Fri, 6 March 2015
Jason reveals how you can actually profit from prudent borrowing. Then Jason and Ben, a local businessman and caterer, discuss inflation and rising food prices.
Wed, 4 March 2015
In Jason's Creating Wealth introduction, he answers a listener question as well as shares an important tip to listeners who are currently experiencing vacancy issues or property manager issues. On the show itself, Jason invites local Chicago market specialist John to the show. John addresses Chicago's crime rate issue, the land lord unfriendliness, his company's screening process for tenants, and a lot more on today's episode.
2:00 – Jason's new Longevity and Bio-hacking show is doing great on iTunes.
4:40 – Jason plays a listener question on the show and he answers his questions.
11:10 – You can own a much larger portfolio when you use leverage right versus the free and clear way.
15:20 – Jason shares an important real estate tip for those who are having vacancy issues.
18:30 – Jason introduces John.
25:30 – Crime in Chicago suburbs consists of petty thief and vandalism.
30:50 – John's company will redevelop a distressed house and bring it up to current construction code.
34:50 – John looks for A residences and address the topic of Chicago state being more tenant friendly.
38:10 – Out of 1,600 homes that John's company manages, less than 2% of those go through the eviction process.
42:50 – John breaks down some of the specials and offers his company gives to their clients.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Mon, 2 March 2015
CW 484 – Jason Hartman – Why Real Estate is Still A Better Option Than Stocks & A Real Estate Market Overview of Chicago Illinois
Jason Hartman invites Randy on to the show to talk about mortgage financing and lending. In the show, Jason talks about having a Chicago market specialist be the guest for today's episode to talk about what's happening in the Chicago real estate market, but listeners can expect to hear from that guest on Wednesday's Creating Wealth show instead. Jason and Randy sit down to talk about the real estate market, the differences between FirstKey and B2R, and a lot more on this exciting Creating Wealth episode.
3:20 – Randy talks about FirstKey and B2R and some of their benefits versus Fanny Mae/Freddie Mac.
10:10 – Randy compares a FirstKey/B2R type loan to a Fanny Mae/Freddie Mac loan.
15:00 – What about the underwriting?
19:00 – Indianapolis ranks number one for the best convention city.
26:00 – Randy shares his thoughts on Douglas Andrew's strategy.
33:30 – Most people don't understand the value of leverage.
36:10 – Nothing in this world is truly passive income. You always have to work for your money.
40:45 – What happened to the day trader?
42:00 – Look forward to next Wednesday's episode with the Chicago market specialist.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Missed Fortune by Douglas Andrew
Missed Fortune 101 by Douglas Andrew
Irrational Exuberance 1&2 by Robert Shiller
Fri, 27 February 2015
CW 483 FBF – Jason’s Ultimate Investing Equation plus Daniel and Gerard Adams from the National Inflation Association (NIA)
A look at Jason’s Ultimate Investing Equation followed by Daniel and Gerard Adams for The National Inflation Association (NIA) recently featured on Inside Edition and ABC World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, ABC’s Nightline, KTLA News and CNBC. After being ignored by family and friends about the coming stock market decline and recession, he started a youtube channel called VisionVictory with some very interesting predictions on record:
On march of 2008 in his first video, he accurately predicted that the Dow would fall to 8,000 in the fall of 2008. The S&P would fall to 800 in the fall of 2008. And that global stocks wouldn’t decouple until after the fall of 2008.
In July of 2008, he updated his prediction and told his youtube viewers that stocks were set to drop on the 3rd week of September and they did, in a big way, from the 3rd week of September to the 3rd week of October stocks fell 33%.
In December of 2008 he made a new prediction, that stocks would make new lows sometime in late February 2009. On the 3rd week of February, guess what? The Dow and S&P made new lows.
in 2008 while Ben Bernanke, Jim Cramer, and college professors around the world were predicting that the U.S. would not enter a recession. Daniel predicted a severe recession that would break all previous records. While Ben Bernanke said a recovery would take place in the summer of 2008, Daniel correctly predicted that the world would acknowledge the recession after the summer of 2008, and they did.
