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The No-Regrets Retirement Roadmap transitions the reader from financial freedom to the planning stages of retirement. Anthony Delauney answers some of the toughest questions individuals struggle with throughout life, including: What does retirement mean? Will I have enough when I retire? With his easy-to-follow writing style, Delauney guides the reader through the management of retirement. His strategic step-by-step procedure, along with the use of a comprehensive financial advisor that understands your goals, can make your dream of retirement a reality.”

an Owner of Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

“Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, ‘I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.’ Roy Geer, the late great goal achievement expert and my personal mentor and co-author, shared with me that there are three levels of understanding: simple, complex, profoundly simple. Roy might well have been influenced by Oliver, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that Anthony Delauney has achieved pro-found simplicity in Owning the Dash: The No Regrets Retirement Roadmap. Read it! More importantly, use it—and keep in mind that simple and easy are not synonyms. Holmes and Geer would be as pleased as I am with Delauney’s inspiring words.”

CEO and co-founder of think2perform

“As a real estate agent, many of my clients come to me without a financial plan to help them make wise decisions. Having a resource like this book on hand is critical. Owning the Dash® offers tools and resources to make wise investments for your family and your future, and is a must-read for anyone hoping to build financial security and success.”

Real Estate Agent with Hunter Rowe Real Estate

“A straightforward and practical economic primer for young readers...Families looking for a simple, conventional explanation of the nation’s economic system will find this story helpful.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS on Lilly and May Learn Why Mom and Dad Work

“Anthony Delauney has created the perfect guide for anyone interested in making the most of their retirement years. Owning the DASH: The No-Regrets Retirement Roadmap uniquely captures the most critical elements of successful retirement planning, blending both qualitative reflections on your personal values and needs in retirement as well as the quantitative critical financial elements. Anthony explains the complex financial decisions all retirees must make in an easy to understand and relatable manner. The No-Regrets Retirement Roadmap is an educational journey that will leave you feeling more intelligent and confident about your future, and serves as the perfect first step as you prepare to meet with a financial professional to plan your ideal retirement.”

Executive Vice President, Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC

“Delauney’s picture book uses a bond between siblings to showcase...a subtle but important message...linked to gambling awareness and financial literacy.”


“A handy and informative personal-finance handbook [that] dispenses a wide range of practical advice…[Delauney’s] extensive professional experience comes through in every authoritative and reassuring section.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS on The No-Regrets Retirement Roadmap

“Anthony Delauney’s book guides families to financial freedom by using his cousin’s philosophy for maintaining a healthy body: planning, realizing your potential, and making dedicated decisions to maintain your goals. The book is written in a very clear and concise way that takes a dreaded subject—figuring out financial success—and transforms it into a realization that anyone can accomplish their financial goals.”

an Owner of Smith & Smith, CPA, P.C.

“Delauney demonstrates an empathetic understanding of how intimidating financial planning can be...useful...cogent...a nuts-and-bolts guide.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS on Owning the Dash

“A road map to financial success, Owning the Dash® makes the complex world of personal finance easy to understand. More importantly, it shows the importance and simplicity of taking action. Through the metaphor of personal fitness, the reader is provided vital tools to become more confident and own their financial future.”

Former Financial Services Executive and Founder of Streak for a Cure

“An interactive, vivid, and enjoyable tale of sibling collaboration...Delauney’s engaging tale depicts the importance of creativity and a resourceful solution.”

Kirkus Reviews on Dash and Nikki and the Jellybean Game

About Owning the Dash

Originally taken from the world of fitness, the “Owning the Dash” philosophy means taking advantage of every opportunity to make smart decisions now to ensure a happy and healthy future. Through his books and advice, Anthony is applying this outlook to personal finance for all ages.

Anthony Delauney,
CFP™, CHFC®, RICP®, BFA™, Financial Dadvisor

Anthony Delauney’s mission is to help families make sense of and manage every aspect of their financial lives. An experienced financial planner with several advanced certifications, Anthony is passionate about helping growing families set themselves up for success.

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The material presented is for informational purposes only. Owning the Dash, LLC does not offer tax, legal or investment advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor, attorney or investment professional regarding their specific situation.