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…

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Solid Solutions for Your 401(k)/IRA Dilemma

Over the past 4 decades, one of the more common questions that Doug encounters from his clients and students is this one: What should I do about my 401(k) or IRA dilemma? In most cases, what they’re asking is whether or not they should continue to participate in this type of savings plan. Considering that,…

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The LASER Test Can Tell You How Well You’re Prepared for the Future

One of the big questions on a lot of people’s minds today is what we can expect from our financial markets in the days ahead. Doug is often asked about this by various news journals. He explains that it’s possible to stress-test a person’s portfolio–the vehicles in which their are accumulating their wealth–by using what…

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Optimizing, Minimizing and Empowering Your Way to the Future

If you’re serious about optimizing your financial assets, minimizing unnecessary taxes and empowering your authentic wealth, you’re in luck. In today’s broadcast, Doug reveals a few of his preferred financial instruments or vehicles by which you can safely arrive at the brighter future you’re planning for and working towards. One of the biggest takeaways from…

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Whether Tax Reform Happens or Not, Here’s What You Should Be Doing

There’s a lot of talk right now about the president’s proposed tax reform measures. Whether all of these proposals, just a portion or none of them are eventually enacted, there are some things you should understand. Tax reform can be very difficult to get through Congress and even when it is enacted, it’s not a…

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Choosing the Right Financial Vehicle to Carry You to Retirement

Over the past 45 years, some of the common desires of the people with whom Doug Andrew has interacted have been optimizing their financial assets, minimizing unnecessary taxes and empowering their authentic wealth. In today’s episode, Doug shares some of his favorite financial instruments or vehicles by which a person can safely arrive at the…

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Opportunity

Whether his audience consists of young people or adults, Doug Andrew has spent a lot of time teaching others about how to organize their lives to where their opportunities outweigh their capabilities. Sometimes, we miss out on a good thing simple because we didn’t fully recognize the opportunity that was before us. It’s essential that…

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Why Deferring Taxes Isn’t the Advantage Many People Think It Is

During a recent event in Chicago with some of the brightest minds in the financial industry, Doug Andrew had an interesting conversation with a highly respected CPA. He and this accountant discussed the myth that a vast majority of Americans cling to as they prepare for retirement. This is the myth that saving their retirement…

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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…

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

For better than four 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…

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