. Meg Meeker about the relationships you should invest in. Hogan also does a deep dive and challenges you to invest in yourself so you can become the best version of you possible. The episode also features The Takeaway and responses to listener emails.

 

0:32—WELCOME

 

1:37—ARE YOU A LISTENER OR A SUBSCRIBER?

 

Hogan wants to talk to you about some benefits of subscribing to the Retire Inspired podcast.

 

4:09—CONVERSATION WITH DR. MEG MEEKER

 

Hogan sits down with his friend and fellow author/speaker/podcaster Dr. Meg Meeker to discuss the importance of investing in your future relationships.

 

23:08—INVEST IN YOURSELF


 

Hogan challenges you to invest in yourself as you invest money toward your future retirement dreams. He offers multiple tips on how to invest in your personal life:


Start the day off right.
Redirect your time so that none of it is wasted.
Get organized.
Make “Wanna-Do” and “Gonna-Do” lists.
Be a money boss.
Defend your sanity. Schedule free time for yourself.
Set goals but think of them as promises.
Do things that make you smile.
Be true to yourself.
Build your confidence.
Network outside your bubble.
Decide to be happier than ever before.

 

33:30—LISTEN UP VIPs

 

Join Hogan’s next retirement challenge. Text RETIRE to 77948 to sign up.

Interesting in hearing Chris Hogan live? Go to chrishogan360.com and choose one of the “Retire Inspired” events. Use the code HOGANPODCAST at checkout for $10 off the admission price!

We want to hear from you! Send us an email today: podcast@chrishogan360.com

 

35:10—HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

 

Hogan reads and answers two emails:

A listener talks about saving ahead.
A listener asks a question about real estate.

 

41:39—THE TAKEAWAY: OUR ELP PROGRAM

 

Hogan breaks down the dream team  in the ELP (endorsed local provider) program on his website. You can find people in your area who specialize in insurance, taxes, and real estate.

Hogan gives a 3-point-takeaway about reaching out to ELPs:


Don’t overthink it. Just call!

Have an actual phone conversation to get information.

Set an appointment to interview them.

 

51:31—RALLY CRY WRAP UP

 

Hey subscribers! Look for a special podcast—The Home Seller’s Special—that drops on February 22. Then pass it along to friends who might need it!

A Million Strong (VIP Anthem)
Don’t forget about the custom music track we created for you. A preview debuted on the last podcast episode, but you can listen the entire song here:soundcloud.com/a-million-strong-vip-anthem

 

52:12—CALL TO ACTION

 

Go to chrishogan360.com to discover your R:IQ. While you’re on the website, click “Dream Team.” There, you can connect with a SmartVestor Pro for investing help and ELPs for insurance, tax services, and real estate assistance.

Email us your retirement dreams or wins, your halftime speeches, and your Retire Inspired poetry. Send them to podcast@chrishogan360.com. You can also write a review of the Retire Inspired Podcast on iTunes and subscribe to future episodes.

#18: Overcoming And Avoiding Mistakes  

This episode focuses on avoiding future money mistakes by addressing four things you must know about retirement. As a bonus, Hogan gives you a step-by-step process for overcoming past mistakes. Also in this episode, you’ll gain exclusive access into the VIP Backstage Experience at one of the Retired Inspired live events. You’ll hear Hogan and a SmartVestor Pro answer questions from the crowd—the same kind of questions you might have. Other features include Hogan’s Takeaway and the Hear from the People segment, during which Hogan responds to emails about self-made millionaires, goals, and your R:IQ.

 

0:00—WELCOME

 

1:58—FOUR THINGS ABOUT RETIREMENT TO AVOID FUTURE MISTAKES

If you can avoid future money mistakes, regret can’t creep in:



Know your retirement dream. This is your starting point, so give it deep thought.

Know your R:IQ. How much will you need to live your dream retirement? Go to chrishogan360.com/riq to find out.

Know your next steps. From budgeting to getting out of debt and beyond, follow the Baby Steps (outlined in Chris Hogan’s Retire Inspired book).

Know where to go for help. Get with a professional who can answer your retirement and investing questions. Go to Hogan’s website at chrishogan360.com/dreamteam.

 

17:48—LISTEN UP, VIPS

Hogan has some special announcements. We want to hear from you! Send us an email today at podcast@chrishogan360.com.

 

18:53—EXCLUSIVE BACKSTAGE ACCESS

Listen to highlights from the VIP Backstage experience at one of the Retired Inspired live events. Hogan and a SmartVestor Pro answer questions on investing and retirement.

Hogan answers a question about when to start investing to reach $1 million net worth (@19:29).
A SmartVestor Pro answers a question about 401(k)s (@21:47).
Hogan answers a question about talking to parents about retirement (@26:12).

