Fri, 29 March 2019
1161 FBF: Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad: Financial Education & Cultivating Entrepreneurial Genius
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 387, originally published in July 2014.
Robert Kiyosaki is the acclaimed author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. The Rich Dad Company has made Rich Dad Scams: 8 Financial Scams Disguised as Wisdom available for free eBook download, so Kiyosaki talks in detail about scams everyone needs to understand.
Kiyosaki discusses the fundamental challenges with the traditional school system and how corporate America kills the entrepreneurial genius of many bright workers.
He also explains how much money one should have in their bank account.
Thu, 28 March 2019
Jason Hartman starts today's show with a bit of a rant. We're in a world where many "gurus" are just sales people who bring you in, promise you the world, then hand you off to low paid people who simply read a script to you. We have to demand better than that.
Then Jason talks with Jeremy Heimans, co-founder and CEO of Purpose and author of New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make It Work for You, about how movements are started in today's world, why you're seeing power concentrated more and more, and getting more buy in from your audience.
[3:20] People don't want to be processed
[6:40] One of the best, weird compliments Jason's ever received from one of his clients
[8:28] Plan your vacations with Jason, next event is coming up in May
Jeremy Heimans Interview:
[12:46] Old power vs new power
[17:34] How do you start a movement?
[24:44] We're seeing more and more concentrations of power even when we thought it was decentralized
[29:04] How much equity are companies giving to their supporters?
Wed, 27 March 2019
Jason Hartman starts the episode off with his in-house economist Thomas and the two discuss various parts of a mortgage payment and how each interacts with the other. They also compare whether a 15 or 30 year mortgage makes sense in an inflation or deflationary environment.
Then Jason speaks with a new LMS who is offering properties in the central PA area, including York. The LMS explains what markets are supporting the local economy, general tenant profiles, rehab practices and property types that are available.
[2:01] What makes up a mortgage payment?
[5:39] Even with a slightly higher interest rate, Jason believes the 30 year fixed rate still beats the 15 year.
[7:18] Why is South Central, PA a good place to invest?
[10:08] The target tenant for the market and what employers are supporting the economy
[14:30] How transportation fuels the network of the area
[16:18] The target property and renovations done
[21:00] The rehab process
[29:56] Looking for the catch in the market, whether it be Section 8, insurance or property taxes
Tue, 26 March 2019
Jason Hartman wraps up day 2, Sunday, from Meet the Masters. With one visitor travelling 22 hours from Australia and nearly 100 people streaming online, the event was a massive success. Listen in as we hear some live clips from Jason, home inspectors, George Gilder from Life After Google, Mani from 2,000 Books, Drew Baker on self-management and more.
Mon, 25 March 2019
Today's episode is all about the first day of Meet the Masters. Hear from attendee Lisa as she discusses why you should come to the event and what she's hoping to get out of Meet the Masters, some tax information from Tom Wheelwright, some lending knowledge from a panel of Jason's lenders, a discussion of rehabs that Local Market Specialists are doing to the properties you're purchasing through our network and more.
Fri, 22 March 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 367, originally published in March 2014.
Mike Murphy of the CPA firm Murphy, Murphy, & Murphy is one of the lauded experts invited to speak at the 2014 version of Meet the Masters of Income Property Investing back in January. The topic is one near, dear, and feared by property investors – real estate taxes.
There's an old saying, "Nothing is certain but death and taxes." Taxes are a fact of life. Although the prospect of dealing with taxes is not especially appealing, Jason has been extolling the tax benefits associated with rental real estate for years. As America's most tax-favored asset, it can put money back in your pocket (or keep it from ever leaving in the first place) better than anything else.
Mike delves into a topic that often confounds our best attempts to understand it. According to current U.S. tax laws, virtually any funds an investor directs toward maintaining or improving an investment property can be tax deductible. Some deductions can also apply to periods of vacancy – the so-called Passive Activity Loss Break – as well as non-cash write-offs for the simple depreciation of the structure itself, calculated over the period of almost three decades.
An important point Murphy makes early is that an investment property is broken down into two components: land and the structures on the land. While the cost of the land itself isn't tax deductible, the structure is, which means the residential building you buy in order to rent out to a tenant. Tax breaks flow from the structure, and here are several you need to understand as an investor.
Thu, 21 March 2019
Jason Hartman does the show from the car on his way to Meet the Masters this weekend. Before he gets to his guest, however, he wants to share an old clip he put together several years ago that still has significant relevance discussing the principle of I.D.E.A.L.
Then Jason talks with Cliff Hayden, creator of Show Me the Rental, about how he started his business, what his software does, and property management tips for real estate investors.
[2:25] The I.D.E.A.L. principle
Cliff Hayden Interview:
[11:40] What frustrated Cliff enough to create Show Me the Rental
[13:35] How Show Me the Rental works
[17:34] Some sample questions Cliff's software might use
[21:50] What platforms Show Me the Rental connects with
[23:17] Cliff's property management tips
Wed, 20 March 2019
Jason Hartman starts the show talking to in-house economist Thomas about the things that impact your mortgage payment when you first get your loan. Some of them are pretty obvious, but there are several things that stand out as uncommon.
Then Jason talks with Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), about how community has been weakened, which has allowed competitive markets and governments to get out of balance. They also discuss what jobs will remain after automation takes off even more, mortgage rates and whether we're headed toward inflation or deflation.
[2:52] What sorts of things impact your mortgage payment when you first receive your loan
[4:55] There are some new credit scoring models that are becoming more prominent
[9:26] If interest rates start to climb too high, adjustable rate mortgages might start making a comeback
Raghuram Rajan Interview:
[13:45] What the IMF is and how it differs from the World Bank
[18:40] Massive technological change tends to hit an area and hurt before the benefits kick in later
[21:51] After automation comes and takes many of the jobs, there will still be jobs that involve human interaction
[27:11] Is Raghuram seeing inflation, deflation, stagflation or what in the coming years?
[29:54] Are mortgage interest rates artificially low?
[34:38] There's good deflation and bad deflation
Tue, 19 March 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam start off today's show discussing the way Amazon treats their employees and how they don't operate in a truly free market. There are some options to create a more even playing field, which many libertarians (which Jason considers himself one) don't like the sound of.
Then Jason talks with Ryan Minekime, co-founder of REIanalyst, about how his tool allows investors to whittle down their list of potential properties quickly.
[3:25] Too much financial "news" we get now is really just financial entertainment
[11:44] Amazon has pushed everyone else out, making it hard to shop anywhere else
Ryan Minekime Interview:
[19:01] REIanalyst was born out of a need Ryan had to see more properties in less time
[22:10] How Ryan's data is figured out when making assumptions on properties
[24:53] Where REIanalyst gets their data
[28:47] Information for investors is severely lacking
Mon, 18 March 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam start today's episode discussing how people who are fleeing high tax areas are getting audited by their original state to ensure that they have actually left. The ways they have to track you now are such that faking it will get you caught, and it's just not worth it. Make it a plan to leave and move to a no income tax state and do it!
Then Jason talks with client Ira Boyd about his journey in real estate investing. Ira started off purchasing properties on his own, with some success but not as much as he'd hoped. After he found Jason's network, however, he's gotten in much better properties and is up to 12 investment properties and his personal residence. Ira discusses how live events aided his journey, where he sees his future in real estate investing, and what areas he thinks he needs to work on.
[6:49] States creating an economic Berlin Wall
Ira Boyd Client Case Study:
[16:28] It's almost better not to see the property, because then you're buying based on intellect and not emotion
[19:46] Meet the Masters gave Ira the traction he needed to start investing through Jason's network
[22:57] Ira can't stress enough how much you need to go to an event and how helpful it will be
[27:24] Ira's plan for his portfolio
[31:20] Ira's policy on rent increases needs work
Thu, 14 March 2019
1150: George Gilder's New Economic Theory & Short Cuts To Happiness & Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar of Happiness Studies Academy
Jason Hartman begins today's show with some updates about next weekends Meet the Masters event. He also has another update from keynote speaker George Gilder, who explains a little about the new economic theory he's been contemplating and how he'll present it at Meet the Masters.
