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Bryan D. Beatty, Financial Planner, Egan, Berger & Weiner LLC

Bryan Beatty is a Certified Financial Planner® and partner at Egan, Berger & Weiner LLC, which is based in Northern Virginia. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, he is a principal of this independent financial services firm, which is experienced in all aspects of investment and retirement planning.

An active member of the Financial Planning Association’s Career Development and College Outreach Committees, Beatty is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BS in Finance. He was the former president of the Finance, Banking and Investment Society, and he is an avid musician who plays guitar and writes music in his spare time, and occasionally plays area venues. Originally from Baltimore, Beatty has lived in Northern Virginia since 1992.

For more information about Beatty’s services, send him an email at bbeatty@ebwllc.com.

For additional information about Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC, visit EBWFinancialNews.com, and EBWllc.com.

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Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

– William James

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”

– Robert H. Schuller

Entrepreneurs are willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”

– Victor Kiam

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

– Cecil B. DeMille

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

If you want to be busy, keep trying to be perfect. If you want to be happy, focus on making a difference.”

– Lisa Earle McLeod

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”

– Alfred Adler

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

– Thomas Carlyle

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

– Steve Jobs

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

Success is about finding a livelihood that brings joy, self-sufficiency, and a sense of contributing.”

– Anita Roddick

Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them.”

– Steve Jobs

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leo Jozef Suenens

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

– Winston Churchill

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

The best hobbies are the ones that take us furthest from our primary occupation.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

Education is an admirable thing to have, but it is well to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

Women once had the goal of being Superwoman; I think most of us now simply strive to have a super day.”

– Author, Activist Lee Woodruff

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Don’t follow, lead. Don’t copy, create. Don’t start, finish. Don’t sit still, move. Don’t fit in, stand out. Don’t sit quietly, speak up. (Not all the time, sure, but more often.)”

– Seth Godin

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.”

– Ray Bradbury

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

– Basil King

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot