Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman

This episode includes a summary of’s 2016 real estate predictions and how the spending bill passed by congress last week included a tiny piece of legislation designed to limit the ability of financial advisors who only promote high fee products to their customers. And, like I always say, “It’s a great time to be alive”. I tell you about my trip to Arizona driving my new semi-autonomous Tesla and how the motor company is leveraging crowdsourced data to build a better road trip.


Key Takeaways:

[2:18] Join us at the Meet the Masters event to get started on your goals for the New Year

[4:08] Financial advisors might have to start giving you sound advice - article from Newser

[9:24] The spending bill which cleared congress last week

[11:55] Why Jason doesn’t confront his guests?

[20:30] Tesla Motors aggregates data to enhance the driving experience

[22:40] Brad Inman’s 2016 real estate predictions

[25:41] Was the 10.5% drop in home sales linked to changes in closing procedures?

[29:05] The era of the empowered investor

[34:54] Will Uber team up with a real estate company for instant access to showings?



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The Big Short movie



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Jason ushers us into this episode by taking us through Julie Malinowski’s article “6 Trends Among Landlords and Tips to Outperform the Norm”. He also reminds us there are a few tickets left to the upcoming Meet the Masters event and about the upcoming Venture Alliance Mastermind in Dubai.


In today’s guest interview, Alvin E. Roth has written a book about markets. If you are wondering what type of market, as Mr. Roth tells us himself, it’s not important what type of market. It’s the market itself. He guides us through the interview discussing chapters of his book, “Who Gets What and Why” with real life examples of the organ donation market, the online matchmaking market and even shares his thoughts on how realtors have survived in our internet-based, do it yourself economy.


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[2:42] Does ISIS really make over 1 Billion dollars a year?

[3:50] Gino from Cozy will be speaking at Meet the Masters

[4:44] Getting ripped off

[7:45] Julie Malinowski's article about 6 important property management trends and tips

[19:28] The 17th Meet the Masters event is coming up and there are a few tickets left

[20:35] Join the Venture Alliance Mastermind group during February in Dubai


Alvin E. Roth Guest Interview:


[21:56] The rules of a marketplace constitutes its design

[25:15] Alvin Roth analyzes the surprising U.S. real estate market

[28:30] Give realtors the 6% they deserve?

[33:10] Matching markets allow you to choose and to be chosen without pricing

[34:30] The matching market of organ donations i.e., kidney exchanges

[37:51] What rules should apply to repugnant transactions

[42:40] The government both interferes and supports all types of contracts

[45:19] “Who Gets What and Why” can be used as a field guide to markets

[46:28] How to understand signals of interest

[47:46] The matchmaking market signal experiment

[50:34] Contact information for Alvin Roth



Venture Alliance Mastermind

EZ Landlord Forms

6 Trends Among Landlords and Tips to Outperform the Norm

Who Gets What and Why


Living Kidney Donors Network


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Jason is feeling generous… Enjoy an entire free issue of The Financial Freedom Report.  Here is our source for innovative, forward-thinking investment property and home-based internet business strategies and advice.

Income property investing is the most reliable path to wealth. History has proven it time after time. So, why do people still waste their time and energy with Wall Street’s pitiful selection of junk stocks and laughably inefficient mutual funds? Who knows? Our guess is financial media payola and herd mentality – like buffaloes following the leader in a  blind charge over a cliff. Finally, here’s your chance to discover how to create real wealth in America today.

Obviously the question is “How do I get there from where I am?” This insurmountable hurdle is what stops most people. They have a hyper-inflated concept of how much money it takes to get started. The truth is,”Not That Much!”

The sky really is the limit when you have access to the right information. Information that tells you whether or not an investment makes financial sense the day you buy it. You need to know:

Why you shouldn’t believe the “national housing market” myth:
– 41 cities around the country hot for investing right now and the hottest micro-markets within them.
– How to tell at a glance if a property is a sweet deal and, more importantly, how to avoid the portfolio killers.
– Government policies that are destroying your savings, stocks, bonds, mutual funds and equity every single day.
– Secret ways you can grow wealthy from inflation while everyone else is moaning “The Economy is Killing Me” blues.
– How to apply unique arbitrage techniques to income property and skyrocket your wealth, while almost completely eliminating downside risk.

These may be pretty bold claims but income and wealth education pioneer, Jason Hartman, has built a career and a company on putting his money where his mouth is. If you want to create the kind of life-changing wealth Wall Street and other investment schemes promise but never deliver, Jason’s team of Investment Counselors would love to tech you how. They decided the best way to get this cutting-edge investment knowledge out to you is in a premium monthly newsletter, Jason Hartman’s Financial Freedom Report.

This newsletter is like nothing you’ve seen before. It vanquishes the guesswork and uses clear language to describe the strategies of how you can implement income property investing the right way. Re-create the exact steps Jason used to become a multi-millionaire. In addition, expect spot-on analysis of the real world of property investing in each lengthy, full-color, wealth creating issue. We strongly suggest that you do not take the risk of investing without it.

If you are exhausted from trying what doesn’t work and ready to create significant wealth in your life right now and protect what you’ve earned, the choice is very simple – Jason Hartman’s Financial Freedom Report.  It’s $197 annually for email edition; however, you can enjoy this issue with our compliments.

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What makes the U.S. so great? What could lead to its financial demise? Our guest, John Addison answers both of these questions and makes some predictions for the future of our great nation as only he is uniquely qualified to do. He is a veteran of the financial services industry and currently shares his extensive knowledge through public speaking engagements. During the course of our conversation, he gives millennials savings advice and warns us about the problems of national debt and entitlement programs. 


Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[2:33] Merry Christmas from Jason!

[3:47] Upcoming monologue episodes

[4:25] Download Voxer and contact Jason @jhart88

[6:00] So, tell us about the new Tesla S and Elon’s dream

[15:23] Meet the Masters dinner is full

[16:30] Founder and CEO of Cozy Co. will be speaking

[17:32] Venture Alliance Mastermind in February


John Addison Guest Interview:

[18:44] The history of Primerica

[20:42] Middle-Market America has been ignored by the financial industry

[23:20] Delivering financial products is Primerica’s core value

[25:12] A question of the savings component

[30:49] Living beneath your means when you are young

[32:43] 108,000 independent representatives sell Primerica products

[35:31] In 1990, Primerica was sold and became Citigroup

[40:38] Sharing his life through public speaking

[42:56] This biggest challenge this economy has is it’s ability to grow

[46:13] The U.S. has the top capital market in the world

[49:09] Always look out for this…

[51:09] Main Street feels helpless

[53:24] U.S. debt and growth of entitlements are our biggest issues

[57:43] John’s advice to young people “Get paid for something you love” 

[58:53] Contact information for John






Venture Alliance Mastermind

Addison Leadership Group

Success Magazine

Our Meet the Masters of Income Property event is coming up soon and to start prepping for the affair Garrett Sutton introduces us to his topic of discussion for the event, asset protection. We talk about his new book and strategies for protecting your assets.

During the guest interview, Emily Filloramo helps us to unlock the fear and shame which may be holding us back from being the best we can be. She describes how childhood traumas may have a lasting effect in our business and personal lives. We need to recognize our negative self-talk and analyze our personal protective systems.


Key Takeaways:

Garrett Sutton Intro:

[2:23] Asset protection advice from someone who knows the business

[4:09] The State of California is the worst place to do business in the U.S.

[7:11] What is your asset protection strategy?

[8:47] Series LLC’s

[10:16] Garrett has 10 books including 6 in the Rich Dad Advisor series and his new book

[12:04] Meet the Masters of Income Property, extra tickets are available

[13:04] Venture Alliance Mastermind meeting is in Dubai - Get your tickets now


Emily Filloramo Guest Interview:

[15:00] Pieces of ourselves which hold us back

[17:27] Going deeper to identify the part of you which is afraid of success

[18:52] People live through a mask especially in their 20’s and 30’s

[21:15] Feeling shame and not belonging at a young age

[23:47] Arrogance is a sign people are hiding shame

[25:18] Understanding psycho-spiritual healing

[28:44] Is it safe for you to reach a goal is a question which identifies negative self-talk

[31:07] A Nelson Mandela quote

[33:05] Self-sabotage in the face of fear

[36:36] Analyzing your protective system

[40:41] Contact information for Emily



Garrett Sutton

Finance your own Business - Garrett Sutton

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance Mastermind

How to Permanently Erase Negative Self-Talk So You Can Be Extraordinary

Be More Extraordinary

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Jason Hartman talks with the founder of, Greg Hunter, who has nearly nine years network experience as an investigative correspondent.  He worked for ABC News and Good Morning America for nearly six years. Most recently, Greg worked for CNN on shows such as Paula Zahn Now, American Morning and various CNN business shows.  Greg is a hard hitting reporter who has a history of getting to the truth no matter how difficult the subject.  Some of his stories include “Dangerous Deadly Depleted Uranium Munitions,” where Hunter uncovered the Army’s lack of warning for radioactive dust exposed to our troops on the battlefield.

In a story called “Produce the Note”, Hunter uncovered in 40 percent of foreclosures the bankers cannot prove they legally own the property. If an embattled homeowner knows that fact, it could mean the difference between being thrown out in the cold and having a roof over his head. And in a report in March of 2008, Hunter exposed the hidden fact the banks were in trouble and the economy was headed for a fall.  Greg warned viewers of the coming problems long before other reporters picked up on the looming financial catastrophe.  In 2009, many in the mainstream media said things such as “no one saw the crisis coming.”

Hunter joined ABC News in 1999 from WTSP-TV in Tampa.  He has earned a “National Headliner Award,” an International “Freddie Award”  for health and medical reporting, as well as investigative reporting awards from both the “Society of Professional Journalists” and the “Radio Television News Directors Association.”


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If you were on the fence about Wall Street being the modern version of organized crime after listening to this episode you may quickly empty out your retirement account and invest it in income property. Putting clients interests after their own is perfectly legal in today’s mutual fund industry and even the supposed protective watchdog agency, FINRA gets all of their funding from Wall Street. Our guest, Bobby Monks, helps us, the average investors to demystify the market and advises us on safer places to invest our money (it’s real estate! Who knew?).


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:58] What questions are we asking ourselves?

[6:56] How to be grateful for and enjoy everything in life

[7:55] Changing your question changes your life

[9:55] The Venture Alliance Mastermind Dubai trip still has a few tickets


Bobby Monks Guest Interview:

[12:36] Bobby truly is an insider

[14:03] Is Wall Street systemically corrupt?

[15:46] Breaking down the elements of kickback fees in retirement accounts

[18:46] What can investors do to fight back

[20:01] Average investors should negotiate like the institutional investors do

[22:21] And it’s all perfectly legal

[24:08] FINRA is a lap dog, not a watchdog

[26:45] FINRA is a self-regulatory organization created 2007 paid for by Wall Street

[28:43] Demystifying the system for the average investor

[29:59[ Index funds have their problems too

[32:08] Why real estate is a better investment than money market

[36:11] Institutional Shareholder Services is the real Wall Street watchdog

[38:53] Contact Bobby and get the book



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It’s a great time to be alive. Technology allows us to communicate and collaborate with a country and it’s people, anytime day or night. We can use air-conditioning to deep freeze conference rooms and take jumbo jets to Dubai for amazing educational seminars. Our guest, Jane Root has transformed major networks with what she calls clever pleasure. She searches out engaging true stories and backs them up with interesting facts to inform and entertain us. Her latest project The 2000s: A New Reality is available on National Geographic and Youtube.


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:25] Predicting the future and investing for cashflow

[2:51] Yogi Berra quote

[3:24] A VIP dinner before our Meet the Masters

[5:04] The smartphone is intelligent more intelligent than NASA in 1969

[6:44] Middle-class plummets to less than 50% in the U.S.

[16:02] Tony Robbin’s air-conditioning abuse

[20:36] Tony Robbins powerful event therapy

[22:32] The Venture Alliance trip in Dubai

[23:26] Proximity is power


Jane Root Guest Interview:

[25:43] The 2000’s show us the world is a strange place

[27:42] The 80’s monetized and the 90’s economized

[33:04] Napster led the way for the iPod

[35:19] Some real stories from the 2000’s are comedies

[36:51] Enron was a big production to disguise what was really happening

[38:26] Technology came alive in the 2000’s

[40:04] Trends came together with collaboration

[42:32] Fun facts about the 2000’s you may not have known

[43:47] Contact information for Jane




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Jason Hartman

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Jason discusses commercial real estate and the value of housing vs office and retail properties.  Next, a radio interview on Platinum’s Predictions White Paper Special Report with an exclusive “ROI Build” profiling over 30 markets nationwide including The S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Indices. 

The White Paper includes forty (40) pages of unique information, innovative thinking, including executive summary, numerous charts and graphs, narrative information you will need to make wise decisions in 2010 and beyond. Also included are market predictions of over 30 markets nationwide including Platinum’s exclusive ROI build showing projected return on investment for each market – NOBODY ELSE DOES THIS!

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Personal savings is designed to be built over time. Gold is an asset which may not be growing exponentially, but it continues to hold its value. Our guest, Joshua Crumb, runs the service company BitGold. BitGold is a software-based service which allows users to sign up at no cost and to buy gold or other precious metals at any time and in any amount they choose. Joshua has an extensive background including working for Goldman Sachs in the Global Economy division. He shares his thoughts on inflation, flaws in the federal system and his thoughts on why millennials may not have the leverage to invest in real estate.

Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:
[1:20] Kudos to Elizabeth and Debra in Tony Robbins organization
[3:18] No Voxer messages today, but you can record questions
[3:55] 2 medias in the world - the monologue and the dialogue
[8:36] The IMN conference - get the slides from the presentation free of charge
[10:15] Meet the Masters event is just about sold out
[10:41] Tony Robbins talks about 6 human needs
● Certainty
● Variety
● Significance
● Connection and Love
● Growth
● Contribution
[14:35] 3 questions from the event
[17:16] Venture Alliance Mastermind Dubai trip is coming up

Joshua Crumb Guest Interview:
[18:20] Joshua worked for Goldman Sachs in Global Economic Strategies
[19:52] Gold really isn’t an investment
[21:45] Savings is designed to be accumulated over time
[23:12] Gold may not be growing but it is holding its value
[27:25] Feedback on Peter Schiff’s predictions
[28:59] Millennials don’t have much leverage
[30:28] 2 important trends happening in the U.S. economy
[33:00] Long-term inflation is low
[34:14] Joshua believes inflation will increase
[35:56] Conspiracies may exist but no one can prove it
[36:20] BitGold makes it easy for anyone in the world to buy gold
[37:26] Brinks manages your gold and it’s insured with BitGold
[38:47] The service is fully redeemable and you can access your gold at any time
[39:45] BitGold is basically a software
[41:50] Spending your gold by way of a pre-paid Mastercard
[44:10] Comparing the risks between a saving account of gold and a bank account
[45:34] BitGold is only 4 months old but has 350,000 users


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Small businesses have always found it difficult to find new customers, but technology has now made it possible for their customers to find them. Aggregation websites allow individuals to connect with service providers based on a simple search of a need they have. This sharing economy, dubbed the gig economy, offers flexibilities and opportunities previously not available to many workers.

Jason and Jon Lieber discuss the benefits of this economic atmosphere. the multitude of companies who offer these types of flexible opportunities and the crushing impact government regulations would have on both small business owners and the workers they contract.

Also, early in this episode there is a Voxer communication between Jason and a long time Creating Wealth listener you shouldn’t miss! 

Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[1:57] Geographically independent living

[3:53] Is there a flood of Chinese money flowing into the U.S. real estate market?

[5:52] Does the U.S. real estate market improve when the stock market drops?

[7:44] Making money through investments or through a business

[9:14] Only 8 tickets left for Meet the Masters

[9:39] Join us for the Dubai Venture Alliance trip

[10:08] Tough questions for Jason from a Creating Wealth listener via Voxer


Jon Lieber Guest Interview:

[34:50] Thumbtack connects individuals with small business professionals

[36:31] Finding work with your smartphone is possible through technology

[39:06] Aggregating insurance issues

[39:40] Thumbtack works with independent contractors by facilitating the introduction

[41:52] Finding new clients is a contractor's most difficult task

[44:23] A cost effective way to bring humans together

[45:54] The social safety net applies to employees but not independent contractors

[48:22] People still struggle to find work even when using aggregators

[50:13] Small businesses may not be able to employ a full-time worker but can offer flexible work

[51:27] Flexibility is the key to these new job opportunities

[53:42] If the government starts regulating  the cost will be passed on to workers and consumers

[57:01] Millions of small businesses are having difficulty dealing with government regulations





Four Hour Workweek

Chinese Cash Floods U.S. Real Estate Market - New York Times article

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Jason talks with Harvey Mackay author of the New York Times #1 bestsellers Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt. Both books are among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. In total, Harvey’s books have sold 10 million copies worldwide, been translated into 37 languages and sold in 80 countries.

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NeighborhoodScout is an online data tool you can use to make real estate evaluations a breeze. Simple searches serve up quality information. The information is used by government agencies, real estate investors and individuals alike. Today’s guest, Dr. Andrew Schiller, the creator of the site, has a Ph.D. in geography, focusing in sustainable development.


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:43] Jeff uses Voxer to ask Jason about startup costs

[7:09] General observations from the IMM conference in Scottsdale, AZ

[9:04] Embrace the fragmentation, 11K homes are owned by investors with less than 5 properties

[10:50] REITs is just not profitable, say some

[12:45] Meet the Masters of Income Property in January

[13:20] The Venture Alliance Mastermind trip to Dubai


Dr. Andrew Schiller Guest Interview:

[14:48] A Ph.D. in geography, using data for sustainable development

[17:29] Predicting crime risk at the individual address level

[17:49] Labeling real estate based on financial predictors

[18:50] Neighborhoodscout serves over 1 million people a month

[20:53] Analysing the raw data for vacancy rates and trends

[25:55] What should an investor be looking for when using NeighborhoodScout

[27:28] Communities with good schools maintain their value during tough times

[31:33] Other factors to consider when investing in income property

[34:29] The tipping point for stable rentals

[36:35] Why on earth would students take on 4 times the debt than their first job would pay?

[39:09] Our information on crime is very telling, Oakland, CA is the most expensive dangerous city

[42:58] Derby Street in Berkeley, CA, why is the crime so high?

[44:10] Inexpensive and safe places are available in the U.S.

