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

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...


3 Stories That Illustrate the Importance of Paying Attention to Signals

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...


How To Use the Coming Tax Reforms to Your Advantage

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...


What You Need to Know About Tax Season

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,...


Why It’s Essential to Pay Attention to Signals

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...


A Dream Solution for Your Financial Objectives

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)....


Timely Tax Advice for Those Who Are Thinking About the Future

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...


Why Some Folks Don’t Fear Stock Market Volatility

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...


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

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...


Discover Abundance by Escaping the Scarcity Spiral and the Tax Trap

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...


Why Some Folks Cheer Rather Than Fear the Stock Market Whipsaw

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....


Navigating Your Way Out of Unacceptable Detours and Dead Ends

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...


Solving the Tax Dilemma All Americans Face

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...


Finding Solutions for a Secure Retirement

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...


Discovering Greater Abundance Within the Better Life Circle

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...


Activating Your Goals For the Coming Year

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...


Rounding Out Your Personal Toolbox for Building a Brighter Future

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...


Avoiding Common Retirement Predicaments

Doug Andrew has helped thousands of people get on course for a brighter financial future, over the past 45 years. Among the many questions he's been asked over the years are how to avoid becoming trapped in various retirement dilemmas. Often, what's being asked is about whether or not they should continue to participate in a type of savings plan such as a 401(k) or IRA. When your entire retirement is riding on how to answer that question, you can understand why people take this so...


Finding Abundance In the 3 Dimensions of Authentic Wealth

Few, if any of us, would turn down the opportunity to be healthy, wealthy and wise. So, why don't more people make these a top priority? What's holding us back from the abundant life we want is usually a lack of knowledge in one or more areas. That's why Doug Andrew will be providing the listeners of this broadcast with an abundance tool each week for the coming year. These are powerful tools and concepts that are game-changers for those who understand and implement them in their...


The Importance of Stress-Testing Your Financial Plans

After 4 and a half decades in the financial industry, Doug Andrew has developed what he refers to as the LASER Test to help his clients determine whether their portfolio is on solid ground. LASER is an acronym for Liquid Assets Safely Earning Returns. Any time Doug looks at a potential investment, he wants to know if it is liquid, if it is safe and if it can be counted on to earn predictable rates of return. If a particular savings vehicle can't pass the LASER test, that's a strong...


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