He also correctly forecasted rising unemployment, a collapse of consumer spending and many more well timed predictions.
The VisionVictory Channel is now watched by thousands and has a subscription base of 17,500. The VisionVictory Channel is also part of the National Inflation Association and helped with the documentary, Meltup.
in 2008 while Ben Bernanke, Jim Cramer, and college professors around the world were predicting that the U.S. would not enter a recession. Daniel predicted on the record, a severe recession that would break all previous records. While Ben Bernanke said a recovery would take place in the summer of 2008, Daniel correctly predicted that the world would acknowledge the recession after the summer of 2008, and they did.
He also correctly forecasted rising unemployment, a collapse of consumer spending and many more well timed predictions.
The VisionVictory Channel is now watched by thousands and has a subscription base of 17,500. The VisionVictory Channel is also part of the National Inflation Association and helped with the documentary, Meltup.
Wed, 25 February 2015
On today's Creating Wealth show, Jason talks a little bit about mastermind groups and touches on an article that was released by USA Today on the subject of investments. Jason brings up some very interesting points on the minimum wage discussion as well as talks about conflict of interests in financial advisers. As always, Jason shares some timeless wisdom about the US dollar, commandments to live by, and more on the Creating Wealth show.
1:30 - Jason talks about his mastermind group, Venture Alliance.
5:45 - Minimum wage increases always causes inflation.
11:00 - Give yourself small rewards along the way.
13:40 Jason talks about commandment number nine.
17:20 - The American workspace is getting smaller as more people work from home.
23: 15 - Jason talks about the gold bugs and other forms of currency.
27:45 - The US dollar will still be the reserve currency
30:10 – Jason does a deep dive into his personal commandments.
37:40 – There is no such thing as passive income.
41:00 – Jason's company looks for landlord friendly markets.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Mon, 23 February 2015
CW 481 – Garrett Sutton – Asset Protection Laws LLC’s, B Corp & Trusts with Adviser to ‘Rich Dad’ Author Robert Kiyosaki
Garrett Sutton returns to the Creating Wealth show to give Jason Hartman's audience an update on new asset protection laws that have since changed when he was on the podcast last. Garrett is a lawyer, author, and a Rich Dad advisor. On the show, Garrett talks to Jason about what a B Corp is, how trusts work, and provides a deeper look into LLCs. Jason also reminds his audience early in the show that there are still a couple more hard copies of the Meet the Masters home study course, so get it while supplies last!
Fri, 20 February 2015
CW 480 FBF – Leadership & Communication with Dr. Jeff Myers Founder of Passing the Baton International
Our world is desperate for leaders who serve and make an eternal difference in the lives of others every day. On this momentous 100th episode of The Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman interviews leadership expert, Dr. Jeff Myers, President of the Myers Institute for Communication and Leadership and Passing the Baton International on this timely subject (http://www.jasonhartman.com/radioshows/). This mission of Dr. Myers is to equip culture-shaping leaders to understand the times by providing tools and training that unleash their leadership gifts and enable them to communicate the truth with confidence. Jeff is the author of seven books and five video coaching systems including Secrets of Great Communicators, Handoff and Understanding the Times, a training curriculum used in schools around the world.
More than two million people have used Jeff’s worldview, leadership and communication training courses. Join in as we celebrate the 100 episodes of The Creating Wealth Show which Jason Hartman has recorded in order to give you, his listeners, the opportunity to learn cutting-edge investment strategies and advice needed in the world today! Upcoming shows will feature: buying with only $5,000 down, cutting-edge property tracking technology and apartment riches with an expert from American Apartment Owners Association (AAOA).
Wed, 18 February 2015
CW 479 – Dr. David E. Goldberg – Zillow Evaluations in Realty Times & Genetic Algorithms with Author of ‘A Whole New Engineer’
In today's Creating Wealth introduction, Jason Hartman reads out loud about a Realty Times article about Zillow's evaluations and gives his comments on this. He also talks about military drones, regular drones, and reminds the audience that you can still purchase Meet the Master home study courses on JasonHartman.com!
Dr. David E. Goldberg is today's Creating Wealth guest. David has a background in civil engineering and is also an author who has written several books about engineering and computer algorithms. Jason talks to David about his most recent book, A Whole New Engineer as well as genetic algorithms, why there is a decline in engineers, and more on today's episode.
3:45 – Jason talks about when he first started in the real estate business.
7:45 – Single family homes appreciate a lot better than other real estate classes.
13:40 – Jason reads out loud a Realty Times article about Zillow,
17:25 – Zillow agents say their estimates are 'just a good starting point', but what does that mean?
19:12 – Reminder: if you have any comments or questions for Jason, you can now leave voice messages on the website.
20:10 – Appraisals and CMAs show the data points, Zillow does not.
27:15 – Jason introduces his guest, Dr. David E. Goldberg.
30:30 – Designing a kidney by hand is almost impossible, but by using nature's genetic algorithms as a base, you can speed up the process.
35:10 – There will always be a good and bad side to technological advances.
40:00 – At one point in our history, engineers were seen as rockstars.
46:00 – Engineering is fairly uninviting and there's bigger paychecks else where.
51:10 – When students feel trusted, they end up achieving a lot more.
Mentioned In This Episode:
The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil
Mon, 16 February 2015
On today's Creating Wealth intro, Jason talks about how he was not able to go heli-skiing this past weekend and is currently in San Diego attending a marketing conference. He talks about how so many people attend these conferences and don't actually take action on anything. He also cites some of his main marketing influencers when growing up and why his guest, Jon Evans, is talking about Bitcoin and how that relates to real estate investing.
Jon Evans is today's Creating Wealth guest and he is a TechCrunch journalist with a background in software engineering. He gives a more technical breakdown of what Bitcoin is, what Block Chain is, and how Bitcoin works on the whole. Jon and Jason sit down to discus Bitcoin scams, how you can track your Bitcoin transactions, and also how Bitcoin is probably the most transparent currency out there on the market today.
1:60 – Sunday is becoming Jason's favorite day because he gets to read all your reviews!
7:10 – Jason likes the Libertarian ideal, because as government gets bigger, it becomes inefficient.
9:30 – Do not be the guy that spends all his time going to seminars, buying products, and take no action on what he's learned.
12:45 – Why is Jason talking about all this extra stuff that has nothing to do with real estate? He explains why.
22:45 – Don't forget to check out the properties listed at JasonHartman.com.
25:10 – Jason talks about upcoming episodes.
27:35 – Jason still has a few extra Meet The Masters home study courses, so order now!
28:25 – Jason introduces Jon Evans to the show.
31:10 – The alternative coins could be considered easier to take over than Bitcoin, because there's not enough people monitoring and searching for bugs and holes.
34:30 – There's a war on Block Chains. What does Jon mean by this?
36:20 – How would we be able to decentralize the internet?
41:00 – Bitcoin scams? Jason picks Jon's brain about this.
46:20 – Jon thinks Bitcoin will succeed in places like Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
52:30 – Is Jon a gold bug? He says it's too 20th century for him.
Mentioned In This Episode:
See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar
Psychology of Winning by Dennis Wadley
Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson
The Singularity Is Near by Ray Kurzweil
Sat, 14 February 2015
CW 477 – Dr. Gary Chapman – Valentine’s Day Special “The Five Love Languages” with Best-Selling Author, Speaker & Pastor
Whether it’s your spouse, significant other, family, friends, or even business associates, each individual speaks his or her own love language. “The Five Love Languages” are: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. Understanding which of these languages makes that special someone feel loved can be essential to the success of any relationship. Join Jason Hartman and renowned author, Dr. Gary Chapman as they discuss these timeless concepts and how our primary language affects our interactions in our relationships. Please visit: http://www.jasonhartman.com/podcast.