Then Jason talks with Tal Ben-Shahar, co-founder of The Happiness Studies Academy and best-selling author of Happier and the new book, Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber, about how you measure happiness, predictors of happiness and what sorts of things Tal was able to learn from his barber. They also discuss whether Millennials and Generation Z to see if they've been coddled too much or if we've just learned how to better communicate with them.
[3:32] George's new theory that's based on Information Theory
Tal Ben-Shahar Interview:
[11:30] How do you rate a country's happiness?
[13:57] There's only one thing that predicts happiness levels on a national level
[18:16] The hazards of social media on happiness
[20:18] Lessons learned from Tal's barber
[25:48] How to praise people properly to encourage growth
[28:37] If you don't teach people to face reality then you're setting them up for failure
[32:01] The first step toward happiness is, surprisingly, allowing in unhappiness
Wed, 13 March 2019
1149: Mortgages as Bonds & Peak Trump, The Undrainable Swamp & the Fantasy of MAGA with Blackstone co-founder David Stockman
Jason Hartman and Adam tackle a potential sign that we're entering more financial risk as mortgages that aren't backed by the government are being bundled together and sold as bonds in the marketplace. It's not being done on a grand scale YET, but it's a practice that's growing quickly and steadily. Remember, this is part of what caused the Great Recession, so it's something worth watching.
Then Jason talks with David Stockman, former budget director for President Reagan, former US Representative for the 95th Congress, former partner at The Blackstone Group and author of the new book Peak Trump: The Undrainable Swamp and the Fantasy of MAGA. The two discuss Reagan's failure to curtail spending like he'd originally wanted, the difficulty Trump is having actually "draining the swamp", the impact of increasing debt on inflation and whether it's sustainable.
[2:55] Non Fannie & Freddie backed loans are being packaged and sold as bonds once again
[8:49] Meet the Masters is going to feature new topics such as home inspections and a presentation by a client about self-management
David Stockman Interview:
[13:55] Reagan got very little in way of his proposed spending cuts, but got a much bigger tax reduction than proposed, then defense spending exploded
[17:36] Trump's problem was that he recognized the economy was failing but didn't have a program to address it
[22:41] Does our escalating deficit mean inflation is on the horizon?
[27:02] Is our private debt really that bad?
[30:47] How investors should position themselves for the next few years
[33:35] We've learned in the last decade that Central Banks can't cause inflation on a worldwide basis
Tue, 12 March 2019
Jason Hartman begins today's show with one of the speakers for Meet the Masters that's coming up in less than 2 weeks, Mani Vaya. Mani is the host of the 2,000 Book Podcast, and the two discuss how you can read (or listen) to a book quickly and still retain the information you're seeing (or hearing).
Then Jason talks with Jason Franciosa, CEO & co-founder of Element 26, about the time value of money. Both Jason's are concerned about inflation, and the two look at ways you can maintain your leverage so your returns can beat inflation, as well as how you can utilize your home loans to house hack (especially if you're in the military).
[5:21] Mani will be presenting at this year's Meet the Masters
[7:51] Mani is going to cover how to actually read a book for maximum learning
[10:45] How Mani is able to listen to the stories at 2-3x speed
Jason Franciosa Interview:
[20:00] Jason's 6 ways governments can get out of debt
[22:32] The time value of money
[27:11] You have to have a way to maintain the leverage you have
[31:55] How you can utilize house hacking
Mon, 11 March 2019
1147: Lyft IPO & Client Case Study Investing at Age 25, Overcoming Challenges & Self-Management, Lisa Tomita
Today's show begins with Jason Hartman and Adam discussing how investors are taking a big risk (and breaking Commandment #5 in the process) if they take part in buying the stock for a company that's never turned a profit.
