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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

Is There Serious Tax Policy Change On the Horizon?

Now that tax season has come and gone, many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. This is true whether they had to write a check to Uncle Sam or whether they were anticipating a refund. We may be very focused on taxes during April, but Doug Andrew makes it clear that we should maintain awareness all year long. This is why he has been very clear about the importance of being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to our taxes. We all have a duty to contribute to the services that...

Duration: 00:19:48

What the Crowd Keeps Getting Wrong About Retirement

If you were to ask any number of people how they choose to save for retirement, odds are very good that a majority of them would say that they're utilizing an IRA or 401(k) for this purpose. How would you feel if someone were to tell you that they will never own an IRA or 401(k) and explained why they're willing to go a different direction than the rest of the crowd is going? That's what Doug Andrew does in this week's Live Abundant Radio program. Doug explains why this may be the most...

Duration: 00:19:09

Being Proactive About Taxes Now Prevents Regret Later

It's no secret that recently the nation's mind has been on taxes. Whether you're getting a refund or writing a check at tax time, filing your returns can be a powerful reminder of just how much of our money goes to the national coffers. Doug Andrew has been very consistent in counseling his clients about the importance of being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to their taxes. While he's a big believer in our duty to contribute to the service that benefit all of us, he's also a...

Duration: 00:19:48

What You Must Know About the Proposed Trump Tax Cuts

In today’s Live Abundant Radio broadcast, Doug Andrew covers two very timely topics. Many people are apprehensive and uncertain about what President Trump’s proposed tax cuts will mean for them. Will they keep more of their income or lose some of their deductions? Doug offers serious insights into what you need to know about these cuts. This is not the time to be lured into a sense of complacency. In this week’s episode he also takes the time to explain his favorite investment vehicle and...

Duration: 00:20:38

Who Is Looking Out for Your Financial Best Interests?

What is in your best interest? This can be a sensitive subject when the question is related to financial matters. For instance, there’s a lot of intrigue associated with the Dept. of Labor’s fiduciary rule that was to go into effect April 10th, but was instead postponed. Some people were surprised, but not Doug Andrew. In today’s Live Abundant Radio program, he talks about why he saw what was coming. For those who may not know, a fiduciary is a financial adviser or planner who is supposed...

Duration: 00:19:22

Putting Retirement Fears to Rest

Of all the fears we face, the ones involving our finances, our savings and our investments can be the most persistent. Not conquering our fears typically causes more problems than whatever created that fear in the first place. During Doug Andrew’s four and a half decades as a financial strategist and retirement planning specialist, he has helped thousands of people put their money fears to rest. In today’s Live Abundant Radio broadcast, he’ll help you get the upper hand as well. Here’s a...

Duration: 00:18:24

Are You Living On 67 Cent Dollars?

Can you believe that we’re now roughly 1/3 of the way through 2017? Our personal tax-freedom day generally falls somewhere within the first third of the year. Typically, it comes during April or May. That’s the day when we finally surpass the amount of our tax liabilities for the year and we begin earning the money we get to keep. For many Americans, taxes are something that happens on autopilot. They're astonished when they learn that, each year, roughly a third of what they earn goes out...

Duration: 00:18:53

The Painful Truth About Your Tax ‘Refund’

Tax season is in full swing. This is when we file what we refer to as our tax returns. For most of us, however, we’re not really receiving a gift from Uncle Sam so much as we're giving him a lengthy, interest-free loan with your money. If you're ready to learn why that refund isn't the blessing you thought it was, Doug Andrew has some information that you really need to hear. Even better than getting back some of your own money, is not having to pay it in unnecessary taxes in the first...

Duration: 00:20:08

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