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Money Questions You Need to Ask

Money Questions You Need to Ask

Money Questions You Need to Ask

Asking better money questions is one of the keys to getting the future you want, says Veronica Karas, author of the new book, Money Matters: Everything You Should Have Learned in School but Didn’t.

On The BIGG Success Show today, we talk with Veronica Karas, CFP, about her new book, Money Matters: Everything You Should Have Learned in School, but Didn’t*. Here’s a summary of that discussion…

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The One Thing You Need to Know to Retire Early

people walking on the beach as the blog post image for: The One Thing You Need to Know to Retire Early

Retire early. Most people like the idea, but how can you do it? Start by knowing this one thing.

We discuss retiring early on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

How do you win with money? How to win the game of life?

Don’t just think about today. Think about today AND tomorrow AND through your retirement.

Which brings us to a very important question to ask yourself, the one thing you need to know to retire early:

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Saving for Retirement with a Stingy Employer

An image of a wallet squeezed shut for the blog post titled Saving for Retirement with a Stingy Employer

Saving for retirement is harder than ever as many employers are shifting more of the burden on to employees. See how you can respond.

We discussed saving for retirement and stingy employers on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by a New York Times article by Nelson Schwartz and Michael Corkery. It compared the retirement plan of Sears and Amazon. Sears was more generous.

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Retirement Planning an Easier Way

family walks along a long dock on a lake with the blog title: Retirement Planning an Easier Way

There’s good news on retirement planning, whether you’re early in your career or further along.

We discussed an easier way to plan for your retirement on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by a study on the power of retiring later, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Which of these two options sounds harder to you…

(1) saving 1% more every year for 30 years, or

(2) postponing your retirement by 4 months

The two of us agreed that Option 1 sounds harder. Yet the researchers found the two options deliver similar results.

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Why You Should Never Retire But Do It Soon

Just a month after he retired from 60 Minutes, we were said to hear of the passing of Andy Rooney.

It’s a reminder of the way things used to be.

Work to live

Back in the day, people often retired from the workforce only to retire to the afterlife a short time later.

We’re all familiar with the phrase “shop ’til you drop.” In reality, a lot of people work until they drop.

BIGG success is life on your own terms. Work is one of the five elements of BIGG success. Just one.

Work is but one part of your life. Your life is a system.

So work to live. Don’t live to work.

The purpose of work

With that in mind, we hasten to add three notes about work:

Work adds value.
Work creates growth.
Growth leads to meaning.

So the problem comes when you define yourself by your work. Your work is a part of you, not the other way around.

Work is not the end. It is the beginning.

It is one of the ways you learn about yourself. Your work is the manifestation of who you really are, deep down inside.

So work is important because it helps you discover yourself.

Never retire

And that self-discovery never end. As long as you keep working.

So never retire!

Now this doesn’t mean you have to work 9 to 5 for the rest of your life.
You don’t have to be at the office Monday through Friday.
You don’t even have to trade time for money.

You can volunteer. You can go back to school. Or you can start your own business.

You can do anything. But the important thing is to do something.

So don’t plan to retire. Plan to move on to something bigger and better. Do it sooner rather than later. That’s BIGG success!

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