28:58—THE TAKEAWAY: OVERCOMING YOUR LAST MISTAKE

Every mistake has a lesson attached to it. You can overcome what’s keeping you from your retirement dreams:


See the mistake. What could you do different?

Understand the mistake. Why did it happen and what did it cost you?

Own the mistake. Don’t blame outside factors or somebody else.

Forgive yourself. Don’t hold it against yourself, but remember it to avoid similar mistakes in the future.

Let it go . . . mostly! Put some dollar amount safeguards in place.

 

39:49—HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

Hogan reads and answers emails:


A self-made millionaire wants you to know “this works!” (@40:07).
A woman gives feedback about Episode #16: Goals and Effort Must Be Aimed (@42:09).
A woman has questions about her R:IQ (@43:34).

 

45:30—RALLY CRY WRAP-UP

A Million Strong (VIP Anthem)
Don’t forget about the custom music track we created for you. A preview debuted on the last podcast episode, but you can listen the entire song here:
soundcloud.com/a-million-strong-vip-anthem

 

46:51—CALL TO ACTION


Go to chrishogan360.com to discover your R:IQ. While you’re on the website, click “Dream Team.” There, you can connect with a SmartVestor Pro for investing help and ELPs for insurance, tax services, and real estate assistance.

Email us your retirement dreams or wins, your halftime speeches, and your Retire Inspired poetry. Send them to podcast@chrishogan360.com. You can also write a review of the Retire Inspired Podcast on iTunes and subscribe to future episodes.

#17: Million (with special guest Dave Ramsey)  

Hogan has special guest Dave Ramsey on to continue the self-made millionaire conversation.  In fact, this episode is called MILLION because that word touches everything Hogan shares. He also gives his Takeaway to jump-start your millionaire mentality and then features a story spotlight about Terry, a retired teacher who happens to have a net worth of over 1.3 MILLION dollars! That’s right, a teacher who became a self-made millionaire. Also, the Retire Inspired podcast has a reason to celebrate the word MILLION: the podcast has officially crossed over ONE MILLION PLAYS because of you VIPs! So join the celebration with a few episode goodies.

 

0:00—WELCOME

 

1:43—CONVERSATION WITH DAVE RAMSEY

 

Hogan talks to Dave about the millionaires he has had on his talk show over the years. The two of them break down the mentality and actions a self-made millionaire.

 

29:28—POST-CONVERSATION BREAKDOWN—THE SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRE

 

Hogan breaks down the conversation with Dave.

HAVE A WHY. You must tap into that reason to keep you motivated and millionaire-bound.

 

STAY A STUDENT. Self-made millionaires study other millionaires and their practices.

 

FOLLOW AN INVESTMENT STRATEGY. Be consistent, and think long-term; make sure it’s easy enough to explain it to a 7th grader.

 

31:27—THE TAKEAWAY

 

Hogan wants you to get feisty if you want to reach that millionaire status.

 

Be bold.

 

Go on the offensive and grow your retirement fund.

 

Get on the defensive to protect your wealth.

 

40:29—STORY SPOTLIGHT - "DRIVEN"

 

Meet Terry, the 72-year-old millionaire. From poverty to learning disabilities, this woman overcame it all to reach a net worth of 1.3 million.

 

47:03—CELEBRATION AND SURPRISES

 

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! Hogan’s team surprises him during his announcement that the Retire Inspired podcast has hit its first million plays. He had no idea how big the celebration would be.

So how do you celebrate such a milestone? With a cake? That’s a good start, but we have a gift for you VIPs. We could not have passed one million plays without you. So here’s your gift: a rap music anthem! Only the preview of it debuts on the podcast, but the link to the entire song is beneath the following lyrics.

 

A MILLION STRONG (VIP ANTHEM)

Written/performed by David Wilkinson  Produced by James Childs

 

Humble beginnings, small Kentucky town,

Momma Hogan raised him right, but still he looked around and wondered,

“Should I go play ball, or get in the ring and fight?

But God, do you have a bigger dream for me tonight

that I cannot see with my own eyes?”

That’s when Hogan finally realized that all he had do was believe

that one day God would put him up on a stage and put him on a podcast mic

and rock A MILLION PLAYS!

No, never going back ‘cause he knows that…

 

I was made for this, and I ain’t going out ‘til I take it…

what I came to get, I was made for this…

and I will never lose I was made for this… just face it…

I was made for this…

 

Yeah, we’re calling all VIPs, saddle up!

Our posse is ready ‘cause Hogan’s on the hunt

A man on a mission, nomadic with vision, so make your decision:

Will you choose to leave all your broken dreams behind you?

And ride to the fight to destroy what will bind you?