Dr. Gary Chapman seeks to fulfill his call to the ministry as a pastor, speaker, and author. He speaks extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally on marriage, family, and relationships. The government of Singapore invited him to present his marriage seminar there and the Chaplain’s Office of NATO issued a special invitation for Dr. Chapman to speak to the NATO forces in Germany. Other engagements have taken him to England, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mexico and Hong Kong. Sales exceeding 5 million copies earned him the Platinum Book Award from the Evangelical Publishers Association for The Five Love Languages, which has been translated into over thirty-six languages. Twenty-seven other books and five video series are also among his publications.
Fri, 13 February 2015
Unlike stocks, bonds, mutual funds or commodities such as precious metals like gold and silver – real estate is a multi-dimensional asset class. The multi-dimensional nature of income property makes it extremely profitable in changing ways based on varying market conditions. This is a wonderful thing because investors can profit even seemingly “bad” markets. For example, when financing becomes expensive (low housing affordability rates) or difficult to qualify for (low capital liquidity) it can create excellent opportunities to increase rents. When mortgage rates are low and qualifying is easy it can spur terrific appreciation. You can win either way so long as you adapt your strategy based on economic realities.
Additionally, a discussion about Macro vs. Micro Markets™ so don’t just run out and buy based on a city – be sure to screen and drill down into the various Micro Markets™ within each city. Since you can’t buy all of them… you may as well buy the best ones!
Last but not least Jason recommends the book “Revolutionary Wealth” by Alvin and Heidi Toffler.
Wed, 11 February 2015
CW 475 – Sara Silverstein – How To Lie With Statistics and Ridiculous Correlations, Business Insider
In today's Creating Wealth show, Jason first talks about statistics and how so many people use it to manipulate others. He also talks about how there are still a few Meet the Masters home study courses left, so do not forget to order them now while supplies last!
Sara Silverstein joins Jason today on the Creating Wealth show to talk about funny tongue and cheek correlations. She shares a few examples that she has found over the past few months as well as talks about the birthday paradox, the Wizard of Oz, and her next article for Business Insider about vaccines.
1:45 – Jason talks about how you can mislead people with statistics.
8:45 – People self-select for jobs. Jason explains what he means by this.
14:10 – Jason introduces Sara.
17:30 – So many people don't understand that a correlation does not always mean causation.
22:45 - Sara is combing all of these weird correlations together to show people a very tongue and cheek view of how correlations work.
26:35 – You can take pretty much any two things and figure out a way to make them related.
29:15 – Both Jason and Sara talk about the conflict of interest dilemma.
33:00 – Is Wizard of Oz a story about the gold standard?
34:30 – Sara talks about the birthday paradox.
37:45 – Sara talks about her next upcoming article for Business Insider about vaccinations.
Mentioned In This Episode:
How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt.
Mon, 9 February 2015
CW 474 – Jason Hartman – How Investors Profit When Homeownership Drops & Washington Post Op-Ed Analysis
Today on the Creating Wealth show, Jason talks about some of the latest things he is up to as well as talks about an interesting opinion article published by the Washington Post. He does not have a guest for today's show, so he does a deep dive into the real estate market and talks about why central planning never works for the home ownership market. He also gives his comments in between reading out loud the article published by Washington Post in this quick 30 minute Creating Wealth episode.
1:30 – Jason loves Arizona weather.
6:00 – Jason talks about the Venture Alliance and welcomes two of the first members.
8:10 – Jason talks about what a general and limited partner means.
14:30 – High ownership rates are not good for society.
17:30 – Central planning does not work.
23:45 – Rental market is incredibly hot right now.
24:00 - Jason shares tips on how you can rent your property if you are having trouble.
26:50 – This kind of income property investing only works in the United States.
28:50 – Lots of new properties on JasonHartman.com right now. Check it out!
30:25 – The physical product of the Meet the Masters home study course is still on sale for half the price of the digital version.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Fri, 6 February 2015
CW 473 FBF: What the “Free Lunch” Metric Tells Us About Income Property with Platinum Investment Counselor Sara
Platinum Investment Counselor, Sara, brought a client into Jason's office today and one of those occasional, casual and impromptu shows was born. If you want to hear it from the client's mouth to your ears, this show is for you. Learn from a short discussion on global trade, container shipping, Packaged Commodities Investing™.
Wed, 4 February 2015
CW 472 – Harvey Silvergate – How the Feds Target the Innocent with Author of ‘ Three Felonies A Day’
In today's Creating Wealth intro, Jason invites his real estate counselor, Sarah, on the show. Sarah is excited about the Chicago real estate market. She is seeing some movement there as well as client interest. She also gives a friendly reminder to the Creating Wealth audience to make sure you do your due diligence with your income property to avoid any hassles and headaches.
Jason gets right into the show today with his guest, Harvey Silverglate. Harvey Silverglate is an attorney, writer, and advocate for civil liberties. Harvey talks about US laws that are not clearly defined on purpose, he shares his personal story about the FBI investigating him several times, and he also talks about his book, Three Felonies a Day, on today's Creating Wealth show.
1:50 – Jason talks to Sarah about how she did last month.
2:30 – Sarah is willing to send you individual property listings that haven't hit the website yet. Just contact her!
3:40 – People talk about how Chicago is so dangerous, but Chicago is not as crime ridden as many people might think.
5:11 – Sarah encourages first-time investors to visit properties and get a feel for it.
8:08 – Don't forget to do your homework and your due diligence!
9:20 – Jason introduces his guest, Harvey Silverglate.
14:20 – The federal law is very general and unclear by what 'fraud' really means.
17:55 – The feds are able to look at the daily activity of any citizen and they will be able to find something misleading.
21:50 – On three occasions Harvey has been investigated by the FBI.
25:30 – Civil fraud and federal fraud are two different things.
31:00 – How do we protect ourselves? Harvey explains.
34:20 – Harvey talks about the Gibson Guitar case and how ridiculous it was.
38:15 – Final thoughts? Harvey says be careful.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Three Felonies a Day by Harvey A. Silverglate
Mon, 2 February 2015
CW 471 – Jim Norman – Economic Warfare & The Oil Card with Journalist and Editor for Forbes & Business Week
In today’s introduction to Creating Wealth, Jason records his intro section just ahead of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona. Jason postulates on a variety of property markets around the U.S. as he prepares to make another purchase himself, speaks on over-diversification, and brings some great insight into deflation.
Jason’s guest today is Jim Norman, author of The Oil Card. This is Jim’s second appearance on the Creating Wealth show. Jim is a veteran business journalist and energy reporter.
Fri, 30 January 2015
CW 470 FBF – The Psychology of Winning & The Seeds of Greatness with Dr. Denis Waitley NY Times Bestselling Author
Jason interviews his early mentor Dr. Denis Waitley on “The Psychology of Winning.” At age 17, Jason discovered Waitley and it was a life altering event leading to his early and sustained success. Waitley is one of America’s most respected authors, keynote lecturers and productivity consultants on high performance human achievement. He has inspired, informed, challenged, and entertained audiences for over 25 years from the board rooms of multi-national corporations to the locker rooms of world-class athletes and in the meeting rooms of thousands of conventioneers throughout the world. Recently, he was voted business speaker of the year by the Sales and Marketing Executives’ Association and by Toastmasters’ International and inducted into the International Speakers’ Hall of Fame.
With over 10 million audio programs sold in 14 languages, Denis Waitley is one of the most listened-to voices on personal and career success. He is the author of 15 non-fiction books, including several international best sellers, “Seeds of Greatness,” “Being the Best,” “The Winner’s Edge,” “The Joy of Working,” and “Empires of the Mind.” His audio album, “The Psychology of Winning,” is the all-time best selling program on self-mastery.
Denis Waitley has studied and counseled winners in every field from Apollo astronauts to Superbowl champions, from sales achievers to government leaders and youth groups. During the 1980’s, he served as Chairman of Psychology on the U. S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Council, responsible for performance enhancement of all U. S. Olympic athletes.
