Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) March 4, 2010
Don’t look now, but Rush Limbaugh has a new competitor to deal with in talk radio broadcasts from his home town of Palm Beach, Florida. Limbaugh’s new competitor is none other than local Palm Beach investment advisor, Dan Ascani, who broadcasts his Defending Your Money radio show from his new studio in his firm’s Palm Beach office.
Ascani doesn’t figure Limbaugh has much to worry about, though. Defending Your Money is a financial talk radio show that has no plans to enter the realm of political talk radio shows despite the close proximity to Limbaugh’s Palm Beach broadcast studio. Defending Your Money can now be heard daily at 5:00 PM EST on Boca Raton’s WSBR AM740 MoneyTalk radio.
“The Defending Your Money radio show was born directly out of the Crash of 2008," Dan Ascani, founder of Ascani Wealth Management and the Defending Your Money show, explains. “Then, it seemed like everywhere I turned, business owners, investors, consumers, friends and neighbors were telling me they didn’t know how to defend their retirement accounts. I decided to get the word out in early 2009 by starting the Defending Your Money radio show.”
Defending Your Money began broadcasting in February, 2009 from the MoneyWatch 1000 studio in Jupiter, Florida. By late November, though, the station couldn’t make it any more, and it closed its doors. Since December 1, AM 1000 now plays oldies music broadcast from its headquarters in Vero Beach, Florida. “It’s ironic, though – the very economic collapse that prompted me to start Defending Your Money also took down the station’s financial format of several years.”
So Dan purchased the radio equipment from MoneyWatch 1000 and now broadcasts the show through WSBR and his firm’s web site right from his firm’s office in North Palm Beaches’ Golden Bear Plaza, a financial center just off PGA Boulevard and close to Singer Island, Palm Beach and the Jupiter area.
“I set up a radio studio right out of our office. People who visit us think it’s great – a local financial advisor broadcasting right out of our North Palm Beach office.” The show is broadcast live every weekday at 5:00 PM EST, then replayed daily at 6:30 AM and on Saturdays at 12:30 PM. Archived shows can be heard at the convenience of listeners on the firm’s web site, http://www.ascaniwealthmanagement.com.
“When I saw a study reported by the Wall Street Journal in March 2009 that said the net worth American families plunged 18% in 2008 alone, I knew it was time to tell the world what we do at Ascani Wealth Management to defend our client’s portfolios.”
Investors, consumers, and businesses are once again scrambling to defend their retirement portfolios and their net worth after the Dow Jones Industrial Average staged a two-week, 900-point plunge.
Ascani Wealth Management is a full-service independent wealth manager offering services ranging from discretionary account management for investors and businesses, to securities brokerage, financial planning, estate planning, and other wealth-preservation and wealth-building services.
“We don’t hold any customer funds. We provide money management services for clients who hold accounts at Fidelity, Pershing, TD Ameritrade, and other major clearing firms,” says Dan. “For businesses, we manage their pension and retirement plans directly for the trustee or custodian administering the plan.”
Dan manages millions of dollars in client accounts, which include the retirement and non-retirement accounts of high net worth investors, pension plans such as Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution plans, and for “others who are not considered high net worth investors but who need to build and preserve their wealth in this tough economy.”
As an independent advisor, Ascani Wealth Management uses the services of Kovack Advisors, Inc., and Kovack Securities, Inc., in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to introduce accounts to Fidelity and other major firms. “We don’t need a big staff on site. Kovack does our back office operations, new account processing, billing, performance calculations, and more. It’s a great arrangement because we can focus more on defending and building our clients’ wealth, and on the radio show.”
Dan hopes to see the Defending Your Money show syndicated across the country soon. “Throughout most of my 26-year professional career, I’ve hosted a radio or TV show.” Dan’s first TV show aired on KWHY in Los Angeles, California, in 1985, back when KWHY was the only major financial TV station in the country and CNBC hadn’t yet been born. “CNBC was formed when they purchased a small, UHF financial station in Los Angeles called Financial News Network (FNN). They were much smaller than KWHY.”
Ascani Wealth Management also publishes market research and a weekly e-letter called, appropriately enough, Defending Your Money.
For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Dan Ascani, please contact Sandra DeRosa at 561-578-6678.