Missed Fortune Radio
Go Ahead and Sweat the Little Details07/27/15
The Kite String That Bridged a Gorge When Homan J. Walsh died in 1899, the newspapers in Lincoln, Nebraska described him as a resident of the city, a former city council member and also a local business leader. But Walsh played a crucial role in the...
Abundance Comes Through Creating and Delivering Value
How Jobs Did the Job A pretty good indicator of whether we are succeeding or failing can be measured by the degree to which we create value and give people what they want. In the professional realm this means that we tend to build a thriving business...
How Choosing Wisely Now Pays Off Later
The Power of Indexing Imagine that back in 1975 you had had $100,000 and you put it into the S&P 500 just once and left it there until 2010. At the end of that 35 years, you’d have had a cool $1.1 million. On the other hand, if you’d put that same...
The Myth of Lower Taxes at Retirement
Tax-deferred Savings Can’t Cut It If you were to save up a million dollar nest egg, that million dollars ought to be able to carry you throughout your golden years. It should be capable of generating $70,000 to $100,000 per year of tax-free retirement...
Clear Your Vision Then Enjoy the Ride
A Motorcycle Riding Metaphor If you’ve ever traveled by motorcycle, you can appreciate the importance of being prepared for the little things. For instance, a direct hit by a little bug can have a large effect on a rider who is traveling at highway...
Get Proactive Now or Risk Getting Burned Later
The Value of Life Lessons The most valuable life lessons are almost always the ones you got out and experienced for yourself. This is true for both good experiences and bad experiences. For Doug Andrew, some of the most transformational experiences in...
A Headline You May Have Missed
The Coming Retirement Crisis A recent story on NBC Nightly News quoted a research economist named Anthony Webb who works for the Center for Retirement Research. Webb rightly pointed out that the 401(k) was never intended to be the nation’s primary...
Doing Your Part to Avoid the Rude Awakening
Tax-deferred vs. Tax-advantaged Over the past three decades a certain trend has become very commonplace throughout the financial services industry. It’s the practice of advising people to put their savings for the future into tax-deferred accounts...
Your Tax Refund Isn’t the Blessing You Thought It Was
Tax-deferred Savings Look More and More Like a Trap Doug’s best-selling book “Last Chance Millionaire” was published in 2008. When it was released, Doug did interviews with quite a few national financial reporters. During these interviews, Doug would...
Protecting Your Nest Egg From the Tax Bite
Uncle Sam Wants a Bite of Your Retirement People who keep their retirement funds in either IRA or 401(k) accounts are running a risk of watching taxes take a huge bite out of their nest egg. If we imagine our retirement fund as a sub sandwich we can...
Entering the Dimensions of Authentic Wealth
It’s Nice To Never Lose The past 10 years haven’t always been easy ones for people who are saving for a brighter future. Between taxes, rising inflation, and ongoing market volatility, there have been some tough times. However, individuals who have...
Accurately Measuring Our True Progress
Liberating Your Inner Perfectionist Letting go and moving forward can be difficult for those who lean towards perfection in their lives, finances, professions, relationships, or personal pursuits. Most of us have an innate desire to move forward, to...
Plotting a Safer Course to Abundance
Averting Disaster There are many areas of our lives where success depends upon our ability to plan ahead and to have a clear understanding of where we are going. This type of planning is particularly crucial when it comes to our preparation for...
Bringing Reality Into Alignment With Our Ideal
Identifying the Ideal Life is about learning, loving, and progressing. To make progress of any kind, there are some things that we must know with certainty. We have to know where exactly we want to go and how we intend to get there. We also must be...
Maximizing Our Life Experiences
Two Ways to Get More Out of Life Whether we believe it or not, all of us are involved in the business of life. Sometimes, we get so involved we forget the really important things. Life coach Dan Sullivan wrote a book called “The Laws of Lifetime...
It Seemed Insignificant But It Made All The Difference
Never Underestimate the Power of Starting Small When truly abundant living is our goal, it’s easy sometimes to forget just how important the relatively small details can be. While keeping sight of the big picture, we shouldn’t underestimate the...
Making Sure Life’s Home Runs Count
Touch All The Bases Whether it’s in our professional or personal lives, true success comes when we focus on moving forward in all the critical aspects of our lives. This means we cannot expect to succeed if we allow ourselves to become focused on just...
Our Critics Help Us More Than They Harm Us
Are Innovators Being Greedy When They Succeed? When we combine the resources at our disposal with ingenuity, we are capable of doing remarkable things. This combination is what allows us to create abundance. On the other hand, scarcity-minded people...
The Best Time to Face Reality is Now
American Voters May Be Catching On Last November’s election may not have made huge waves, but it’s clear that in many ways voters are not happy with Congress and their elected leaders for a perceived lack of progress. A large number of bills that...
How Following the Crowd Could Get You In Trouble
Barking Up the Right Tree The wrong tree doesn’t magically become the right tree just because most of the dogs are barking up it. The same can be said of a lot of financial institutions, advisors, banks, and credit unions who encourage their customers...
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