Dr. Waitley is a founding director of the National Council on Self-Esteem and the President’s Council on Vocational Education, and recently received the “Youth Flame Award” from the National Council on Youth Leadership for his outstanding contribution to high school youth leadership. As president of the International Society for Advanced Education, inspired by Dr. Jonas Salk, he counseled returning POWs from Viet Nam and conducted simulation and stress management seminars for Apollo astronauts. A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and former Navy pilot, he holds a doctorate degree in human behavior. Upcoming shows will feature: Asset Protection Attorney Mark Kholer, Marketing Guru Ted Nicholas, Federal Reserve Commentator Andre Eggeletion, Video Marketer Mike Koenigs, Internet Money Machine Yanik Silver, Organizational Expert David Allen and many other thought leaders
Wed, 28 January 2015
CW 469 – Bill Tatro – The U.S. Dollar’s Future with Townhall.com Columnist & Former Radio Host of ‘It’s All About the Money’
Jason Hartman introduces today’s Creating Wealth Show with a well-aimed stab at a recently published article alleging that it is now cheaper to buy a residential property than rent, and then opens up the discussion to a wider view on why we simply can’t trust statistics any more.
Later, he invites It’s All About Money presenter, Bill Tatro, to give his opinion on the important issues which affect Americans and their money today, such as oil prices, whether more of our money is going overseas or staying on home soil and why we can expect both inflationary and deflationary patterns in the next 10-15 years.
03.35 – Jason Hartman gives a brief explanation of the various types of property management available.
07.44 – Income property is the most leverage-favored asset. Take advantage of this!
12.43 – Keep your wits about you, even when reading news media. Not everything is quite as it seems.
17.50 – Want to be featured on Jason’s show? No problem! Head to www.JasonHartman.com/Jason
19.58 – Jason Hartman introduces today’s guest, Bill Tatro.
25.34 – Bill Tatro explains the reasoning behind Keynesianism in a more modern, comprehensible way.
28.31 – Yes, trillions of dollars have been printed, but how many of those have we actually seen?
31.22 – How can we hope to combat deflation?
36.02 – We can learn a lot from the actions of Greece, but will we learn?
40.42 – Past, current and predicted oil prices can tell us a lot about the state of our economy in terms of inflation or deflation.
43.12 – For more information, head to www.BillTatro.com
47.10 – What does the future look like through the eyes of an economist?
Mentioned in this episode
44th: A Presidential Conspiracy by Bill Tatro
Mon, 26 January 2015
CW 468 – Paul Craig Roberts – America vs Russia & China with Co-Founder of Reaganomics & Creators Syndicate Columnist
Jason Hartman introduces today’s Creating Wealth Show with a look at why there is no ‘short-cut’ into income property investment and explains how what you learn along the journey can be even more valuable in the long-term. He also uses personal experience to discuss just how certain companies have managed to beat inflation.
His guest for today is the co-founder of Reaganomics, Paul Craig Roberts. Together, they discuss some of the international threats that could face America, thanks to the recent actions from Washington. Specifically, they deal with issues of demography, currency and military developments in Russia and China and consider the potential impact of each of these on the United States.
01.30 – Jason Hartman gives some background to today’s guest, Paul Craig Roberts.
04.09 – As a worldwide population, we face so many issues – can we ever surpass all of them?
10.34 – You can’t expect to find an ‘easy way’ into real estate investing. It’s tough but the journey AND the result combined is worth it.
24.55 – Jason Hartman introduces his guest for today.
26.22 – The ruble should be strong in comparison to the dollar, and yet the ruble is risking collapse.
30.16 – The reserve currency status no longer seems as stable when we look at potential drops in use of the dollar.
37.31 – Paul Craig Roberts describes the US’s current position with regards to Russia and China.
47.30 – We’ve got a whole generation of people who now can’t afford to live on their own terms.
50.23 – The discussion moves to inflation and how it could transform the US economy.
59.30 – With so many problems, is there a solution?
1.04.12 – For more information, head to www.PaulCraigRoberts.org
Fri, 23 January 2015
CW 467 FBF – The Housing Boom and Bust in America with Economist Thomas Sowell of The Hoover Institution at Stanford University
"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
Wed, 21 January 2015
CW 466 – Robert Carr – Can Apple Pay Create A Cashless Society? CEO & Founder of Heartland Payment Systems
In today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman takes the chance to go over one of the main themes of this year’s Meet the Masters event: Alignment and Empowerment. He brings up the issue of property managers and how getting the right agreement with your property manager can bring you the sort of empowerment you should be enjoying as an investor.
