Doug Andrew

Live Abundant Radio with Doug Andrew

Optimize Assets – Redefine Retirement – Generate Authentic Wealth
Live Abundant Radio with Doug Andrew

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Optimize Assets – Redefine Retirement – Generate Authentic Wealth

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Raising Our Awareness is Never a Bad Thing

Nov 4, 2019 19:31

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Raising our awareness is never a bad thing, especially when it comes to recognizing potential danger and implementing solutions. In this episode, Doug Andrew illustrates some of the problems and dangers that most Americans have or will have at some point. Incredibly, few of them are even aware of these problems and the data behind […]

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Commonly Asked Questions and Life Lessons Learned

Oct 28, 2019 19:44

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Commonly asked questions and life lessons learned are the topic of this week’s program. Doug Andrew starts his broadcast with some personal examples of the kinds of life lessons that have lasting impact. Some can be comical and others have a more practical application in our lives. This is especially true with those lessons that […]

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Answers to Questions We Should be Asking

Oct 21, 2019 19:14

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The answers to the questions we should be asking are out there. But sometimes we falter because we’re not sure what questions we should be asking in the first place. Doug Andrew loves to field questions from his clients and students regarding how to live with abundance. In fact, people regularly submit questions regarding things […]

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The True Wealth Transformer

Oct 14, 2019 24:00

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The true wealth transformer is how Doug Andrew describes the process he teaches to help people live with abundance and to solve the common problems that arise along the way. This kind of meaningful transformation is not rocket science. Instead, it all begins with what he calls the enlightenment experience. This means getting educated about […]

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Things You Should Know About the Coming Election Year

Oct 7, 2019 20:08

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Things you should know about the coming election year will encompass a lot more than simply political matters. There are also serious considerations regarding your money and savings for the future that must be understood. All we need to do is look at some news stories about the nation’s attitudes towards this coming election to […]

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Life Lessons Learned

Sep 30, 2019 19:44

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Life lessons learned aren’t always as obvious as we’d like. It doesn’t matter whether they pertain to raising kids, succeeding at our work or planning for a bright and abundant future. All of us are constantly learning as we make our way through life. Some life lessons learned are unmistakable, others only become clear when […]

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Problems and Solutions Along the Pathway to Abundant Life

Sep 23, 2019 19:31

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Problems and solutions along the pathway to an abundant life don’t just fix themselves. More often, it takes someone with a better vantage point to bring them to our awareness. This is where Doug Andrew can help. Knowing where we need to be or where we’d like to be is just one part of the […]

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Making Sense of the Cries of ‘Recession’

Sep 16, 2019 19:40

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Making sense of the cries of “recession!” has never been more important. Many pundits and left wing politicians are taking a highly pessimistic tone when it comes to the economy. Doug shares the story of a successful hot dog stand owner to illustrate the power of a positive attitude. The condiments and hots dogs could […]

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Rooting Out What’s Counterproductive

Sep 9, 2019 19:56

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Rooting out what’s counterproductive is more important than most realize. Nowhere is this more important than in how we prepare for retirement. For instance, people who save for retirement in tax-deferred vehicles and who pay off their mortgage as fast as they can, may be limiting their opportunities down the road. Doug Andrew describes this […]

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Keeping the Generations Connected

Sep 2, 2019 19:40

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Keeping the generations connected isn’t as hard as we make it out to be. It’s something Doug Andrew has been doing for more than 4 decades. This means helping to connect the Traditionalists, the Baby Boomers, Generations X, Y and Z. Though each of these generations has different strengths and weaknesses, there are many things […]

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Setting Yourself Apart from the Crowd

Aug 26, 2019 20:11

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Setting yourself apart from the crowd matters more than you think. With this in mind, Doug begins with a question: What’s the difference between a professional expert and one who is certified as such by his or her peers? To illustrate this difference, Doug recounts a keynote address that he gave to a group of […]

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Four Key Elements of a Prudent Investment

Aug 19, 2019 19:50

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The four key elements of a prudent investment are absolutely worth knowing. Why are they so often misunderstood by CPAs, tax attorneys, financial planners and advisors? For more than 40 years, Doug Andrew has been writing and teaching about these elements to audiences around the world. He has noticed that even those few professionals who […]

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Seeking Solutions to Problems We All Face

Aug 12, 2019 19:43

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As a retirement planning strategist and tax minimization specialist, Doug Andrew will deliver more than 100 keynote addresses to various audiences this year. He’ll provide needed clarity to people who are actively seeking solutions to problems we all face. One of Doug’s most powerful tools is his book “The LASER Fund” which teaches the reader […]

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Would You Like More or Less Abudance?

Aug 5, 2019 19:38

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Would you like more or less? Obviously, the answer you give will depend upon what it is that’s at stake. If it’s a question of how much abundance you want in your life, you’ll have to clarify a bit further. Does this refer to your financial assets and whether you’d like more income, more peace […]

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The Four Key Elements of a Prudent Investment

Jul 29, 2019 19:50

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The four key elements of a prudent investment are not exactly a secret. Yet they are not well understood by a great many people. This includes people who we might assume are in the know including CPAs, tax attorneys, financial planners and advisors. Doug Andrew has been teaching and writing about them for more than […]

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Creating a Legacy By Choice

Jul 22, 2019 19:44

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Creating a legacy by choice is something each of us can do. Even so, very few people make the necessary choices to make this a reality. It’s not that the ones who do were born into a higher state of existence, they had to learn and apply the strategies and principles upon which a lasting […]

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What It Means to Have More Abundance in Life

Jul 15, 2019 19:38

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What it means to have more abundance in life can be different things to different people. For instance, it could mean having more assets. To others it can mean simply having peace of mind when it comes to financial things. It can also mean knowing that your retirement will be one of stability and abundance. […]

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You Would Make a Great Hero

Jul 8, 2019 19:26

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You would make a great hero. If this statement causes you to shy away or to feel a sense of embarrassment, it really shouldn’t. One of the most powerful questions any of us can answer is the question of who would we want to see us as a hero. This is a question that Doug […]

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The Best Retirement Planning Starts With Timely Solutions

Jul 1, 2019 19:47

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The best retirement planning starts with timely solutions. Of course, the sooner we understand the nature of common retirement planning problems, the better our results will be. In his 45 plus years as a financial planner, tax reduction and retirement planning strategist, Doug Andrew has helped thousands of people deal with these common quandaries. Doug […]

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The Truth About How Taxes Can Affect Your Retirement

Jun 24, 2019 19:04

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The truth about how taxes can affect your retirement isn’t exactly a secret. So why is it that so few people truly understand what’s at stake? If you’ve been preparing for retirement by saving in an IRA or 401(k), you’ve been accumulating your money tax-deferred. Most people who do this are anticipating that they will […]

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Common Sense Solutions to Common Financial Problems

Jun 17, 2019 19:47

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In Doug Andrew’s four and a half decades as a financial planner and tax reduction strategist, he has helped thousands of people identify common sense solutions to common financial problems. These problems often involve protecting their future savings against higher taxes, rising inflation and ongoing market volatility. If you are committed to securing a brighter […]

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Lifetime Learning Commitments and Generational Abundance

Jun 10, 2019 19:18

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Lifetime learning commitments and generational abundance are two ideas that perfectly complement one another. This is something that Doug Andrew has understood and taught for years among members of his own family. The commitment to keep learning throughout the entirety of your life is something Doug has picked up from years of mastermind group encounters […]

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The Power of the Epiphany

Jun 3, 2019 20:07

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The power of the epiphany is something everyone should experience. An epiphany is that “ah-ha” moment that comes when we clearly understand the nature or essential meaning of something. Over the years, Doug Andrew has helped to educate thousands of individuals about financial strategies and retirement planning to help them secure their brighter futures. He […]

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What Does It Means to Empower Your Wealth?