The anthem we ride to, it didn’t start today but when you pressed play

Now a million strong…

Believe your dreams are coming true, grab the reigns and sing along

‘Cause this is your song…

 

I was made for this, and I ain’t going out ‘til I take it… what I came to get…

I was made for this, and I will never lose I was made for this… just face it…

I was made for this, and I ain’t going out ‘til I take it… what I came to get…

I was made for this, and I ain’t going out I was made for this…

And I will never lose… I was made for this…

 

Remember the door where you left your excuses

Remember this day, remember that you must choose this

And never forget that nobody gives you anything

A fighter’s legit when unafraid to take everything

Don’t matter the opponent and no matter the moment

If you got a dream VIPs you got to get bloody

No retreat or surrender, no begging, no barter

Take every single shot and show them you can hit harder! 

So be strong and sing along… 

I was made for this… I was made for this… just face it… I was made for this!

 

Our gift to you! The full version is waiting for you here:

soundcloud.com/

#16: Goals And Effort Must Be Aimed  

Happy New Year! Your daily effort has to be aimed. There is a mental aspect and obligation to setting your goals. Do you have new year’s resolutions? Hogan has 15 tips for your New Year on how to not just set goals but aim for them. Align your heart and your head toward a common goal for your retirement dreams. Make 2017 your year of escalation. Other featured segments include: Hear From The People, Coach Hogan’s Halftime Speeches, and Hogan’s patented 3-point-takeaway. Jump start your new year VIPs!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

 

1:54 – TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR GOALS MORE EFFECTIVE

 

Chris shares 15 tips as you look at your new year’s goals:

 

THINK– Spend time thinking about what you are serious about accomplishing.

 

GET ACCOUNTABLE – Get your spouse or friend to check in with you to see if your making progress.

 

MAKE A DEAL – Place a motivational bet with your spouse or friend.

 

CALENDARS COUNT – Put the things you want to accomplish on your calendar.

 

USE PICTURES – Develop a goal board with photos of things you want to accomplish.

 

GO PUBLIC – Tell friends and family about what you are working towards.

 

WRITE IT DOWN – Put your goals in writing and keep them somewhere you can see it.

 

POSITIVE SELF-TALK– What you are chasing may be new or difficult, so what you tell yourself is very important.

 

SET MICRO GOALS – Give yourself some daily or weekly goals to help you track progress and stay motivated!

 

SET CALENDAR ALERTS – Give yourself a heads up with a notification.

 

BE AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER – Cheer others on as they pursue their goal.

 

REWARD PLAN – If you have some big goals, then be ready to properly celebrate once you reach that goal!

 

BE HONEST – Don’t lie to yourself! Be honest and focused on performing your promises!

 

USE TECHNOLOGY – There are many types of apps and digital tools that you can use to help keep you on your path!

 

KEEP PUSHING – Starting is easy, it’s the finish that really counts!

 

23:03 – LISTEN UP VIPS

 

Email us- podcast@chrishogan360.com.

 

Professor Hogan- send in your big financial terms or fun pop culture references for Professor Hogan to define. See if you can stump him.

 

Retire Inspired Poetry- send in your retirement poems that you want Hogan the poet to read in his poet voice (beanie and jazz music already included).

 

Retirement Dreams or Retirement Wins- be sure to email Hogan your dreams or your wins. Chris wants to hear from you about what you plan for your future, and if you’re winning he wants to highlight it on the podcast!

 

24:37 – COACH HOGAN HALF TIME SPEECHES

 

Send in your very own halftime speeches you want Coach Hogan to say back to you on the podcast. Email us- podcast@chrishogan360.com.

 

28:55 – THE TAKEAWAY

 

Hogan gives his patented 3- point-takeaway that is connected to his year-end financial priorities for you:

 

MAKE YOUR GOALS LIKE YOUR PROMISES

 

CLARITY ON WHAT TO ACHIEVE

 

SET A PLAN FOR SUCCESS

 

34:39 – HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

 

Hogan reads listener emails:

 

A male wants to know about investing strategy options for early retirement.

 

A female is saving 12% instead of 15%, and wants to know if leaving off the 3% will hurt her?

 

40:06 – RALLY CRY WRAP-UP

 

40:52 – CALL TO ACTION

 

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

 

Email us your retirement dreams or wins as well as your Coach Hogan Halftime Speeches and Retirement Poems. Send them to podcast@chrishogan360.com. You can also write a review of the Retire Inspired Podcast on iTunes and subscribe to future episodes.

 

#15: Year End Priorities  

With the new year quickly approaching, Hogan presents seven financial priorities for you to focus on. Hogan also discusses the savings crisis in America, research uncovered in a survey commissioned by Ramsey Solutions. Other featured segments include Hear from the People, Retire Inspired Christmas poetry, and Hogan’s patented 3-Point Takeaway.

