Grand Rapids, MI -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/15/2011 -- Being a financial advisor, author and radio talk show host definitely keeps Dennis Tubbergen busy. But interviewing guests as interesting as Nido Qubein, President of High Point University, make that busy life very rewarding
Tubbergen, who has been in the financial industry for over 25 years, is CEO of USA Wealth Management LLC, a federally-registered investment advisory company; and is CEO of USA Advanced Planning, a tax planning and wealth transfer company. Tubbergen has heard lots of success stories, but Mr. Qubein’s is one of his favorites.
“You came to the U.S. as a teenager with no contacts and $50 in your pocket,” began Tubbergen. “Now you are the President of High Point University, you are Chairman of Great Harvest Bread, and, among other accomplishments, you’ve won the Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans. Your story is nothing short of remarkable and today you are an amazing success. What is your secret?”
While Qubein claims his story is simple and not that unusual, many people would not agree.
“My father died when I was 6 years old, and my mother, who had a 4th grade education but a post graduate degree in common sense, raised me,” explains Qubein, who credits his mother’s “wonderful” philosophies for life with much of his success.
Two of those platitudes to live by were, “If you want to be a great man you must walk hand-in-hand with great people” and “The choices you make define the person you become.”
Based on those philosophies, what does Qubein recommend to others?
“Read the right books, attend the right seminars, listen to the right coaches,” states Quebein. “I don’t think there is a secret to success in life. But there are systems to follow. If you follow the right system, I believe the results, sooner or later, have to be success. When people like you and you save them money or make them money, they will stand in line to do business with you.”
Tubbergen also asked Qubein his take on the recent quantitative easing (QE) by the Federal Reserve, particularly the ‘second round’ of QE.
“My personal opinion?” asked Qubein. “I wish they hadn’t done that, but I can’t change the world. I believe in America and private enterprise. I don’t let temporary conditions like the recession bring me down. My view of things at the end of the day is how you commit yourself to go on.”
To hear Tubbergen’s interview with Qubein in its entirety, go to www.everythingfinancialradio.com and listen to the January 22, 2011 podcast on his website. Tune in weekly for Dennis’ in-depth analysis of the economy, as well as interviews with experts in the fields of finance, economics and politics.
The Everything Financial Radio Show is simulcast from two Michigan metro radio stations and also airs to over 600,000 financial advisors weekly, many of whom use the show’s contents with their own clients. These financial advisors also have the ability to link Tubbergen’s radio website to their own websites, giving new meaning to the term ‘viral webcast’ for the financial industry.
Dennis Tubbergen has his corporate offices in the USA Wealth Management building in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tubbergen is CEO of USA Wealth Management, LLC and has an online blog that can be viewed at www.dennistubbergen.com. The latest edition of his monthly newsletter can be viewed at www.moving-markets.com
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