[47:20] The perfect place for Jason to live

[49:10] How to use a subscription to the website

[50:01] The Federal Reserve and HUD use NeighborhoodScout for tax credit info

[52:43] Meritocracy



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Location Inc


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Today we speak with Marshall Saunders of Saunders Dailey. Saunders was named one of Swanepoel’s 200 most powerful people in residential real estate and is the recipient of RISMedia’s 2013 Tech Titan award.

Saunders started pursuing his interest of community funded real estate in 2014. He thinks crowdfunding will be a major game changer for individuals who would like to invest smaller amounts of capital than normally required through traditional IPOs. He describes the history of crowdfunding, the impact of 2012’s Job Act and how banks and mortgage companies may respond to this investment type in the future.

The upcoming Meet the Masters Event is almost sold out. Go to to get your ticket for this educational event.

Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[1:40] Upcoming Creating Wealth show schedule

[3:41] The World’s First Cashless Society article from Nick Giambruno

[7:33] Governments tighten the reigns to remove symbols of value

[9:51] Buying properties through our network

[10:35] Landlord friendly Arkansas; an example investment

[14:35] Join Platinum Property Tracker on our resources page

[16:10] Use Voxer and contact me on JHart88 to have your questions answered on air

[17:11] The Venture Alliance trip to Dubai and Meet the Masters event


Marshall Saunders Guest Interview:

[19:51] Crowdfunding is a game changer for investing in startups

[22:30] Democratizing the investment system

[25:35] Crowdfunding has a long history and in 2012 the Jobs Act was signed

[29:21] Title 3 of the Jobs Act will draw lines on investing in Crowdfunding opportunities

[32:02] Investment opportunities for questionable investments will grow

[35:11] A third less filling than your typical IPO

[35:35] Setting up and selling shares of LLC’s via crowdfunding

[38:16] Buying equity in bulk

[40:23] Will individuals turn to crowdfunding sites to pay the mortgage of their single family home?

[42:11] Real estate crowdfunding sites raise money for debt offerings

[44:23] Mortgage companies may require higher down payments

[46:41] Do banks prefer foreclosures based on mortgage insurance payouts?

[48:35] Contact info for Marshall Saunders and final thoughts



Jason Hartman

Platinum Property Tracker

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Saunders Dailey

The World’s First Cashless Society article from Nick Giambruno


Voxer - The best way to communicate ever

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Jason talks with David Allen who is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. His twenty-five-year pioneering research and coaching to corporate managers and CEOs of some of America’s most prestigious corporations and institutions has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the world and Business 2.0 magazine’s inclusion in their list of the “50 Who Matter Now.”

Fast Company Magazine has also called David “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his groundbreaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance.  He is also the engineer of GTD, the ground-breaking Getting Things Done methodology that has shown millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, over-committed life into one that is balanced, integrated, relaxed, and has more successful outcomes. GTD’s broad appeal is based on the fact that it is applicable from the boardroom to the living room to the class room.

It is hailed as “life changing” by students, soccer moms, entrepreneurs and corporate executives.  A consultant, educator, and popular keynote speaker to such diverse clients as Citigroup, General Mills, Stanford University, New York Life, Microsoft and the US Navy, Mr. Allen continues to enjoy delivering his sold-out Getting Things Done seminars to ever-expanding public audiences in cities throughout the
United States, Asia, Europe and South America.

David is the founder and President of the David Allen Company, whose inspirational seminars, coaching, educational materials and practical products present individuals and organizations with a new model for “Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life.” He continues to write articles and essays that address today’s ever-changing issues about living and working in a fast-paced world and attaining a work-life balance. He lives in Ojai, California with his wife Kathryn. David is the international bestselling author of Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity and Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life.

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Today’s motivational speakers tend to focus on the mechanical keys to success and forget about the bigger picture of the context behind the content. True philosophers understand what drives humans to succeed and the beauty of being grateful for they have.


And in the interview, Finding an alternative to a traditional bank loans may not be as hard as you think. In addition to hard money lenders, financing companies such as Visio Financial offer short and medium term limits with significant interest rates. They offer no document loans which simply require a credit score to secure financing. The higher your score, the lower the rate.


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:38] The concept of gratitude is a philosophical key to success

[6:40] An experience in Africa reflects the human ability to be grateful for what you DO have

[8:17] Poem excerpts from Og Mandino

[10:21] Jason’s crystal ball says…Warren Beatty is vain and Bitcoin funds terrorism

[13:24] The ultimate investing equation

[14:50] Meet the Masters of Income Property in January & the Dubai Venture Alliance trip

[15:32] A killer messaging app - Send us Voxer message


Jeff Ball Guest Interview:


[19:35] We started out as a captive lender then extended into government sponsored loans

[21:03] Our products family includes interest only and medium-term financing, all document free

[23:20] We offer loans to investors who have reached their Fannie limit 

[26:31] Buy and hold financing at 12% on a 3-year balloon, 65% LTV

[28:17] What about Dodd-Frank compliance?

[30:01] We have multiple sources of capital which include banks and credit funds

[31:18] The higher your credit score the lower your interest

[31:53] Bridge financing is an interest only product option

[33:04] An innovative example of a way to use our products

[34:50] Go to our website and tell us what you want and get immediate pricing

[35:41] Jeff’s overall view on the economy

[38:24] What is the margin of error in flipping?

[40:31] While it may be a good time to be a landlord, it may be hard to find good rental properties

[41:31] Moving doesn’t make sense to people with great mortgages

[44:48] Our annual survey is available on our website



Mission Success! - Og Mandino

Good to Great - Jim Collins

Venture Alliance Mastermind

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Visio Financial Services



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Self-management tools often boast ease of use and shortcuts to save you time but don’t always deliver. Cozy and Landlordology are property management tools which offer end to end online self-management solutions. Both tenants and property managers benefit from the monthly automatic rent collection feature as well as the integrated application process. If you think doing a background check along with a credit report will help qualify renters qualifications then sign up for Cozy today.


Key Takeaways:


Jason's Editorial:

[1:20] What time is it? It's an amazing time to be alive

[2:44] Income investment strength versus deflation

[5:00] Deferring your tax liability

[7:02] Inflation induced debt destruction

[9:03] Debt transfers wealth from the lenders to the borrowers in an inflationary environment

[10:33] What gets rewarded, gets repeated

[10:57] Deflation makes debt more burdensome

[13:40] Use the voicemail feature at for your questions

[14:09] Sign up for the Meet the Masters event in Dubai


Lucas Hall Guest Interview:

[16:27] Lucas teaches managers how to manage their own properties

[18:23] You need to get your message out there - try postlets

[19:56] Hire a real estate photographer for great photos of your property

[24:44] Going over your general requirements before meeting at the property will save time

[26:04] A 2-year lease provides extra security for the tenant

[27:34] What is a landlord’s open house?

[29:28] Possible new tenants can submit an application as soon as they leave the property viewing

[31:20] Cozy is an end to end property management platform

[35:09] Rent collection can be difficult for property managers

[40:47] Property managers can garnish wages to collect back rent

[41:51] Automating your rent collection will make it easier for owner and tenant

[42:39] Resources are available on



Venture Alliance Mastermind

Landlord Ologist





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intrusive passing of the tax provision of Obama’s healthcare plan. This has created a fissure in the Constitution, a horrible outcome that opens a door to the government violating our civil liberties. Jonathan breaks down the consequences of the violations, such as our liberty to choose and right to privacy in the interest of a government mandate that only benefits the government. Moving on to TSA, Jonathan divulges the massive problems with this act.

“The TSA is an institution that is riddled with corruption and riddled with abuse,” he explains. The elderly, pregnant women, infants and disabled individuals with no record of criminal activity are being subjected to humiliating and highly intrusive searches all over the U.S. Jonathan defines the difference in tactics from a defensive position versus an offensive position, with the latter producing far better results.

He advocates training the citizenry to be more aware of suspicious behavior and to better defend themselves.  Jonathan gives an update on the work against the FDA and the First Amendment.

Jonathan W. Emord is one of the nation’s leading free speech attorneys. He has defeated the Food and Drug Administration a remarkable eight times in federal court, more times than any other attorney in American history, earning him the title, “FDA Dragon Slayer.” He is the 2007 recipient of the Cancer Control Society’s Humanitarian Award for “winning and preserving our great civil rights to life, to liberty, and to health freedoms.” He is the only non-scientist ever appointed to the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and serves as that organization’s Vice Chair.

In 2010, he became the first person awarded the title “Honorary Nutrition Specialist” by the CBNS. Congressman Ron Paul says “[a]ll freedom-loving Americans are in debt to Jonathan Emord for his courtroom [victories]” and calls him a “hero of the health freedom revolution.” Formerly an attorney in the Reagan Administration’s Federal Communications Commission, Emord has practiced constitutional and administrative law in Washington, D.C. for the past twenty-five years. He has been a Guest Lecturer, Georgetown University, Department of Biochemistry, Course in Nutrition.

He is on the Review Board of the Journal of Food Product Marketing and International Journal of Food & Agribusiness Marketing. He is routinely consulted by industry, Congress, and the media on regulatory issues that affect health freedom. He is the author of four critically acclaimed books: Freedom, Technology and the First Amendment (1991); The Ultimate Price (2007); The Rise of Tyranny (2008); Global Censorship of Health Information (2010); and Restore the Republic (2012). Mr. Emord is the American Justice columnist for USA Today Magazine.

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Say this 10 times real fast, Inflation Induced Debt Destruction, now make it your mantra. Would you like someone else to pay your bills for you? Well when you buy income property it is exactly what happens. Your tenants pay down your debt while your property appreciates. Today, Jason outlines a chart from way back in the Creating Wealth archives. He will make the chart available to all of you listeners soon. The chart introduces the intricacies of inflation. He then takes us through most of the asset classes and how they perform against inflation.


Key Takeaways:

[3:30] 3 Types of markets are linear, cyclical and hybrid

[6:02] Published reports and statistics can’t be trusted

[9:53] Will your kids ever learn to drive a car?

[11:53] A 16 year cyclical market (Orange County, CA) compared to a linear market (Lansing, MI)

[12:50] Commandment #5 - Thou shalt not gamble. The property should make financial sense

[16:58] What time is it? It’s an amazing time to be alive!

[19:50] The Meet the Masters Event is coming up. Garrett Sutton will be there.

[20:33] Asset class top performers

[23:12] Inflation induced debt destruction

[23:59] Waiting, substitution and hidonics make people believe inflation is lower than it is

[24:52] Outsourcing your mortgage debt to tenants, they are paying your debt

[27:33] The problem with the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare

[30:34] Rental income is governed by housing affordability

[32:00] Stock markets can be manipulated and are medium-low indexed to inflation,

[33:33] Cash & taxes are low strength versus inflation - taxes aren’t calculated for inflation

[38:20] Low information people are clueless about the government

[39:35] Income property investors can turn the tables on the government

[40:39] Join the Venture Alliance Mastermind in Dubai



The Wayback Machine

How to Lie with Statistics

Garrett Sutton

Venture Alliance Mastermind

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If you’re still allowing property managers to bill you max amounts every month you need to tighten up your monthly discretionary allowance. You will be consulted every time a repair is projected beyond $200. Also, minimize the unprofitable downtime of renters moving in and moving out by signing a 2-year lease with your next tenant. Include the rent increase for upcoming year so your tenants are prepared to pay in advance of the increase. They will appreciate it.


And in our interview, wouldn’t it be nice to see an interesting property on the internet and send someone else halfway across the U.S. to take photos of it for you? What about checking up on one of your existing properties to inspect the hail damage first hand? WeGoLook has an army of 20,000 “lookers” who can send you photos, videos or answer specific questions. They are even able to visit the local municipality to perform a title search. 


Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[1:30] The unbelievable events in Paris are not a new thing

[6:22] There may not be peace until war is not profitable

[7:52] What does the current hostile environment mean for investors?

[8:22] The 6 ways to get out of the government debt slavery complex

[9:36] What is wrong with American Airlines and US Air

[12:59] MInimize your downtime with 2-year leases with your tenants

[14:23] Tighten up your discretionary repair allowance to $200 per month

[15:11] Voxer is a revolutionary messaging app

[16:37] Public employee unions are only interested in themselves

[18:13] A great tool to self manage your properties

[18:39] Meet the Masters in San Diego - Get your early bird pricing now

[19:37] Dubai is the amazing place we have set up for our next Venture Alliance trip


Robin Smith Guest Interview:

[20:35] How WeGoLook evolved

[23:06] We offer a basic report with photos/videos for $69

[26:00] We offer an hourly rate for one-off services

[27:50] We also do document research, title searches and visit municipalities for customers

[30:10] We cover the U.S., the UK, Australia and Canada

[32:15] WeGoLook services and rates - cheaper than calling your brother in law

[36:19] People can order services directly from our website

[37:47] We charge travel fees and research fees for those locations which are out of the way

[40:17] Interior/Exterior reports are available for property investors

[42:34] We service fortune 500 companies as field assignment personnel



Hyatt Regency Orlando

American Airlines

US Air

Voxer - A free app

Venture Alliance Mastermind



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On this show, Jason Hartman talks with one of his investment counselors about current events, welcomes a guest caller and also brings to our listening audience the economic outlook from renowned financial expert, John Mauldin.  Mauldin discusses “spending rearrangement”, a restructuring of our country’s spending problem and tax code, and how the election outcome influences the direction of that restructuring. The larger the government becomes, the smaller the private sector becomes – not an ideal situation for economic recovery in the U.S. Mauldin gives his insights and the possible scenarios and outcomes that could happen, depending on whether or not the deficit problem is truly solved, touching on investments, job creation, tax issues and trade deficits.

John Mauldin is also a New York Times best-selling author and a pioneering online commentator. Each week, over one million readers turn to Mauldin for his penetrating view on Wall Street, global markets and economic history. Mauldin’s weekly e-newsletter, Thoughts from the Frontline, was one of the first publications to provide investors with free, unbiased information and guidance.  Today, it is the most widely distributed investment newsletter in the world.

Mauldin is a frequent contributor to publications including The Financial Times and The Daily Reckoning, as well as a regular guest on CNBC, Yahoo Tech Ticker, and Bloomberg TV. His best-selling books include Bull’s Eye Investing, Just One Thing and Endgame, as well as his recently released update to Bull’s Eye Investing – The Little Book of Bull’s Eye Investing. John Mauldin’s blog, Economic Analysis, and more can be found on his website at

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Managing insurance policies for your entire real estate portfolio can be an administrative nightmare if the coverage is provided by multiple companies. Finding a reliable and informative insurance broker who is able to offer nationwide coverage from A level underwriters would eliminate the hassle. Today, Jason gets answers for all of your insurance questions from the brokerage firm of Ross Diversified.


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:21] It’s an amazing time to be alive!

[2:33] China has finally ended their one child policy

[4:40] The nature of the real estate industry is fragmented

[9:34] Bad faith insurance or companies denying claims is common

[10:30] A personal experience with National Real Estate Insurance Group

[11:50] Monday’s episode features the founder of WeGoLook

[14:04] Can we get listeners in more countries than the U.S. has military bases in?

[16:40] Meet the Masters with Garrett Sutton in January


Ed Babtkis Guest Interview:

[18:50] We have had nationwide insurance available for 30 years

[19:50] Nuances to the nationwide real estate market make it a difficult product to offer

[21:05] The underwriting companies which serve our brokerage firm

[22:16] Nationwide programs are generally done on a blanket basis

[25:21] Deductible options and norms

[27:24] Getting the quote to the investor

[29:54] Our company is approved by major financiers

[31:20] Calculating insurance rates based on zip codes

[33:30] Cash value is the number one issue insurance companies have

[34:55] Replacement value is better coverage

[36:33] How are land contracts insured?

[39:12] Hard money lenders can place property coverage, but it costs a bit more

[40:00] Loss of Rent insurance



Affinity Group Management

Code Red Book

We Go Look

Ross Diversified

Acceptance Indemnity

Cincinnati Insurance


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Based on current political and economic conditions your personal wealth could be at risk. Paul Mladjenovic of The Raving Capitalist shares his tips for weathering the upcoming economic storm, which he expects to make landfall in 12-18 months. He advises in favor of creating a home based business and diversifying your current asset portfolio. He warns people who have their assets in undiversified portfolios or in stocks which don’t satisfy a human need may find their financial futures devastated because of current government actions and policies.


Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[1:42] Being anxious about speaking in front of 2000 people

[3:21] 4 mentors who changed Jason’s life

[3:46] Stress - the good and the bad

[5:18] “Stress comes from not doing the things you know you need to do”

[6:20] Being in the flow

[7:38] Getting leverage in the 3 primary areas of life - Business, Biology & Investing

[9:47] Who is willing to take on this affirmation?

[12:40] The Orlando Property Tour is coming up this weekend

[13:20] Meet the Masters of Income Property in San Diego - Early Bird pricing

[13:57] The Venture Alliance in Dubai


Paul Mladjenovic Guest Interview:

[15:30] Observing how government policy affects the economy

[16:44] 30-years as a CFP has helped me to understand how the economy works

[18:07] Communism basically micromanages every aspect of the economy

[21:55] Government-sponsored agencies Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae sold bad loans to Wall Street

[25:00] The current financial outlook is grim, Paul says it will be devastating

[27:33] Portfolios have too much debt in them and pensions are underfunded

[30:23] What should people do to protect themselves from this catastrophe?

[33:01] Launch a home based business for diversification

[34:37] Real estate investments trusts to mitigate the downside of the market

[39:20] Run away from mega-expensive coaching programs

[40:45] Short-term investing is financial gambling

[43:45] What happened to the King of Long term investing, Warren Buffett?

[47:35] Becoming self-sufficient is the way to weather the upcoming economic storm

[50:45] Will the U.S. dollar continue to be the reserve currency?

[52:00] Gold & Silver has outlived paper currencies

[55:36] Gold is a portable asset and should be a portion of your diversification



Stock Investing for Dummies

Paul Mladjenovic

Abundance: The Future is Better than you Think

Bold Book

Venture Alliance Mastermind

The Raving Capitalist


Join Jason Hartman and Doug Casey of Casey Research for a candid discussion about the condition of America and what is to come. Doug feels we needed a depression, but it doesn’t have to be as long and dismal as it’s going to be for most people. The U.S. government has gone about everything completely opposite of the right way; it’s totally bankrupt. They’re selling money/debt to the Federal Reserve because no other country in the world wants to buy our devalued American dollar. Doug feels for the average American because he/she is not going to profit from it and is going to be turned into a common serf. Pension funds are in trouble and are nothing more than the government’s scheme to finance its debt.