 

0:28 – WELCOME

 

1:43 – FINANCIAL MOVES TO MAKE BEFORE THE NEW YEAR

 

Chris offers seven actions to take:

 

Assess your debt. Understand what you owe and where you owe it.

 

Revisit your budget. Sit down and determine exactly where your money goes each month.

 

Review your retirement accounts. Do you have any 401(k) accounts from a former employer that need to be rolled over into an IRA? If so, make sure the money transfers directly between accounts.

 

Check your insurance policies. Review your current life insurance policy to make sure you have the coverage your family needs. If you have questions or need help, go to chrishogan360.com and click “Dream Team” to connect with one of our insurance ELPs. These are people Hogan trusts.

 

Update beneficiaries. Now is the time to make changes to the designated beneficiaries you’ve named in your will and other legal documents, including your investment accounts. You can update these by filling out a form for 401(k)s, IRAs, life insurance policies, and other plans. Check with the providers of these accounts for the correct paperwork.

 

Look at income tax withholdings. Each year, you want to know exactly where you stand on your income taxes. Don’t let this to sneak up on you in March. Go to chrishogan360.com and click “Dream Team” to get connected with one of our tax ELPs. They have the heart of a teacher and want you to avoid any hassles from the IRS.

 

Review your portfolio. Set up an appointment with a financial professional to review your investment portfolio. If there’s anything you don’t understand—from the fees you pay to the types of funds you’re building—ask questions. You are in charge of your financial future, so you’re responsible for understanding your investments.

 

Here are three bonus actions:

 

Do medical check-ups. This is an area many people forget. Before the end of the year, take advantage of all yearly check-ups that you have paid for throughout the year through your insurance premiums. Do you need an eye exam, a physical, or other medical exams? If so, get an appointment and go before December 31. Also, be aware of your healthcare costs and expenses. Does your current policy meet your needs? Is there a way to get the same or better coverage at a lower cost?

 

Update wills and trusts. A common misconception is that you only create and talk about a will one time. People are not aware that you can update your will as many times as you want, as long as the updates are properly witnessed and notarized according to your state law. Also, you may want to talk with an estate planning attorney to see if a trust makes sense for your situation.

 

Set new goals. The new year brings new opportunities for everyone. Be clear on what you want to achieve financially, physically, spiritually, and as a family. The only way to be proactive is to put the goals in writing and take steps to reach them.

 

16:11 – VIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Don’t forget about Hogan’s Christmas Bundle. Go to chrishogan360.com and get 56% off an amazing product bundle for the holidays.

 

Send us your personal halftime speech for Coach Hogan to read on air. Also, send in your retirement poems for Hogan the poet to share with you (beanie and jazz music included). Email us at podcast@chrishogan360.com.

 

17:39 – RETIRE INSPIRED CHRISTMAS POETRY

 

This episode features a special poem sent in from a VIP. Off comes the beanie, and on goes the Santa hat as Hogan reads the Jones’ Christmas poetry. 

 

19:54 – SAVINGS CRISIS—RETIREMENT IN AMERICA

 

Hogan discusses findings from the survey commissioned by Ramsey Solutions. He discusses the top four reasons people are not saving for their retirement dreams:

 

1. Cost of living

 

2. Credit card debt

 

3. Mortgage payments

 

4. Medical expenses

 

Check out the full survey at daveramsey.com/research.

 

29:21 – HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

 

Hogan reads listener emails:

 

A government worker has a Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) and Roth IRA retirement question.

 

A 27-year-old married man is debt-free. His wife is not employed. With money in savings, he wants to buy a home.

#14: Plan To Avoid The Christmas Hangover  

Do you want to avoid the financial hangover of the holidays? While you’re shopping, Hogan has a plan for you: Seven Tips to Avoid the Christmas Hangover. Other features include a Christmas Top Ten List from Ho-Ho-Hogan, the 3-point-takeaway, event highlights, as well as a special cameo from Professor Hogan. He’s here to breakdown the ten dollar financial words that VIPs want defined.

 

0:29 – WELCOME
 
1:44 – SEVEN TIPS TO AVOID THE CHRISTMAS HANGOVER
Chris wants to help you avoid the silly season while you shop and give:
MAKE A LIST– Plan who and what makes your list before you’re in the store.
SET A BUDGET – Planned spending limits. That includes your kids and significant others!
A CASH CHRISTMAS – You’re going to spend, just do it with cash. It’s about control.
THE ENEMY IS LURKING – Don’t let your guard down. Credit temptation is at every turn.
KEEP A RUNNING TALLY OF SPENDING – Awareness. Know what’s spent, what’s left.
THINK OUTSIDE THE GIFT BOX – Get creative. Be honest about spending limitations.
GET CREATIVE WITH GIFTS FOR KIDS – Meaningful and specific beats dollar amount.

