Clark, NJ  – Douglas Chapman recently joined Brian Tracy and a select group of business leaders from around the world to co-author the book titled “UNcommon.” The book was released on June 11, 2015 by CelebrityPress™ - a leading business book publisher.

On the day of release, UNCommon reached best-seller status in two Amazon categories - reaching as high as #16 in: “Sales and Selling.” The book also reached best-seller status in the “Marketing” category. Douglas Chapman contributed a chapter titled “Tax-Advantaged Income and Retirement…. Its Yours For The Taking.”

With nearly 25 years of proven experience in helping individuals and families grow and maintain their wealth, Douglas Chapman co-founded Wealth Management Group, LLC, and has the role of Senior Partner.  He is the lead person in the retirement and estate planning division of Wealth Management Group.  Previously, he was with Langdon Ford Financial Group, which is now known as Allied Wealth Partners, a relationship he values greatly to this day.

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With a specific focus on risk management, Douglas has helped a wide variety of clients with smart financial services, including:  professional musicians, television actors, investment bankers, business owners, corporate executives, and retirees. In addition to this, he serves in an advisory and consultant capacity regarding risk management issues for hedge fund and private equity firms. 

Douglas is a sought out speaker for television and radio on various aspects of financial services.  He has appeared on:  CNBC Television regarding Estate Tax, and Retirement and Investment Strategies; Bloomberg Information Radio; Investors’ Business Daily; Smart Money Magazine; and Readers Digest Magazine. He also hosts a weekly radio talk show, Your Financial Future, which has been on the airwaves for 20 years and is on two stations weekly:  WMTR 1250 AM on Saturday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and WJRZ 100.1 FM on Sunday mornings from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.  Furthermore, Douglas is an endless advocate of continuing education and often makes presentations to attorneys and CPAs on various aspects of finance.


Awards of Excellence and acknowledgement from industry leading financial service professionals are two things that Douglas is appreciative of; it’s an acknowledgement of his excellence and commitment to sound financial strategies.  These achievements include:

Since 1998, Douglas has been a member of the Court of the Table, part of the Million Dollar Round Table.  This prestigious award places him in the top 2/3 of 1% of all financial services professionals in the world.

Langdon Ford Financial Recognitions:

  • Awards of Excellence in 1999 and then again in 2004—an unprecedented accomplishment.
  • Top Producing Strategist in 1995.
  • Associate of the year in 1994.
  • New Associate of the year in 1993.

CelebrityPress™ describes the book:

“Common" can be defined as ordinary while "uncommon" suggests rarity. However, combining Common Sense with Uncommon Knowledge has the potential to produce winners.

While Common Sense has been noted to be in short supply and Uncommon Knowledge hard to come by, the Celebrity Experts® in this book have combined the two to produce high rates of success in their fields. If you are looking to accomplish personal, worthy goals, a helping hand will get you there faster. In addition, a mentor will invariably get you there at less cost than if you try to make your own way, helping you to avoid errors that may be time-consuming or costly, or both. Succeeding requires the attributes of hard work, sound planning, action and perseverance-while combining common sense and uncommon knowledge as a part of the process.

This book presents a panel of CelebrityExperts® including: Financial Consultants, Wealth Managers, Retirement, Investment and Health Specialists, Realtors®, Marketers, Coaches and other entrepreneurial specialists. They have all attained success in their fields and would be pleased to mentor you on your journey to attain your goal(s). You need not be alone... You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.

After such a successful release, Douglas Chapman will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

A portion of the royalties earned from UNCommon will be given to Entrepreneur’s International Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to creating unique launch campaigns to raise money and awareness for charitable causes.


More About Douglas Chapman:

Community and family are two things that are equally as important to Douglas as financial services.  He is an active community and civic volunteer, who can regularly be found helping to feed the needy, raising money for handicapped citizens, and even coaching multiple youth sports teams in his town.  He and his wife, Michele, also volunteer for various animal rescue organizations in the community.

Douglas is particularly proud to be associated with CASA of Union County, a non-profit organization that advocates for children’s rights in the foster care system.  He is currently serving as President of this organization.  Douglas believes that with a genuine interest in your community, you can build stronger personal and professional relationships.

Doug is a Registered Representative and IAR of Securian Financial Services, Inc.  Member FINRA/SIPC.  A securities dealer and registered investment advisor.  Wealth Management Group is independently owned and operated.