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4 Big Secrets to Empower You In Your Financial Opportunities

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...


Busting the Myths That Can Cost Us a Fortune

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...


How a LASER Fund Can Have Dramatic Impact In Your Life

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...


Proven Strategies to Put Yourself At Ease

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...


Learning to See the Opportunities We Didn’t See Before

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...


Multiplying Our Opportunities However Big or Small

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...


The Importance of Getting on the Right Train

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...


What You Should Know About Having a LASER Fund

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...


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 ignore....


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...