Chris Hogan's Retire Inspired
About This Show
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!
Most Recent Episode
#11: The #Vote4UAmerica Campaign
3 days ago
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