May 27, 2019 18:48

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Doug Andrew has seen a remarkable surge in the number of people expressing interest in and taking part in the numerous educational seminars he conducts regularly. Part of this increased interest in learning from his decades of experience as a financial and retirement planning strategist is connected to a video series in which he is […]

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Maximizing Assets While Minimizing Unnecessary Taxes

May 20, 2019 19:11

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Maximizing assets while minimizing taxes is one of the most impactful things a person can do to achieve abundant living as they prepare for the future. As a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, Doug Andrew has spent four and a half decades teaching others exactly how to do this. It’s one […]

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Core Values That Protect Us from Financial Failure

May 13, 2019 17:56

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The Core values that protect us from financial failure cover many aspects of our lives. They include the 3 dimensions of authentic wealth and also help us recognize and avoid the false belief patterns that can negatively impact other areas of life. It’s not just financial considerations that must be a priority. We also have […]

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Adding to Your Financial Dimension

May 6, 2019 19:35

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Adding to your financial dimension isn’t as tough as we make it out to be. For instance, when you think about your legacy, do you envision something more than just your money? Many people tend to focus on money at the expense of other areas of their lives. This is why Doug Andrew regularly conducts […]

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The 3 Key Elements of a Prudent Investment

Apr 29, 2019 20:11

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The 3 key elements of a prudent investment are something that each of us should understand. They include liquidity, safety and predictable rates of return. Unfortunately, these truths are not understood by a great deal of people who choose to accumulate their retirement savings in places that don’t meet this test. It’s something Doug Andrew […]

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Plugging In the Right Formulas to Solve Life’s Problems

Apr 22, 2019 20:04

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Plugging in the right formulas to solve life’s problems isn’t rocket science. So don’t be intimidated. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs starts with survival. As we progress toward the top of the pyramid, we have needs for safety, belonging and achievement as we make our way up the ladder to self-actualization. Would you like to know […]

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The Key to Meaningful Self Transformation

Apr 15, 2019 20:04

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The key to meaningful self transformation is likely the single most powerful formula you’ll need to solve a wide variety of problems in your life. Best of all, it doesn’t require an advanced degree in order to understand it. It does require a willingness to become better educated about your personal situation. Doug Andrew has […]

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Escaping the Tax Trap

Apr 8, 2019 17:48

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Escaping the tax trap could be the most important move you make as you plan for your brighter future. This isn’t about avoiding paying your fair share, it’s about recognizing the unnecessary taxes that too many people still end up paying. In this case, if you’ve been saving for retirement in an IRA or 401(k), […]

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The Highest and Best Use of Your Time and Attention

Apr 1, 2019 19:37

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The highest and best use of your time and attention should be a no-brainer, right? If that’s the case, why do so many of us struggle to make this a reality? Over the past 45 years, Doug Andrew has had the opportunity to help thousands of people make the best use of their resources. This […]

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Minimizing Unnecessary Taxes Makes a Bigger Difference Than You Think

Mar 25, 2019 18:51

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Minimizing unnecessary taxes makes a bigger difference than you may think. This is one of the key insights that has guided Doug Andrew over his four and half decades as a financial strategist and retirement planning specialist. Doug’s entry into the financial planning world so many years ago was originally for the purpose of becoming […]

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How to Escape the Tax Trap

Mar 18, 2019 17:48

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How to escape the tax trap is a strategy that everyone who is saving for retirement should know. Doug Andrew’s students, clients and listeners will be familiar with this terminology as part of his retirement by design teachings. What exactly constitutes this tax trap? That’s something Doug explains in detail in this week’s broadcast. If […]

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Minimizing Unnecessary Taxes Can Set You Up for a Brighter Future

Mar 11, 2019 18:51

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Minimizing unnecessary taxes can set you up for a brighter future. This is one of the most important messages that Doug Andrew has come to understand over his 45 years as a financial strategist and retirement planning specialist. It’s also one of the most important lessons that he teaches his clients and his students as […]

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Key Things That Everyone Ought to Know About Abundant Living

Mar 4, 2019 20:21

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The key things that everyone ought to know about abundant living should be obvious to all of us. Unfortunately, they’re not. In fact, even the experts like financial planners, fiduciaries, CPAs and tax attorneys sometimes don’t know what they don’t know. This is why throughout his four and half decades as a financial strategist and […]

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Separating Myths from Reality with Retirement

Feb 25, 2019 20:08

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Separating myths from reality with retirement isn’t just something your tax attorney, CPA or financial advisor should be able to do. No one has a higher stake in your brighter future than you do. In this week’s broadcast, Doug Andrew has a few questions to help you better recognize some of the critical myths and […]

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Making the Case for Retiring Your IRA or 401(k) Today

Feb 18, 2019 19:12

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Making the case for retiring your IRA or 401(k) isn’t an easy task. That’s because, for most people, their 401(k)s and IRAs are synonymous with retirement. In today’s episode, Doug Andrew explains why he doesn’t own an IRA or 401(k), and why he never will. He’ll explain why he believes it’s time to retire them […]

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The Dream Retirement Vehicle Really Does Exist

Feb 11, 2019 20:01

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The dream retirement vehicle really does exist. However, a surprisingly small amount of people know of its existence. One of Doug Andrew’s favorite questions to ask of his audience during his many educational presentations across the nation is this one: “What would call something that you can put your money into that, if structured correctly […]

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Making the Most of Tax-free Accumulation for Retirement

Feb 4, 2019 20:21

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Making the most of tax-free accumulation for retirement is one of the surest ways to set a course for a brighter future. If you have followed conventional wisdom and you’ve been saving in an IRA or 401(k), you have some decisions to make. Throughout his four and half decades as a financial strategist and financial […]

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It All Starts With Asking the Right Questions

Jan 28, 2019 19:30

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It all starts with asking the right questions. Getting the most out of life isn’t always a function of having the right answer on the tip of your tongue at any given moment. It’s more of a product of asking the right questions regarding your goals. This is particularly true when it comes to the […]

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Eliminating Our False Beliefs About Wealth

Jan 21, 2019 18:33

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Eliminating our false beliefs about wealth is one of the keys to abundant living. In today’s episode, Doug Andrew helps to dispel those false beliefs about wealth and describes a system to intentionally create and leave a legacy. The fact that this system can be achieved without guilt, coercion or backbiting is just icing on […]

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Progressing to a Higher Level of Living

Jan 14, 2019 19:30

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Progressing to a higher level of living starts with how well we understand our basic needs. Most of us have heard about Maslow’s pyramid of needs that starts with the basics needed for survival and progresses to higher and higher levels of living. In order for us to keep progressing to a higher level of […]

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Mastering the 3 Marvels of Wealth Accumulation

Jan 7, 2019 19:26

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Mastering the 3 marvels of wealth accumulation is something each of us can do, provided we understand what they are. If you’re not familiar with the 3 marvels of wealth accumulation, don’t feel bad. Even financial professionals like CPAs and tax attorneys sometimes fail to understand precisely what these marvels are. These 3 marvels may […]

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Owning What You Know Starts With Creating a Mind Map

Dec 31, 2018 18:23

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Owning what you know starts with creating a mind map. It’s not enough to simply sock away information for some future purpose. Authentic achievers must be able to access that information on demand and put it to work for them. If you’re serious about committing what you study to long-term memory for recall purposes, a […]

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How to Know With Certainty that You Won’t Outlive Your Retirement Savings

Dec 24, 2018 19:38

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How can you know with certainty that you won’t outlive your retirement savings? It’s a thought that few people ever have until they are approaching the moment of retirement. In today’s episode, you’ll learn about an analysis that will tell you just where you stand as you save for retirement. It’s also a topic that […]

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Finding Greater Happiness In the New Year

Dec 17, 2018 19:17

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Though none of us know what the new year will bring, it’s a safe bet that we’re all about finding greater happiness in the coming new year. In this week’s episode, Doug Andrew shares 10 relationship breakthroughs that will help us to find true happiness in the new year. He also shares his take on […]

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The Game-changing Ideas About Money and Wealth

Dec 10, 2018 18:56

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Do you know the most game-changing ideas about money and wealth? Once you understand the difference between having money and being happy and at peace with the money you have, it’s an absolute game-changer. In today’s episode, Doug Andrew shares powerful insights into the effects of taxes on savings and investments. You’ll also learn how […]

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How and Why to Create a Mind Map

Dec 3, 2018 18:23

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It’s not enough to simply learn information and stow it away. For that information to be truly useful, we must be able to bring it forth when we need it and apply it. Doug Andrew shares the example of one of his mentors, Marshall Thurber who passed the California State Bar Exam in the 1970s […]

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Solutions to Your Retirement Planning Dilemma

Nov 26, 2018 19:50

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Finding solutions to your retirement planning dilemma can be frustrating, yet rewarding. The search for answers can be frustrating but the breakthroughs can be exhilarating. True stories are a terrific way to learn correct principles and see potential solutions. They take the ideas out of the abstract and put them into terms and situations that […]

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Are You Calm in Spite of Market Volatility?