18:02 – VIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
Email us- podcast@chrishogan360.com. Send us your very own halftime speeches you want Coach Hogan to say back to you on the podcast. Also, send in your retirement poems that you want Hogan the poet to share with you (beanie and jazz music already included). Don’t forget about Hogan’s Christmas Bundle. Go to chrishogan360.com and get 56% off an amazing product bundle for the holidays.

19:51 – TOP TEN THINGS YOU ARE DOING WHILE LISTENING TO THE PODCAST
While you navigate through the holiday hustle and bustle, what exactly are you doing while listening to this episode? Hogan has some ideas. Don’t think he doesn’t know that you’re jogging right now with your ear buds in just so you can have that second piece of pie!
 
24:18 – RETIRE INSPIRED EVENT HIGHLIGHT
Hogan’s podcast producer shares a couple highlights from attendees just like you who are winning.

27:00 – PROFESSOR HOGAN
Thanks to the terms you VIPs sent in, education collides with entertainment. Those ten dollar financial terms that seem like a bunch of gobbledegook get broken down and defined along with a few pop culture terms. In this episode, Professor Hogan defines:

AMORTIZATION (submitted by Sam)

#KEEPIT100 (submitted by Veronica)

ROTH CONVERSION LADDER (submitted by Gabriel)

FIDUCIARY (submitted by Tom aka Double T)

ON FLEEK (submitted by Danielle)


32:30 – HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE
Hogan reads listener emails:
A 60-year-old single female is being resourced. Though she has $250k in her 401k, she is watching her emergency fund dwindle and wants advice for how to stay calm.
A 32-year-old man is now into Baby Step 4-6. He has an R:IQ question because of his health.

39:43 – THE TAKEAWAY
Hogan gives his patented 3- point-takeaway so you have a healthy outlook on holiday spending:
HAVE A SHOPPING PLAN
STICK TO YOUR BUDGET
PAY WITH CASH

44:47 – RALLY CRY WRAP-UP
 
45:28 – CALL TO ACTION
Go to chrishogan360.com to discover your R:IQ. While you’re there, click “Dream Team.”  Then connect with SmartVestor Pros for investing help and ELPs for real estate, insurance and tax services.
Email us your retirement dreams or wins as well as your Coach Hogan Halftime Speeches and Retirement Poems. Send them to podcast@chrishogan360.com. You can also write a review of the Retire Inspired Podcast on iTunes and subscribe to future episodes.

#13: A Hard Look At Control  

Control is a time trap. We waste time trying to control things that are out of our grasp. Hogan walks his listeners through four retirement factors you can’t control as well as four factors you can control. Other features in this episode include retirement dream highlights from a Retire Inspired event and another round of wake-up calls. He also takes to the phones to answers questions and share success stories of everyday people working the right plan.

 

0:27 – WELCOME

 

1:43 – RETIRE INSPIRED EVENT HIGHLIGHT

Hogan’s podcast producer shares a couple of highlights from attendees winning at retirement planning.

 

5:03 – RETIREMENT CONTROL

Chris discusses four factors you CANNOT control:

THE MARKET. While offering you opportunities for retirement, you can’t control whether it goes up or down.

THE UNEXPECTED. Things will always happen you didn’t plan on.

INFLATION. General prices are always rising.

SOCIAL SECURITY. The laws regarding this government program are constantly changing.

 

Chris also discusses four factors you CAN control:

YOUR INVESTING AMOUNT. Will you choose Hogan’s advice and start with 15%? Will you work toward that goal?

YOUR SPENDING. You can choose to make time and compound interest work in your favor by curbing spending so you have more to invest.

WHEN YOU SAVE. You can start saving right now, even if the amount is small.

YOUR PORTFOLIO. You can get help from investing professionals at chrishogan36com. Click on Dream Team.

20:01 – VIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

The final winner is announced in the Retire Inspired Podcast Giveaway. Thanks to those who entered. If you still haven’t subscribed to the podcast, Hogan says, “It’s your life, people. Take charge!” Go to chrishogan360.com. Choose the best way to listen to the podcast. Once you’re there, subscribe and share! Also, while you’re on Hogan’s website, check out his Christmas bundle and get 56% off a bunch of amazing products.

 

22:52 – WAKE-UP CALLS

Hogan to VIPs on the phone:

 

A 54-year-old married woman is debt-free after 12 years of discipline. She asks how to retire in five years.

A 57-year-old married woman doesn’t want to make rookie mistakes. She is reaching out to an Endorsed Local Provider.

A 45-year-old married man paid off his house just before his 45th birthday.

 

31:45 – THE TAKEAWAY

Hogan gives his patented 3-Point Takeaway on how to deal with control.

 

39:05– RALLY CRY WRAP-UP

 

39:39 – CALL TO ACTION

Go to chrishogan360.com to discover your R:IQ. While you’re online, click Dream Team. Then connect with a SmartVestor Pro for investing help and Endorsed Local Providers for real estate, insurance and tax services.

 

Email us your retirement dreams and wins, Coach Hogan halftime speeches, and retirement poetry. Send them to podcast@chrishogan360.com. You can also write a review of the Retire Inspired Podcast on iTunes and subscribe to future episodes.

#12: Anxiety Combat  

Anxiety is just a schoolyard bully. Chris Hogan talks about how to combat that bully. He talks about Ramsey Solutions’ Retirement in America Survey and the section on anxiety and offers some tips on what to do when you start to feel anxious. Other features of this podcast include the Hear from the People segment (answers to email), The 3-Point Takeaway, and highlights from one of the Retire Inspired live events. In addition, Hogan shares a story spotlight called Self-Made about everyday people who followed a plan and are now millionaires.

 

0:31 – WELCOME

 

2:23 – RETIREMENT IN AMERICA SURVEY

Chris discusses the portion of a Ramsey Solutions survey that focuses on anxiety and offers four tips for when you start to feel anxious:

Take a deep breath. Activating relaxation is important. Acknowledge how you feel. Identify the feeling you’re dealing with. Accept the feeling. Realize it is what it is. Don’t deny or ignore it. Question your thoughts. Ask yourself the following: A. Is this likely to happen? B. What can I do to relieve the anxiety? C. How can I prepare for what may happen?

12:00 – VIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

15:03 – HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

Hogan reads listener emails:

A man talks about Hogan’s Big Pop story (Episode 7, time code 14:49).

A woman has a question about the 15% toward retirement from Baby Step 4.

A woman asks about her and her husband’s expenditures while saving for retirement in light of their daughter’s medical needs.

A woman on Baby Step 4 is successfully on the path toward retiring inspired.

A woman wants to know how to talk to her parents about retirement and asks Chris to share more success stories. He points to Episode 4, time code 36:51.

 

27:12 – STORY SPOTLIGHT: SELF-MADE

Hogan tells the story of several people, just like you, who became millionaires by being diligent and following a plan over time.

 

35:38 – RETIRE INSPIRED EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Hogan’s podcast producer shares a couple of highlights from attendees who are winning.

 

37:45 – THE TAKEAWAY

Hogan gives his 3-Point Takeaway on combating that schoolyard bully, anxiety.

Use positive self-talk. Think of reassuring statements you can make to avoid anxiety. Focus on the now. So much anxiety is connected to what “could” happen. Focus on meaningful activities. The worst thing you can do when you’re anxious is obsess over the negative feeling. Remember your retirement dreams, know your R:IQ (see chrishogan360.com if you don’t know your number), and pay attention to your budget (see EveryDollar.com).

 

42:27 – RALLY CRY WRAP-UP

 

43:55 – CALL TO ACTION

Don’t forget to enter the Retire Inspired Podcast Giveaway! You have one more opportunity to win $250. Go to chrishogan360.com. 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 then connect with a SmartVestor Pro for investing help and ELPs for real estate, insurance and tax services.

Email us your retirement dreams or wins and your big financial words for Professor Hogan to define on the podcast at podcast@chrishogan360.com. You can also write a review of the Retire Inspired Podcast on iTunes and subscribe to future episodes.

#11: The #Vote4UAmerica Campaign  

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

Be a money boss. Start each month with a budget, listing income and expenses. Have a debt reduction plan. Use the debt snowball approach: List all your debts then attack them from smallest to largest. Establish an emergency fund. Be prepared for unexpected events (a car problem, home repair, hospital visit, etc.) by keeping an emergency fund on hand. 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. Plan ahead. Look at the calendar and save money for upcoming expenses (holidays, travel, birthdays, etc.). 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). 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. 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! 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. 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.

 

#10: Habits (with guest Rachel Cruze)  

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:

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

#9: We Are What We Do  

Chris Hogan talks about age versus maturity and recalls a time when five years of stupid cost him a lot of time and money. Other features include the Hear from the People segment (answers to email) and Hogan’s 3-Point Takeaway on plugging in to power sources.

0:29 – WELCOME

 

1:47 – AGE VS. MATURITY  

 

15:34 – TIP OF THE DAY

Check out our free digital tool, The Home Sellers Guide. Text HOMEFORSALE to 44222 to receive this PDF.

 

16:36 – VIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Enter the Retire Inspired Podcast Giveaway: You have four chances to win $250. Go to chrishogan360.com/podcast. Subscribe to the podcast and type in your information. No purchase necessary. Professor Hogan wants to debunk retirement jargon! Send your big, crazy, confusing financial words to podcast@chrishogan360.com, and use the subject line PROFESSOR HOGAN. Listen to future episodes as Hogan turns financial jargon into easy-to-understand terms! Hogan also wants you to email your retirement dreams and retirement wins for him to read on the podcast.