Then Jason welcomes Lisa Tomita, a client with 4 properties who has recently decided to self-manage two of her properties. Jason and Lisa discuss the ups and downs of investing and how self-managing has turned Lisa into a more empowered investor ready to deal with all the bumps along the way as she moves closer to her financial independence.
[3:34] Lyft is going public, but it may not be a good idea to buy in to the company
[7:57] If you're going to buy stocks, at least buy dividend stocks
Lisa Tomita Client Case Study:
[15:04] Lisa's tenant saved her $200 because of the relationship they've developed
[19:53] Lisa recently quit her job so she could focus full time on real estate
[23:58] Self-managing has made Lisa feel more empowered and learned
[28:23] One of Lisa's deals that hasn't gone well broke 4 of Jason's 10 commandments
[34:58] Income property is so durable it's like the self-healing asset
Fri, 8 March 2019
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 364, originally published in March 2014.
Join Jason Hartman as he discusses cash flow, real appreciation and geographic diversification as it applies to his, not Albert Einstein's, theory of real estate relativity. You'll hear a valuable comparison of a typical Santa Ana, California property with a Birmingham, Alabama and an Atlanta, Georgia property. How do they stack up? Jason will lead you through an in-depth look at rent-to-value ratios (RV Ratio), historical appreciation rates of linear and cyclical markets, as well as hybrid linear/cyclical markets. This comparison may surprise you in several ways. What's better A $455,000 house that rents for $2,500 per month to six people? Or several $52,000 houses that rent for $700 per month? The same concept can be applied to large multi family apartment complexes and across every geographic market or metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Next up, Jason talks to one of his lenders about reverse mortgages, a growing trend with broader implications on the real estate market and the economy as a whole.
Thu, 7 March 2019
1145: Wall Street Lies About Real Estate Returns & Glass House, The 1% Economy & the Shattering of the All-American Town, Brian R. Alexander, NBC
Jason Hartman begins today's show in disbelief at some of the "news" articles he's been seeing lately about the best performing asset classes in 2018. The claims that cash was king are being shouted near and far, but there's a distinct problem with how real estate was measured that makes their whole metric false.
Then Jason talks with Brian R Alexander, author of the new book Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town, about the state of today's world and the impact Wall Street investing has had on us. There has been a steady decline in community and a massive disconnect between the uber-wealthy and the average American. Listen in as Jason and Brian talk about the root causes of the problem and ways we can combat them.
And don't forget, Monday is the ABSOLUTE LAST DAY FOR THE HOTEL ROOM BLOCK for Meet the Masters, so book your room now if you haven't.
[2:53] "What comes around goes around" but it can take a long times sometimes
[5:14] NASDAQ.com is claiming the best performing asset class in 2018 was cash
[8:54] Appreciation in cyclical markets is the only metric many outlets use for determining ROI for real estate
Brian Alexander Interview:
[14:15] The premise of the 1% economy
[16:23] What is "Green Mailing"?
[20:58] The demise of community in our lives today
[25:22] There's a massive disconnect between the elite insider Wall Street class and the common investor
[29:45] The actions of companies and uber-wealthy investors is hurting the mental psyche of every day Americans
[32:39] Capital formation in the US is very much a winner-take-all proposition
Wed, 6 March 2019
Jason Hartman and video director Chad use the intro of today's episode to go over some of the comments made by viewers of Jason's YouTube videos, as well as announcing who the winner is for the contest.
Then Jason speaks with Matthew Sullivan, founder & CEO of Quantm Real Estate, about how his company is using blockchain and tokens to help homeowners pull equity out of their homes (whether owner occupied or investments). Matthew uses a few case studies to explain how much money you could extra, what you would owe his company, and how the secondary market works for the equity stake his company receives.
[3:39] Jeffrey's comment on "Home builders made a big mistake"
[7:46] Abdula was amazed by "How to Maintain Control of Your Investments" about how many people take a cut before you get paid when you don't have direct control
[11:39] The winner of the YouTube challenge!
