Doug Fabian Unveils the Science of Economic Freedom

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Who’s On:

In this episode, I welcome my friend, long-time business associate, and financial expert, Doug Fabian. Doug and I worked together for more than 15 years, first on his investment advisory newsletters, and then with his money management firm.

Doug is currently a Vice President at Mercer Advisors, which has been widely recognized as one of the top Registered Investment Advisers in the country and also is the host of a podcast I highly recommend, called “The Science of Economic Freedom.”

I really enjoyed reminiscing with Doug about our mutual past, but more importantly, I am excited to share with you our conversation, which includes the importance of active listening; a commitment to lifelong learning, what books we’re currently reading, and details about his new podcast and why it can help everyone achieve economic freedom.

What’s Discussed:

  • The symbiotic relationship between Jim and Doug and what qualities Doug valued most in their working relationship.
  •  Why people need to be mindful of their words.
  • Doug’s emphasis on the two sides of the importance of listening.
  • The one thing Doug and Jim agree is the most important part of Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life.”
  • How Doug uses swimming to help him think and stay focused.
  • Jim’s first impression of Doug’s bookshelf.
  • What the Science of Economic Freedom podcast is all about.
  • Why having a million dollars doesn’t always mean you have achieved financial freedom.
  • How economic freedom begins with your spending.
  • Advice from Doug’s dad on how to handle a police officer during a traffic stop.
  • And much more…


Learn More with Links:

Doug Fabian's Podcast Website: Science of Economic Freedom

Jim's Websites:


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