Donald Gould, Gould Marketing
An industry veteran, Gould has been closely allied to the retail travel distribution system throughout his more than 50 year business career. Gould held senior positions with AAA and was the President CEO of GIANTS (now Ensemble). He owned The Travel Authority and IT Group consortiums as well as the host agency GTM Travel Group, a company focused on supporting Independent Travel Counselors.
His new venture partners with well established organizations to provide advisors, independent contractors, and owners of retail travel agencies access to life style health and wealth programs generally reserved for employees of major corporations.
Travel Research Online (TRO): I thought you had retired – but now you are involved in a new endeavor – what’s the story?
Donald Goiuld (DG): I’ll still be playing golf three times a week to maintain at least a semi-retired status. My involvement in the industry is specific to addressing some of the personal life style needs of advisors, independent contractors and owners of retail travel agencies. As an example – few of these people have access to company sponsored retirement programs. I have partnered with the Alliance Group financial professionals to present exceptional options to help individuals achieve financial benefits now and into the future.
TRO: Tell me about the programs – what are they, what do they provide and why should someone be interested in your offer?
DG: Saving for retirement can be a challenging task. A large majority of people actually fear running out of money in retirement. We are promoting new products that reap the rewards of stock market booms, and are protected from the pain of busts. In addition to funding your retirement you’ll be able to provide financial support to your loved ones when you die.
TRO: How do you provide the financial benefits you are promoting?
DG: An Alliance Group representative can explain how Indexed Universal Life (IUL), a unique wealth-accumulation vehicle, captures market growth while providing protection from market losses. When the market goes up, the cash value within your plan rises with it, utilizing the power of compound interest to grow throughout your working years. They will educate and guide you with information that will enable you to make informed choices.
TRO: What if the stock market goes down – how does that affect the value of an IUL?
DG: A built in 0% floor protects your balance from losses when the market goes down. Zero is your hero!
TRO: Are there any other benefits that come with an investment in an IUL?
DG: Our tax-free retirement IUL plan also comes with Living Benefits if you get sick or injured, as well as a death benefit to protect the people you love the most.
Living Benefits life insurance is a new, evolved kind of life insurance. With Living Benefits, you have the power to accelerate your death benefit while you’re still living if you suffer a heart attack, cancer diagnosis, stroke, or any other critical, chronic, or terminal illness. This ability can help save your financial life, and helps protect you from the cause of 60% of the bankruptcies in the U.S. every year – medical bankruptcy following a critical illness. It comes down to one simple question: do you want the option to access your death benefit when you need it most, or not?
TRO: How can someone learn more?
DG: For information about the programs click the link below or copy it into your browser. In addition to an overview of the products a form is available to request a follow-up from an Alliance Group associate.
The advisors will work with you to develop your personal plan to fund your future retirement as well as ensure that you and your family are properly provided for in the case of an interruption in income.
What you earn is more than a paycheck. It represents your opportunity to invest in making sure you can lead the life you want now and in the future. Take advantage of the offer from the experts of the Alliance Group to help you protect yourself as you pursue your financial security.