Later he discusses changing technology and how that’s affecting the way we now pay for things with CEO and Founder of Heartland Payments Systems, Robert Carr. Every aspect of our world seems to be at the hands of scientists and inventors striving to change how we do things, and money and payments are just the latest point of interest.
01.22 – Mortgage rates are currently historically low. Take advantage and make a new asset for yourself.
04.30 – The new Creating Wealth Show format will give you a chance to look back over Jason Hartman’s back catalog and get access to some interesting content.
08.40 – You need to find a way of empowering yourself, and alignment is the perfect way to do it.
14.20 – Income property doesn’t have an end-date. It sits there, producing wealth, for as long as you need it.
18.52 – You need to find a way of making your property manager agreement work for all parties involved.
28.06 - With the world being digitalized and modernized, it was only a matter of time before it changed the way we pay for things too.
33.05 - A truly cashless world seems a long way off, but we’re definitely on the road to it.
36.55 - Robert Carr describes the ups and downs experienced by Heartland Payment Systems.
41.36 - It’s amazing when you think how far we’ve come with technological advances, and how far we can still go.
43.00 - PayPal has always been the leading company in this market, but where does it stand now?
45.35 - It’s not just the business side; Robert Carr has made a huge difference to 250 kids’ lives through his Give Something Back Foundation.
50.57 - Find out more about Robert and his book on the blog site: www.RobertOCarr.com
51.42 - Fundamentally, if you don’t have repeat customers or recommendations, you don’t have a business.
Mentioned in this episode
Through The Fires: An American Business Story of Turbulence, Triumph and Giving Back by Robert Carr.
Mon, 19 January 2015
Today Jason Hartman makes a special announcement in response to the overwhelming feedback about moving to a two show per week schedule. Thanks to you, the listener, Jason has come up with a creative way to continue to bring you great content from Creating Wealth every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Check out today’s message on the new “Flashback Fridays” on The Creating Wealth Show.
Fri, 16 January 2015
CW 465 – Jason Hartman – Bitcoin Plummets, Rent-to-Value Ratios & Volatile Property Markets in Texas and North Dakota
Today’s Creating Wealth Show features Jason Hartman himself in an extended intro portion. Here, he talks about his personal tax and rental experience in the Socialist Republic of California, he gives an update on the latest developments in bitcoin, and he also discusses some of his earlier market predictions and how they’ve progressed.
01.35 – Even when you think you have everything sussed, something can come along and surprise you!
05.06 – Being a homeowner is great, but renting gives you such flexibility.
09.17 – Whether you were a believer or not, bitcoin seems to be sinking fast.
12.54 – Rent to value ratio should always be on your mind when dealing with income property.
18.07 – Houston, North Dakota; a market may look great, but who knows what the future may hold?
22.54 – Jason Hartman compares stock market investments to those in real estate markets.
27.26 – From next week onwards, the Creating Wealth Show will be reduced to two episodes per week.
Wed, 14 January 2015
CW 464 – Dr. Ben Carson – What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future with 2016 US Presidential Candidate
Today on the Creating Wealth show, Jason returns from the Meet the Masters event and tells his listeners that he still believes that investing within the United States is your best option as oppose to internationally. He also introduces his guest Dr. Ben Carson on the show where they talk about the medical system, debt, big government, and Ben's latest book entitled One Nation.
2:00 – Should you invest internationally or nationally?
7:10 - Arthur C Clarke once said, “The only thing we can be sure about the future is that it'll be absolutely fantastic.”
9:45 – Touches a little bit on the Meet the Masters event.
12:45 – We have so many bad examples of what big government is, yet history keeps repeating itself.
15:00 – Dr. Ben Carson talks about alternatives that would make the medical system better.
18:00 – Ben talks about what his latest book, One Nation, is about.