Nov 19, 2018 20:03

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During times of market volatility, consider reading “The Majesty of Calmness by William George Jordan. The book may be over 100 years old but it contains time-tested wisdom on how to attract prosperity, manifest opportunities and to manage stress while identifying the values that matter most to you. CALMNESS IN SPITE OF MARKET VOLATILITY This […]

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How Party Ideology Affects Our Taxes & What You Can Do About It

Nov 5, 2018 20:12

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A lot of folks have their attention squarely fixed on this year’s midterm elections. If you are a taxpayer, this should be on your radar screen. No matter who is elected, the parties in power have real power over your money via taxation. Utilizing the lessons learned over four and a half decades as a […]

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Solving the Retirement Planning Dilemma

Oct 29, 2018 19:50

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Doug Andrew has been a financial strategist and retirement planning specialist for four and a half decades. Over that time period, he has gleaned some of the most valuable information possible and now shares it with his clients and his students. In this week’s episode, you’ll hear real life stories of people who have benefited […]

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Learning to Extend Your Lifetime the Right Way

Oct 22, 2018 19:40

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As a financial and tax strategist for the past 4 decades, Doug has many opportunities to help people create the abundant life they wish to live. He has had the privilege of working with a number of mastermind groups and has been a strategic coach with Dan Sullivan for the past two decades. In today’s […]

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The Big Secret the Financial Services Industry Prefers You Not Know

Oct 15, 2018 20:15

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Doug Andrew has been involved in the financial services industry for over 4 decades as a financial and tax strategist. During that time, he’s helped thousands of people optimize their assets and minimize unnecessary taxes and empower their authentic wealth. In today’s episode, Doug will explain that there is a significant difference between asset management […]

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The Key Elements of a Prudent Investment

Oct 8, 2018 20:24

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If investing was a hard science, it would be done primarily by folks in lab coats. But it’s not. And because of the many different approaches to investing, it can be tricky knowing what constitutes a prudent investment. In this episode, Doug Andrew will share some of the hard won wisdom he has gleaned in […]

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The Most Important Message You’ll Hear This Week

Oct 1, 2018 19:32

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In his four and a half decades as a financial strategist, Doug Andrew has been asked many times by his clients and his students what he considers the most important message he can deliver. In response, Doug points to three primary concerns that are typically on their minds. In this episode, he describes how the […]

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Making the Most of Life’s ‘Ah-ha!’ Moments

Sep 24, 2018 19:57

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Some of the best moments in life are the ones where we have an epiphany. Epiphanies are those moments of clarity that come after we’ve been pondering or considering something for a time and suddenly it all comes into focus. These ah-ha moments are essential to our continuing growth and progress. In his four and […]

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What’s the Most Valuable Information for Our Time?

Sep 17, 2018 19:32

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In his four and a half decades as a financial strategist, Doug Andrew has many opportunities to speak and teach throughout the country and around the world. He’s often asked about the most important lessons he’d want to share with the people he cares about most. Even though his teachings often focus on financial and […]

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Why You Should Be Planning for a Tax-free Retirement

Sep 10, 2018 20:08

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Doug Andrew has had more than 4 and a half decades of experience a financial and retirement planning specialist. During that time, he has helped thousands of clients, colleagues and students chart individual courses towards a brighter future. Among the most important aspects of his work, Doug has labored to impress upon them the essential need for creating what he calls a LASER fund. This is an acronym for Liquid Assets Safely Earning Returns. It's also the subject of his latest book and an invaluable asset for retirement planning.

Here's a preview of some of the timely topics Doug covers in this broadcast:

Is your decision making more of a left brain or right brain function? Doug explains the difference and how understanding it can unlock greater opportunities to learn.
You have a choice of financial vehicles in which to save for the future. Can you confidently pick which are good, better and best?
What is a LASER fund and how does it work? Once you know the answer, you'll never look at an IRA or 401(k) the same again.
Why are tax advantages so essential to retirement planning? Folks who don't understand this may be in for a rude awakening upon reaching retirement.
Learn the 7 reasons that CPAs, tax attorneys and other financial advisors aren't required to understand these strategies in order to get their licenses.
Did you realize that authentic wealth is about more than just the money? Doug explains the different dimensions of authentic wealth.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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How to Be Sure You Don’t Outlive Your Money

Sep 3, 2018 20:12

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As you prepare for your golden years, one of the biggest pitfalls you'll need to avoid is the prospect of outliving your retirement savings. This involves more than simply saving up a giant nest egg. It means mitigating the risks of higher taxes, inflation and market volatility and maintaining your net spendable income. Doug Andrew draws upon more than 4 decades of financial planning experience to share with you what other advisors cannot. These strategies aren't secrets so much as they are simply not widely known.

Here's a sneak peek of what Doug goes over in this episode:

Do you know the 3 game-changing secrets that will ensure that you don't outlive your retirement savings? This is stuff you must know before retirement.
A million dollar nest egg sure seems like a lot of money. If you want to keep more of it in your pocket, you'll need to know the difference between tax-deferred and tax-free.
Why is so uncommon for people to find themselves in a lower tax bracket upon reaching retirement? It used to be axiomatic but no longer can be counted on as a sure thing.
Why do so many advisors believe that you shouldn't be pulling out more than 4% annually from your retirement savings? There are better ways to enjoy a predictable rate of return.
Are there better alternatives to accumulating your nest egg in an IRA or 401(k)? What should you do if you're currently saving like this?
What is Doug's preferred vehicle for his serious cash? Learn how it's possible to enjoy liquid assets safely earning a predictable rate of return.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Preparing for a Brighter Future

Aug 27, 2018 20:22

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In his nearly 45 years of experience as a financial planner and consultant, Doug Andrew has heard a lot of questions from his clients and his students. Some questions, as you might expect, seem to come up on a regular basis. Often, these questions have to do with how to save for the future. What are the pitfalls to beware of and how do you find the appropriate savings vehicle in which to accumulate your retirement nest egg. In this episode you'll learn the long and short term strategies that will keep you on course now and keep you secure far into the future.

Here's a preview of some of the subjects Doug goes over this week:

If your boss is matching contributions to your company's IRA or 401(k), does that mean you'd be wise to utilize one as a savings vehicle? Are there better ways to save?
If you took a bath when the market declined in 2008, you're likely wondering how to protect yourself from future market volatility. Doug explains how to watch your savings safely grow.
Why do so many people save for the future in tax-deferred accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s? Doug explains why tax-free savings is a better approach than tax-deferred contributions.
What are your options if you are top-heavy in tax-deferred savings? Is there a way to escape the tax trap that's waiting for you?
The danger of outliving your retirement savings is a greater threat than many realize. Learn why so many people end up in a higher tax bracket at retirement than they were in previously.
Is it possible to enjoy Liquid Assets Safely Earning predictable Rates of return? Once you've heard Doug's explanation of his LASER account, you'll understand why you have real options.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Tapping Into the Formula for a Brighter Future

Aug 20, 2018 19:33

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When it comes to living an abundant life, there are far more dimensions to consider than simply wealth. For instance, Doug Andrew has spent four and a half decades helping people understand and counter the dangers posed by higher taxes, inflation and ongoing market volatility. He teaches his students and his clients how to find clarity, to become empowered and to implement the formulas for success that have stood the test of time. If you're serious about planning for your brighter future, this is a message you must hear.

Here is a snapshot of a few of the topics covered in this week's broadcast:

Do you understand the difference between having assets in the market and having them tied to the market? If you wish to avoid the ravages of market volatility, you must know this.
Being in a lower tax bracket at retirement is no longer a sure thing. How will you protect your nest egg from being depleted too soon?
A great many people have opted to save for the future in tax-deferred accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s. Doug explains why tax-free savings is preferable to tax-deferred.
Is there a potential fortune that you're in danger of missing out on? How you choose to save for the future can make a world of difference.
How would you like to lock in your gains whenever the market grows but also avoid losing any principal in those times when the market declines? Doug shares proven strategies to show you how to avoid the dangers of market volatility.
Is there really safety in doing what the crowd is doing? Learn why so few people have ever heard of the alternatives that exist in their retirement planning.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Approaching Your Financial Future With a LASER Focus

Aug 13, 2018 20:13

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Doug Andrew has been a financial and retirement planning strategist for four and a half decades. Among the most valuable lessons and strategies that he's learned is the acronym LASER. This stands for Liquid Assets Safely Earning a predictable Return. This concept also is a key component of his latest book "The LASER Fund." If you're serious about planning for your brighter future with the best possible strategies and savings vehicles, it's information you'll definitely want to know.

