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I’ve helped thousands of people prepare for retirement, and those who retire the richest have 9 things in common

The sweet life of retirement is a lifestyle that just about everyone is looking forward to.

Spending time with your kids and grandkids, playing golf, traveling, and living the good life seems like a better alternative than the nine-to-five daily grind. Money is indeed the secret to being able to turn this dream into reality, but focusing on the money alone won’t help you retire rich.

I’ve helped thousands of people prepare for the retirement of their dreams over the years. Before you can start to acquire a significant amount of wealth to plan for your future, you must first be in the right frame of mind to do it. The first step is to push yourself to think bigger as it relates to your retirement.

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How I went from earning $17,500 to Millions

I began by asking myself a question: how did a kid who grew up in Urbandale, Iowa, worked for years as an auto claims adjuster, wind up as a partner of Creative Planning, a company Forbes, CNBC News, Barron’s magazine and others have named as one of the top independent wealth management firms in America?

Reflecting back, it was a journey.