We may see more wars in the future as politicians look for someone to blame, as happened in the Great Depression of the 1930s. The rich will be those that own real estate around the world. Doug feels it’s too early to buy U.S. real estate unless it’s bought with low-interest, fixed-rate mortgages because the debt will be inflated away. Sharing a position with Jason, Doug is not a fan of the stock market and feels that commodities are going to eventually bottom out with all of the new nanotechnology.

While he’s still bullish on commodities because he’s bearish on the dollar, Doug recommends buying real estate in other parts of the world, using Rothschild’s philosophy of buying when blood is running in the streets. Our biggest enemy is our government, so people must diversify politically, geographically, internationally, and most Americans don’t know anything about it. Looking at stocks, while Doug wants nothing to do with them for the most part, he sees mining stocks moving. They’re relatively cheap right now and while they’re a speculative venture, with thorough research, one can find a few good mining companies that are seeing strong returns.

Inflation is going to get a lot higher because the government has no choice but to print money to pay its debts. It’s the 11th hour and now is the time to act, to position yourself to ride out the storm. Doug’s guess is that when all of this bottoms, mortgage money will not exist and people the world over will have to purchase property with cash. They will be paying real value versus the inflated values of mortgage companies. Doug expresses his concern that our current economic situation is very serious. As he looks around, he doesn’t see any real bargains.

We’re still in the eye of the hurricane, and he forecasts that as we go back into the storm, it’s going to be a lot uglier than it was in 2008. He calls this the Greater Depression. This is a time when you don’t want to be rooted to a spot like a plant. In turbulent times, plants usually get eaten up. Doug is a widely respected preeminent authority on “rational speculation,” especially in the high-potential natural resource sector.

He is a high respected author, publisher and professional investor, and graduated from Georgetown University in 1968. Since that time, Doug has literally written the book on profiting from times of economic turmoil. He is the author of Crisis Investing, which spent multiple weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in the No. 1 position, and became the best-selling financial book of 1980.

Doug also authored Strategic Investing, breaking the record by receiving the largest advance ever paid for a financial book at that time. Doug’s next book, The International Man, was the most sold book in the history of Rhodesia. Doug Casey has been a featured guest on such TV shows and radio shows as David Letterman, Merv Griffin, Charlie Rose, Phil Donahue, Regis Philbin, Maury Povich, NBC News and CNN. He has also been the topic of numerous features in periodicals, such as Time, Forbes, People, and the Washington Post.

Doug divides his time between homes in Aspen, Colorado, Auckland, New Zealand, and Salta Argentina. He has written newsletters and alert services for sophisticated investors for over 28 years. He has lived in 10 countries and visited over 175. In addition to having served as a trustee on the Board of Governors of Washington College and Northwoods University, Doug has been a director and advisor to nine different financial corporations. Doug is currently the founder of Casey Research, a research company that watches every sector, looking for opportunities in the world.

Casey Research is a believer in free markets and understands the fundamental reality that the more a government interferes in a market, the more likely there will be consequences…negative for those unaware, but positive for those who are aware. More details about Casey Research can be found at their website: Also, this PDF is from Doug’s view of War on Terror:

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What do you do with your extra time? If you default to work, you may not be living the life you want. The Lifeonaire philosophy blends your vision of the life you want and trades your money for time. The program’s foundation for making money while enjoying your time is based on real estate investing which is a historically proven asset class. If you are able to continue making money while living the life you have always wanted why wouldn’t you?

Additional capacity just opened up for our Orlando Property Tour & Creating Wealth Boot camp. Go to to sign up now.

Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[2:56] You can either be motivated by desperation or inspiration - Jim Rohn

[3:32] Orlando Property Tour has some additional capacity available & coffee

[6:07] The Creating Wealth Boot camp

[6:34] Meet the Masters & Venture Alliance Mastermind events

[7:23] This listener is ready to invest but would like Jason’s advice


Shaun McCloskey Guest Interview:

[13:54] People did exactly what I taught them to do

[15:45] Finding a job which is not work is ultimately the goal

[17:39] Don’t forget what you love by working too much

[18:44] Lifeonaire = a millionaire + a life

[20:11] The four stages of lifeonaire

[23:07] What would you doing if you only had 6 months to live?

[25:41] Using your extra time for living your vision

[28:10] Where did the 40 hour work week come from?

[30:07] Visions get clouded by goals

[32:35] Start with the Lifeonaire book



The Bulletproof Executive

Venture Alliance Mastermind


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Have you ever considered lending your money to receive a better than average return? The opportunity now exists through our organization for you to become a hard money lender. Jason explains some widely used financial terms and how they apply to the residential real estate market. And, updates on the Orlando Property Tour, the upcoming Meet the Masters and the Venture Alliance trip to Dubai.


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[2:44] What exactly is a convertible ARM?

[3:57] We have special connections with commercial lenders who finance residential real estate

[6:19] Residential properties have desirable financing

[8:12] Explaining the Cost of Funds Index (COFI)

[10:50] Jason just purchased 2 Tesla cars, 1 “X” and 1 “S”

[15:11] The formula for calculating adjustable rate loans

[17:51] What is a bridge loan and how is it used?

[18:18] Becoming a hard money lender is available through our organization

[21:32] The Orlando Property Tour is just about full

[22:02] Meet the Masters in La Hoya, California in early January

[22:46] Venture Alliance Mastermind in Dubai in February

[24:11] Jason loves his Fitbit - Charge HR




Animal Farm

Venture Alliance Mastermind



Jason answers some listener questions, and then shares some wisdom from Earl Nightingale and Dan Sullivan.

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Jason does a solo episode on today's show and has a number of thoughts he'd like to share with the audience. Jason emphasizes the importance of leveraging not only our investments, but our business, and our biology too. He believes leverage is the key to success and talks on why leverage is so important. Jason also talks on Tony Robbins and his philosophy after attending his seminar last week.


Key Takeaways:

[2:30] Today Jason will be diving into more general topics not necessarily related to investing.

[3:40] What kind of resources does Jason read?

[8:20] Books are too long!

[9:40] Jason believes the three most important things in life are our business, biology, and investments.

[12:10] Walking 10,000 steps is a pretty big accomplishment.

[12:50] The focus of the Creating Wealth show is to gain leverage on our investments.

[14:45] The self-driving car could change the location, location, location motto in real estate investing.

[19:00] Jason talks about Tony Robbins.

[22:50] Can you really decide to be happy?

[25:10] What are we really focused on?

[29:55] Jason shares his thoughts about the book Talent Code by Daniel Coyle.

[32:15] The best way to learn how to be a real estate investor? Buy property!

[35:25] Jason shares his thoughts on the book Disrupt Yourself by Jay Samit.

[37:30] There's a website that can tell you if you're house is haunted.

[40:55] Marijuana and Denver real estate.

[43:15] Check out Jason's next events via his website. P.S The Orlando property tour is almost full.


Mentioned In This Episode:

Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! by Robert H. Schuller.

Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

The Organized Mind by Daniel Levitin.

Disrupt Yourself by Jay Samit.

Megan Greene joins us today to discuss the results of the 2015 John Hancock Investor Sentiment Survey. She shares her views on whether or not the Fed’s will raise the interest rate, if the stock market is rigged and how she believes monetary easing stokes financial inequality.


There are still a few spots left for the Orlando Property Tour! Go to to reserve your spot.


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:54] Ms. Hartman is an extreme do it yourselfer

[5:03] Jason wants me to increase my rent to value ratio

[7:03] Sign, sign everywhere a sign

[8:01] Inflation induced debt destruction

[9:01] Orlando Property Tour has a few spots left

[10:11] Meet the Masters in January

[10:18] Venture Alliance Mastermind - February in Dubai

[11:48] “Divorce the story, marry the truth” - Tony Robbins quote


Megan Greene Guest Interview:

[13:11] Regulations and less market liquidity causes volatility

[14:21] High frequency trading makes it difficult for small players

[16:29] The stock market is partly rigged

[17:50] What’s the next move for the Fed

[20:53] Results of the investor sentiment survey

[21:41] The Fed’s may hike in December

[22:58] Monetary easing stokes financial inequality

[24:41] Pushing investors into riskier investments

[26:28] Infrastructure spending may be in the future for the U.S. 

[27:05] How will a rate hike affect mortgage holders

[29:16] Mobility is a benefit for Gen Y workers

[30:25] Risks coming from outside of the U.S.



Tony Robbins

Garrett Sutton


John Hancock Asset Management

In this show Jason has a very casual, impromptu (and silly at times) discussion with two of his favorite Investment Counselors, Ari and Sara.  You’ll get a debrief on the last Creating Wealth Boot Camp, some investing insights, a “case study” article from The Financial Freedom Report and hear first hand from one of recent our clients who is creating high ROI in this market.

The next show will feature Jason’s interview with New York Times #1 bestselling author and speaker, Harvey MacKay, as they review his latest book Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You and some of Harvey’s older works like How To Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive.

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It’s impossible to predict which way the market will turn with any amount of certainty. But there are safeguards in place for you to invest your money into proven outlets. The main investment you should consider is the most historically proven asset class, income property. Financial planners won’t suggest it and Certified Public Accountants may not know key factors to assessing your risk. A real estate investment group may be the only entity you can turn to when you want to make a solid investment.


Check out our Early Bird pricing for Meet the Masters.


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[2:26] Fernando discovers he probably should have purchased auctioned homes in Florida

[9:10] Don’t spend so much time on individual properties

[10:46] Florida had a lot of properties for sale

[12:33] Judicial foreclosure markets have a slower market discovery

[13:36] No one can predict what the market is going to do

[15:40] An example of one of the properties

[16:53] Phoenix gets too expensive

[22:34] We hope to see you on the Orlando Property Tour & Meet the Masters


Jeff Barnes Guest Interview:

[24:17] There is a wide array of qualified retirement plans

[25:52] Two tax codes, Business & Employee

[27:57] Real Estate investors want to grow their money tax deferred

[32:13] Diversification of income property inside of your retirement plan

[34:28] Proving your transactions to the IRS

[36:56] Many consumers don’t know how to invest

[39:01] Becoming equity partners as a passive investor

[41:45] Use the same strategies as bank, a hard money lender

[44:26] To succeed, maintain control

[45:08] Jeff’s Wall Street history

[49:10] A certified financial planner isn’t trained in the #1 historically proven asset class

[53:48] Wall Street has countless outlets for investment information

[55:21] 30% of corporate profits in the U.S. come from financial services industry



American Auction Network TV


Ready, Fire, Aim

The Ultimate Guide for Self Directed Investing & Retirement Planning

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Tren Griffin doesn’t know the current stock price of Berkshire Hathaway and says Warren Buffett probably doesn’t either. Day-to-day ups and downs in the market don’t affect feasible, long-term investments. Value investing, traditionally known as buy and hold investing, approaches investing differently than most low fee indexes. It encourages rational thinking, interest based buying and finding the price mistakes in the market. 

Early Bird pricing for the next Meet the Masters event is now available.


Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[1:29] Orlando Property Tour & Creating Wealth Seminar coming up

[3:06] What I like about Warren Buffett

[4:37] Know this about the properties on our site

[9:39] The Walmart documentary example

[14:11] Every company has 3 primary audiences - suppliers, stakeholders & customers

[16:00] Send me an email with good quality sitcoms!

[18:06] Meet the Masters - Early bird pricing available now!

[18:30] Dubai in February with the Venture Alliance


Tren Griffin Guest Interview:

[19:35] Why write about Charlie Munger

[20:56] 4 principles of value investing

[24:11] Munger philosophy of decision-making

[25:27] 25iq

[26:34] The key to investing is to find a mistake - FOMO

[31:40] Markets are difficult to predict in the short term

[33:37] Aligning investments with interests

[35:51] Are you willing to do the work required by value investing

[37:38] The circle of confidence - become a specialist in one area

[39:50] Munger/Buffett fundamental - Get Rich Slow

[44:14] Berkshire stock never splits

[46:12] Following Tren

[48:03] You can have a life when you are a value investor



Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor

Venture Alliance Mastermind



Flash Boys

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Jason Hartman talks with acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman.  Barron’s has six times (2004–2009) ranked Ric Edelman among America’s 100 top financial advisors. In 2009, Ric was ranked the #1 independent financial advisor in the nation by Barron’s.

In 2004, Ric was inducted into the Financial Advisor Hall of Fame, ranked by Research Magazine for his focus on the individual client and ranked #42 on Registered Rep magazine’s list of “America’s Top 50 Advisors.” Inc. magazine three times named the firm the fastest-growing privately-held financial planning firm in the country. Ric received an honorary doctorate from Rowan University in 1999, and in 2007 was inducted into the Rowan University Public Relations Student Society of America Hall of Fame.

As a #1 New York Times best-selling author his five books on personal finance include Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth; The New Rules of Money; Discover the Wealth Within You; What You Need to Do Now; and the personal finance classic, The Truth About Money. His sixth book, The Lies About Money, was published in the fall of 2007 by Simon & Schuster and his latest book, Rescue Your Money, was published in the spring of 2008.  Ric’s books have been translated into several languages.

As a national radio show host on ABC Radio Networks, he can be heard on radio stations throughout the country. The live call-in advice program has been on the air for more than 15 years and earned Ric the A.I.R. Award for Best Talk Show Host in Washington D.C. (1993).  He also publishes a monthly newsletter, has built one of the most comprehensive and free online educational resources about personal finance at, and is the author of video and audio educational systems that help people achieve their financial goals.

Philanthropic Activities include Rowan University. They also funded the Edelman Nursing Career Development Center at Inova Health System Foundation. Ric served six years on the Board of the United Way of the National Capital Area and in 2007 completed his two-year term as Chairman of the Board. He also serves on the boards of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, D.C., and its foundation. Ric also is a full partner of the American Savings Education Council and the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. He is a former board member of Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area and served for three years on the Grants Committee of the Foundation for Financial Planning, where he remains a major donor. They also actively support HEROES Inc., Make-a-Wish Foundation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and many other charities.

As Chairman and CEO of Edelman Financial Services LLC. He is also President and Director of Sanders Morris Harris Group. Ric is an Investment Advisor Representative and offers advisory services through EFS an SEC-registered investment advisor. He is also a Registered Representative of and offers securities through Sanders Morris Harris Inc., an affiliated broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC.
Barron’s ranking “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” (Aug. 31, 2009) based on assets under management, revenues the advisors generate for their firms, and the quality of their practices.


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Even though Jason believes in a fixed rate, long-term, buy and hold mortgage strategy, he encourages people to be informed about the additional financing options available. This week he and Naresh take a deep dive into the adjustable-rate mortgage, breaking it down into easy to understand piece parts. They also discuss the wrap around mortgage, what the term negative rate means and give numerical examples to clearly explain each distinct type of calculation.


Early Bird pricing is available for the Orlando Property Tour & Creative Wealth Boot Camp


Key Takeaways:

[2:46] 5 Elements of adjustable-rate mortgages (ARM)

[4:19] 1. Start or Teaser rate

[5:10] 2. Index

[7:20] 3. Margin

[8:50] 4. Annual cap - 3 types

[13:38] Negative interest rates

[18:17] Negative amortization rate 

[19:05] Sophisticated investing techniques

[22:43] AITD - Wrap around mortgage

[24:23] Wrap around mortgage example

[28:48] Don’t forget about the Orlando Property tour & Creating Wealth Boot Camp



The emerging middle class is a billion strong and they are driving the new economy. If new businesses and entrepreneurs wish to stay in the game they will need to embrace the changing business landscape. They should throw out the old business plan and start with a noble cause, one which connects people with something no other company is able to connect them to. Legacy brands find themselves fighting for a piece of the new consumer.

Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[1:30] Orlando Property Tour and Creative Wealth Seminar

[2:32] Early 2016 Venture Alliance trip to Dubai

[3:56] Message from Jeff about the Venture Alliance Rhode Island trip

[6:10] Rich Dad advisor writer Garrett Sutton speaking at the next Meet the Masters

[6:53] Upcoming shows

John Sculley Guest Interview:

[10:13] Unprecedented growth of company’s who talk directly with consumers

[11:38] Democratizing the economy

[12:44] Famous brands have their backs against the wall

[13:54] Our changing workplace

[15:28] Steve Jobs appreciated the Pepsi Challenge

[18:37] The experience expectation

[19:05] Consumer businesses John is working in

[21:01] $129 for an Obi Worldphone

[22:58] The legacy business plan is dead

[24:44] Why have a noble cause

[26:35] The new world middle class

[28:36] A customer plan using common sense

[30:30] How to contact Mr. Sculley




Venture Alliance Mastermind

Garrett Sutton


Obi Worldphone


Sculley Speaks

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If you thought economics was boring, think again. At the heart of wars, land grabs, politics, history, and almost any sort of human interaction lies economics. Remember – economics is about money, and money, depending upon your perspective, either makes the world go ‘round or is the root of all evil.

Either way, Jason Hartman’s interview of master economist, Martin Armstrong, for episode #382 of The Creating Wealth Show makes for scintillating listening. First, some background.

Martin Armstrong is the former chairman of Princeton Economics International Ltd. He is best known for his economic predictions based on the Economic Confidence Model, which he developed. In September 1999, Armstrong faced prosecution by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for fraud. During the trial, Armstrong was imprisoned for over seven years for civil contempt of court, one of the longest-running cases of civil contempt in American legal history. In August 2006, Armstrong pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud, and began a five-year sentence.

Armstrong is the developer of the Economic Confidence Model based on business cycles. He is known for claiming to have predicted the crash of 1987 to the very day. Using his theory that boom-bust cycles occur once every 3,141 days (the number pi multiplied by 1000), Armstrong claimed in 1999 to have predicted the Nikkei’s collapse in 1989 and Russia’s financial collapse in 1998.

During this interview Jason and Martin delve into a number of topics:

Putin’s Plan
Armstrong reminds us that Russian President Putin is a KGB disciple who would love nothing more than to put the Soviet Union back together. Through this prism, it’s not difficult to see the reasons behind his land grab in the Ukraine. He believes that the strength of a nation depends upon how much territory it owns, so look out Poland, etc! It’s also worthwhile to note that the failure of communism in Russia left a void that has been filled by a good, old-fashioned oligarchy.

Inflation vs. Deflation
As all good economists do, Mr. Armstrong has a strong understanding of, and opinions about, the inflation and deflation in an economy. Of course, Jason loves this topic whenever it arise in conversation. The main point Martin makes is that it is not inflation that destroys an economy, but rather deflation. Listen in as he explains exactly how.