Here is a preview of some of the things Doug shares in this week's episode:

Does the fact that so many people save for retirement in an IRA or 401(k) mean that there aren't better savings vehicles available to you? Doug explains why he's never had either.
Market volatility has left a lot of people with deep regrets and trying to make up lost ground in their retirement savings. What if there was a way to accumulate your nest egg that wasn't vulnerable to ongoing market swings?
Do you understand the different categories in which you can accumulate your funds for the future? Learn the difference between these categories and move toward the future with confidence.
There are 11 optimal features that we want when we set aside money. Doug describes what they are and why they are so important to your retirement planning.
What good is your money if you cannot access it when you need it? Liquidity should be an essential factor in how you build your nest egg.
Learn how to lock in the gains you've made when the markets are growing but also, how to avoid losing that hard-earned gain when the markets decline.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Obstacles On the Path to Abundance

Aug 6, 2018 19:39

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During his four and a half decades as a financial strategist, Doug Andrew has encountered a number of recurring questions. Many of these questions have to do with the biggest roadblocks, dangers and obstacles that people face with their money that they are saving and investing for the future. If you've found yourself feeling concerned or powerless when it comes to your money-making decisions, this is a topic which will bring you serious peace of mind. Best of all, the answers you receive will better prepare you and your family for an abundant life now and in the future.

Here is an overview of some of the main points that Doug covers in this broadcast:

Why do so many people fail to accumulate the fortune that the might have? Generally, it's because they simply haven't been shown the legitimate dangers of taxes, inflation and ongoing market volatility.
Lots of folks believe that they'll be in a lower tax bracket when they reach their retirement. Doug explains why this is no longer true and hasn't been for more than two decades.
Why is accumulating your nest egg in pre-tax money going to be such a rude awakening for so many folks at retirement? Doug reveals why tax-deferred savings vehicles are a poor choice.
How can you utilize a tax-free savings vehicle for retirement? If you're not willing to kiss roughly a third of your nest egg goodbye each time you access it, you'll want to know this.
Why is inflation such a deadly threat to those who have money in savings? Doug shows you how to keep ahead of the inflation rate so you don't lose the purchasing power of your savings.
Is there a way to avoid the kinds of losses that so many folks have seen because of market volatility? Learn how to gain during those times the market grows but not lose money when it declines.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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It Takes More Than Cash to Have an Abundant Life

Jul 30, 2018 19:33

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In his four and a half decades as a financial strategist, Doug Andrew has devoted himself to helping his clients and his students learn about abundant living. He's taught them about the 3 dimensions of authentic wealth that encompasses more than just money but also includes our health, our wisdom and our values as well. It's hard to overstate how empowering this information can be. If you've found yourself feeling powerless or isolated and confused, you'll definitely find clarity and confidence in today's episode.

Here is a preview of some of the topics Doug shares in this episode:

Why is it so important to understand the dangers of higher taxes, inflation and ongoing market volatility? If you're serious about your financial future, you must know this.
If you've ever worried about the possibility of outliving your retirement savings, you're not alone. Doug offers some serious advice that can set your mind at ease once and for all.
What is the role of leadership in an abundant life? The answer can not only liberate you, but also your family, your colleagues and your employees.
Why are the financial reporters who interview Doug becoming skeptics when it comes to IRAs and 401(k)s? Doug explains why he's never had and never will have one of these accounts.
There's a world of difference between accumulating savings in a tax-deferred account rather than tax-free. Learn why it's a difference that too many will fail to understand until they've retired.
Why does the national debt have a bearing on your plans for the future? If you haven't been paying attention, get ready for a full strength reality supplement.
And much, much more…

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*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Avoiding the Roadblocks On the Way to Your Brighter Future

Jul 23, 2018 19:39

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With 45 years of experience as a financial specialist, Doug Andrew gets a lot of questions along the way. Among the most common questions he hears from his clients and his students is this one: "What are the biggest obstacles I'm likely to face on the way to retirement?" It's a wise question to ask when considering how easy it is to encounter financial roadblocks and pitfalls in a time of rising taxes and inflation and ongoing market volatility. If you're serious about avoiding the dead ends and detours that can cost you precious time, you'll find today's episode extremely helpful.

Here is a snapshot of what Doug covers in this broadcast:

Are you counting on taxes being lower when you reach retirement? A lot of folks are in for a rude awakening in the not so distant future.
What is the danger of saving in a tax-deferred vehicle versus a tax-free one? Once you understand the difference, you'll never look at your IRA or 401(k) the same again.
Pretend you're a farmer, would it be better to pay taxes on the seed you buy in the springtime or on the harvest you put away in the fall? Doug's farmer metaphor is a powerful lesson on how to save for retirement.
Why is it so important to have liquidity in your savings vehicle? Once you understand the strings that are attached to most savings methods, you'll never want to look back.
What are the benefits of a Roth IRA? Learn what's good, better and best for accumulating your nest egg tax-free.
Do you understand what inflation is doing to your savings? Doug explains why keeping up with inflation isn't enough, we have to outpace it.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Making the Most of Our Life Lessons

Jul 16, 2018 19:23

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For the past 6 years, Doug Andrew has held an annual family retreat known at "Grandpa's Camp." It's an opportunity for members of his family, from young to adult, to spend purposeful time with each other creating experiences. He shares these experiences to illustrate how an abundant life is much more than just financial wellbeing. It's one where we're consistently learning, setting goals, and making self improvements that matter. If you're charting a course for the land of peace and abundance, Doug has some timely information to get your journey off to a great start.

Here is a sneak preview of what you'll hear in this episode:

Are you planning to leave a legacy of Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills and Habits? Doug shares explains how KASH is more valuable in the long term than plain old cash money.
Why does happiness come from producing value rather than simply consuming it? Each year, Doug holds numerous educational events that teach the answer to this question.
Did you know that authentic wealth has at least three dimensions? Understanding what they are will open the door to greater fulfillment in many areas of your life.
What benefits are you putting off for the future that you could be enjoying today? Discover why so many people miss out on opportunities for self improvement.
What are the hidden treasures in your life? The sooner you start on your own personal treasure map, the sooner you can discover them.
Are you serious about preparing for your retirement? Learn about the principles and strategies that the vast majority of financial professionals have yet to learn.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Unleashing the Power of Purpose

Jul 9, 2018 20:28

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Most of us have a pretty good grasp of what matters most in our lives. Even so, there are constant distractions and challenges that draw our attention away from these things and prevent us from staying focused. In today's episode, Doug shares a handful of ideas by which his family is able to spend purposeful time with one another having experiences together, learning, setting goals, and making self improvements that matter. Whether it's in our homes or our businesses, we can all benefit from the right kinds of personal development. It's just a matter of getting started.

Here is a snapshot of some of the key elements Doug covers in this broadcast:

Why do so many people and businesses put off opportunities for self improvement? We shouldn't have to die to enjoy the benefits for which we're working.
If you had the chance to become educated on things like abundant living, planning for your retirement or optimizing your assets, would you jump on it? Doug holds numerous events each year teaching these very things.
What are the three dimensions of authentic wealth? Once you understand what they are, you'll never settle for anything less.
Why are Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills and Habits essential to happiness now and in the future? Doug explains why a legacy of KASH is more important than simply cash money.
Anyone who is planning for a brighter future must understand our current tax situation and why taxes are likely to continue rising in the future. It will affect your nest egg if you haven't take the proper precautions.
Having the right financial professional can make a world of difference in the peace of mind you enjoy in your golden years. Doug will share insights on how to find the right professional for a number of different needs.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Would You Know a Myth-Conception if You Saw One?

Jul 2, 2018 20:02

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When Doug Andrew published his first book "Missed Fortune" back in 2005, he took on 23 financial myths that have been common to the financial services industry for years. Today, Doug takes the time to share and deconstruct several of those myths for you. If you're serious about being prepared for a bright and abundant retirement, this episode will give you plenty to consider. Drawing upon his experience of more than four and a half decades, Doug will share a number of proven strategies that could make a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars by the time you reach those golden years.

Here is a snapshot of some of the key elements Doug covers in this broadcast:

Why are so many people in danger of outliving their retirement savings? If you haven't considered why this happens, now is a good time to learn.
Why do so many financial myths persist in our time? Doug explains why even some experts continue to buy into them.
Though we're all moving toward our golden years, why do some people seem to have one foot on the gas and the other on the brakes? Avoiding this costly mistake is essential.
Can you really count on being in a lower tax bracket at retirement? Lots of folks who still believe this are in for a rude awakening
IRAs and 401(k)s are among the most common savings vehicles for retirement. What if there was a more liquid, safe and predictable vehicle for this purpose?
What are the most common myth-conceptions we've all been taught for most of our adult lives? Once they're pointed out, we need never fall for them again.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Finding the Hidden Clues in Our Life’s Treasure Map

Jun 25, 2018 19:23

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Each of us has a treasure map of sorts that guides our life and what we choose to do with it. In today's episode, Doug Andrew shares how to spot the clues that will guide us directly to the brighter future we're envisioning. Listen in as Doug shares a number of the secret clues to our treasure map that will make it easier than ever to discover peace and abundance for ourselves and for those we love the most. They're many of the same truths you'll learn at one of his educational events.

