Christmas Greetings from Doug Andrew

I love this time of the year! Traditional gatherings with family and friends are one of the reasons I look forward to the Christmas season each year. In our family, we have built a tradition of gathering together on Christmas Eve for a turkey dinner. After dinner, I read the story of the birth of…

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The Negative Experience Transformer – Step 2 of 7

The Negative Experience Transformer is a 7-Step Unique Process to Transform Disappointing Experiences into New Opportunities Step 2: Gain the Proper Perspective (or Take in the Bigger Picture) Have the storm clouds ever hung over your head-day after day-making you wonder if they’ll ever part? I remember camping in the remote bush of Alaska on…

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Missed Fortune – Risk and Liquidity

Whenever you look at risk, you should simultaneously be looking at liquidity. You can understand your risk exposure best by initially analyzing your liquidity. Do you have enough cash that is accessible to pay your mortgage, and pay all other bills? For how long? How about enough to allow you to ride out a downturn…

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Understanding, Managing & Reducing Risk is Paramount in Building Wealth

We talk a lot about optimizing assets, and understanding, managing and reducing risk is paramount in this process. You cannot achieve financial independence until you understand the risk exposure you have on all your assets. Once you understand all the different types of risk with your home, real estate, IRAs, 401(k)s, retirement accounts, insurance, etc.;…

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The Negative Experience Transformer – Step 1 of 7

The Negative Experience Transformer is a 7-Step Unique Process to Transform Disappointing Experiences into New Opportunities Step 1: Be Grateful I know-it may sound counterintuitive for the first step during a difficult experience to show gratitude. But you’d be surprised, it can work wonders. Try it with me now. Conduct a simple gratitude assessment by…

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Now is a Time for Positive Focus – The Negative Experience Transformer

As I travel throughout the country and talk with other entrepreneurs, I have discovered that due to the sluggish economy, many are experiencing considerable downturns in their businesses. I have also noticed that in spite of negative experiences, most entrepreneurs have a common denominator: They are optimists. A pessimist is a person who sees challenges…

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My REMEMBER WHEN, a taste of our call Thursday!

Thursday we will be sharing a very special presentation with you about something we do regularly as a family. I was lucky enough to marry into the Andrew family and be a part of “Family Retreats with a Purpose.” And next week we will give you a taste of that so you can duplicate it…

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Buy and Hold Investing is Dead

That is according to Jeff Macke a professional trader and regular on CNBC’s Fast Money television program. Click here to check out this Video (you only need to tune in for about a minute). If Jeff’s pronouncement is correct – which is difficult to argue against after considering the average investor’s results over the last…

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Government Fiscal Responsibility

David Walker our nation’s top “accountant,” the Controller General of the United States, gives an alarming prognostication of the economic peril of our country – he uses the “b” word – that’s right, Bankruptcy. Listen to David Walker and some of his concerns on this You Tube Video After hearing Walker’s blunt assessment of our…

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What People Don’t Know About the Power of Wealth Preservation continued…

What if there were a better way? What if rather than being left to panic when the market goes south, you could know that you are earning at least a 1, 2, or 3 percent guaranteed rate on your money when the market goes down — this way you don’t lose? And then when the…

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