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Making the Most of Whatever Opportunity Comes Your Way

Learning how to filter the opportunities that come before us is among the most useful strategies a person can learn. Of course, this isn't always so each since opportunity tends to come in any number of different forms. Sometimes, we miss out on a good thing for no reason other than we didn't fully recognize the opportunity that was before us. There's also the risk that comes from having to be wary of potentially questionable tactics that are peddled by individuals who are out to take...

Duration: 00:19:21

Get to Where You Want to Go By Knowing Where You Are

For better than 4 decades, Doug Andrew has been helping his clients and students get to where they want to go. The most important thing they must know, before they can proceed, is where they currently stand. Once they have a clear understanding of where they are in their lives, then they can move with confidence in the direction they wish to go. It's a principle express by success coach Dan Sullivan when he states, "All progress begins with telling the truth." Nowhere is this more essential...

Duration: 00:17:42

Creating the Right Kind of Opportunities In Abundance

Doug Andrew has many opportunities to write articles for a variety of publications. He recently had an article titled "Prioritize Your Opportunities With This Checklist" published in the Harvard Business Review. It offers solid advice for business owners all over the world. It also has application to you and me. Experience has taught Doug that it's entirely possible to create more opportunities in the world than a person has time to seize. The problem is that most people go through life...

Duration: 00:19:36

Learning to Filter Opportunity to Live and Retire More Fully

Among the many strategies Doug Andrew has been teaching over the decades, one of the most powerful has to do with learning to filter the opportunities we encounter. Opportunity can take a lot of different forms. There are also many ways we can miss out on it when we don't fully understand the opportunity before us. Another factor that can add to the difficulty is when others are peddling snake oil in an attempt to get us to do things that can potentially hurt us further down the road. This...

Duration: 00:19:21

Timely Advice for Anyone Facing the IRA/401(k) Dilemma

There's no shortage of news and financial periodicals seeking out Doug Andrew for his advice. This is particularly true when it comes to ways to save for retirement, abolishing the entitlement mentality and teaching personal accountability for families and businesses. One of the common themes that Doug has touched on is what he calls "the IRA/401(k) dilemma." Because so many people use these savings vehicles to save for retirement, it's tempting to simply run with the crowd. However, if...

Duration: 00:18:47

Getting Your Ducks In a Row, Timing is Everything

If you're looking at the calendar and shaking your head at how quickly the year's end is approaching, you're not alone. This is the time of year when timing is everything, especially as it pertains to making certain that your financial ducks are in a row. If it's time to reposition assets, you don't want to be kicking yourself for letting the opportunity to make a move come and go without making it happen. In today's broadcast, Doug shares some of his proven strategies to get predictable...

Duration: 00:19:15

Are You Seizing the Right Opportunities?

The opportunities that come to us throughout our lives can take many different forms. Sometimes they're not easily recognized. Other times we recognize them but still prioritize them incorrectly. Nowhere is this more critical than in the way we save for retirement. What many may believe is a terrific saving opportunity might turn out to be the equivalent of a financial snake oil. This can be especially easy to fall prey to when the snake oil is being peddled by members of Congress or other...

Duration: 00:19:21

Caught Up In the IRA and 401(k) Dilemma

Because of his decades of experience as a financial advisor and consumer advocate, Doug Andrew is often sought out for many different types of advice. He regularly has articles published on how to eliminate entitlement mentality, taking personal responsibility and the best ways to save for retirement. In today's episode, Doug takes a deeper look at the dilemma faced by those whose savings for the future are being kept in an IRA or a 401(k). Conventional wisdom has driven a lot people into...

Duration: 00:18:47

How You Save For Retirement Can Make All the Difference

One of the more common questions that Doug hears on a regular basis is whether or not the person asking should save for retirement in a particular manner. Specifically, this question often takes the form of something like, "Should I have a standard 401(k) or IRA or a Roth IRA?" Sometimes they'll ask about different types of savings accounts and which bank might pay more interest. How we approach saving for our long term goals is more important than many realize. Understanding the benefits...

Duration: 00:18:53

Why is the Wealth Management Industry On the Brink of Disruptions?

Would it surprise you to learn that the wealth management industry is ripe for disruption? Here's the kicker, disruption can actually be a very positive thing that leads to refinement and improvement. In today's episode, Doug goes over some of the reasons he believes the wealth management industry is due for a shakeup that could leave it better off in terms of helping its clients enjoy greater liquidity, safety of principle, and rates of return. This, in turn, could spell out a brighter,...