Here is a snapshot of the material Doug goes over in this broadcast:

Learn why a shocking number of financial professionals have yet to learn many of these clues. They can't share with their clients, things that they themselves don't yet possess.
If your treasure is where your heart is, does that mean that your treasure could encompass much more than simply money? Doug explains why this is so important to understand.
Which is the more reliable source of happiness, what we have or what we are? The happiest, most fulfilled people you know can tell you the answer.
What is the danger in going deep into shallow things? Doug reveals why people who are producing value will always be happier than those who are simply consuming it.
Things are not an accurate measure of authentic wealth. Learn what else must be a part of the equation and why it's essential.
As important as the "what" and "why" are to understanding these clues on your treasure map, you'll also need to know the "how". Find out about the next educational event taking place near you.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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4 Big Secrets to Empower You In Your Financial Opportunities

Jun 18, 2018 21:38

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Whether you're an entrepreneur, a father or mother, a grandparent or a leader in any capacity, it's empowering to be able to recognize opportunities others might have missed. Doug Andrew often has the privilege of teaching this skill to others. In this episode, he shares vital information about the effect that taxes, inflation and ongoing market volatility can have on your retirement nest egg. You'll also hear about what authentic wealth is and his favorite financial instrument for liquidity, safety and predictable rates of return.

Here is a quick preview of some of the topics covered in today's broadcast:

It's no exaggeration that many people miss out on potential fortunes they could have earned. How would you like to know what you don't already know about these missed fortunes?
Some interviewers are shocked when they learn that Doug has never owned and never will own an IRA or 401(k). Wait until you hear his reasons why.
Not all savings vehicles are created the same. Learn which provides the greatest liquidity, safety and predictable rates of return.
Would you recognize a tax trap if your money was sitting in one? Doug explains what these traps are and how to rescue your savings from them.
Do you understand the difference between saving in a tax-deferred account versus saving in a tax-advantaged one? Knowing this difference could be a lifesaver at retirement.
Are you planning on being in a lower tax bracket at retirement? Learn why this is not something most people will be able to count on.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Busting the Myths That Can Cost Us a Fortune

Jun 11, 2018 20:02

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Doug Andrew's first book was called "Missed Fortune" and in it, he demolished nearly 2 dozen financial myths that have plagued the financial services industry for years. In this episode, Doug will highlight and debunk a number of those myths. He'll also share some key information about how to increase your resources for retirement. This isn't a financial pep talk. It's proven strategies for the kind of savings vehicles that could make a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars by the time you reach retirement. If you're ready to face that brighter future with confidence, just hit the "play" button and give a listen.

Here is a snapshot of some of the key elements Doug covers in this broadcast:

What are the most prominent myths Doug has encountered in his four and a half decades as a financial consultant? Learn why they persist today.
Would you recognize the myth-conceptions you've been taught for most of your adult life? After you hear what they are, you'll never fall for them again.
When it comes to long term savings, should you be saving in a tax-deferred or tax-free vehicle? Anyone with an IRA or 401(k) needs to hear this.
Conventional wisdom used to teach that you could count on being in a lower tax bracket upon reaching retirement. Learn why this is no longer true and what you should do about it.
Why is it that so many people are figuratively moving towards retirement with one foot on the gas pedal and the other foot on the brake? Doug explains how to make sure you're not one of them.
The threat of outliving your retirement savings is a real one. Discover why this doesn't have to be the case with a little education on your part.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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How a LASER Fund Can Have Dramatic Impact In Your Life

Jun 4, 2018 19:03

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When Doug Andrew is invited to speak to various audiences across the country, he often has the opportunity to share his insights on what he calls the "LASER fund". If you're not familiar with this acronym, it refers to Liquid Assets Safely Earning predictable Returns. If you've given serious thought to planning for a brighter future, it's a concept worth knowing. Especially if you find yourself wondering about the best savings vehicles in which to accumulate your retirement nest egg. Not all savings vehicles are created equal and Doug has the data to prove it.

Here's a sneak peak at what Doug reveals in this episode:

Optimizing your financial assets includes a lot more than just money. Doug explains the different financial dimensions that come into play.
Most people understand the importance of minimizing unnecessary taxes. Learn why this is more important than ever once you've reached your golden years.
Do you understand the different phases of how to prepare for retirement? Doug lays out each phase and explains what your focus should be in each of them.
Can you name the four different types of income that should be a part of your retirement portfolio? After hearing this episode, you'll be able to do so with confidence.
Why is tax-free income so essential during your retirement years? If you've been saving in an IRA or 401(k), you need to hear this.
How does having your nest egg tied to market tempting fate? If you've ever been shocked by what market volatility has done to your retirement savings, Doug shares a better option.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Proven Strategies to Put Yourself At Ease

May 28, 2018 18:40

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When we hear the word "disease", we sometimes forget that this word isn't always referring to a medical condition. When we find ourselves in a state of dis-ease, there's something that's causing us to feel pain, isolation, lack of control, etc. Sometimes we see people trying to use external fixes to deal with internal problems or issues. In this episode, Doug shares how we can address those things that put us ill at ease, physically, emotionally, spiritually and especially financially. If your sights are set on a brighter future, you're going to love these ideas.

Here are a few highlights of what Doug covers in today's broadcast:

Why do we sometimes choose to go after frivolous things? Doug explains how to avoid a shallow approach to what should be our deepest, life-changing principles.
Does planning for retirement leave you feeling unsettled? Doug offers advice on how to ensure you're aboard the correct train to your brighter future.
People are sometimes surprised to learn that Doug has never owned a tax-deferred account like a 401(k) or an IRA. He explains why a tax-free vehicle can mean a world of difference in growing your nest egg.
Why is the idea of being in a lower tax bracket at retirement no longer a given? If you're saving for retirement in an IRA or 401(k), you need to hear this.
What is the window of opportunity for getting your serious money into a tax-advantaged account? Will you be kicking yourself a few years from now for not acting while it's open?
How does the prevailing attitude of those currently in office affect tax policy? Learn why now is the time to pay close attention to such things.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Learning to See the Opportunities We Didn’t See Before

May 21, 2018 21:38

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One of Doug Andrew's favorite things in life is helping people see opportunities that they didn't see before. Whether it's as a keynote speaker to young entrepreneurs who are graduating high school or teaching long-established professionals, there are few things he finds more empowering. In this episode, Doug shares how to eliminate dangers to your financial well-being and how to accumulate and protect your money for a brighter future. You'll also learn the key components of authentic wealth and what you can do to empower yourself.

Here's are a few of the subjects Doug goes over in this broadcast:

Are you aware of the dangers posed by higher taxes, rising inflation and market instability? If so, what can you do to protect your hard earned money?
Why do people miss out on fortunes that they might have earned? The answer may surprise you.
Doug has never owned a 401(k) or an IRA. Wait until you hear his reasons why.
What is a favorite secret of billionaire Warren Buffet when it comes to accumulating and protecting wealth? Doug has the answer.
One of Doug's favorite tools is the LASER test. He explains how you can enjoy Liquid Assets Safely Earning a predictable Rate of return.
Not every financial vehicle is created equal. Learn how to choose the right savings vehicle to accumulate your authentic wealth.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Multiplying Our Opportunities However Big or Small

May 14, 2018 18:05

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Opportunity comes to each of us in many different forms. Recently Doug Andrew was asked to be a keynote speaker to a group of 150 high school students who will each receive a $1,000 entrepreneurial award. That may not sound like a lot to some of us, but Doug's point is to teach these young people how to multiply their opportunities, no matter how big they are. He shares a story about an entrepreneurial experiment he did a few years ago with nearly 200 youth from his church. Even our small opportunities have the potential to become very big if we have the right attitude, work ethic and strategy.

