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About Me

I am a consultant living near Raleigh, North Carolina.  Driven by an innately-curious mind, I pursue a wide variety of interests and read widely on most of the topics featured on this site.  I host this blog with the goal of bringing important, relevant topics and interesting viewpoints to your attention – content that you might not otherwise encounter through your own surfing and certainly not through most mainstream media outlets.

So often I observe that an article I’ve seen on one site would carry much more significance and meaning if it could just be viewed together with another article I’d seen on a different site or, better still, be highlighted in a post of my own.  I plan to use this blog to bring these “chance encounters” together whenever I can to add depth and breadth to the reader’s awareness and understanding of the topics being presented.

On a more philosophical level, I firmly believe that the greatest strength – in fact, the required intellectual underpinning – of our political system is a diverse, competitive, decentralized media.  We no longer have such a system and, in losing it, have lost a national treasure. The dramatic centralization, amalgamation, sterilization (dare I say emasculation?), and control of the mass-media has led to the equally-dramatic impairment of the health and vitality of our political system, accompanied by the unfortunate sacrifice of many of our personal freedoms.  Once lost, freedoms are most difficult to regain.  Maintaining a blog is the closest thing we have to a free media in today’s world and I believe it is imperative that those of us who are able must use this tool with enthusiasm to help preserve the freedoms we have left.  The web-log may be the last potentially far-reaching communications tool we will ever have to express our views and to enlighten others beyond the editorial constraints maintained by entrenched politicians and powerful institutions.  As always, knowledge nourishes freedom.

Though there’s likely to be plenty of meandering, I anticipate that the bulk of this blog will address financial and economic topics because there’s so much to cover on a regular basis but, most of all, because there’s a lot of room for improvement in the way finance is understood, practiced, and applied in people’s day-to-day lives.  I plan to pass some tangible, life-changing wisdom along to my readers in the area of “personal finance” as time goes by.  I hope you’ll stay tuned in months and years to come as I continue fleshing-out the site with more in-depth writing as well as graphic and video materials to make it more interesting, instructive, and appealing.

In my consulting practice, I work with individuals, business owners, and professionals.  I assist business owners and professionals in several critical areas ranging from business start-up, marketing, operational challenges, employee retention, and strategic planning to personal asset protection, financial, and retirement income planning.  These areas generally relate and need to be properly integrated to work most effectively.  I help my clients achieve this integration. I also assist business owners in developing exit-strategies that enable them to maximize the value of their business interests and preserve their lifestyle in retirement.  For individuals, I primarily focus on tax reduction, financial efficiency, cost-recovery, and retirement income strategies.

A powerful tool I employ In the financial area of my practice is The LEAP System – which is an acronym for Lifetime Economic Acceleration Process – and I have trained under its creator, Mr. Robert Castiglione.  The LEAP System is an effective system of personal macroeconomics designed to adapt to ongoing change as opposed to the traditional financial planning approach which relies entirely upon assumptions and guesses about the future.

LEAP has been in use for more than 30 years and is regarded as an “expert” financial process that enables its followers to harness the power and efficiency of the velocity of money multiplier effect – just as banks do – to create wealth more quickly with the same assumed inputs.  Properly employed, the LEAP System also enables retirement assets to provide a higher degree of safety, stability, and income while substantially reducing the owner’s income tax burden and exposure to long-term inflation.

As an advisor who specializes in helping people with their “safe money”, I work under the motto “expertly managing the money you can’t afford to lose” and leave the speculative, aggressive portfolio management to other, more cavalier advisors.  I offer more than 30 years of broad-based business and financial acumen – together with a strong network of financial, legal, management, and accounting professionals – to the service and benefit of each of my clients.  I work with clients in many states around the country.

If you feel that I could be of service to you, please feel free to contact me by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.  We can arrange a phone consultation or a “quick question” without charge.  I’d be happy to help you if I can.

Meanwhile, I sincerely hope you enjoy what you find here on my blog and that you’ll check back often.  Please take a minute and forward a link to my blog to a few of your friends while you’re here and help me spread the word.  Thanks for visiting!

David