Other notes of interest from the interview:

  • Why we’re on a 25-year war cycle and 8.6-year business cycle
  • Why the US ended up in the enviable/unenviable status as the Brinks truck to the world
  • Is the American dollar now a de facto international currency?
  • The US will never enter hyperinflation (400% monthly inflation) – our corrupt bankers won’t let it happen
  • It’s almost impossible for Americans to open a bank account or do business overseas – what is Europe afraid of?
  • The next economic implosion will be in pension funds
  • The real reason behind the recent huge influx of foreigners buying real estate investments in the US
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Be sure to sign up for our Property Tour and Creative Wealth Seminar in Mid-November in the well-rounded city of Orlando, Florida.There are major medical companies investing in the surrounding area. There are also basics to the State of Florida which make it a good place to invest. It offers asset protection, has no income tax for its residents and is pro-business and pro-landlord. This hybrid market is ripe and when the real estate market there corrects itself investment properties will appreciate to their proper values.


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:14] A glitch in the previous Orlando podcast

[2:56] Orlando Property Tour in mid-November including the Creative Wealth seminar

[6:50] Meet the Masters in January

[7:42] The new Joe Investor segment and more great real estate investment content


Orlando Local Market Specialist Interview:

[8:57] Re-introducing the Orlando market

[10:10] Cash flow positive in a highly desirable market

[10:54] The importance of demand and desirability

[13:55] Judicial foreclosure states versus non-judicial foreclosure states

[15:02] Removing the supply drives the price upwards and eliminates cash flow properties

[17:04] Buying below replacement costs in Orlando

[17:30] Appreciation and regression to replacement cost are two different things

[18:28] Las Vegas may be a massively over speculated, natural growth was needed

[20:39] Florida basics create an environment for job growth

[22:09] Everybody knows Orlando, Florida - It’s more than Disney

[23:45] Light rail systems are up and running

[24:40] The market will correct itself; a cyclical evolution

[27:25] The right team, great deals are available in a landlord friendly environment

[29:07] Our management team was built for investors by investors

[31:09] Nobody wants an eviction but if it happens our group does it well

[34:56] Making the right choice in the real estate market - look 10 years in either direction

[37:50] Looking at linear about to go hybrid markets like Orlando, Chicago




The mainstream media doesn’t ever mention investment property as an asset class. Are they owned by Wall Street? Small investors must not buy enough ad space. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in an effort to protect the average person, makes new regulations which actually reduce opportunities for entrepreneurs or any mid-level company without enough money to pay an army of lawyers to sift through the glut of compliance issues. We discuss regulatory changes and the new closing form.

Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[1:37] Celebrating Jason’s birthday by paragliding

[2:54] Real estate service providers and introducing new forms

[4:35] New rules and documents for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

[8:36] Mini case study voicemail from Mason

[10:32] Outsmarting the Federal Reserve and the lame stream media

[15:20] Downward pressure on property pricing

[16:16] Upward pressure on rents

[18:26] The good way out is technological innovation

[19:50] Orlando income property tour in mid-November

[20:56] Meet the Masters in San Diego, California on January 8 & 9


Ken Trepeta Guest Interview:

[23:00] Integrating RESPA and TILA

[25:28] No more HUD-1’s

[26:08] The underlying rules are the responsibility of the lender of the closing disclosure form

[28:50] The devil in the details of the Dodd-Frank document

[31:50] Protecting consumers from paying too high interest

[33:02] The investor community has certain exemptions

[35:23] Small and midsize investors may need an army of lawyers

[37:57] New real estate investors walk away after seeing the roadblocks

[40:07] Preventing access to opportunities

[41:05] Condominium loans vs single family home loans

[41:58] How to contact Ken’s group



Venture Alliance

Rich Dad Poor Dad

RESPRO - Real Estate Services Providers Council

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Jason Hartman talks with one of his Investment Counselors, Steve, about a Naked Capitalism blog post on the new real estate train wreck in securitized rentals.  Wall Street’s newest “innovation” based on rental income.  Will this be another Wall Street scam like the pools of subprime mortgages, auction rate securities, derivatives or numerous other products that were misrepresented to investors.

Next up, a discussion of the ‘lost decade’ for the American middle class based on a Newser article and some talk about the investor-driven recovery in real estate. 

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We break closing costs down into small pieces to support Jason’s #1 rule of investing, thou shalt become educated. Understanding which costs are fixed and which are variable will help you to protect yourself and allow you to become your own best advisor. We take the confusion out of calculating the fees. And, will private equity firms be the next big player in the mortgage game?


Sign up now for early bird pricing for our Meet the Masters event in lovely Southern California.


Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[3:01] An article about character - the essence of a person

[7:07] If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything

[7:51] Artificially intelligent ads

[8:37] Edward Snowden, Hero or Villain?

[11:04] As banks retreat private equity rushes in

[11:37] Meet the Master event in January, SoCal - Get your earlybird pricing

[12:26] Orlando Property Tour


Guest Interview with Joe:

[15:45] Looking at lender fees

[17:15] Requirements for good faith estimates

[19:52] What are lender or origination fees

[21:01] Using an example of $142,500, figuring out the closing costs

[22:40] Insurance charges for lenders and owners

[23:49] Lender’s title insurance is one of the highest fees on the estimate

[24:11] Depending on your state the seller provides the clean title insurance

[25:01] Transfer stamps/taxes are local municipal charges

[27:07] Recording fees

[37:50] Points are fees to buy down the interest rates



Venture Alliance Mastermind

Newser Article

Dennis Waitley


Crunching the numbers sounds easy enough but which numbers do you use? National data doesn’t always reflect individual markets and using geographical data isn’t always a telling sign due to widespread changes in Fannie and Freddie’s level of risk. Jason and Daren take a deep dive into analyzing market data and how tagging markets as linear, cyclical and hybrid allow investors to understand good properties based on cash flow and ROI.

The Venture Alliance trip to Newport, Rhode Island was a great success. The speakers who are specialists in their fields were truly informative. The very first Venture Alliance member shares his favorite part of the Mastermind, the hot seat.


Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[1:26] Upcoming episodes on financing

[2:07] Our first Venture Alliance member is on the podcast

[5:01] Houses starting at $400,000 on Martha’s Vineyard

[9:06] Rehashing the Rhode Island trip

[10:21] Hard money, short and long term lending, how it affects your debt to income ratio

[14:18] The hot seat is the best part of the Mastermind

[16:10] Recreational time is still business time during the Venture Alliance trips

[17:44] A discussion is more intimate than a presentation

[18:26] The inflation/deflation debate


Daren Blomquist Guest Interview:

[20:44] National data doesn’t always reflect geographic niches

[22:24] RealtyTrac is, at its core a data company

[25:07] We have the ability to license, or re-sell the data to other companies

[26:40] Home sales are at an 8 year high when analyzing 190 markets

[29:00] The homeownership rate helps our clients to analyze markets

[30:54] We analyze the tax assessor information for rental properties

[33:37] Everything’s relative

[37:32] Thinking of real estate markets as linear (boring), cyclical and hybrid

[42:40] A combination of jobs and universities help real estate markets

[44:43] Extend and pretend or delay and pray markets

[49:44] Market influences are tipping towards introducing additional risk



Venture Alliance Mastermind



Black Night

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Jason Hartman is joined by Dr. Steve Sjuggerrud, editor for Stansberry Research, for a discussion of real estate investing domestic and international, attractive mortgage rates, and government deals that are making real estate a much more attractive investment. Steve talks about what he calls the “Bernanke Asset Bubble,” where the Fed would like to see a booming real estate market and stock market to get the country back on its feet.  Jason and Steve also talk about the demographics of the rental market and comparative returns of the rental market and stocks.

Dr. Steve Sjuggerud is the founder and editor of one of the largest financial newsletters in the world, True Wealth.  Since inception in 2001, True Wealth readers have made money every year with safe, contrarian investment ideas. Steve did his PhD dissertation on international currencies, he’s traveled to dozens of countries looking at investment ideas, and he’s run mutual funds, hedge funds, and investment research departments. Steve’s investment philosophy is simple: “You buy something of extraordinary value at a time when nobody else wants it. And you sell it at a time when people are willing to pay any price to get it.” It’s harder than it sounds, but Steve continues to be able to do just that for his readers.

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The fact that U.S. homeownership rates are tumbling is great news for real estate investors! The time is ripe for cash flow oriented linear markets. And it just so happens’s home project service engine is up and running at full capacity. I talk with Matt Williams, formerly of, about the latest and greatest tool for real estate agents and investors, is a new service which gives you the price of a pro contractor to complete your home services upfront, so you know exactly how much you can expect the bill to be. There were no fee’s exchanged for this or any of my podcasts.


Don’t Forget Early Bird pricing for Meet the Masters available on


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[2:06] Giddy for the upcoming interview 

[3:45] Removing the 3rd party from the equation

[5:23] Podcasters are charging guests to be on their show

[5:53] We are working on a self-management software tool

[7:30] Income is judged by the net operating income, not cash flow

[8:39] The Zerohedge article - U.S. homeownership rate tumbles

[11:00] I’m excited I want a 55% homeownership rate

[12:52] Median U.S. asking rent is $803

[13:46] The time is ripe for cash flow oriented linear markets

[14:55] Real income in the U.S. is at 1989 levels

[17:39] Will the economy be outdone by free market technology


Matt Williams Guest Interview:

[20:59] Learning the ins and outs of building marketplaces and communities at Amazon

[22:01] Digg’s V4 - An attempt at a personalized news experience

[25:21] Incubating at Andreessen Horowitz

[27:26] Real estate investors are able to get a quote from any zip code in the U.S.

[28:25] Homeowners have access to what it cost to get their home ready for sale

[30:09] The most comprehensive pricing engine for any home project

[32:40] The problem is a lack of transparency for home services

[34:22] What the job should cost broken down for the consumer

[35:40] It’s really for every single job you can imagine in the home

[38:00] We handle the payment processing also

[39:04] Thousands of common projects and the multiple variations

[40:08] There are a lot of jobs left undone because people don’t know the price upfront

[41:10] We survey the pro after the job and post rankings

[41:58] How real estate agents work with

[44:12] This free service is nationwide, right?



Andreessen Horowitz

The Mystery of the Missing Inflation - Tyler Durden

Welcome to episode 571 of Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing. If you’re here it’s because you’re interested in creating or growing your wealth through real estate investing. And today’s episode is the perfect vehicle to help you do that.

One of our experts, Joe, joins us to give the down and dirty details of what it takes to get the best financing deal and the specifications you need to qualify for up to 20 properties. We also talk about whether or not you need an attorney to close a loan, the differences between technical refinancing and cash out refinancing as well as how many months’ of reserves you need.

This is expert advice free of charge! And it’s all here on today’s episode of Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing.

Quick answers in the lightning round to all of the most important financing questions. We dig in and ask prudent questions of Joe our financing guru. If you are looking to create your wealth through real estate investments this is the episode for you. Down and dirty details of what it takes to get the best financing deal and the specifications you need to qualify for up to 20 properties. Expert advice free of charge!


Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[1:23] Lender Lightning Round show

[1:58] The great Facebook debate

[4:29] Commandment #3 - Thou shalt maintain control

[9:28] Ric Edelman’s - 10 great reasons to keep a long term mortgage and never pay it off

[11:07] The supply chain of financial advisors

[15:40] It’s an amazing time to be alive

[16:18] The Chinese Government makes it easier to buy overseas assets

[18:40] Newport Rhode Island trip for Venture Alliance members and guests

[19:51] CW - 565 is now the Orlando market profile


Financing Lightning Round with Joe:

[21:30] Inflation induced debt destruction

[22:15] Financing 10 properties per spouse through Fannie Mae

[22:53] Down payments vary - 5% down reduces your rate

[23:43] Financing through an LLC

[24:24] 1 loan, 1 property with vanilla residential financing

[25:45] Multiple inquiries about your credit score can lower it over time

[27:00] A LLC needs different insurance

[27:47] Is a power of attorney be sufficient to close the loan

[28:29] An attorney is not needed to close the loan

[29:57] A 2 year landlord history - Fannie Mae no, Freddie Mac yes

[30:56] The minimum credit score is 620 for the first 4 properties, 720 for 5-10

[31:50] Cash out refinancing on investment properties

[33:05] You can always finance your primary residence but different guidelines may apply

[34:21] Lenders need 6 months of reserves

[35:37] Offsetting the mortgage payment based on possible rental income

[37:42] Rental income loss

[38:38] Technical refinance or delayed financing

[40:22] 100% replacement cost needed in homeowners insurance

[44:37] Do your due diligence but beware of multiple credit checks



Fruitcake Fraud

Financial Survival Show

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Jason Hartman interviews research scientist, Heidi Grant Halvorson regarding the science behind human motivation and success. There are many successful people in the world who are highly motivated and have concise goals, but how many actually understand why they’re successful or why they fail? The common belief is that certain people are just genetically wired to succeed or fail.

Heidi states this is not entirely the case and shares the findings of scientific research on achievement. She talks about strategies that people use, principles that people can count on and apply to their own life, and states that our own intuition about what helps us succeed or causes us to fail can often be incorrect. It’s not about ability or IQ.

Heidi explains the psychological factors behind how people react to challenges, the beliefs and mindsets that people have as they try to reach a goal. Defining success is personal, dependent on an individual’s sense of well-being, lasting happiness and autonomy. She says it’s important to be specific about goals, to break them down into manageable, specific pieces that are planned out with when and where, and taking the time to define success for ourselves.

Jason and Heidi also discuss the relationship between money and happiness, expressing that there is a money point where it does make it easier to make choices and pursue the things individuals find interesting in life, plus containing a sense of accomplishment and opening the door to help others. Unhappiness comes about when a person makes and uses their money for the wrong reasons, lacking sensibility, leading to dissatisfaction. Heidi emphasizes motivation and realistic goals are important. Jason shares his own opinion on wealth, noting that, on the one hand, having more “things” can actually become a burden, but it does allow a person to help others and create experiences and memories. Heidi states that what people do with their wealth is the important factor for fulfillment and happiness.

Heidi Grant Halvorson is a rising star in the field of motivational science. She is a an Expert Blogger for Fast Company, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, as well as a regular contributor to the BBC World Service’sBusiness Daily, the Harvard Business Review, and SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership. 

Her writing has also been featured on CNN Living and Mamapedia. Heidi is also Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University Business School. In addition to her work as author and co-editor of the highly-regarded academic book The Psychology of Goals (Guilford, 2009), she has authored papers in her field’s most prestigious journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,European Journal of Social Psychology, and Judgment and Decision Making.  

She has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation for her research on goals and achievement.  Her work has been praised by Carol Dweck and Matthew Kelly, among many others.

Dr. Grant Halvorson is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and was recently elected to the highly selective Society for Experimental Social Psychology. 

She gives frequent invited addresses and speaks regularly at national conferences, and is available for speaking and consulting engagements, primarily in education, marketing, and management. She received her PhD in social psychology from Columbia University.

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So you’ve decided to invest in real estate, what now? Using the checklists provided by Jason and his team you can take things step by step and not miss a thing. Even if this is your first investment you can be certain you are making educated decisions on home inspectors, insurance companies and lenders by using this simple tool. You’ll have your real estate portfolio up and growing in no time. 


Key Takeaways:

[1:35] The Creating Wealth Show is the #1 way to achieve better real estate investing

[3:23] First steps to acquiring a property

[6:02] Some providers use year built as the rehab date 

[7:22] Every property will sell at the right price

[8:37] Big retailers don’t make investments easily, use it as a sign

[10:05] A checklist after the purchase agreement

[12:06] How to pick a home inspector 

[13:41] 50 shades of cahoots 

[16:53] Pre-approval for financing and understanding their language

[19:19] A good track record is important to us

[20:06] Being disloyal to markets and lenders is a good thing 

[22:44] Dealing with a nationwide insurance company and umbrella policies

[27:26] During closing time use the change of address form for your investment property 

[30:42] Venture Alliance fall foliage tour coming up soon, talk to your investment counselor



The Checklist Manifesto 

Pillar to Post


Venture Alliance Mastermind 

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The sharing economy will certainly change the game in the manufacturing sector but we do not yet know what affect it will have. Considering the normal adaptation lag time and the conversion nuances of each new innovation real estate investors must watch closely as the upcoming game changers come to fruition. Major economic indicators such as unemployment rates and the housing market will be closely monitored. Real estate investing may be entirely different than it is today. 


Key Takeaways:

[2:01] How real estate investors can design their portfolios in the current govt. environment 

[3:24] 3 Cardinal rules of real estate - Location, location, location

[3:57] What is the labor content fallacy or the zero sum game

[5:11] Proving Supply side economics or trickle down economics

[6:25] Looking at economics by way of technology 

[8:09] The self driving cars will hurt high value land owners

[9:06] An audio clip about self driving cars

[10:41] Automotive Industry experts expect an 8 year replacement cycle

[11:28] The average car is used only 4% of the time 

[12:45] How will autonomous driving services affect the auto industry

[14:38] A game changer for real estate

[15:33] Naresh is skeptical about the dates

[18:00] The typical city or town is 40% parking 

[19:11] Will people need to get in a car and go to work

[21:36] A safety app 

[22:34] Will there be high unemployment or will technology fill in the gaps

[25:21] Digital goods basically exhibit a zero cost of production 

[28:01] Real estate investors normally don’t consider what the future may hold

[29:25] Jason’s private mastermind group, Venture Alliance’s Newport Rhode Island trip 



Walk me home app




Venture Alliance Mastermind

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Jason Hartman starts with a discussion about the recent Facebook IPO scandal.  Morgan Stanley and the other IPO underwriters gave the bad news to their big clients about Facebook having a bad quarter but didn’t bother to tell their financial advisors and individual clients about this – more bad behavior on Wall Street?  Short Bloomberg News clip. What would Eliot Spitzer think of Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman?

Jason reviews a SWOT Analysis for Investment Property including the following points:

Cash Flow
Fragmented Markets & Providers
“Push” Appreciation
Real Appreciation
Physical, Real Asset
Natural Disasters
Market Conditions
Inflation-Induced Debt Destruction(TM)
Regression to Replacement Cost(TM)
Rent Increases
Acquisition Price Below Replacement Cost
Gen Y
Low FICO Scores = More Renters
Fannie Mae
Rent Collapse
Price Deflation
Population Out-Migration
New Inventory Suppressing Rents

Join Jason and his team for their very first LIVE east coast event!  Atlanta Income Property Investment Tour + Education Finally, Jason talks with one of his clients who finances farmland about his growing income property portfolio and outlook on the residential rental property market.