Here's a snapshot of the topics Doug Andrew covers in this episode:

Do you know the 10 keys to achieve a meaningful transformation in your business? Doug shares where to find these keys online.
How would you like to be able to magnify your efforts 10 times over the next 5 years? Doug has the details.
Ever heard of the time value of money? It's a lesson that can benefit any of us but the sooner we get started the better.
Why is it essential to learn the value of failure? Doug explains why, if you're going to learn from failure, you must learn how to fail often and fail fast.
The concept of a family bank is not understood by many people. Once you've heard what it is, you'll see why it is such a valuable tool to every generation of entrepreneurs.
There are Four Freedoms that Doug loves to teach entrepreneurs. Once you've mastered them, you'll be unstoppable.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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The Importance of Getting on the Right Train

May 7, 2018 18:40

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Doug Andrew has spent the better part of the last 4 decades helping people overcome varies challenges of dis-ease. That includes being ill at ease physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. It's no surprise that many people aren't at ease financially too. In this episode, Doug shares some of his best strategies to ensure an abundant life now and throughout your retirement. If you haven't given serious thought to how taxes may affect your golden years, you need to hear this.

Here's a quick preview of what Doug Andrew shares with you this week:

Is your retirement planning leaving you uneasy? Doug has some insights to put you safely on the train to a brighter future.
If you're saving for retirement in an IRA or 401(k), you're banking on taxes being lower upon reaching retirement. Doug explains why this cannot be taken for granted.
For most Americans, tax-deferred accounts like an IRA or 401(k) are the preferred way of saving. Learn why a tax-free vehicle could mean a world of difference in growing your nest egg.
Why do so many people choose to go deep into frivolous things? Learn how avoid going shallow into the things that should be our deepest, life-changing principles.
How does the prevailing mentality of whoever is in office tend to affect tax policy? Why is this something we should be paying attention to right now?
What is the window of opportunity for us to get our serious money into a tax-advantaged vehicle? Doug explains why might we be kicking ourselves a few years from now if we fail to act.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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What You Should Know About Having a LASER Fund

Apr 30, 2018 19:20

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Doug Andrew recently returned from a trip to New York City where was given a private tour of the New York Stock Exchange. He had a great chance to learn some things about Wall Street that he wouldn't have known otherwise. Doug also was interviewed by LeeAnn Alfaro about his upcoming book "The LASER Fund". This was his opportunity to share with her some of the ground-breaking concepts Doug has learned in more than 40 years as a financial consultant. If you want to better understand the market and what you should and shouldn't be doing, this is a prime opportunity to learn how your money can safely and predictably be accumulating for your golden years.

Here's a snapshot of what Doug Andrew covers in this episode:

What's the difference between having your money in the market versus indexed to the market? If you've ever seen your retirement funds dip when the market dips, you'll want to know this.
Are there stable financial vehicles that can allow you to avoid the fear of market volatility? How great would it be to know your nest egg is protected from the market ups and downs?
Many Americans still save for retirement in tax-deferred accounts like an IRA or 401(k). Learn why tax-free accumulation will mean a world of difference when you reach retirement.
Who is most at risk of outliving their retirement savings? If this thought makes you uneasy, Doug explains how to not be one of those at risk.
What are the best financial instruments for liquidity, safety and predictable rates of return. Hint: you'll understand Doug's acronym LASER once you hear the answer.
Doug explains why he wrote his new book for left-brain and right-brain people.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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New Tax Laws Have Opened a (Temporary) Window of Opportunity

Apr 23, 2018 19:01

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In case you hadn't noticed, new tax laws have been passed. The changes affect tax brackets and thresholds as well as a reduction in the tax rates. So, how does all of this affect you? For an average family, this could mean saving an extra $3,000 to $10,000 dollars a year. Of course, this is a temporary window of opportunity that could change within the next 3-7 years depending upon who controls Congress and the presidency. You'll also have the opportunity to implement certain tax strategies that could make a huge difference upon reaching retirement. Pay attention now so you don't want to kick yourself later.

Here's a quick preview of what Doug Andrew covers in this week's broadcast:

Learn why time is on your side if you put that extra $3,000-$10,000 a year savings to work now. It could mean an extra half a million to a million and a half dollars over the next 30 years.
Do you have money accumulating in an IRA or 401(k)? Now is the time to consider moving those funds from tax-deferred to tax-advantaged.
Folks who are counting on being in a lower tax bracket at retirement may be in for a nasty surprise. Learn why that is and what you can do to avoid it.
Why is it essential to be willing to invest in knowledge and education now so you can enjoy a much larger payoff later? Anyone who has taken Doug's classes knows the answer to this question.
Discover how to optimize your financial assets and how to minimize the unnecessary taxes you pay.
What is meant by authentic wealth? Once you've heard Doug's explanation, you'll never think of wealth as money alone.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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3 Stories That Illustrate the Importance of Paying Attention to Signals

Apr 16, 2018 19:52

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There are signals all around us in life. Some we're aware of but there are also those that we can miss if we're not paying close attention. In today's broadcast, Doug Andrew shares 3 stories that drive home the importance of the signals around us. One story involves an incident when he was piloting a small plane, another is about the signals our bodies can send us when our health is in trouble. Finally, Doug shares an example of the signals that our economy is sending that we cannot ignore. Once you've heard these stories, you'll understand why complacency is not an option.

Here's sneak peek at some of the strategies Doug covers in this episode:

Why can't we afford to slip into a routine where we miss what's right in front of our faces? When you hear Doug's story of his airplane incident, you'll see why this is essential.
When Doug experienced chest pain while doing cardio, he was tempted to ignore it. Learn why he was grateful he didn't just brush this signal aside.
What are the financial signals that our economy is putting off? If you miss them, you just might want to kick yourself in the future.
What are the instruments on your financial dashboard and do you know what they're saying? Once you've learned what to look for, watch for your peace of mind to increase.
If you're not diversifying your money into superior financial vehicles, you're letting opportunity slip through your fingers. Learn why there are better ways to save.
Once you know what signals to look for financially, do you know how to protect yourself? Doug shares some of his best strategies to keep yourself and your money safe.
And much, much more…

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*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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How To Use the Coming Tax Reforms to Your Advantage

Apr 9, 2018 19:01

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Now that Congress has enacted a number of tax reforms, there is a window of opportunity that may be open for the next three to seven years. If you knew that you'd have an extra $3,000-$10,000 that wasn't going to taxes, would you know how to put that money to the best use? Would you have an interest in learning if you knew that money that would have gone to taxes could mean an extra half a million to a million and a half dollars over the next 30 years? Think about the difference that could make in your retirement nest egg. It's essential that you know what to do with that money that won't be going to pay unnecessary taxes.

Here's sneak peek at some of the strategies Doug covers in this episode:

Why is now a great time to look at getting your IRA and 401(k) funds repositioned? It has everything to do with whether your taxes will be lower or higher at retirement.
Learn why an investment in your financial understanding today can be worth a great deal more to you down the road.
What does it mean to optimize your financial assets and minimize your unnecessary tax liabilities? If you want to unlock your authentic wealth, these are things you must know.
Why is education beyond your college years such a necessity? Doug's clients can attest that a willingness to keep learning and applying truth always pays off in the end.
If you're not diversifying your money into superior financial vehicles, you're letting opportunity slip through your fingers. Learn why there are better ways to save.
Which makes more sense to you, a farmer paying tax on the seed he buys in the spring or on the harvest he realizes in the fall? Your answer will show whether you understand the power of tax-free accumulation versus tax-deferred.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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What You Need to Know About Tax Season

Apr 2, 2018 19:51

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Tax season is here and since the topic of taxes are fresh in most people's minds, Doug Andrew has some empowering ideas to share. Too many folks tend to focus on getting their taxes filed and on deciding what to do with any refund that comes their way. In today's episode, Doug has serious advice about what not to do with your refund. You'll also learn about how to make certain you're not paying a dime more than you have to in unnecessary taxes. If tax season has left you feeling uneasy, you're about to find some reasons to take heart.

Here's a snapshot of some of the subjects Doug goes over in this broadcast:

How well do you understand what your tax returns are telling you? Doug explains how he can pinpoint areas where you're paying unnecessary taxes within a few minutes of looking at your statement.
Minimizing taxes isn't enough to build an abundant future. Learn why it's important to optimize your assets as well.
Why is it better to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to your taxes? Hint: the person who's being reactive is far more vulnerable.
Learn the power of tax strategizing over simply dumping your tax papers and receipts with your accountant. It can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.
Discover the truth about that refund that so many are anticipating. Should you really be celebrating the fact that you just gave Uncle Sam an interest-free loan?
Instead of consuming that refund check, what if you were able to put that money to work in ways that will pay off for years to come?
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Why It’s Essential to Pay Attention to Signals

Mar 26, 2018 19:52

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Paying attention to the signals around us isn't just important, it's essential. These signals could pertain to the vehicle in which we're traveling. They can be warnings for health concerns that need to be addressed sooner than later. They also can be economic signals that relate to our financial wellbeing. Too often, we slip into a routine to where it becomes tempting to ignore the signals that are warning us of danger. Doug Andrew has a number of observations, many based on personal experience that help illustrate why we can't afford to be complacent.

