Why Financial Advice Fails & What to Do Instead: Insights with Robert Kiyosaki & Ron Willoughby

Release date: May 1, 2024
Duration: 37min
Guest(s): Ron Willoughby
Ron Willoughby

In this insightful episode of the Rich Dad Radio Show, Robert Kiyosaki explores the critical financial decisions facing professionals like doctors and lawyers, particularly focusing on retirement planning and the relevance of financial planners.

Kiyosaki introduces the historical context of the 1974 ERISA act leading to the emergence of 401ks and IRAs, highlighting the challenges baby boomers face with retirement due to these defined contribution pensions. Guest Ron Willoughby, a veteran of the financial services industry, sheds light on the transition from commission-based to fee-based financial advisement, its implications for investors, and the superior benefits of cash value life insurance over traditional stock market investments.

Through their discussion, they underline the failures of the modern financial advising industry, critique the motives behind financial advisement, and argue for the importance of informed and diversified investment strategies beyond stock and real estate markets.


  • 00:00 Introduction

  • 00:28 The Evolution of Retirement Planning: From Pensions to 401(k)s

  • 02:15 Inside the Financial Services Industry

  • 07:47 Exploring the Realities of Financial Planning and Investment Strategies

  • 13:15 The Case for Whole Life Insurance in Financial Planning

  • 19:03 The Rich Dad's Perspective on Real Estate vs. Traditional Financial Advice

  • 32:47 Choosing Financial Advisors


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