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A look at three different tax scenarios. What would you pay if the proposed flat, fair and sales taxes were implemented. Currently with issues such as underreporting of personal business tax, formal renunciations and “workers without papers” paying tax the IRS claims to be billions behind it what it should be collecting. John Gavers current book delves deep into the intricacies of the flat and sales tax programs and his upcoming book will dissect the fair tax and how the economy would be affected if it were to replace the current U.S. tax system. 


Key Takeaways: 

Jason’s Editorial 

[2:00] The age old tax debate 

[3:13] The velocity of money 

[3:54] Candidate Obama eluded to an asset tax 

[4:33] Capital formation means the capital is never really dormant

[6:35] An update on upcoming shows

[7:05] The new answers all of your questions


John Gaver Guest Interview:

[9:20] The IRS report says the rich are paying too much tax

[10:44] 2300% increase in formal renunciations

[13:33] Is California the new Michigan

[14:55] Does a flat income tax make sense

[17:49] The Reagan reform 2 tax brackets

[19:45] The book is based on IRS total collections 

[20:47] The fair tax taxes “workers without papers”

[23:05] John’s position is …

[26:01] A national retail sales tax would be collected at the state level

[28:35] Consuming a service is considered taxable

[29:34] Buying a used home would be tax free but would anyone buy a new house 

[30:33] My The Tax Deception book will look at the fair tax

[31:31] A flat tax will end up hurting the middle class 



Venture Alliance Mastermind


The Rich Don’t Pay Tax 

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Orlando is more than Disney, it’s a well rounded city. There are major medical companies investing in the surrounding area. There are also basics to the State of Florida which make it a good place to invest. It offers asset protection, has no income tax for its residents and is pro-business and pro-landlord. This hybrid market is ripe and when the real estate market there corrects itself investment properties will appreciate to their proper values. 


Early Bird pricing is now available for January’s Meet the Masters event in SoCal. 


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[2:10] An app Jason likes which tells him about the humidity he doesn’t like

[5:15] Meet the Masters event in January 9 & 10, 2016 - save the date 

[6:41] Florida is a no income tax state and it’s asset protection friendly

[7:08] Tampa, Florida may be under rated but the market is too expensive

[8:06] The biggest cities with the highest foreclosure rate 

[9:17] Land contracts in Grand Rapids, Michigan, owning notes means less responsibility

[11:18] Congratulations Russell for developing the life you want! 

[13:01] The 2nd Venture Alliance trip coming up in Newport, Rhode Island 


Orlando Local Market Specialist Interview:

[18:23] Foreclosures allow you to go cash flow positive in Orlando

[19:14] Market basics for achieving cash flow and appreciation

[22:38] Judicial foreclosure states versus non judicial foreclosure states

[23:31] Removing the supply drives the price upwards and eliminates cash flow properties

[25:30] Buying below replacement costs in Orlando 

[26:59] Las Vegas may be a massively over speculated, natural growth was needed

[28:29] Large companies are investing in Orlando 

[30:31] Everybody knows Orlando, Florida - It’s more than Disney

[33:51] Separating the Orlando market from other markets 

[35:48] The right team, great deals are available and it’s landlord friendly

[37:30] Our management team was built for investors by investors

[39:31] Nobody wants an eviction but if it happens our group does it well 

[43:20] Making the right choice in the real estate market - look 10 years in either direction




Dark Sky App

While the last several years have seen huge losses for most investors in stocks, it has provided some valuable insights and allowed development of new concepts for stock investing. Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Chris Kacher and Gil Morales, principles and managing directors of Virtue of Selfish Investing, LLC and MoKa Investors, LLC, regarding their take on the markets, particularly commodities.

Chris and Gil explain their investment philosophy and concepts born out of frustration with other market strategies failing, relating how they were able to get through the market crash and the continued instability. One of the concepts is the Pocket Pivot, a favorable entry point in a stock before it breaks out of the stock base. Gil and Chris also share their outlook on stocks, commodities, currencies and inflation.

Dr. Chris Kacher is a stock investor and strategist with a background in the nuclear sciences. He is a co-founder of a stock advisory service, Chris Kacher is a protégé of William O’Neil. He is known for achieving a total return of 18,241% during the period of 1996 to 2002 which he describes in his book Trade Like an O’Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market co-authored with Gil Morales. Prior to his career as a stock trader, Dr. Chris Kacher pursued an education in the nuclear sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.

He won a Charles D. Coryell Award while being undergraduate. As a graduate student he contributed to the confirmation of the existence of Seaborgium and a synthesis of an atom of Darmstadtium. He received a Doctor of Nuclear Chemistry degree in 1995. In 2009, Chris Kacher released a debut album of his piano compositions Teardrop Rain under a stage name of Christian Casher. He is a certified practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis.

He (in co-authorship with Gil Morales) is a regular contributor to MarketWatch. Dr. Kacher is also currently a principal and Managing Director of MoKa Investors, LLC and Virtue of Selfish Investing, LLC, He currently manages money for qualified investors through each of those firms, and is a frequent guest and commentator on, CBS’s Portfolio Doctor, and CNN News Radio’s Wall Street Shuffle, among other venues. He and Mr. Morales are currently writing a second book to be published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in summer of 2012.

Mr. Morales began his investment career in 1991 as a stockbroker in the Beverly Hills branch of Merrill Lynch. In 1997, William O’Neil personally recruited Mr. Morales to join William O’Neil + Company, Inc. where he spent the next eight years as a Vice-President, internal Portfolio Manager responsible for managing a portion of the firm’s proprietary assets, and Manager of the O’Neil Institutional Services group responsible for advising over 500 of the largest and most successful institutional investors in the world, including mutual fund, pension fund, and hedge fund clients.

Mr. Morales also co-authored with William J. O’Neil a book on short-selling, “How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short,” published by John Wiley & Sons in 2004. In 2004, Mr. Morales was appointed Chief Market Strategist for William O’Neil + Company, Inc.  In addition to co-authoring, “Trade Like an O’Neil Disciple,” he also contributed to the book, “Wiley Trading Guide, Volume II,” published in 2001.

In the period from January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2005, Mr. Morales achieved in his personal account a total return of 10,904.25% as audited by Rothstein Kass & Company, a hedge fund auditing firm.  Mr. Morales received his B.A. in economics from Stanford University. Mr. Morales is also currently a principal and Managing Director of MoKa Investors, LLC and Virtue of Selfish Investing, LLC, He currently manages money for qualified investors through each of those firms, and is a frequent guest and commentator on Fox Business News,, and CNN News Radio’s Wall Street Shuffle and Opening Bell shows, among other venues.

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If you are using your buy and hold properties as short term rentals, through a company like Airbnb,  you may be required to pay an additional 15.3% self employment tax. Although it may seem like a gray area to you, the IRS considers it an active business and will take note of which schedule you are filing. Short term rentals require more of your labor and your time which rarely gets accounted for when calculating costs. Considering all the aspects of short term rentals versus long term buy and hold properties will shield you from future surprises.


Key Takeaways

Jason’s Editorial:

[2:04] The huge flaw in Airbnb

[3:10] The passing of Dr. Wayne Dyer

[4:14] The female perspective

[5:40] Positive Feedback from the 1st Jason Hartman University

[7:39] Save the Date for the next Meet the Masters in early January 2016

[9:30] The Venture Alliance Rhode Island trip details


Brandon Hall Guest Interview:

[15:02] Airbnb investors also have a 15.3% tax on active income

[16:13] Monetizing the value of your time

[16:44] Automated business systems allow me manage my real estate in only 30 min per month

[19:01] It’s more time and labor intensive than a buy and hold property

[21:50] A complicated scenario in setting up short term rentals

[24:49] Short term rentals may earn more but the time is not factored in

[25:45] Schedule E or Schedule C?

[27:47] The IRS may be bringing on the audits

[29:33] A 5 year depreciation schedule

[31:05] The diminimous safe harbor

[33:23] 500 material participation is solely for rental properties

[36:06] An example of a three unit qualifier for material participation

[37:53] Long distance self management is possible and maybe easier

[39:35] Segmented depreciation, cost segregation using a sears catalog

[42:41] Feasibility studies are expensive

[44:43] Everybody needs a home office









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Jason and Naresh discuss the lure of working on Wall Street and how big firms lure college kids with 6 figure salaries and pricey hotel stays. They delve into real estate being the most multidimensional asset class and the financial protections it offers. They reflect on clients who are using money from their corporate jobs to build their real estate portfolios by investing in income property on their way to becoming financially independent. And finally, the unsafe, unstable investment of gold.


Key Takeaways:

[2:01] Florida is very desirable for a lot of reasons

[4:15] Naresh went to Duke and worked on Wall Street 

[6:12] An example of a Super Day at Morgan Stanley

[10:06] Kids don’t aspire to work on Wall Street, they are courted in college

[11:22] $150,000 a year right out of school

[13:06] We sell out when we become adults

[14:38] Venture Alliance event in September go to to sign up

[15:06] Invest money from your corporate career as a base on which to build your wealth

[16:44] You have no idea how the machine called Wall Street works

[17:38] Will gold continue to drop in value?

[18:20] Generation Y, what is it they find value in

[19:29] 7 reasons real estate is better than gold

[22:03] Your best insurance is a high loan balance

[23:25] Is your gold hiding offshore? How do you know it’s in storage?

[25:22] Jason’s Grandfather was a coin collector and had his home invaded for it

[28:45] 25% down for cash on cash return of 12% annually

[30:00] Multidimensional asset class is basically many different dimensions of income

[31:00] Information on future episodes






7 ReasonsRealEstateisaBetterInvestmentthanGold




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Jason Hartman is joined by contributing author for, Alasdair MacLeod for a rousing discussion of the decline of the European economy, the mistakes of the European Central Bank and EU, and how “governments are eating their own children.”

Alasdair makes a rather accurate comparison between the fall of Rome and the current economic disaster around the world, calling it the Nero influence. Governments continue to spend money and introduce new taxes that are detrimental to the people they serve. The ECB is now lowering collateral standards as they run out of quality collateral, such as taking on mortgage-backed securities, in exchange for helping banks and governments.

Alasdair said the real problem among Greece, Spain, Italy and other countries in crisis is that they are broke, yet they continue to meet to discuss increasing spending to build infrastructure and creating token taxes. Governments the world round are in a debt trap, including the U.S. Alasdair feels there is only one way to defer the imminent fall and that is for the Central Banks to come together and put into play quantitative easing.

Governments would then need to seriously cut their excessive, wasteful spending.

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If you are in control of your life your kids do not talk back to you, you tell the waiter your food is subpar and you believe in every single word you say. If the aforementioned doesn’t ring true for you then you need to “grow a pair” and get your house in order. If you decide not to tell someone they are stealing your time and money at your business then by default you are condoning it. Larry believes you are providing people a service by telling them the truth. They need to experience the failure and the pain in order to allow them to learn from their mistakes. Keeping quiet doesn’t help anybody. 


Last call for Jason Hartman University Live in San Diego


Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[1:58] Our 2 day content driven real estate investment course, JHU Live! in sunny San Diego 

[3:33] The Venture Alliance trip to Newport Rhode Island in the last days of September

[4:56] Is this the beginning of the economic meltdown

[6:04] Content for JHU Live includes specialists in land contracts and investment property lenders 


Larry Winget Interview:

[8:07] Entitlement is the biggest enemy to our society

[8:59] People need stronger opinions and need to stand up for them

[9:44] Living on the edge is what gets one into history books

[10:50] The “I have a pair” test 

[12:16] If you put up with something you condone it

[12:50] If you want to do the other party a service speak up about crappy service

[13:54] Peale’s “ruined by praise than saved by criticism” quote

[14:57] Ground your opinion and refuse to create drama

[16:14] I provoke people on purpose 

[17:33] Which is better having rabid fans or rabid enemies

[19:35] I can count on my haters, they buy my products 

[20:28] Numbness is a caused by a of lack of confidence in a speaker's’ faith in what they say 

[21:51] Businesses can grow a pair by refusing to tolerate thieves or 20% of their employees

[23:27] We expect more out of our government than we expect out of ourselves 

[25:21] Being in the middle is a safe place but it’s no fun

[27:12] Honest and open communication isn’t welcome in a world of political correctness

[28:44] I respect all opinions on my social media page 

[30:38] It’s not about changing somebody else it’s always about yourself


[32:49] Kid’s need to experience failure and friends need the truth

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Many of you have trusted us with your past and ongoing real estate investment transactions and we appreciate it. We take time in today’s episode to share your successes with others, discuss the joy of seeing you at live events and invite you to contact us if you would like to be on the show. We enjoy having you as clients and we are happy to offer you the type of service that a group of our size can acquire. Your investment portfolio’s are leading you towards financial freedom and your stories are inspirational. Thanks and congratulations from our entire team. 


Key Takeaways:

[1:42] Talking directly to you the clients and the listeners

[3:17] Freedom is the benefit of investments

[3:55] Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac guidelines - 10 loan per person limit

[4:50] Congratulations to those building great portfolios! Add applause here

[6:29] Russ - a real client story about firing his boss

[9:06] Kathy from California signed up for JHU Live

[9:30] Congrats to Jessie for a recent close of properties in Memphis

[10:01] Over Diversification is more than 3-5 markets 

[10:50] Getting clients to open up about their goals from the beginning  

[13:00] Feedback helps you to consolidate and double down in a few good markets 

[16:06] A B market with an A team is better than an A market with a B team

[18:00] Our organization gives you leverage through quantity

[18:57] The soft factors are personalities 

[19:54] Free shirts for investment therapists and matchmaking

[21:05] It truly is still a Mom and Pop business structure which preserves our opportunities

[23:26] Toby’s personal experience of a 19 property portfolio

[25:17] A shout out to Andy & Stacy for continued success

[26:09] The shoulda coulda woulda mentality 

[27:04] Damon & Bill working land contracts 

[29:03] We’d love to have you on the show 

[30:18] JHU Live & Venture Alliance events are coming up soon

[31:34] Lifetime rental coordination through our organization

[32:03] Come out and meet us at our live events at least once a year



JHU Live - Register here for 30% off 

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Jason Hartman hosts an interesting interview with Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, author of The Clash of Generations: Saving Ourselves, Our Kids, Our Economy, regarding the problems with the economy and the effect that the astronomical national debt and government spending will have on generations to come.

Professor Kotlikoff paints a picture of the magnitude of these issues very clearly, explaining that the fiscal gap is $211 trillion. He explains that we would have to raise every federal tax immediately and permanently by 64 percent or cut all non-interest spending by the government (Medicare, Social Security, defense spending, etc) by 40 percent. “The country is broke, totally broke,” says Professor Kotlikoff. He emphasizes that this applies to today, not 75 years down the road.

Jason and Professor Kotlikoff also discuss why the 2007 quadrupled money base through money printing hasn’t hit the streets yet in the form of hyperinflation. Essentially, banks are being bribed to hold money reserves by the Fed.

In simplistic terms, the Federal Reserve prints the money, lends it out at very low interest rates to the banks, and then the banks deposit it back with the Federal Reserve and get a higher interest rate. This makes banks more solvent over time without the public ever knowing what is going on. Professor Kotlikoff also talks about a proposal to fix the financial system, which he refers to as a fragile system, presently a “trust me” banking system where the public is unaware of what the banks are doing with their money.

Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software, a frequent columnist for Bloomberg and Forbes, and a blogger for The Economist and The Huffington Post.

Professor Kotlikoff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977. From 1977 through 1983 he served on the faculties of economics of the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale University. In 1981-82 Professor Kotlikoff was a Senior Economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Professor Kotlikoff is author or co-author of 15 books and hundreds of professional journal articles. His most recent books are The Clash of Generations (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press), Jimmy Stewart Is Dead (John Wiley & Sons), Spend ‘Til the End, (co-authored with Scott Burns, Simon & Schuster), The Healthcare Fix (MIT Press), and The Coming Generational Storm (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press).

Professor Kotlikoff publishes extensively in newspapers, and magazines on issues of financial reform, personal finance, taxes, Social Security, healthcare, deficits, generational accounting, pensions, saving, and insurance. Professor Kotlikoff has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Swedish Ministry of Finance, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England, the Government of Russia, the Government of Ukraine, the Government of Bolivia, the Government of Bulgaria, the Treasury of New Zealand, the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Joint Committee on Taxation, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The American Council of Life Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, AON Corp., and other major U.S. corporations.

He has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions to committees of Congress including the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.

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Do you have the sense to wait out the market during lag times? Buy and hold is Jason’s philosophy and he is a self made multi millionaire. The average American will never buy at the markets lowest point nor sell at the highest point. For most it takes time for the media’s influence to inspire action which means always being late to the game. Increasing your knowledge and learning pertinent facts and figures will help you to anticipate upcoming changes in the market. This September in San Diego is your opportunity to receive a complete real estate investment education so you too can create your own wealth. You can sign up at and don’t forget to claim 30% off of JHU Live with screenshot of your iTunes review. 


Key Takeaways:

[2:10] The impact of technology on inflation 

[3:18] Rate of change in inflation rates 

[6:01] Deflation in 2015 - July being the most deflationary month ever in the U.S.

[8:24] Maintaining yield with the income and expense ratios

[9:53] Staying power through lag time 

[11:09] How deflation affects real estate markets 

[13:58] Cash flow allows you to weather the downmarket storm

[16:15] Jason’s Commandment #5 - Thou shalt not gamble

[18:22] Naresh questions what happens to the real estate market if we see a rate hike in 2016

[19:00] The 3 dimensions of real estate are buy, rent or homeless

[21:42] Multidimensional asset class and price discovery 

[23:08] An example of an exchange to a linear market

[25:00] Jason Hartman University Live in San Diego and Venture Alliance trip to Rhode Island 

[30:00] Gold doesn’t produce income and its not a good asset class 




Jeff, a client, has questions regarding recent investments in Chicago. Research has led him to question local school rankings, foreclosures and exit rates of the area. A Chicago local market specialist addresses all three items and adds some facts and figures regarding this world class city, such as 42% of the people in Chicago are renters. Plus, the young mobile class will be attracted to Chicago for its affordable living and international recognition. 


Getting 30% off of JHU Live is as easy as sending us a screenshot of your review on iTunes.  And don’t forget to sign up for next Venture Alliance in Newport Rhode Island during September to see mansions and fall foliage. 