Check out this preview of what Doug shares in this week's episode:

Doug shares a powerful story about running out of fuel while flying a small airplane with a family member aboard. Listen to learn which signal he missed and what he learned.
If you experienced minor chest pain while doing cardio exercise, would you ignore it? Wait till you hear about Doug's experience with this exact scenario.
Why do we tend to miss what's right in front of our faces? Doug explains how to break out of this dangerous pattern.
What are the financial signals to which we should be paying close attention? This isn't about gloom and doom, it's about having situational awareness to avoid unnecessary pain.
Once you're aware of what's happening financially, do you know how to protect yourself and your money? Doug has some strategies worth considering.
Do you know how to read the instruments on your financial dashboard? Once you know what to look for, your peace of mind will increase significantly.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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A Dream Solution for Your Financial Objectives

Mar 19, 2018 19:56

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If you're serious about achieving your financial objectives, you're going to love this episode. In today's broadcast, Doug Andrew will open the door to a number of solutions that you may never have considered. For instance, have you ever wondered where banks choose to put their tier one assets? What if you could do the same thing with yours and use your money to make more money? Doug also covers what a MEC or Modified Endowment Contract is and how it could outperform your IRA or 401(k). This is must have information for anyone with a 401(k) or IRA.

Here's a sneak peek at what Doug goes over in this episode:

Ever heard of a LASER fund? Doug will soon be releasing a new book on this subject and you'll want to hear about what it teaches.
If you're serious about maximizing what you will leave to your family, you need to know what a family bank is and how it works.
Learn what you could be doing better if you own real estate, even if it's just your own home.
Doug explains what a strategic rollout is and why if you have money trapped in an IRA or 401(k), it can help you get that money safely moved with minimal tax exposure.
Lots of folks who are saving for the future cannot access their money without great difficulty and serious penalties. Learn why liquidity is not only possible but preferable.
How can you maximize the safety of your money and enjoy tax-free rather than tax-deferred accumulation? Knowing the answer to this question will make all the difference at retirement.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Timely Tax Advice for Those Who Are Thinking About the Future

Mar 12, 2018 19:01

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There have been some significant changes in tax laws recently and that could spell opportunity for those who are paying attention. For some folks, it could mean an extra $3,000 to $10,000 in extra tax savings for the next 3 years. That's money that they would have likely paid in taxes had these latest tax reforms not happened. This means that a window of opportunity will be open for a short season and they'll have an opportunity to put that money to work safely earning predictable rates of return. For those who are thinking ahead and carefully planning for their golden years, that could mean another half a million dollars in their nest egg. Now is not the time to be short-sighted.

Here's a snapshot of what Doug shares in this week's episode:

Now is the time to be thinking about whether to reposition your IRA or 401(k) funds. If you've ridden the wave of market volatility before, you'll understand why this is so crucial.
If you're counting on being in a lower tax bracket when you retire, you'd be wise to think again. Doug explains what has changed in the last 20 or so years that has made lower taxes at retirement a non-starter.
How willing are you to invest in building your brighter future? Once you've heard Doug's explanation of why this matters, you'll see why proven strategies beat dumb luck every time.
What's the difference between authentic wealth and what a majority people consider wealth? Hint: Your finances are only one dimension of your wealth.
Why is it essential to optimize your assets, to minimize unnecessary taxes and to diversify your money into superior financial vehicles? A lot of folks won't realize this until it's too late.
If you were a farmer, would you prefer to pay the tax on your seed that you bought in the springtime or on the harvest you reaped in the fall? How you answer this can reveal whether you understand the difference between tax-deferred and tax-free accumulation of your money.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Why Some Folks Don’t Fear Stock Market Volatility

Mar 5, 2018 19:32

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It's no secret that the stock market has been doing a pretty good impression of a whipsaw lately. Even though it's been nearly 10 years since we saw the last big correction, a fair amount of folks are getting nervous that another is coming. In today's episode, Doug Andrew explains how he and his clients have found peace of mind and sometimes even reason to celebrate in times of market volatility. It's not about out-guessing the market, it's a matter of knowing the right strategies and accumulating your money for the future in the right savings vehicle. If you want to know how to sleep soundly at night, regardless of what the market is doing, you're going to love Doug's message.

Here's a preview of some of the topics Doug covers in this broadcast:

If you've felt fearful or confused when you hear what's happening in the stock market, you're not alone. The good news is you're not powerless and Doug explains why.
When the Dow Jones average dropped recently, did your heart skip a beat wondering what would happen next? Doug shares some ideas that will allow you to take it all in stride with confidence that your money is safe.
What's the difference between having your money in the market where it's vulnerable to market swings and having your money linked to the market where it benefits from growth but doesn't go away in downturns?
Indexing is one of Doug's favorite strategies to help your principal grow during good years and to protect it during bad ones. Learn why this approach saves you from having to make up lost ground.
Is it possible to lock in your gains yet not lose a dime during those times when the market declines? Doug explains why the answer is a resounding "yes".
Historically, how many years in any given decade will be down years for the market? You may be surprised at the answer.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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A Tax-free Retirement and Other Reasons You Won’t Want to Kick Yourself

Feb 26, 2018 18:50

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We've all had occasions where we've wanted to kick ourselves over some missed opportunity. One place where that kind of regret can be especially costly is when we reach retirement. It today's broadcast, Doug will discuss some timely advice regarding the new tax law and a window of opportunity that has opened. He also outlines the case for a tax-free retirement and why it's something that merits serious consideration. If regret is not your thing, you'll find a lot to think about in Doug's message.

Here's a quick glance at some of the insights Doug shares in this episode:

Do you know how to position your retirement savings to protect yourself from rising taxes? It's a tactic worth knowing if you think taxes could go higher in the future.
Has the new tax law opened a window of opportunity for those who are paying attention? You explains what you'll need to know.
The tax cut that president Trump signed into law just before Christmas brought down some taxes but why is there still a legitimate threat of higher taxes looming before us?
How does continued government spending threaten those who are saving for retirement in tax-deferred vehicles? If you are currently saving in an IRA or 401(k), you'll want to hear this.
As Baby Boomers retire in ever greater numbers, how will their need for Social Security and Medicare impact your nest egg?
Why is the window to reposition your assets only likely to remain open for the next 3 or 7 years? If a tax-free retirement is a priority to you, you'll need to understand how short this window may be.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Discover Abundance by Escaping the Scarcity Spiral and the Tax Trap

Feb 19, 2018 20:01

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As much as we'd like to believe that abundance requires zero effort, the reality is that there are a number of things that arise in life that can prevent us from enjoying it. One of those things is the scarcity spiral and another is the tax trap. The key to overcoming these diversions starts with understanding what they are and then consciously taking steps to avoid them. In today's episode, Doug offers proven principles that lead to the kind of abundant life we're seeking now and in the future.

Here's a quick preview of what Doug covers in this broadcast:

What are the 4 steps to focus outward instead of inward during life's golden years? There are givers and there are takers, but only one is associated with abundance.
In retirement, it can be easy to fall into a scarcity mindset. Learn how to plan for retirement in such a way that there's no need to think this way.
Why is it so unhealthy to spend time obsessing over the success or achievements of others? Doug explains how to beat the need to compare ourselves to the people around us.
Is scarcity a mindset we can inadvertently pass on to our children and grandchildren? The answer may surprise you.
Doug explains how to pass on a legacy of creativity, gratitude and abundance to those who'll follow in our footsteps.
Learn why a shift in how we approach necessary taxes now can save us a bundle of money and a lot of heartache in retirement.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Why Some Folks Cheer Rather Than Fear the Stock Market Whipsaw

Feb 12, 2018 19:32

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If you've been paying attention to the stock market, you can appreciate how its behavior can sometimes be likened to a whipsaw. We've seen market volatility lately and it's expected to continue into the foreseeable future. Instead of viewing this ongoing volatility with a sense of dread, what if you could find reasons to cheer about it? The people who aren't intimidated by these market fluctuations are the folks who know that, no matter what the market is doing, their money is still safe. With the right strategies and the right savings vehicles, you can enjoy the same kind of peace of mind.

