More than 40 years ago, Doug Andrew established his financial practice and quickly established a reputation as a trusted financial strategist. A few years later, Doug and his wife, Sharee, experienced a “defining moment,” an unexpected financial setback that changed the way they not only handled their own finances, but also the advice Doug gave to his clients.
More than 40 years ago, Doug Andrew established his financial practice and quickly established a reputation as a trusted financial strategist. A few years later, Doug and his wife, Sharee, experienced a “defining moment,” an unexpected financial setback that changed the way they not only handled their own finances, but also the advice Doug gave to his clients. He adamantly refused to “follow the crowd” and instead delved into extensive research to develop his unique and powerful financial philosophy of liquidity, safety, and rate of return.
In an effort to share his experiences and lessons learned to a broader audience, he wrote his original book, Missed Fortune. Doug was thrust on the national stage with the Missed Fortune book series that followed, including Missed Fortune 101 (business best-seller), The Last Chance Millionaire (New York Times best-seller and Wall Street Journal #1), and Millionaire by Thirty (written with his two sons Emron and Aaron). He is a national radio host and has appeared on PBS, Fox Business, and CBS. He is also a nationally sought-after speaker and has presented for organizations such as Tony Robbins and the Asset Protection Group.
Today he is surrounded by a team of expert financial strategists, Wealth Architects who join Doug in his mission to help clients live an abundant life. They have helped thousands of people not only prepare for and live a prosperous retirement, but also to focus on all aspects of Authentic Wealth—foundational, intellectual and financial assets. And for Doug, who is as passionate about his family as he is helping others realize their abundant potential, life couldn’t be better. He has been thrilled to co-author this book with his brother-in-law, Dr. Roy Hammond and share yet another dimension of his life with the world.
DA: I love to share strategies and concepts that transform lives. What gives me energy, what makes me go like an Energizer bunny, is when I see light bulbs going “on”—when I see people realizing that Authentic Wealth is what it’s all about. I could do this until my dying day at age 125, helping people see a brighter future by teaching true principles and sharing what mentors have shared with me. I hope this book helps those “aha” moments happen for many people—its insights come from our hearts, our lives, our mistakes and our breakthroughs.
DA: I absolutely love family. Sharee and I love to spend time together—date nights, lunch a couple days a week, weekend getaways, trips to Hawaii or New Zealand and even exercising. We also love being with our kids and grandkids. We all get together regularly; we have Family Vacations with a Purpose; and we even have Grandpa’s Treehouse (a luxury treehouse with air conditioning, swings, and nonstop fun). I share many of our experiences in this book—which makes the book all the more meaningful for me.