Key Takeaways:

[2:14] Absorption rates - understanding the statistics

[4:35] Comparing La Hoya, CA to the Chicago, IL housing market in cost per square foot

[7:09] Invest in assembled commodities they are far less volatile 

[9:50] The median sales price and the median list price are telling numbers about the area 

[11:59] Chicago average home price 

[13:53] Foreclosures can flood the market changing the absorption rate 

[14:36] Jeff wants to know if he is suffering analysis paralysis

[15:36] In Chicago family oriented areas have higher taxes

[18:07] A school’s infrastructure may be more important than its ranking

[19:57] The foreclosure process in a judicial foreclosure state takes much longer 

[21:00] Zillow groups all sales in an area together it may not be a good guide for individual homes 

[21:50] Housing markets that are slower to recover are often more stable to invest in  

[22:56] Chicago is a world class city and a thriving economy 

[25:34] The midwest is a favorite emerging market 

[26:51] Chicago is the most moved to destination in a study by Van Lines 

[28:06] San Diego event is Jason Hartman University Live 

[28:30] Lender Top 1%  of originators in the nation it’s a volume business 

[29:48] Take a screenshot of your iTunes review and receive 30% off of JHU Live! 



How to Lie with Statistics


Van Lines 

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Land contracts are something that a lot of investors have heard of, but maybe don’t fully understand. Jason Hartman invites a Meet the Masters speaker, to join him on the Creating Wealth Show to discuss what land contracts are, how they differ from traditional landlord operating processes and even goes in to what to do if it all goes wrong. He’ll be speaking more in-depth at the Meet the Masters event in January, but here’s a taste of what you can expect.


Key Takeaways

06.10 – Guest provides his personal experience and how he started to get involved with land contracts.

09.50 – Land contracts are there to help out those who can’t buy through conventional financing processes.

14.25 – Because of the distinction between owner and deed holder, tenants with land contracts usually have a different mindset which is far more preferable for landlords.

18.25 – Negotiations are currently happening in an attempt to get around an 85% discount on land contracts.

22.05 – There’s always a risk. Here it is: ‘What if the person doesn’t pay?’

27.18 – If getting into this side of investment, it’s vital to know your legal rights and know how to work with the attorneys.

34.26 – Don’t get lulled into a sense of security of thinking it’s risk-free, but there are certain options with fewer risks and more chance of success.

37.00 – Know your land contract buyer and their background before agreeing anything.

38.58 – If you haven’t yet registered for Meet the Masters, time and capacity limits are now running short so be sure to take advantage of a great opportunity and register at

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2016 presidential candidate Mark Everson has qualifications in both private and government sectors. He believes the U.S. needs a leader with experience in both. His policies, he believes, closely match the desires of the American public and he promises to uphold the constitution and restore the pride we once had for our nation. He is asking listeners to engage with him on his website. Early on, Jason and Naresh discuss markets affected by fracking and why rental properties may not be a good idea right now. JHU Live is now at early bird level #2 now so get your spot reserved today and will you join Jason in Dubai? 


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[2:45] Naresh reflects on Porter Stansberry’s podcast

[5:40] Baltimore is a dilapidated city with high crime

[8:41] Give us your feedback on our new search engine at

[10:30] Pittsburgh and Buffalo just don’t have many good real estate investment options

[11:20] Utopia in the shale oil boom areas and Obama’s 3rd term 

[13:42] Newport Rhode Island is our next Venture Alliance trip

[15:21] We will hold on to our properties in Houston but may not buy anything else 

[16:10] Shale oil (fracking) exploration is expensive 

[17:55] A qualified candidate that hasn’t been invited to the debates

[18:50] Debates are a scam and money corrupts elections

[22:14] JHU Live event in early bird level #2 - 30% off for an iTunes review

[22:47] The Venture Alliance trip in September 


Mark Everson Interview:

[23:36] I’m running because the U.S. needs a leader who knows government and private sector

[24:38] Mark’s positions on key issue’s at

[27:30] Our shared destiny - sacrificing for the nation and assimilation 

[29:38] Donald Trump may be sabotaging the republican party

[31:27] Does the U.S. have dynasty type families made for politics

[32:40] Executing laws as written not as we want them to be 

[34:01] Wall Street is the modern version of organized crime

[34:41] Executive branch overreach 

[36:05] Running for a single term is best for the country

[36:56] Thoughts on Obamacare and defining full time work

[39:25] Would line item veto hold the president responsible to the people

[41:08] Being excluded from the debates 



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Jeff, an existing client, is researching buying multiple properties at once in the Chicago area. After much debate about the advantages and disadvantages Jason gives a thumbs up in support of the venture. Because it’s true that buying multiple properties at once will save investors time and paperwork. Affordable maintenance costs, low vacancy rates and cost of living make Chicago the least expensive world class city in the U.S. And don’t miss next Wednesday when Jason interviews another presidential candidate and tells you more about JHU Live, a real estate investment workshop in sunny San Diego, California. 


Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Look forward to Wednesday for an interview with a presidential candidate

[2:46] The next Venture Alliance trip will be in Newport Rhode Island & Martha’s Vineyard

[5:53] JHU - Live in San Diego - Meet the Masters

[7:28] Land Contract experts will be at Jason Hartman University Live

[8:42] Write a review on iTunes and send a copy to and get 30% off 


Jeff Morris interview:

[10:02] Jeff asks Jason’s advice about investing in Chicago 

[11:43] Chicago is great but there are a few reasons why it’s not a slam dunk

[11:58] But...the team you use is important! Pay attention to the in house services

[14:21] Cash flow and rent to value ratios in Chicago 

[17:01] Is a low vacancy rate a sign of low rents

[19:50] The psychology behind raising rents for existing tenants

[21:55] Our local market specialist in this area know what they are doing

[22:54] Are there advantages to buying a group of properties all at once

[24:43] Chicago is the most affordable world class city in the world 

[25:59] Rental Properties in Little Rock and Memphis versus rental properties in Chicago

[28:09] A million shades of gray in real estate investing

[30:50] An extreme self management example 

[33:20] Chicago area is a vibrant market 



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Orginally aired as CW 117

“For far too long, too many people have regarded home ownership as ‘a good thing.’ It is certainly true that home ownership has its benefits. But, like everything else, it also has its costs and its risks.” This statement by Creating Wealth Show guest, American economist Thomas Sowell has been regretfully muttered by many homeowners in various forms over the past two years.

Sowell is currently a senior fellow with The Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 1990, he won the Francis Boyer Award, presented by the American Enterprise Institute. In 2002 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal for prolific scholarship melding history, economics, and political science. Known for his economically laissez-faire perspective style while writing, Sowell’s latest book, The Housing Boom and Bust, shows how Democrats and Republicans ruined both the housing and financial markets.

Tune in as your host, Jason Hartman and Thomas Sowell discuss how “the current economic crisis grew out of policies based on good intentions and mushy thinking.” Upcoming Shows will feature: Andrew Waite, Publisher of Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine and Dan Blacharski, author of The Part-Time Real Estate InvestorHow to Generate Huge Profits While Keeping Your Day Job.

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Throughout history the human race has not changed much even with all the extreme technology in our lives today. There is a chance of robot labor causing mass unemployment but it’s not likely. Entrepreneurs by nature are persistent, durable and pig headed which leads to innovative and determination. For the United States to continue its great heritage we need more experimentation in education, to make use of all of North American assets and to follow the 6 key steps to building great companies a belief of Gary Hoover.  


Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial: 

[2:36] Memories of Monopoly, past and recent 

[6:56] Memories of Facebook, during the recession

[8:54] Cash flow in a RV ratio 

[10:20] The San Diego event - JHU Live 


Gary Hoover interview:

[11:28] The addiction of collecting memorabilia

[12:50] Becoming efficient in learning is harder with digital books

[14:52] The table of contents contains the key points

[18:28] Thick books sell but e-books are the future

[21:54] Many reference books are 300-1500 pages 

[23:07] The lemming effect - Ben & Jerry’s were the cool entrepreneurs

[24:37] The value of The Book Stop 

[27:49] Startups need to look at the long term

[29:10] Europe’s standard of living is much lower than the U.S.

[32:34] Raising the minimum wage is cruel

[34:27] You attitude makes all the difference 

[36:27]  North American countries working together would be a powerful force

[37:54] Curiosity has been driven out of kids heads in the U.S. 

[41:25] The first innovation museum, robotics are part of lives right now

[44:17] A rise of craft manufacturing in our affluent society

[45:44] Training and educating our children for the future

[48:07] Economist Robert Fogel, a spiritual shortage

[50:30] Contact Gary at



EO Conference

UT School of information 

Hoover’s World 


The Fourth Great Awakening 

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Dr. Vitale believes when you learn to get clean with money and stop self sabotaging your financial future you will start to attract more money to you. You must first get through the filters that are your beliefs and see what is really possible to know you are deserving of living a wealthy life. When you want something and have the means to obtain it you should buy it to reinforce an unconscious belief of worthiness. And, always give back a portion of your good fortune to create a bond of trust in the universe.  


Key Takeaways:

Jason’s Editorial:

[2:01] Indicators for an available single family property in Chicago area 

[5:32] What is a DCR?

[8:45] Sign up for JHU - Live in San Diego August 29th & 30th

[9:25] An iTunes review gets you 30% off! 


Dr. Joe Vitale Interview:

[12:54] Dr. Vitale has been working on this lately

[15:33] The lifestyle of the rich and famous is better than poverty

[16:00] The 2 reasons you don’t let money into your life

[17:03] Get clean with money, money isn’t evil money is neutral 

[18:56] The Secret is an introduction to an idea

[19:56] Taking inspired action after visualising your want

[21:55] Our conscious beliefs are us in the waking world

[24:32] The 7 steps in the free Attract Money Now book 

[26:30] The difference between a fact and a belief

[30:13] The psychology around prosperous purchasing  

[32:40] No one is preventing you from making more money 

[34:11] Give 10% of what you have to what or who inspires you

[38:06] Think like an entrepreneur and look for opportunities

[38:50] Listen for complaints and make the product or service solution 

[41:20] Mr. Fire ignites something in people 



Attractor Factor

Life’s Missing Instruction Manual 

Attract Money Now

The Secret

The Secret Prayer 

Hypnotic Marketing

Miracles Manual 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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Orginally aired as CW 141

During turbulent economic times, people can become their own worst enemy.  The uncertainty of the stock market creates massive insecurity about our investment portfolios. These doubts are quite reasonable and it is time to stop trusting Wall Street and start being a direct investor by purchasing hard assets which are not subject to the greed, graft and manipulation of CEOs, investment bankers, fund managers and the government. Prudent investing is a prerequisite to The American Dream of financial freedom.

Learn from the mistakes of others rather than “the school of hard knocks.” Tune in to this episode of The Creating Wealth Show as Jason reveals 30 fatal mistakes you must avoid in order to achieve financial independence and investing success. Upcoming shows will feature: Bradford B. Smart, author of Topgrading for Sales: World-Class Methods to Interview, Hire, and Coach Top Sales Representatives and Lisa Bromma, author of Wise Women Invest In Real Estate.

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Greg is a long time listener of the Creative Wealth show and purchased his portfolio properties through Jason’s channels way back in the late 2000’s. Greg heard his hometown of Detroit battered in Jason’s property tour review episode and called in to set the record straight about possible opportunities in Southern Michigan. He and his wife work in the automotive industry and are successful real estate investors in several different states. 


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:22] Great upcoming episodes

[3:16] Scott McManus warns about using Self Directed IRA’s for real estate

[5:00] Thorough background checks 

[5:52] Mitigating your risks by choosing a larger investment organization

[6:48] An LLC entity inside of an IRA

[9:05] The big event in Mission Valley San Diego 


Greg Scott Interview:

[12:12] Greg is a Jason Hartman real estate investing success story and Jason’s favorite listener

[15:27] All real estate is local 

[17:51] The 11th wealthiest city in the U.S. is in Detroit

[20:26] Trends in the Detroit area

[22:21] Optimism for the city proper

[27:31] Investing in an industry that is not your bread and butter

[28:16] Greg’s powerpoint presentation and the syndication 

[35:10] Export Marketing and Product Forecasting for Ford 

[36:34] Self driving cars is a project every automotive company is working towards

[39:12] Ann Arbor has a fake city to test self driving cars

[41:06] The freedom that goes along with self driving vehicles

[44:55] The parking real estate conundrum

[47:19] Painting a better picture of Detroit 

[49:28] A flipper who became a long term investor 



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Vladimir Putin’s rise to the top is a Shakespearean drama. Putin the President was created by a group of wealthy businessmen to replace Boris Yeltsin. While believing they found a man who aligned with their own desires to keep the money at the top, Putin had different ideas. He successfully brought down elite families who disagreed with his politics. Russians embraced the leader and made him one of most popular Russian presidents of all time. Ben Mezrich shares his journey of writing his latest book, soon to be movie, Once Upon a Time in Russia.  


Key Takeaways: 


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:24] JHU live - Jason Hartman University Live 

[2:44] In beautiful Mission Valley San Diego on August 29th 

[4:18] In depth training on building your own portfolio

[6:01] You’ll get an official property acquisition checklist 

[7:00] Learn property portfolio planning 

[8:07] Early bird pricing until August 1st

[10:05] Leave a review on iTunes and you get 30% discount on JHU

[10:58] Inflation induced debt destruction


Ben Mezrich Interview:

[14:51] Many stories just kind of came to me

[15:45] Misconceptions about Putin 

[16:14] Oligarchs miscalculated and created Putin by mistake

[18:17] The Godfather of the Kremlin

[18:55] Putin was an assistant KGB agent with average pay

[20:57] The Russians love Putin and possibly some Ukrainians too

[24:06] This story is a very Shakespearean drama  

[25:32] Warner Studio is making the movie

[26:10] Putin may be around for a long time

[27:52] Russia is in the midst of crony capitalism

[29:12] Will Russia have a middle class in the future?

[32:00] Yeltsin basically made the Oligarchs to fend off Communism

[33:37] Was entering Ukraine and effort to recruit young people for Russia?

[34:44] When oil prices go down the Russian economy suffers



Ben Mezrich

Bringing Down the House 

The Accidental Billionaires

Once Upon A Time in Russia 




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Join Jason Hartman and Investor Watchdog, Jack Waymire, for a discussion concerning the ethics of the financial services industry. According to Jack, the frequent lack of integrity undermines the achievement of investors’ financial goals.

Companies do not do what is best for you. They are very good at hiding information that they do not want their investors to know. Investor Watchdog investigates these companies and products, acting as a go-between for investors and advisers, answering frequently asked questions, such as, “How do I know I’m getting the right financial advice?” Jack shares examples of deceptive practices by various companies and how the executives that run the companies, i.e. Goldman Sachs, are insulated from accountability simply by paying fines rather than serving jail time for unethical and illegal practices. 

Jason and Jack touch on the subject of the Madoff Ponzi Scheme, where Jack talks about some of the evidence that was found, as a glaring example of unethical sales pitches and conman tactics. Jack also informs listeners of what deceptive sales practices to watch out for when dealing with financial advisers.

Jack entered the financial services industry as a financial consultant in 1976 for Warburg, Paribas Becker. He provided financial advice to companies, public entities, Taft-Hartley funds, endowments, and foundations with assets exceeding $7 billion. After spending two years with an investment firm, Jack co-founded Lexington Capital Management in 1983, a money management firm that wholesaled its services through wirehouses and regional broker-dealers. In 1989, Jack also founded a broker-dealer and built a national retail distribution system to market its products and services. Between 1996 and 2003, Lexington was sold to two larger financial service and technology companies. In his last position, Jack was President of Sungard Advisor Technologies. During these 20 years, Jack worked with thousands of investors and financial advisors and was responsible for providing services to individual investors with billions of dollars of assets.

In 2004, Jack left the financial services industry to market a book he authored: Who’s Watching Your Money? The 17 Paladin Principles for Selecting a Financial Advisor. Published in December, 2003, by John Wiley & Sons, his book was widely regarded as the first to provide an objective process investors could use to select higher quality advisors and to avoid the risks and consequences of bad advice from lower quality advisors. In 2004, Jack co-founded, a website that took selected content from his book and made it available to investors over the Internet. Later in 2004, a Registry of pre-screened, five star rated financial planners and financial advisors was added to the website. Paladin became the first online firm that vetted financial professionals for investors and provided comprehensive documentation for their credentials, ethics, business practices, and services. In 2008, Jack was instrumental in the development this blog site ( that reports on investment risks that result from ethical conflicts in the financial services industry. Jack has appeared on CNNfn and over 100 national, regional, and local radio shows to talk about the subject matter of his book, the risk and consequences of bad advice, and Paladin’s free online solutions. He is also widely quoted in the print media including Forbes, BusinessWeek, Worth, and Kiplinger and is a columnist for Worth Magazine. Jack can be reached at

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This is a must listen to episode for investors. Guest Harry Dent has written over 7 books on using demographics to predict economic outcomes. He and Jason discuss the inevitable Chinese market crash, the deflation that is headed our way and the massive amounts of debt in the private and public sectors. For real estate buyers, it appears that the everyday house is the best place to invest right now and in the next 3 to 4 years we just might see the lowest interest rates on mortgage loans of this lifetime. Harry warns that the bigger the bubble the bigger the burst and predicts we will see the Dow drop below 6000 in the coming years and fracking bonds will be crucified. 


Key Takeaways: 


Jason’s Editorial:

[2:06] Daniel wants to know about a sole proprietorship

[3:48] There is no asset protection sole proprietorship 

[4:37] An LLC could be a self management company  

[6:15] Self managed properties 

[8:08] The power of the Venture Alliance Mastermind

[9:34] Jason’s next event - Sept/Oct

[11:28] The cost of colonizing the moon


Harry Dent interview:

[12:58] Florida the no income tax state

[13:44] A something for nothing life is not realistic

[14:36] Deleveraging the debt leads to money disappearing

[16:22] Debt grew 2.7x’s faster than GDP

[17:48] We are sitting on unfunded liabilities at 4x’s the GDP

[18:54] Debt detox is needed

[21:17] Is the U.S. in a legitimate economic recovery?

[24:39] Harry’s opinions on high end real estate 

[26:41] Banks and governments made bad loans

[27:23] Why the uber rich won’t get richer after this bubble 

[28:51] The greater fool theory - the Chinese are the last fools standing 

[31:16] Trends and data from China 

[33:45] Speculation will cause the crash in China

[35:22] The U.S. fracking industry will default

[37:00] Deflation is a sign a bubble is bursting 100 trillion dollars will disappear

[38:19] The Dow will drop to under 6,000 in the magphone pattern

[41:25] Junk bonds will be crucified and growing default rates

[42:48] Mortgage rate will come down in 3 or 4 years



The Demographic Cliff

The Great Boom Ahead 

The Roaring 2000’s

The Great Depression Ahead

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Being stranded at the airport waiting for a flight is never fun but Jason and Fernando make the best of it by recording their observations of the investment property tour of Chicago and Grand Rapids. Overall, Chicago looks promising with strong providers and good properties. Grand Rapids was charming and offered many financing choices for current and future investors. A quick stop was made to Detroit to get feel for the area and look for opportunities that may be hiding there. The extra stop proved to be a disappointment based on the city’s state of disrepair and mass exodus of previous inhabitants. 