 

18:52 – 5 YEARS OF STUPID

Chris rants about a time in his life when a car and some bad money decisions cost him a lot of time and money. Listen to the difference between borrowing and investing a large amount of money.

 

25:01 – 3-POINT TAKEAWAY

Jump-starting anything requires plugging in to a charged-up power source.

 

32:00 – HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

Hogan reads listener emails:

After finding his R:IQ, a man thinks Hogan should add a fourth response when people discover their number. A woman wants to know if it’s okay to contribute 6% toward retirement while still getting out of debt. A woman asks about retirement advice for people in their 60s.

 

40:41 – RALLY CRY WRAP-UP

 

41:45 – 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 com/podcast. Subscribe to the podcast and enter your information. No purchase necessary. Need help from an investing professional? Check out SmartVestor pros. Go to chrishogan360.com and click Dream Team. There you can find people who can help not only with investing but also real estate, insurance and tax services. Write a review on the Retire Inspired Podcast on iTunes and subscribe to future episodes.
#8: Transform Your Future (Featured Guest Jean Chatzky)  

0:28 – WELCOME

 

2:07 – RETIREMENT IN AMERICA STUDY: EDUCATION IN THE WORKPLACE

 

15:05 – TIP OF THE DAY

Check out our free digital tool, The Roth IRA Starter Guide. Text ROTHIRA to 44222 to receive this PDF.

 

16:12 – VIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Participate in a survey at chrishogan360.com/survey by September 28, and you’ll have a chance to win a $100 Target gift card. Professor Hogan wants to debunk retirement jargon! Send your big, crazy, confusing financial words to podcast@chrishogan360.com and use the subject line PROFESSOR HOGAN. And listen to future episodes as Hogan turns financial jargon into easy-to-understand terms!

 

18:35 – A CONVERSATION WITH JEAN CHATZKY

Financial expert and host of the Her Money podcast Jean Chatzky joins Hogan in the studio. Together, they talk male vs. female financial habits, investing, and more.

 

38:37 – 3-POINT TAKEAWAY

“We cannot delegate progress; it must be owned.”

 

43:39 - HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

Hogan reads listener emails:

A father wants to know when to start talking to kids about retirement and investing. A church leader on Baby Step 4 asks about investing and opting out of Social Security.

 

49:00 – RALLY CRY WRAP UP

 

50:13 – CALL TO ACTION

Don’t forget to take Hogan’s audience survey by September 28 (com/survey) and register for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Need investing advice from a SmartVestor Pro? Go to chrishogan360.com and click DREAM TEAM. Write a review on the Retire Inspired Podcast on iTunes and subscribe to future episodes!
#7: Battle Cry And Diversify  

0:37 – WELCOME

Chris Hogan talks about the importance of having a personalized battle cry for your retirement dreams and offers some diversification education. As always, he shares a three-point takeaway, answers listener emails, and even delivers some Coach Hogan halftime speeches.

 

1:50 – DIVERSIFICATION EDUCATION

 

12:07 – TIP OF THE DAY

Check out the free digital tool 3 Vital Questions Your Advisor Must Answer. Text the word ADVISOR to 44222 to receive this PDF.

 

13:10 – LISTEN UP VIPs

Help us with a short survey. Go to chrishogan360.com/survey by September 28 and fill out the survey, and you’ll have a chance to win a $100 Target gift card.

 

14:02 – RETIREMENT DREAMS / BIG POP STORY

Send in your retirement dreams and retirement wins to podcast@chrishogan360.com. Please specify in the subject line either RETIREMENT DREAMS or RETIREMENT WINS.

 

21:46 – COACH HOGAN HALFTIME SPEECHES

Chris reads personalized halftime speeches written by and sent in from listeners (whistle and locker room provided).

 

26:00 – THE TAKEAWAY

Battle Cry Mentality: Want, Work, Will

“Dreams are personal and authentic. Don’t settle. Build!”

 

36:42 – HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

Chris answers emails from listeners.

 

45:23 – BATTLE CRY CHALLENGE

 

47:06 – CALL TO ACTION

Help us with our short survey. Go to chrishogan360.com/survey by September 28. Send your RETIREMENT DREAMS and RETIREMENT WINS to podcast@chrishogan360.com. Hogan’s upcoming Retire Inspired event dates and locations (like Atlanta, GA, on October 29) are listed on Chris’ website: chrishogan360.com. Need investing help? Click Dream Team on Chris’ website to connect with a SmartVestor Pro. Don’t just download a single episode; activate your retirement dreams by subscribing to the podcast. You’ll receive new episodes the moment they release. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
#6: Millennials and Retirement  

1:00 – MILLENNIAL WAKE-UP CALL

Chris talks on the phone with Nelson, a Millennial success story.

