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Welcome to The Active Wealth Show Podcast! Your Host is Ford Stokes, Founder and CEO with Active Wealth Management. Ford is passionate about educating pre-retirees, retirees and business owners on how to retire successfully. Brandy Seats is Ford’s Co-Host on The Active Wealth Show, she’s a financial advisor, fiduciary and licensed insurance agent in Georgia. She’s passionate about helping families properly plan for College and Retirement. You will learn key strategies to protect and grow your wealth. As a fiduciary, Ford is committed to helping retirees hold onto more of their hard-earned wealth and is a big advocate for ROTH IRA LADDER CONVERSIONS to help his clients reduce the total taxes they will be required to pay during their retirement. With $22 Trillion in US National Debt, Ford and many other economists believe that it is likely that taxes will increase in the future. Ford will help you formulate an investment plan that will work well for your retirement. If you are looking for a TAX-Efficient, Fee-Efficient and Market Efficient Portfolio then you are listening to the right Financial Podcast!

We air The Active Wealth Show every Saturday from 12:00 – 1:00 PM on AM920TheAnswer (WGKA 920AM) in Atlanta, GA.

Our Loyal Listeners to The Active Wealth Show are called, ACTIVATORS! #ACTIVATORS are people interested in protecting and growing their wealth. They are savvy investors who want to reduce fees and taxes during retirement. We work with clients across the country. We meet with people interested in protecting and growing their wealth in person in our offices or in their home or online via a zoom.us video call. We offer FREE Portfolio Analysis and a Complimentary Financial Plan to your 95th Birthday for every Active Wealth Show Listener to help you make an informed decision about your financial future. Don’t you want to get your money working as hard as you do? If so, feel free to give us a call anytime at (770) 685-1777 to help you invest and retire successfully.

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Meet The Team

Ford Stokes

Prior to founding Active Wealth Management, Ford exponentially grew over a dozen companies as a Chief Marketing Officer, he’s passionate about growing our client’s wealth and has over ten years experience in the financial industry. Ford also helped successfully grow a $3 Billion Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) and a $2 Billion Independent Marketing Organization (IMO) from start-up phase to mature and significant profitability as a minority owner in both companies.

He holds an undergraduate business degree and an MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and Economics. He’s published articles on FoxBusiness.com and hosts The Active Wealth Radio Show on WGKA 920 AM on Saturdays 2:00-3:00 PM in Atlanta. He educates clients to help them invest and retire successfully.

Ford is a native Atlantan who plays ALTA Tennis, Golf and cheers on our hometown Braves, Falcons, Hawks and Atlanta United with his family. Ford and his wife, Diana, have a great time supporting their twin girls at their cheer competitions throughout the Southeast.

Brandy Seats

Brandy Co-Hosts The Active Wealth Show and is passionate about educating our listeners on how to invest and retire successfully.

As Senior Vice President at Active Wealth, Seats provides a wide range of retirement planning services to clients, including complex life insurance case design as an investment vehicle.

Prior to joining Active Wealth, Seats was the Founder and President of Avalon Financial. In late 2019, Active Wealth acquired Avalon Financial, placing Seats in her current role. Before entering the financial industry, Seats worked in the healthcare industry for more than a decade working as Director of Sales and Marketing for several multi-billion-dollar clients.

Seats’ diverse work experiences allow her to take a unique, holistic approach when helping her clients’ plan for the future. In addition, Seats is passionate about her clients’ financial education and works to share the impact that smart money planning can have on their finances.

In her spare time, Seats enjoys volunteering and running her 501(C)(3) RAOK, Inc. (Random Acts of Kindness). RAOK brings value to the Atlanta community through projects like animal advocacy and financial literacy education.

Diana Stokes

Diana is a former Registered Dietitian and is now a licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent. She has worked in Healthcare for over 20 years. She is passionate about helping clients with their healthcare and life insurance needs before and during retirement.

Diana’s primary professional focus is helping Retirees plan for their healthcare during retirement. She is certified to provide important assistance with Medicare Supplement Insurance Planning.

As a Mother of twin girls, she also understands the importance of proper college planning that also provides flexibility for retirement. Diana works with parents to select the best plan for college and retirement.

Chris Seats

Chris appears on The Active Wealth Show on a regular basis. He shares sound strategies to generate important retirement income for our listeners and clients.

Chris Seats is the President of V2 Financial Marketing and leads the Retirement Income Division for Active Wealth. Chris has worked in the financial services Industry for over 17 years. Chris graduated from KSU in 2004, and immediately went to work for a Financial Marketing Organization, eventually becoming the President of V2 Financial. Chris has been published through Producers Web, Insurance News Net, and other top news outlets in the industry. Since 2010, he has been an active member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) as well as other prestigious groups. Chris’s expert advice has been sought by thousands of clients and agents around the country and has personally brokered over $1.2 billion in annuity sales. Chris is always seeking the best for his advisors and their clients, he regularly attends seminars and meetings to learn more about the industry and what he can offer.

Matt McClure

Matt McClure is a producer and co-host for AmeriLife’s Retirement.Radio Network. An award-winning journalist, host and performer, he has more than 20 years’ experience in TV and radio. Matt currently lives in his home state of Georgia, but spent more than 10 years in New York City. 
While in the nation’s No. 1  media market, he worked for The Wall Street Journal Radio Network, Spectrum News NY1 and WCBS Newsradio 880. A highlight of Matt’s career has been reporting regularly from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Also a professional actor and singer, he has performed on musical theater stages across the country. Some favorite credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour – BroadwayWorld Award nomination), Forever Plaid (Smudge), 9 to 5 (Joe/Co-Director), and many more. 

Matt studied journalism at Gainesville State College and acting at New York’s prestigious HB Studio.

Sam Davis

Sam Davis is the Director of Radio Production at AmeriLife, after previously serving as a producer for the Salem Media Group in Atlanta. He has years of experience in broadcasting, especially in the sports world, having worked with the Orlando Magic and the University of Kansas Athletics.