Duration: 00:18:42

Personal Responsibility Makes Us Free

A great deal of Doug Andrew's focus in life is on strengthening his family. This includes not only his children and grandchildren but also his employees and his clients that he thinks of as family. In today's episode, Doug talks about the necessity for attaining personal responsibility at as early an age as possible. He shares examples from when he was a young man as well as how he helps his own family and clients teach responsibility to their children. If you are looking for solid ideas...

Duration: 00:19:38

What You Can Do About Ever-rising Taxes

One of the biggest differences between the wealthiest, most successful people this country and everyone else has less to do with privilege or luck and more to do with the fact that they understand how they're affected by taxes. For instance, the vast majority of authentically wealthy people don't save for retirement in tax-deferred vehicles like IRAs or 401(k)s. They didn't build their success and wealth by keeping their money in traditional accounts in the market either. Instead, they...

Duration: 00:19:33

What You Should Have In Common With the Ultra Successful

Doug Andrew has many opportunities to work with and educate highly successful individuals and entrepreneurs. In his more than four decades of experience, Doug has noticed some interesting trends. For instance, the vast majority of very successful people did not get successful and wealthy in traditional accounts in the market. This means they did not save for their retirement in tax-deferred vehicles like IRAs or 401(k)s. It's not that they were born smarter than everyone else, it's that...

Duration: 00:19:33

Ask the Right Questions, Get the Right Answers for Retirement

It's astonishing how many people are content to simply do what others are doing. They aren't in the habit of questioning why things are done the way they are. For instance, well over 90 percent of Americans still choose to save for retirement in tax-deferred vehicles like IRAs and 401(k)s. In this episode, Doug Andrew offers some solid food for thought about why we should consider breaking from the herd mentality and exploring the advantage of tax-free accumulation. Getting the right...

Duration: 00:20:10

The tools to win your battle for financial independence

Perhaps you've seen the classic cartoon of a king, with sword and shield in hand, preparing to go to battle? The king is tersely speaking to one of his helpers, saying, "I have a battle to fight. I don't have time to listen to some crazy salesman. Outside the king's tent, out of view, stands a salesman with a machine-gun and ammunition. It makes you think, doesn't it? How many times have we been so focused on a particular battle that we're fighting--be it financial, medical, social,...

Duration: 00:19:56

Harnessing the Power of Three

Over his lifetime, Doug Andrew has picked up a lot of highly useful information. One of the principles he has learned and applied with great success is the Power of Three. When you're familiar with this concept, you'll begin to recognize it all around you. For instance, there are the three branches of government, many organizations are led by a presidency that has 3 members,a three-legged stool etc. Our brains deal well with groupings of three. In today's episode, Doug will apply the Power...

Duration: 00:19:11

No Such Thing As Stupid Questions

Doug is fond of pointing out that while there may be no such thing as a stupid question, there's definitely an opportunity to learn from intelligent ones. Sometimes those questions come from his clients, often, they come from financial planners and advisors who are looking for answers for their clients. With more than 4 decades of experience to draw from, Doug has answers to their questions. On today's broadcast, he'll share some of that high quality Q & A with you. Here’s a preview of...

Duration: 00:20:08

Why We Can’t Afford To Be Too Busy To Learn

One of Doug's favorite cartoons depicts an armor-clad king with sword and shield in hand, brushing off a salesman by telling him, "I'm too busy to talk right now, I have a battle to fight." Unseen by the king is the salesman's new product--a machine-gun sitting just outside the tent door. The point here is that each of us heads out daily to fight battles, whether it's financially, medically, socially, spiritually or whatever. Many of us are headed out the door with a figurative sword and...

Duration: 00:19:56

Unleashing the Power of Three

In his 65 years of life, Doug Andrew has not only socked away a lot of useful and empowering information, he's also shared it with his clients and those he teaches. One of the concepts that Doug sheds light on in this episode of Live Abundant Radio is the power of three. This is a pattern that can be observed in many areas of our lives including how our government is structured and how Deity is understood just to name a couple. In today's broadcast, the power of three is examined in the...

Duration: 00:19:11

Optimizing Our Assets While Minimizing Our Taxes

Among the advantages that Doug Andrew's regular listeners enjoy are his more than four decades of experience as a financial strategist and financial planner and the ideas and principles he teaches. Doug has learned many of these strategies through his continued association with some of the most successful individuals in the world. Even individuals with MBAs in finance and economics have come away from Doug's teaching events empowered with ideas that leave them better prepared for...

Duration: 00:18:37

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