Key Takeaways:

[3:09] A Mastermind meeting on Monday & Tuesday

[3:42] A semi-private property tour

[4:09] Met local market specialists and in-house lending department

[6:32] The tenant turnover rate in an apartment in Chicago

[7:21] Tenant turnover rate in a single family home is much longer

[8:10] Virtual apartment investments

[9:00] Refinance discussion on a future episode 

[10:06] Land contracts in Grand Rapids

[10:39] Direct buying properties via self directed IRA

[12:40] Cosmetic changes are easy on good investment properties

[14:18] The Cold Stone Philosopher’s Club

[15:28] Detroit was depressing 

[17;39] Corrupt mayors & declining auto industry led to the death of Detroit

[19:21] Property taxes in Chicago 

[20:05] Providers make it possible to remove maintenance costs

[21:55] Judicial foreclosure states are good for investors

[23:25] Chicago is a world class city 

[24:16] Differences of a small provider versus a large provider 


[26:00] The small group tour was intimate and enjoyable

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Originally aired as CW 252

Despite popular belief, China is no longer a cheap place to do business with labor costs and real estate costs soaring. Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Shaun Rein, author of The End of Cheap China and Managing Director of China Market Research Group in Shanghai, about debunking common myths, such as China is stealing U.S. jobs.

Many companies have begun doing business in China, due to what Shaun refers to as “capitalism on steroids.” Labor costs have increased in China to the tune of around 20 percent, and the government is trying to increase wages yearly over the next five years. Another factor affecting manufacturing costs over time is that fewer of the younger generation wants to be employed in manufacturing jobs, wanting to realize their white class dreams. China is also pushing middle class development to offset the manufacturing issue.

Shaun Rein is the Managing Director of CMR, the world’s leading strategic market intelligence firm. He is one of the world’s recognized thought leaders on strategy consulting.

He is a columnist for Forbes on Leadership, Marketing, and China and for BusinessWeek’s Asia Insight section. He is often featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Financial Times, Newsweek International, Bloomberg, Time, and the New York Times. He is regularly interviewed by American Public Radio’s Marketplace and NPR.

He frequently appears to deliver commentary on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Bloomberg TV, CBS News, and CNN International TV. Before founding CMR, he was the Chief of Research for venture capital firm Inter-Asia Venture Management. He also was the Managing Director, Country Head China for e-learning software company WebCT where he also ran the company’s Taiwan and South Korean operations. He also served as the Assistant Director of the Center for East Asian Research at McGill University. He earned his Master’s degree from Harvard University focused on China’s economy and received a BA Honors from McGill University.

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The world of long term financial savings plans can leave you dizzy. The paperwork can be pages and pages of jargon which make plans hard to distinguish and administer. Jason’s guest Edwin Kelly from Specialized IRA Services breaks down the Self Directed IRA, the solo 401k and Health Savings Account or HSA. Arming you with the setup cost and annual fee’s to help you make an educated decisions about your investment future. You’ll hear solutions to creating wealth and obtaining more passive income through smart investing with a little help from people in the know. 


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[2:02] Self directed IRA investing

[4:19] Nathan asks about out of state rental properties 

[5:19] Have at least 4% of the properties value in the bank as an emergency fund

[7:22] Steve asks about Jason’s foundation

[9:12] Steve also asks about credit history and bankruptcy

[12:06] Asset based financing; a hard money loan


Edwin Kelly Interview:

[14:29] Would Donald Trump be a good president?

[16:04] Invitation for Warren to be on the show

[16:58] IRA Custodians, Administrators what’s the difference?

[18:01] What are the fee’s of self-directed IRA’s

[19:22] There is no fee sharing or back end money

[20:40] A customized approach to IRA’s

[24:08] People need passive income 

[25:47] An everyday example of buy and hold real estate investing

[30:11] Solo 401k or Individual 401k

[34:46] Solo k paperwork was cumbersome and complex 

[35:55] $400 annually for a self directed IRA and $700 for a 401K

[38:32] HSA - Health Saving Account 

[39:53] An HSA works by marrying the tax benefits of the traditional and Roth IRA’s 

[41:22] Are you able to pay for proactive executive health physicals via a HSA?

[42:51] Breast Augmentation for medical reasons is a qualified medical expense

[45:17] An HSA is not a Flexible Saving Account

[45:55] Investing in buy and hold real estate from the HSA

[47:35] HSA and IRA are fairly easy to administer

[48:20] An LLC inside of an IRA? 

[51:08] Multiple LLC’s for asset protection




Specialized IRA Services 

Massive shifts in the world economy are coming and may be as soon as 2020. The United States has the unique opportunity to take charge of the change through technological breakthroughs that will lead us down the utopian path. In addition, the U.S. is still the best country in which to make real estate investments. But if you do it be wise about it. Private investments are one of the safest vehicles to create your wealth. Be wary of group investment funds which put the control of the funds in someone else’s hands. Jason cautions his listeners against this type of investing. Before signing any deal read every word of the paperwork. 


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial

[1:13] Oregon has no sales tax! A great place for retail therapy. 

[1:58] People make uneducated decisions

[3:59] The Venture Alliance for investors

[4:59] The group choice is not a good choice

[6:18] Partnerships with people you know and trust 

[8:15] The World Domination Summit is an example of the inefficiencies of conferences

[10:25] Unemployment and cohabitation is Greece

[11:54] Jason’s 6 Ways to Escape the Debt Disaster

[13:18] Human workers displaced by Robotics even the written word

[15:44] Countries in risk of a government external debt crisis 

[19:15] Leave us a voicemail on your thoughts of robotics in the future

[20:24] Minimum wage increases unemployment

[22:20] Massive shifts in the economy by 2020

[23:22] An update on the Chicago tour, 8:30 on Thursday morning


Listener Andrew:

[24:58] Jason help me with this investment in Texas

[28:00] What are the questions I need to ask before signing?

[29:30] Start by getting the basic information

[32:04] Jason doesn’t care for investing in groups 

[32:55] Thou shalt maintain control

[33:45] What protects your money from misuse when it’s part of a fund?

[36:05] If the deal is that good investors try and keep it to themselves. 

[39:56] Questions to ask before investing and read every word of the documents

[41:57] Be suspicious of the others investors involved



14 Countries that are Spiraling Towards a Debt Crisis - Heather Stewart

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As is customary on every 10th episode, Jason Hartman, your host, takes on a non-financial topic as he talks with Dr. Geoffrey Simmons, a physician who is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Disaster Medicine. He has a B.S. in Zoology and has completed the course work for a Masters degree in Microbiology.

As a Fellow with the Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture, he has studied the theory of evolution for over forty years. For thirty of those years he was an ardent supporter of Darwinian ideas. Now, however, the data supporting this theory scientifically untenable. As of this date, his seventh book, What Darwin Didn’t Know, is in its sixth printing and his eighth book, Billions of Missing Links, is in its second printing. Both books show how the incredible complexity of the human body and all other living beings cannot have come about through evolution. Some reviews:

“A well-researched and open-minded analyses.” — Stephen Meyer, PhD, Dir. of the Center for Science and Culture, Discovery Institute

“You’ve posed all those “break-down complexities” that Darwin worried about, and you’ve done it with flair!” — Jody Sjogren, Illustrator for Icons of Evolution

A wonderful book…clear and accessible to the nonspecialist — John Patrick, M.D., Prof. of the History of Science, Medicine and Faith, Augustine College, Ottawa, Canada.

Geoffrey Simmons is a rarity (referring to the types of books written). His book holds evolution, as he sees it, to the standard of scientific observation and finds evolution lacking — Dan Hays, Salem Statesman Journal, May 20, 2007
Dr. Geoffrey Simmons focuses on the millions of structures and systems on the Earth that came about all at once, entire…with no preceding links, no subsequent links, no “sideways” links.

To illustrate, he surveys examples like…

the hummingbird and its circulatory system
insects and insect–eating plants
the role of the thousands of species of viruses
chemical signals and the sensory apparatus that detects them
the self–regulating capacity of the Earth’s ocean/air/soil system
It’s clear: Nature containsonly leaps, not links. Only the intelligence and purpose of an all–powerful Designer can explain the intricate creatures, connections, and “coincidences” everywhere.

We’ll be back to our usual investing, business and financial topics in the next episode #211. Be sure to join Jason and his team for the upcoming Phoenix Foreclosure Tour where we’ll explore distressed property / REO opportunities and enjoy first-class accommodations at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in The Biltmore area of Phoenix / Scottsdale, Arizona.

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It’s unclear exactly why Memphis is a rental property owners dream investment city but it is. Vacancy rates are consistently 5% or less year over year. Even when people are qualified to purchase a property they insist on renting. Add to that the dynamic nature of this culture filled town and major distribution companies who do business there and you get a perfect bluesy mix of properties and opportunities for your next investment. 


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:42] Chicago property tour 7/15 -7/17

[2:58] 3 cities now that Detroit is confirmed

[4:12] Voicemail from Roger about managing your property managers

[6:10] An entire episode on managing your manager coming

[6:40] Search with the keyword property manager

[8:00] CNBC video - Rents rising and supply is constrained

[9:59] Let’s get in the game and take action


Ryan from Memphis:

[11:57] Invest in Memphis - it’s great for rental properties

[13:10] Is Memphis saturated with investors?

[13:48] Why you should love Memphis as a rental property buyer

[14:44] Vacancy rates are 5% or less

[16:00] The reasons tenants rent 

[17:03] Rent a nicer place than they can own 

[20:02] Society is changing towards not planting roots

[20:48] Time Magazine home ownership article

[22:56] People are looking for dynamic, cultured cities

[24:53] Different levels of property available in Memphis

[26:38] The evaluation process for finding properties

[29:12] The government assisted housing dilemma

[32:00] The benefits of a section 8 housing tenant

[34:45] Ryan’s unique selling proposition

[36:24] When choosing which markets are best, Memphis is growing



La Banque - Chicago hotel of choice - $131 per night - (708) 798-6000


Memphis Housing Authority

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A good business is one that cannot be outsourced and people will always need a place to live. This is why Jason focuses on income properties when recommending creative wealth strategies for you. He keeps abreast of interest rates, taxes and credit based assets so he can help you achieve the financial future you deserve. Jason’s guest Mark Kohler CPA  just completed his third book and offers 28 tips for tax planning and asset protection. He talks about S corps, LLC’s and Obamacare. He wants everyone to have an exit plan for their life through a versatile revocable living trust because as much as you may not want to admit it we are all mortal. 


Key Takeaways:


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:25] Teaching a great real estate course

[2:26] Monetary and fiscal policy definitions

[3:42] Real estate and income property differences

[4:29] The easiest type of real estate to own is a parking lot

[6:00] Real estate in the average U.S. city is 40% parking

[7:32] Financial Independence Day Counseling

[7:54] Chicago and Grand Rapids property tour

[8:33] Self driving cars could eliminate parking needs

[9:42] Credit based appreciation

[10:04] Interest rates and the math of relativity

[10:56] Find a mortgage calculator and do this math 

[12:11] The golden opportunity of low interest rates

[12:54] If the money supply declines credit based assets are affected more

[13:35] Inflation induced debt destruction

[14:12] Multiple tax advantages

[15:04] Learn about land contracts


Mark Kohler interview:

[16:45] 28 game changing strategies for tax and asset protection

[17:10] The first book was about people who get taken advantage of

[17:30] The second book was a story

[18:00] The 3rd book brings it all together

[18:45] 3 Tips for planning

[19:30] Know the difference between ordinary income and passive income

[23:00] A real life example of Obamacare related requirements

[24:14] The 3 costs related to Obamacare

[25:00] Income property is a proven tax favored asset class

[25:50] Healthcare strategies

[26:45] The solution is the S corporation for multiple sources of income

[28:24] LLC do not save taxes

[29:17] The Kohler Payroll Matrix

[30:37] You do not need an LLC for every rental

[32:16] Know your properties and find a balance

[35:10] Register as a foreign LLC in every state that you have property

[36:44] Don’t forget about the legal and tax planning that needs to be done

[37:32] How do these things fit into your estate plan? 

[38:52] Revocable Living Trust

[42:20] A real life “Do not resuscitate” experience 



Financial Independence Program 

Chicago/Grand Rapids Property Tour 



Lawyers are Liars

The Tax and Legal Playbook


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Join Jason Hartman as he talks with guest, Steve H. Murdock, former Census Bureau Director and current Professor of Sociology at Rice University in Texas, about the demographic shift taking place in the U.S. today .  The face of Texas has been shifting dramatically, not just from immigration, but in-migration and natural increase.  Steve argues that the Texas of today is the U.S. of tomorrow. 

Steve and Jason discuss the changes in population, as well as the factors influencing these changes, and the potential effect of this current demographic shift throughout our country.

Steve H. Murdock is the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Sociology at Rice University. He previously served as Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Census having been nominated for the position by President Bush and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2007 and serving until the change in administration in January of 2009. Prior to his appointment at Rice, he was the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Demography and Organization Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the Director of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research.  Before UTSA, Murdock was a Regents Professor and Head of the Department of Rural Sociology at Texas A&M University.  He was also the official State Demographer of Texas.  He was appointed to this position by Governor Rick Perry and was the first person to occupy this position. Dr. Murdock earned his Ph.D. in demography and sociology from the University of Kentucky and is the author or editor of 13 books and more than 150 articles and technical reports on the implications of current and future demographic and socioeconomic change. 

He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. These include the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Research from Texas A&M University, the Excellence in Research Award and the Outstanding Rural Sociologist Award from the Rural Sociological Society, The Distinguished Alumni Award from North Dakota State University and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Sociology at the University of Kentucky.  He was named one of the fifty most influential Texans by Texas Business in 1997 and as one of the twenty-five most influential persons in Texas by Texas Monthly in 2005.  He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Eta Epsilon national honor societies.

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The debt crisis in Greece is proof that Socialism doesn’t work. Can you imagine camping out in front of an ATM only to be turned away? We need to be responsible. Socialism has never worked. Investing in long term, stable rental properties is the proper way to create and grow wealth. Make a decision on a material fact with us. Should the family have been notified about a stalker before they bought a house? And we go way back to the 1970’s when Jimmy Carter warned that the world’s oil was almost gone and the U.S. should invest in new technologies. Is the oil gone and do new energy sources have environmental sins of their own?


Key Takeaways: 


Jason’s Editorial:

[1:33] Thanks Mandy M. for the feedback! It’s appreciated. 

[2:19] Tell the world what you think and give us a review on iTunes

[2:43] The epic Socialist disaster - Greece

[4:14] You can’t use Scandinavia as an example of Socialism working

[6:40] Chicago/Grand Rapids Property Tour 

[8:37] On the 3rd day we are going to Detroit, possibly

[9:44] What is a material fact?

[10:55] The creepy “watcher” oddball story

[14:27] Money back + interest? Is that fair?

[14:57] Specific performance ruling

[15:57] Factor in the opportunity cost 

[21:45] Does this fit into the mold of material fact?

[22:16] Use the voicemail function folks! 

[23:29] Good old Jimmy Carter - The Malthusian Concept

[25:19] The evil United States? Is our consumption of oil really evil? 

[26:26] New energy sources create their own set of problems

[27:47] People are a wonderful resource 

[28:37] Japan was built on work ethic and intellect


Guest interview:

Mark Kohler of KKOS interview is being moved to another episode. 




In Greece it’s not over even when an old lady faints at the ATM

Lawsuit: Bring me young blood

Leave us a voicemail today! 


Jason Hartman 

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Mark Fleming is the Chief Economist for First American Financial Corporation. He has been a trusted voice with over 20 years of experience in the mortgage and property information business. Mark talks on the housing collapse, where the housing market is today, and why you should pay attention to the Millennial and Baby Boomer market.  


Key Takeaways:

[6:10] Jason does the math on a high-end property in a cyclical market versus a lower-priced property in a linear market. 

[12:00] Owning five diversified properties is much better than owning one expensive property.  

[17:45] If you want to be green, be a cash flow investor.

[20:05] Jason introduces Mark Fleming. 

[23:25] Before the recession, there was a lot of incentive to flip homes as oppose to buying a home to live in. 

[26:00] Texas, the Dakotas, and Oklahoma are considered the energy states and currently have a good real estate market. 

[28:40] Mark talks judicial versus nonjudicial foreclosures. 

[36:30] Pay attention to where Millennials want to live and where Baby Boomers want to retire. 

[45:00] Mark believes Millennials might marry later, but they will still have a high marriage rate. 

[47:50] We may see a major shift in housing when Millennials are in their mid 30s. 

[51:20] What should the home-ownership rate be? Mark believes 65% is the magic number. 


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Doug Brunt is the former CEO of Authentium and author of, “GHOSTS OF MANHATTAN.” In his new book, he transports readers back to the extravagant times before Bear Stearns collapsed, exposing a culture with boundless bonuses, where the company expense account was routinely used for bar tabs, visits to strip clubs, and worse. He even throws in some comical stories and describes some of them. Brunt offers a withering view of life on Wall Street from the perspective of an unhappy insider, run-down by the corrosive lifestyle which is jeopardizing his marriage, who is too hooked on the money to find a way out.

Brunt is married to FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly, who has helped him with his books. Brunt describes their relationship and why he gave up a lucrative career as an Internet security entrepreneur.

Find out more about Doug Brunt at

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Jason welcomes back Steve, an old co-host. Steve is currently working with HomeVestors as a house flipper and shares his experience on the show. Jason reminds the audience that what Steve does is actually a full-time business that you have to manage, which may not appeal to his more passive investor audience. We also learn from Steve on what the real estate market is like in Utah and if it's worth investing in it or not. 


Key Takeaways:

[1:30] Jason welcomes back his old co-host, Steve. 

[6:00] When you become a house flipper, you also become a legal aid and social worker. 

[8:00] Steve shares a story about a house he flipped. 

[19:30] Buying homes at a discount is an art.

[23:00] Jason and Steve talk about hypocritical celebrities. 

[28:30] House flipping is a business. What Jason does is an investment. 

[32:00] What's the real estate market like in Utah right now? 

[38:00] If you're located in Magna, Utah, please email Jason. 