5:15 – RETIREMENT IN AMERICA: THE MILLENNIALS

Whether you’re a Millennial, a parent of one, or work with one, don’t miss what America’s trusted voice on retirement found out from this research study.

21:35 – LISTEN UP VIPs

Hogan shares special announcements with his listeners.

24:20 – MILLENNIAL WAKE-UP CALL

Chris talks on the phone with Michael, a Millennial on Baby Step 3, about investing and saving for a house.

28:33 – TIP OF THE DAY

Check out the free digital tool Assembling Your Retirement Dream Team. Text the word PROFESSIONAL to 44222 to receive this PDF.

29:26 – THE TAKEAWAY

For a fearless future: believe, avoid, and absorb.

36:05 – MILLENNIAL WAKE-UP CALL

Chris talks on the phone with Greg, a Millennial who received a large inheritance, about investing.

41:42 – CALL TO ACTION

Send your success stories to podcast@chrishogan360.com. Hogan’s upcoming Retire Inspired event dates and locations (like Atlanta, GA, on October 29) are listed on Chris’ website: chrishogan360.com. Need investment help? Click Dream Team on Chris’ website to connect with a SmartVestor Pro. Don’t just download a single episode; activate your retirement dreams by subscribing to the podcast. You’ll receive new episodes automatically the moment they release. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
#5: Two Coaches (with Guest Lou Holtz)  

1:00 – WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE?

Chris talks about a Retire Inspired live event experience.

6:04 – A CONVERSATION WITH COACH LOU HOLTZ

The two coaches discuss obstacles, excuses, and discipline.

19:42 - TIP OF THE DAY

Check out Hogan’s Homebuyer Guide. Text “buyhome” to 44222 for this free digital tool.

20:33 – THE TAKEAWAY

Formula for success: confidence, competence, and diligence

29:58 – HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE

Chris answers social media questions.

39:13 – CALL TO ACTION

Share your success stories or send questions to: podcast@chrishogan360.com. To see Lou Holtz, Chris Hogan, and others at the EntreLeadership Summit in May 2017, go to entreleadership.com/summit. Need to connect with an investing professional? Go to chrishogan360.com and click Dream Team. Also on the website, you can find your R:IQ and purchase Hogan’s book, Retire Inspired: It’s Not An Age; It’s a Financial Number. New podcast episodes are available every other week.
#4: R:IQ and People Of Action  

1:00 - DO YOU KNOW YOUR R:IQ?
“You'll never know you are lost if all you are doing is wandering.”

18:08 - RANT & CHALLENGE
Couple delays retirement to pay adult son’s student loans

23:16 - HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE
Chris answers social media questions

29:45 - TIP OF THE DAY
Planning your retirement dream date

30:40 - THE TAKEAWAY
People of Action Get ... Stuff ... Done!

36:52 - STORY SPOTLIGHT
“Vintage”

43:55 - CALL TO ACTION

Share your success stories or send questions to podcast@chrishogan360.com. Get your R:IQ, pick up the book Retire Inspired, and connect with a trustworthy investing professional in your area at www.chrishogan360.com. New episodes available every other week.
#3: Grab Your Own Cape!  

This week, Chris Hogan talks about the 10 characteristics of highly successful people working toward retirement. Other features include a rant on credit card fine print, social media questions about debt and investing, and Hogan even uses his soothing voice to read retirement poetry submitted by his tribe. In the takeaway, he challenges listeners to stop looking for a hero to rescue them and shares 3 Ds: dream, decide and do! You can submit your own Retire Inspired poems, success stories or questions at podcast@chrishogan360.com.

#2: Retire On Ten Dollars A Day  

In this variety-format podcast, Chris Hogan shares tips on how you can retire as a millionaire by saving $10 a day and offers a 3-point takeaway on mentally preparing to win. Hogan also takes to the phones to talk with listeners and answers social media questions. Submit questions or success stories to: podcast@chrishogan360.com.

#1: Prepare Yourself!  

In this podcast premiere, Chris Hogan explains how to prepare for retirement in different decades of life and offers a 3-point takeaway on moving toward your goals by assessing, acknowledging and activating. He also highlights a couple’s success in working toward retirement, answers social media questions, and uses his distinctive voice to give a personal halftime speech. Submit questions or success stories to: podcast@chrishogan360.com.

Episode Preview  

 

Number-one national best-selling author Chris Hogan previews his new podcast, Retire Inspired. America's trusted voice on retirement breaks down what listeners can expect from each episode. Chris also shares how he plans to turn the tables on how we think about retirement. New episodes will be available every other week.

 

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