Here's a snapshot of some of the topics Doug covers in this episode:

Why do so many people become fearful or feel powerless when the market experiences volatility? If you'd like to break free of the herd, Doug has advice on how to do it.
Learn how to have clarity, creativity and confidence to continue moving forward, even when bad things are taking place.
The Dow just experienced it's largest point drop in its history recently. Who were the people that remained unfazed by this instability?
What happens to people who are saving for retirement in a 401(k) or IRA when the stock market drops nearly 40% like it did between 2002 and 2003 and again in 2008 to 2009? Are you willing to take the same risks?
What's the difference between having you money at risk in the market and having your money indexed to the market? If you want to have peace of mind, you'll want to know this.
Discover why it's much better to never lose principal than it is to try to make up for lost principal. Time is never on our side when it comes to making up lost ground.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Navigating Your Way Out of Unacceptable Detours and Dead Ends

Feb 5, 2018 20:14

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Each of us faces the possibility of what success coach Dan Sullivan refers to as unacceptable regrets. It's helpful to sit down occasionally and determine those regrets we'd absolutely not want to have to face. The beauty of this approach is that it can apply to many areas of our lives. Doug Andrew has taken this idea and expanded it to create a tool that can help us to avoid unacceptable detours and dead ends in our financial wellbeing. Taking the time to list out those things we wish to avoid can also help us discover and chart a course toward the opportunities we do want to experience.

Here's a preview of some of the ideas that Doug covers in this week's broadcast:

What can we do when we find our financial path taking us toward dead ends or detours we'd rather avoid?
You don't have to settle for taking 3 steps back for every 5 steps forward in your rate of return thanks to market volatility. Doug explains how to avoid having to make up that lost ground in the first place.
How does an IRA or 401(k) automatically reduce your retirement income by nearly a third? A lot of folks are in for a nasty surprise when they reach retirement.
Is is possible to enjoy safety of principle and predictable rates of return on your nest egg? The answer is yes, though many people don't understand how to do it.
One of the biggest detours that will cost people dearly in retirement is not knowing the difference between tax-deferred and tax-free accumulation. Doug's advice will save you valuable time and effort.
Most people still believe they'll be in a lower tax bracket when they retire. Doug explains why this could be a mistake and how to avoid this costly dead end.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Solving the Tax Dilemma All Americans Face

Jan 29, 2018 19:48

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All Americans face a tax dilemma. It doesn't matter what income bracket you're in, there are unnecessary taxes that each of us can end up paying inadvertently. The reason most people face this dilemma is a simple lack of knowledge. In today's broadcast, Doug Andrew shares essential insights for identifying the problem at hand as well as examples of people who have incorporated proven solutions. Here's your opportunity to draw upon Doug's 40 plus years of experience as a tax strategist to ensure you're not putting more money in Uncle Sam's pocket than you absolutely have to.

Check out some of the the subjects Doug covers in this episode:

Why do so many financial and tax advisors miss some of the simple solutions that exist within the IRS code?
What does the latest tax reform mean for your financial future and what sections of the IRS code remain unaffected?
Even thought a vast majority of Americans choose to save for retirement in savings vehicles like IRAs and 401(k)s, there are still ways to accumulate, access and transfer your money tax free. Doug explains what they are.
There's a world of difference between tax-deferred and tax-free. Learn how this can be of critical importance when it comes to your retirement nest egg.
Too many people are missing out on a fortune that could be theirs. Doug explains how he can pinpoint the problem areas in a matter of minutes, just by looking at their tax returns.
One of the biggest mistakes many people make in saving for retirement is assuming that they'll be in a lower tax bracket. Doug offers convincing proof why this is no longer axiomatic.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Finding Solutions for a Secure Retirement

Jan 22, 2018 19:06

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Among the many tools Doug Andrew uses to help his clients live abundantly is one he calls his solution formulator. One of the key things when you want to come up with a financial solution for a secure retirement is to have a clear picture of what you want at the end of the day. For those who understand the elements of a prudent investment, this would include several non-negotiable items. In this episode, Doug explains what those items are and why they matter.

Here's a snapshot of the topics Doug covers in this episode:

Learn why liquidity is essential and which savings vehicles prevent you from having access to your money.
A secure retirement requires authentic safety of principal. But beware, because many of the most common retirement plans cannot protect you from loss caused by market volatility.
Why does rate of return matter and why do so many people tend to approach their retirement savings with the equivalent of one foot on the gas and the other on the brakes?
Why is it important to get these qualities squared away in the right order? Doug explains the thinking behind his LASER test.
Discover how taxes can affect your retirement savings and why it's critically important to protect your nest egg from the effect of future tax increases.
Can the dangers of higher taxes, inflation and market volatility be eliminated? Doug explains how he's been helping people negate these dangers for decades.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Discovering Greater Abundance Within the Better Life Circle

Jan 15, 2018 20:03

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How helpful would it be to be able to harness the good in every experience that comes your way? Just because an experience wasn't what we wanted, doesn't mean that it can't serve a valuable purpose in our personal education. As part of his weekly goal to share his favorite tools with his listeners, Doug Andrew introduces us to the Better Life Circle and explains how it can bring opportunities to grow and improve into all of our experiences. In this episode, you'll also learn why bad experiences can be turned into positive outcomes.

Check out this sneak preview of what Doug covers this week:

If your goals is to improve yourself daily, you must be willing to learn. Doug explains why it's essential that we track what goes wrong as well as what goes right.
If you've ever found yourself making the same mistake over and over, Doug explains how to break the cycle and move forward.
Why is it advisable to write down the steps you intend to take to ensure improvement in future outcomes? Doug shares the reasons why this can be the difference between failure and success.
Learn why the Better Life Circle principles can be applied to virtually every area of our lives when we're serious about improvement.
Doug shares some timely insights on what the market has been doing for the past 3 or 4 years and the key lessons we can learn from what's worked and what hasn't.
Discover how to position your retirement nest egg so ongoing market volatility doesn't affect your savings when the market declines, yet benefit from those years when it expands.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Activating Your Goals For the Coming Year

Jan 8, 2018 20:33

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Each week on his Abundant Living broadcast, Doug Andrew is sharing tools that can help each of us live more abundantly. This week, Doug shares a number of insights on how to activate our goals for the new year. There's a world of difference between what Doug calls SMART goals and run-of-the-mill goals. In this episode, you'll learn why specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely goals are your best bet to making genuine progress in your question for abundant living.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the strategies Doug shares this week:

Should you set your goals strictly on a yearly basis? Doug explains the benefit of setting and meeting longer term goals.
The goal activator is one of the most powerful tools you can put to work for you. Learn where to access it and what it can do.
Writing down your goals is smart but what comes next? Doug explains how to set your goals into motion.
There's tremendous power in inspiration. Discover how the things that inspire us can make it more likely for us to achieve the goals we set.
Why do so many people join gyms at the first of the year only to stop going almost immediately? Unlock the power of positive motivation and forever break free of this trap.
Learn how to identify your most abundant-minded supporters and how to harness their encouragement in reaching your goals.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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Rounding Out Your Personal Toolbox for Building a Brighter Future

Jan 1, 2018 20:57

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As our thoughts turn to what lies ahead in the coming year, Doug Andrew is providing his listeners with serious tools to aid them in their efforts to live abundantly. Typically, what holds us back from an abundant life is a lack of knowledge in one or more crucial areas. The tools that Doug is sharing this week are ones he has gained through personal experience and through his association with internationally recognized mentors like success coach Dan Sullivan. Whether you use these tools daily, weekly or monthly, this is information you'll be thankful to have in your possession.

Here's a quick preview of some of the tools Doug will be sharing in this episode:

Learn what the "Quick Thinker" tool is and why it should be a part of your family's annual preparation for the new year.
How do you identify the most important resources in your life? Once you know how to prioritize these resources, use them to maximize leverage in accomplishing your goals.
Learn how to seek out and have the kinds of experiences that will mold you into the best possible version of yourself. Never miss out an opportunity to let experience be a powerful teacher.
Why are some goals more likely to be achieved than others? It comes down to knowing the difference between SMART goals and regular old run-of-the-mill goals.
Do you know about the three dimensions of authentic wealth? Learn why it's essential to your success to have each of them in balance.
Discover the 10 Relationships Breakthrough as Doug explains what it can do in the lives of your family members or your employees.
And much, much more…

Start by visiting with a wealth architect today.

*Life insurance policies are not investments and, accordingly, should not be purchased as an investment.

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