Matthew Sullivan Interview:
[18:22] Matthew's company allows you to get equity out of your house without taking out another loan with a bank by buying some of the future value of your house
[21:19] Case study: How much can you pull out if you were to have a $100,000 house with a $50,000 mortgage?
[27:35] Why Quantum Real Estate goes through the hassle of creating a REIT and tokenizing them equity share
[32:17] The effective "interest rate" for homeowners who realize their equity
[36:27] Quantum Real Estate revalues their portfolio every 3 months so the secondary market can trade
Tue, 5 March 2019
Jason Hartman begins today's show discussing some of the cyclical markets that have seen their housing bubble burst, as well as some non-cyclical markets that could be in danger of the same thing. One of them, Colombus, surprised him.
Then Jason talks with Edwin Kelly, founder & CEO of Specialized IRA Services, about some of the creative ways you can use your self-directed IRA to invest in non-stock market related assets. Edwin provides several case studies that show the power of self directing, as well as his "Triple D" process to help you on your way.
[5:01] Cyclical markets have seen their housing bubbles burst and now it's starting to spread to other cities
[7:16] People buy homes based on payments, not total price.
[11:07] Colombus, OH is on the list of potentially being at risk of a bubble burst
Edwin Kelly Interview:
[15:07] What is a Self Directed IRA and what kind of assets can you use them for?
[17:56] Some unique strategies people are using in their IRAs
[20:28] Borrowing against your solo 401k as a strategy
[25:57] The Triple D process of Self Directed investing
[27:47] The costs of using self directed funds
Mon, 4 March 2019
Jason Hartman and Adam take a look today at some sectors of society that have been hit hard by inflation and deflation over the past 20 years. Technology has done a good job at keeping the cost of many things in check, but not every sector is reliant on it so some areas have seen skyrocketing costs.
The two also answer listener Brian's question about determining what costs you can hold back from your tenant when you're doing a make ready after the tenant moves out and give out the March Mortgage Minutes from Lender Aaron.
[4:02] A look at inflation for the last 20 years, by sectors
[8:42] The overall inflation in the past 20 years is roughly 56%
Adam's Mortgage Update:
[12:18] Investors with good credit are looking at mortgage rates in the mid-5%
[15:33] The rate of mortgage applications has been pretty steady over the past 12 months
Jason & Adam:
[22:49] How the Service as a Software (SaaS) has been impacted by inflation
[27:28] Some make-ready tips to save you money in the long run
Fri, 1 March 2019
1141 FBF: G. Edward Griffin - A Crash Course on Money & Freedom, The Creature from Jekyll Island, A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 664, originally published in April 2016.
We are rapidly losing our freedom, so says G. Edward Griffin. Griffin is the author of the seminal work The Creature from Jekyll Island, he is the President of the American Media/Reality Zone and the force behind the Freedom Force International Movement. This is Mr. Griffin’s third time on Creating Wealth. He shares his wealth of information on the beginning of the Federal Reserve, the way our freedom is being depleted and the monetary scam which is our unrepayable debt.
[2:42] The Central Banking Cartel influences the context of our lives.
[11:44] Align your interests with the most powerful forces the human race has ever known.
G. Edward Griffin Guest Interview:
[16:26] The history of how the Federal Reserve came to be on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
[24:12] Most transactions in the 1900’s before the Fed was created, were conducted in gold bullion and silver.
[28:47] Supply of precious metals is limited and the effort to extract them is great, hence the value.
[31:06] The scam of lending money is ethically reprehensible.
[37:07] The Creature from Jekyll Island book is unfolding exactly as Mr. Griffin was afraid it would.
[41:58] There are only two ideologies in the Western World and they are Collectivism, which is the idea that the group is more important than the individual and Individualism.
[49:56] Freedom comes when the individual are protected against the passion and greed of the majority.
[53:09] Where do the origin of human rights come from?
[1:00:36] Contact information for G. Edward Griffin
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