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Clint Haynes is a Certified Financial Planner® serving clients who are going through the transition into retirement. He is also the founder of NextGen Wealth as well as the best-selling book Retirement the Right Way.

Over the years, Clint has been quoted in and written for many local and national publications including the Kansas City Business Journal, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger, and Forbes.

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Why Do We Think People Have More Money Than Us?

As the old saying goes, money doesn’t grow on trees. However, if you pay attention to some people’s spending habits or online pictures, it can certainly seem that way for them. These days, it’s never been easier to be jealous of everyone else, particularly if you’re on a tight budget. 

But why do we think people have more money than us? What’s really going on here?

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The Financial Freedom Blueprint® Is Now An Online Course!

The Financial Freedom Blueprint® Is Now An Online Course

We have some super exciting news around here at NextGen Wealth. We have taken our trademarked financial planning process, The Financial Freedom Blueprint®, and turned it into a do it yourself online course.

So, if you’re the do it yourselfer type when it comes to your personal finances, you now have a financial planning process laid out for you that will take you through every step of the way.

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How to Create an Inheritance Plan With Your Children

What kind of legacy are you going to leave when you die? If you haven’t pondered that question yet, now is the perfect time to start. If you have money or any property that you want to pass on, it’s well past time to get a plan in place for when the inevitable happens. 

However, when it comes to estate and legacy planning, you will want to include your children in this process. It may be tempting to try and figure everything out on your own, but it’s often much better to keep them involved. 

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How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck with Investment Properties

Whether you’re a first-time real estate investor or an experienced veteran, you can always do a little bit more to maximize profit in your investment properties. Here’s how you can get the most bang for your buck. 

Fix-and-Flip for Cheap

One of the most common types of investment properties are fix-and-flip properties. For the uninitiated, a fix-and-flip investment is when you buy a house that’s undervalued, most of the time because it’s old and run-down. You purchase it at a cheap price, fix it up and make it nice—thus improving its value—and then you sell it to make a profit.

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How to Create An Inheritance Plan With Your Parents

Long term financial planning is not an easy task. You have to consider a myriad of potential setbacks, changes and opportunities that will arise over an extended time period. It can be exhausting to map out your plans, but still more draining to do what you need to do when sticking to those plans. 

Fortunately, once your plans are set you can put them out of your mind unless there is a major life transition. It’s those transitions that are the hardest to plan for financially.

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What is an Inverted Yield Curve and How Does it Affect Me?

We’re headed for another recession. At least, that’s what people are saying, both on the news and elsewhere in the media. However, with an economy that’s thriving right now, where is all of this recession talk coming from? 

While we’re not going to dive into the many variables that are included in modern economics, one element that has financial analysts shook is the inverted yield curve. However, outside of stock exchanges and broker offices, chances are that you don’t understand what this curve is and what it means for the economy. 

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How to Avoid Keeping Up With the Joneses

The newest version of the iPhone just came out, and it seems like all of your friends are getting it. The latest console has just been unveiled, and your buddies were some of the first to buy it. Does this sound familiar? 

These days, it seems like more and more people are participating in “conspicuous consumption.” Back in the ‘50s, this was referred to as “keeping up with the Joneses.” The Joneses were a well-to-do family that always had the latest appliances and vehicles, and they forced everyone on the block to catch up to their level. 

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How to Become a Millionaire in Your 60s

This post was last updated on January 20, 2021, to reflect all updated information and best serve your needs.

Full Disclosure: This article is not a get-rich-quick scheme of how to become a millionaire in your 60's. Rather, it's a list of sound principles and practices that you can put into place to become a millionaire at some point in your life even if not in your 60's. Becoming a millionaire and/or achieving financial independence takes discipline, hard work, and savings. I can assure you it WILL NOT happen overnight.

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How to Become a Millionaire in Your 50s

This post was last updated on January 20, 2021, to reflect all updated information and best serve your needs.

Full Disclosure: This article is not a get-rich-quick scheme of how to become a millionaire in your 50's. Rather, it's a list of sound principles and practices that you can put into place to become a millionaire at some point in your life even if not in your 50's. Becoming a millionaire and/or achieving financial independence takes discipline, hard work, and savings. I can assure you it WILL NOT happen overnight.

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How To Create An Efficient Financial Life

Organizing your financial life is a fundamental, critical step for wealth building. Establishing a budget, planning your savings and ensuring you are preparing for retirement now secures your future and ensures you stay on track to meet your personal financial goals. Given the plethora of financial advice available, it can be difficult to find and develop the right plan for you. 