Mentioned In This Episode:


The Big Short by Michael Lewis 

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Laurence Kotlikoff is a second time guest to the Creating Wealth show and has a lot to share on the subject of economics and Social Security. Laurence Kotlikoff is a William Warren FairField Professor for Economics at Boston University and recently released a book entitled, Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security. Laurence sits down with Jason to talk on the growing Social Security problem, the U.S. government's 210 trillion dollar time bomb, and what kind of economic environment we should expect in the next ten years. 


Key Takeaways:

[4:15] U-Haul is a good litmus test for migration trends. 

[9:25] Jason recommends reading The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. 

[10:45] Look out for the informal Chicago property tour July 15th

[14:00] Jason welcomes Laurence Kotlikoff to the show. 

[14:55] How is Social Security sexist? 

[19:30] By waiting until you're 70-years-old, you'd be collecting a 76% higher Social Securities check. 

[25:30] The true fiscal gap the government is facing is around 210 trillion dollars. 

[30:15] How does the U.S. debt compare to the rest of the world? 

[39:55] Should we expect an inflationary, deflationary, or stagnationary economy in the future? 

[43:50] Laurence encourages even the younger generation to the read his book, Get What's Yours. 

[45:40] is a website that shares details on how economists believe you can fix the economy. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

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Catherine McBreen is the President of Millionaire Corner and the author of “Get Rich, Stay Rich, Pass it On: The Wealth-Accumulation Secrets of America’s Richest Families”.

The U.S. is now seeing record numbers of millionaires. McBreen explains the effect stocks have had on this run-up. She recently released a service called “Find an Advisor,” and discusses how it helps people find the best financial advisor for them. She also analyzes investment newsletters in lieu of financial advisors. McBreen finally talks about the effect money has on happiness and marriage relations.


Visit Millionaire Corner at

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Jason invites Fernando to talk about the first inaugural event of the Venture Alliance mastermind meeting. Fernando says it was a small number of people who attended, but the value of information that he gained was priceless. Bob Proctor is today's Creating Wealth main guest. He is widely considered one of the greatest speakers on personal development and he teaches people how to unlock their hidden abilities. Bob and Jason talk on the subject of creativity, taking control of your life, breaking out of your conditioning, and much more on today's episode. 


Key Takeaways:

[2:25] What did Fernando think of the first Venture Alliance mastermind meeting? 

[10:30] It's very difficult to find larger, more speculative deals on your own without the support of more experienced real estate investors.  

[14:05] You can join Jason and Fernando on an informal Chicago property tour and just hang out with the guys on July 16th

[15:40] Jason introduces Bob Proctor. 

[17:05] Bob helps people recognize who they are, how to set goals, and much more. 

[20:45] We're conditioned to live the way we live and if that doesn't change, the results don't change.  

[26:55] The U.S is filled with creativity compared to other countries like China, for example. 

[29:50] What's Bob's thoughts on The Secret? 

[34:25] How do we find our purpose? 

[38:05] Bob gives some quick tips on how to accomplish your goals. 

[39:35] Do your work, put your heart into it, and the sky will clear. 


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Jason invites Ian Kimal to answer some his question. Ian has been a Creating Wealth listener for quite some time and asks Jason on how to successfully screen a good management company, owning apartments versus single-family homes, and much more on today's episode.  


Key Takeaways:

[1:35] Jason talks about some of the upcoming episodes you can expect. 

[4:40] The mastermind group last weekend was a great success. 

[10:10] Zimbabwe is the perfect example of what happens with bad governance and central banking. 

[12:50] Jason invites a listener, Ian Kimbal, to the show. 

[16:20] If Jason purchased a property later in life, he would have missed out on a great learning opportunity. 

[17:00] Apartments are complicated, but they're still do-able. 

[23:40] How do you protect yourself from liability when you're young? 

[32:35] Have a separate bank account for your real estate investing activities

[34:05] Should you get a real estate specific resume? 

[38:48] What are the best ways to screen property management companies?

[47:00] Should you go out and physically look at a property? 


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Oringally aired as CW 362


The tables have been turned on Jason Hartman during Episode #362 of The Creating Wealth Show. Normally Jason asks the questions, but today, host Kerry Lutz of the Financial Survival Network sets the agenda. What transpires is a nuts and bolts crash course in the exact reasons single family residential properties are Jason’s preferred form of investing, bar none. Better than the stock market or gold by a long shot, and safer than apartment complexes or commercial properties. If you have an interest in a better understanding of the kind of investing that creates actual wealth for the long term, don’t skip this show.

About Kerry Lutz

Kerry Lutz has been a student of Austrian Economics since 1977. While attending Pace University, he stumbled upon an extensive cache of Austrian Economic Literature in a dark, musty, abandoned section of the school’s library. After graduating from The New York Law School, he became an attorney and life-long serial entrepreneur. His diverse career has included: running a legal printing company, practicing commercial law and litigation and founding a successful distressed asset investment company.
In 2010, Kerry gave up most of his other interests to pursue his long held desire of becoming a radio show host. Thus the Financial Survival Network was born. Its mission, much like that of Jason Hartman’s, is helping you to survive and thrive in the New Economy. He has done hundreds of interviews with such financial luminaries as Peter Schiff, Harry S. Dent, Martin Armstrong and Peter Grandich. Kerry now appears on 1230 WBZT, in West Palm Beach, FL, every Sunday from 9am-10pm EST.

In This Episode, Jason Addresses:

  • Is the dollar collapse real or fiction and why it might not matter
  • Why math math is irrelevant when it comes to the economy
  • Where Chinese millionaires want to live
  • Why residential property investments beat multi-family and commercial
  • How you can tell if your real estate portfolio is diversified
  • What’s wrong with most real estate gurus’ and their promises
  • much, MUCH more…

Don’t miss Jason’s monologue, which leads off this episode. He discusses the recent merger of eLance and oDesk, the scam of life insurance as an investment,why college no longer makes financial sense, and what Steve Jobs told President Obama about creating more jobs.


The Financial Survival Network
Check out this episode!

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Jason Hartman has answered a number of Steve G. Jones's voice mail questions on previous Creating Wealth episodes and now he appears today as a guest! Steve has a lot of great questions for Jason on the topics of purchasing income property, renting versus buying properties, and much more. By the way, during Jason's move from Phoenix to California, he found another dozen of the physical product of the Meet the Masters home study courses. Go to to buy it at an incredible discount.


Key Takeaways:

[3:50] There's no such thing as return on equity.

[9:30] Longevity is a big deal, so let's plan for it in our investment strategy. 

[11:20] Jason plays and answers a listener question. 

[16:00] In moving, Jason found another dozen Meet the Masters home study courses. Go to to get it at an incredible discount. 

[17:45] Jason invites a listener, Steve G. Jones, onto the show. 

[24:50] The Khan Academy has some great videos on the difference between renting versus owning. 

[29:15] Jason's rent to value ratio holds up worldwide. 

[38:00] What would Jason buy if he had a $1.2 million credit line and $1m in cash? 

[42:50] There are only three types of smart investments you can make with your money. Jason explains. 

[47:15] Don't be in the stock market! You'll just get ripped off. 

[50:55] If you have more questions for Jason, please feel free to call in and appear on the Creating Wealth show. 


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Bill Tatro is an economist and is a former radio show host of It's All About Money. This is Bill's second time on the Creating Wealth show and Jason catches up with him on what's new in the economy. Bill talks on Gen Y's disinterest in golf and tennis, Gen Y being more money savvy than their parents, and much more on today's episode. 


Key Takeaways:

[1:15] Jason has finally moved to California. 

[3:10] The first event for Venture Alliance starts this Friday evening in San Diego. 

[4:30] Jason introduces Bill Tatro to the show. 

[5:15] Gen Y doesn't seem to be interested in golf. 

[10:20] How does golf and tennis work in a Keynesian world? 

[14:15] Millennials understand finance. 

[18:45] Why will a Keynesian system end in war? 

[25:00] People are just not spending money right now. 

[26:35] The only way out of debt is through inflation. 

[30:00] Most retirees have to sell their assets to create an income stream. 

[34:55] Barrack Obama has succeeded in destroying the middle class and having more people become dependent on the government. 


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Originally aired as CW 433

In his introduction today, Jason Hartman shares his opinions and experiences with the growing trend of psychiatric prescription drugs, as well as reinstating how real estate investors can avoid having to hand over huge portions of their profit to the government. 

Later, he invites financial analyst Daniel Amerman on as a return guest to the Creating Wealth Show. Together, they discuss their respective solutions for eliminating debt, they talk about new American laws and regulations and their impact on the global financial market and ultimately, they resolve that sometimes you just have to align yourself with those in power to be successful.

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When Fernando first met Jason, he had a goal to purchase enough properties to successfully achieve 'financial independence day'. A couple of years later, he built an impressive portfolio and is now retired from his job at Apple Computers. Fernando is now one of Jason's investment counselors and today he hopes to answer some common questions his real estate investor clients have been asking him. 


Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Jason would love to have listeners on the show. Fill out a guest form at 

[4:45] In the membership section of, the audio players use Flash. Jason's team is fixing this. 

[9:15] What's the process if you want to get started in real estate? 

[16:35] Listen to the Creating Wealth podcast to get a free education on real estate.

[18:25] Please listen to episode 405 and learn how to read a property pro forma. 

[21:45] You learn a lot just by coming to one of Jason's live events. 

[29:45] Jason's business model is a simple one. They work on referrals and don't charge you a dime. 

[32:00] You can own property without an LLC, but please read Mark Kohler's book, What Your CPA Isn't Telling You.  

[37:35] You can have a good or bad tenant on any A, B, or C class property. 

[39:25] Last thoughts? Don't over think the numbers too much. We are here to help you through the process, all you have to do is start. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

What Your CPA Isn't Telling You by Mark Kohler

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Jason Hartman talks on how much he hates seeing people being ripped off in Las Vegas casinos and how casinos hurts the local economy more than helps it. He also does a case study with his long time client Joe Gocalves from Los Angeles. Joe has accumulated over 9 properties in five different markets and he shares to the audience why he chose real estate to achieve financial independence. 


Key Takeaways:

[1:50] Every time a casino opens in an area, the divorce, suicide and poverty rate increases. 

[8:15] Jason describes derivatives as 'the thing about the thing'. 

[12:15] According to the National Association of Realtors, prices will be increasing. 

[17:20] Jason introduces Joe and investment counselor Sara to the show. 

[21:30] Joe heard Jason's podcast, loved it, and he bought two properties on the spot with him. 

[26:30] Joe purchased a section 8 home and it's been the easiest property to manage so far.  

[27:25] Sara shares her opinion on section 8 homes. 

[33:20] Jason used to think investing in a lot of different cities was good, but now he only recommends being in 3-5 markets instead. 

[36:15] Jason is not happy with Affinity Group Management and talks about why. 

[42:00] Joe invested in stocks before he invested in real estate and lost money in the 2000 crash. 


Mentioned In This Episode: 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

Orginally aired as CW 461


On today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman talks about the vital side of investing that is construction cost. As an investor within real estate, it’s so important to know the situation, whether it be adjusting how much you pay contractors to match with the area itself or knowing just how much the replacements to your property would be compared with the actual cost price.

Key Takeaways

01.34 – With tickets hugely limited, it’s time to get excited about the best Meet the Masters event to date.

04.25 – As a prudent investor, you need to know the vital points about LTIs and regression to replacement costs. Learn all you need here.

06.31 – Jason Hartman’s personal risk evaluator model relies on construction cost and land cost, and this is a great way to minimize risk when investing in real estate.

11.26 – If you’re building in a higher price area, you’re going to have to pay your contractors more because they have to be able to afford to live in that area.

14.38 – Three sources of assessing your land value: tax collector or assessor for property taxes, an insurance broker – an insurance company selling you a policy based on the property, and an appraiser.

18.58 – If you’re interested in looking for the sorts of properties that can offer you regression to replacement opportunities, come along to the Birmingham, Alabama property tour in November.

25.06 – For more information specifically about risk assessment in investing, go to and type in ‘Hartman risk evaluator’ into the search bar to find podcasts and blog posts.

27.09 – Another recommendation for you is to look for the podcast and YouTube video about how to read a property Proforma. This is a really vital skill you can use to become a better investor.

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Philip Kotler is the S. C. Johnson Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellog School of Management. He is a trained economist and the author of 55 books, including his most recent book titled Confronting Capitalism. His latest book hopes to give real solutions to the troubled economic system. Philip talks to Jason today on capitalism and how he thinks it can be better. 


Key Takeaways:

[3:20] Jason recommends reading Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. 

[5:00] On the fence about joining Venture Alliance? Come as a guest and check it out. 

[11:15] Jason introduces Philip. 

[12:50] Capitalism is a great system, but we should also try to improve it. 

[19:10] Tax payers are paying for what McDonald's/Walmart is not paying. 

[23:30] Consumers want it cheap, but they also want jobs. Can we have both? 

[28:20] Public education is so bad that Philip is glad we have immigrants coming in with the skills we need.

[34:44] There's a group of people who want to be taxed more, but they don't want that money going into another battleship. 

[40:00] Governments should be more localized, because then they'd be more responsive. 

[48:11] The reason why Philip decided to become an economist was because he wanted to understand how income is generated and distributed. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari


Confronting Capitalism by Philip Kotler

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT

Jason Hartman is currently visiting Ireland and one of his listeners asked to meet with him personally while he was here. Ross Lauder talks on Ireland taxes, the Irish economic crash in 2008, and why Ross loves the US real estate market for income investing.  


Key Takeaways:

[2:15] Ross has been listening to Jason's show since 2009. 

[5:05] Why is Ireland so appealing to corporations? 

[12:05] Ireland has had two big votes recently. Same-sex marriage and trying to change the minimum presidential age from 35 down to 21. 

[18:45] What's happening with the real estate market in Ireland? 

[28:02] Why does Ross like real estate? 

[34:08] Jason is working on a new property tour with his team, so look forward to that. 


Mentioned In This Episode:

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Orginally aired as CW 258

Welcome to the Creating Wealth Show. This is Episode Number 258, and this is your host, Jason Hartman. Excited to be with you today, as always. Thanks for joining me. Today we’re going to talk about the Secrets of Economic Indicators, with our guest, Bernie Baumohl and he’s written a book on that subject and it’s got a couple of printings, a couple of versions out and I think you’ll really get some stuff out of that, and come learn how to decode what you hear about, what you read about in the news media, and what it means to you as an investor and as an astute financial person.

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Jason reads two articles to the audience. One is about the perception of Wall Street from Business Insider and another on CEO wages from Newser. Jason encourages you to leave him a voicemail on your opinion about the articles. Today's guest is Douglas Goldstein. Douglas is the author of Rich As A King and he talks to Jason on using the concept of chess to become a more strategic investor. 


Key Takeaways:

[3:40] There's one common theme in the CNBC show American Greed – investors didn't have control. 

[8:05] Be sure to check out this upcoming Flashback Friday episode.

[10:40] Jason reads an article from Newser about CEO wages. Send him a voicemail on your thoughts about this article. 

[16:05] Jason introduces Douglas. 

[22:15] How do we apply chess to our investments? 

[30:30] Focus on one piece of your investment and try to make it just slightly better. 

[35:30] What are zero coupon bonds? 


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Jason talks on why the US real estate is vastly better than the European market and also answers a listener question from Pam. Gary Carmell is the author of The Philosophical Investor: Transforming Wisdom into Wealth. He talks to Jason on what is a philosophical investor, the reason why there was a 2008 real estate crash, inflationary pressure and much more. 


Key Takeaways:

[6:20] The US real estate is still better than the Euro real estate for income investing. 

[17:10] Jason answers a listener question from Pam. 

[20:35] Jason introduces Gary Carmell

[23:00] What is the philosophical investor? 

[30:50] Jason breaks down the real estate market into three types: linear, cyclical, and hybrid. 

[39:10] Why does the typical institutional investor always go for the class A properties? 

[51:20] There isn't a lot of demand right now for burrowing money. 

[53:50] How does Gary feel about deflation? 


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Orginally aired as CW 221


At a period in America’s life when all seems insurmountable, what with an astronomical national debt, high unemployment and underemployment, failing small businesses, and controlling corporate interests that don’t seem to have American citizens’ best interest in mind, it’s hard to believe that America is truly rich.  Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Dr. Nick Begich, founder of Earthpulse Press, regarding the true wealth of America.  Only looking at the profit and loss statements of our country and of many businesses conjures up a sense of failure and hopelessness, but Dr. Begich shares his optimism about America’s profitable future, encouraging people to look at the assets sheet, i.e. the vast resources our country boasts.  The mineral wealth alone in this country is enough to retire the national debt, as well as put Americans back to work for a very long time. 

Dr. Nick Begich is the eldest son of the late United States Congressman from Alaska, Nick Begich Sr., and political activist Pegge Begich. He is well known in Alaska for his own political activities. He was twice elected President of both the Alaska Federation of Teachers and the Anchorage Council of Education. He has been pursuing independent research in the sciences and politics for most of his adult life.

Begich received Doctor of Medicine (Medicina Alternitiva), honoris causa, for independent work in health and political science, from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Colombo, Sri Lanka, in November 1994. He co-authored with Jeane Manning the book Angels Don’t Play This HAARP; Advances in Tesla Technology. Begich has also authored Earth Rising – The Revolution: Toward a Thousand Years of Peace and his latest book Earth Rising II- The Betrayal of Science, Society and the Soul, both with the late James Roderick.

His latest work is Controlling the Human Mind – The Technologies of Political Control or Tools for Peak Performance. Begich has published articles in science, politics and education and is a well known lecturer, having presented throughout the United States and in nineteen countries. He has been featured as a guest on thousands of radio broadcasts reporting on his research activities including new technologies, health and earth science related issues. He has also appeared on dozens of television documentaries and other programs throughout the world including BBC-TV, CBC-TV, TeleMundo, and others.

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Michael Casey is the author of The Unfair Trade and talks to Jason on how we can make international trade fair. Jason and Michael talk on how saving financially can hurt the economy as a whole, China's economy, job creation, and much more on today's episode. Jason would also like to remind his listeners that if you'd like to join the Venture Alliance, you can by going to


Key Takeaways:

[4:10] Always have an inspection in your properties. 

[13:20] Check out if you'd like to join Jason's mastermind.

[14:18] Jason welcomes Michael Casey to the show.
[25:00] Saving excessively can be destructive to a nation. 

[34:05] China is very far away from creating a middle class economy. 

[38:15] Technology is moving so fast that we can not keep up with creating new job opportunities. 

[46:30] The problem with ObamaCare is that we already have socialized health care by default. 

[49:20] We have nationally-focused governments, but we need international organization for fair trade to work properly.  


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