There are some fundamentals that can be applied to anyone’s financial situation though, and creating an efficient financial life is as much about getting started as it is maintaining smart financial planning and decisions. Here is our brief guide to creating an efficient financial life that meets your needs.

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The 3 Secrets For Earning a Lucrative Passive Income

Imagine going on a ten-month European adventure not having to worry about making money because your passive income is filling your bank account back home. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? 

Not sure exactly what passive income is? Well, passive income is when earnings are derived from a business (product or service) where there is little involvement by the person who created it. 

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7 Steps to Financial Freedom Workshop August 26th, 6:00 CST

Have you ever thought about what financial freedom looks like? Or, has it never even crossed your mind simply because you’re just trying to make it to the next day. 

Regardless of whether you’ve actually thought about it or not, it’s something most people can’t even fathom but would love to achieve. However, the main issue lies in how to actually get there.

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How to Become a Millionaire in Your 30s

This post was last updated on January 20, 2021, to reflect all updated information and best serve your needs.

Full Disclosure: This article is not a get-rich-quick scheme of how to become a millionaire in your 30's. Rather, it's a list of sound principles and practices that you can put into place to become a millionaire at some point in your life even if not in your 30's (which is extremely difficult to do). Becoming a millionaire and/or achieving financial independence takes discipline, hard work, and savings. I can assure you it WILL NOT happen overnight.

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How to Make Supplemental Income in Retirement

Your golden years are the perfect time to enjoy yourself to the fullest. Take all those trips you always wanted to! Start that hobby you’ve been putting off! 

Finally, learn that musical instrument you didn’t have time for during your career! Retirement is the time to live it up. If you’re spending money on travel and hobbies, though, you’ll probably want to consider ways to supplement your retirement and savings. Check out this list of possible supplemental income sources to see if any are right for you.

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How To Become A Millionaire In Your 20s

This post was last updated on January 20, 2021, to reflect all updated information and best serve your needs.

Full Disclosure: This article is not a get-rich-quick scheme of how to become a millionaire in your 20's. Rather, it's a list of sound principles and practices that you can put into place to become a millionaire at some point in your life even if not in your 20's (which is extremely difficult). Becoming a millionaire and/or achieving financial independence takes discipline, hard work, and savings. I can assure you it WILL NOT happen overnight.

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Is Passive Income Right for You?

If you’re like most people, you work a lot. These days, a growing number of Americans are working multiple jobs. Either the gigs are all part-time, or people are working on side hustles to earn extra income. 

One of the issues with the standard model of earning money is that you have to work for it. This is what’s called active income. You put in the hours, and you get a paycheck at the end of it. The more work you do, the more money you make. 

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How To Have a Happy and Healthy Retirement

You’ve put your time in, and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Retirement is all about taking it easy and living life on your terms. No more keeping a tight schedule, no more putting those celebrations and life experiences off until later. Now is your time. 

If this is how you picture your retirement, you’ve clearly got good goals in mind and you know how you plan to spend that time. Without a significant amount of planning, however, you may find it somewhat challenging to achieve your ideal retirement. Here’s a guide to ensuring you have that happy and healthy retirement you’ve worked so hard for all these years.

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Reasons to Switch from Cash to Accrual Accounting

It’s reported that more than half of small businesses fail within the first five years. What many small business owners fail to take into account when starting their businesses are their payment terms. These are the conditions in which payments are to be expected and the conditions on the payments. Many small businesses use a cash basis of accounting as their terms of payment because it’s easy to use and understand. 

However, this could be the deciding factor on whether your small business will flourish or crumble. Instead, an accrual basis of accounting will allow small businesses to get a better understanding of their finances to make more accurate financial decisions. Here’s why switching to accrual basis accounting can help your company succeed.

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How to Become a Millionaire in Your 40s

This post was last updated on January 20, 2021, to reflect all updated information and best serve your needs.

Full Disclosure: This article is not a get-rich-quick scheme of how to become a millionaire in your 40's. Rather, it's a list of sound principles and practices that you can put into place to become a millionaire at some point in your life even if not in your 40's. Becoming a millionaire and/or achieving financial independence takes discipline, hard work, and savings. I can assure you it WILL NOT happen overnight.

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How to Dominate Debt

If you’re like most Americans, you have a substantial amount of debt. Unfortunately, accruing debt is all too easy in modern society, which means that it’s incredibly difficult for some people to get on top of their money and take back control. 

However, just because it’s challenging doesn’t mean it’s impossible. As long as you’re willing to fight the good fight and make some significant changes to your lifestyle, you can learn how to dominate debt. 

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