22:10 – Detroit is the poster child for big government disaster.
25:45 – If we just obey, then the government wins by default.
29:25 – The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, which is why businesses are taking their locations overseas instead.
33:00 – Ben talks about how you can get enough courage to take control and achieve your American dream.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis
Mon, 12 January 2015
Hey, welcome to the Creating Wealth Show. This is your host, Jason Hartman, and this is just a quick announcement, not a normal episode. As you probably know, we had our big, annual Meet the Masters event this past weekend and we’re very busy with that. It’s just a wonderful event. I thank everybody so much for coming from as far away as Europe this time. In the past, we’ve had coming from parts all over the world, and it’s always very much appreciated when someone travels a long distance to come. So, Mark, thank you for coming from Europe to attend. And we had people from all over the country and it’s just a wonderful event. Everybody made such great contributions to the event so, we really appreciate that, as we will be back very soon with our regularly scheduled programming. So, we’ll talk to you in just a couple of days.
Thanks for listening to the Creating Wealth Show, and in the meantime, check out our website at www.JasonHartman.com for great properties and educational products, and of course, many, many other podcast episodes. Over 460 of them! Talk to you in a couple of days!
Fri, 9 January 2015
CW 463 – Ashlea Ebeling – Reducing Your Capital Gains & State Taxes with Attorney and Associate Editor at Forbes
In Jason's Creating Wealth intro he talks about how cool it would be to ride in a self-driving car to get to his Meet the Masters event in California. He also talks about oil being the next big thing in the United States and why real estate is still the best asset to obtain when the economy is experiencing inflation, deflation, or stagnation.
Jason's guest today, Ashlea Ebeling, is a Forbes editor and has fantastic insight into the different tax situations happening across the United States. Ashlea talks about state, federal, and income tax on the show. She also shares insight about what you can do to reduce your state taxes, where not to die, capital gains, and more.
5:10 – Oil may be the next economic boost for the US.
9:30 – The three basic economic scenarios are inflation, deflation, and stagnation.
11:50 – The central bank is getting ready to raise their interest rates.
17:18 – High rise condos are not good from an investment point of view.
20:34 – Gen Y are coming of age to be able to rent property and combine that with student loan debt that there will be a lot more people renting homes instead of purchasing them in the next 10 years.
24:10 – Should Jason host two or three episodes a week? Let him know!
25:22 – How do we get to more than 100% in tax? Ashlea explains.
30:50 – How do you get around state taxes? There are four ways you can do this.
34:20 – New Jersey and Maryland have both state and inheritance taxes.
38:21 – Jason is not a fan of Roth IRA, but Ashlea is for it.
43:10 – Ashlea says that there are a lot of new tax law changes happening right now that people need to pay attention to.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Wed, 7 January 2015
CW 462 – Mark Meckler – Legislation Through Regulation & Self-Governance with Co-Founder of the Tea Party
In Jason's Creating Wealth introduction, he touches on a variety of subjects he wants his listeners to look out for. He first talks about the predictions he got right and wrong over the years and shares his thoughts on Cuba becoming more friendly. He also talks about Elon Musk's divorce and how much his ex-wife will be getting in settlement money. Today's Creating Wealth guest is Mark Meckler. He co-founded the Tea Party Patriots and is also an author. On the show, Mark talks about his organization, self-governance, and why people hate the Tea Party movement so much.
2:15 – Jason talks about the predictions he was right about.
8:10 – Jason shares his thoughts on Cuba.
11:00 – Elon Musk is getting divorced..again.
17:30 – Jason warns you against con-artists and their tricks.
20:00 – Jason cautions against buying in Texas and North Dakota.
22:35 – The latest in self-driving technology might make other locations a lot more appealing.
24:30 – Jason introduces Mark Meckler.
26:30 – The Tea Party founded was in 2009.
28:45 – Why is the Tea Party hated so much?
40:45 – What is an amendment convention? Mark explains.
45:50 – Congress passes board enabling acts and the regulators actually do the legislating. Mark and others are working towards stopping this.
49:40 – Elections are not enough, but with that said, we still need to vote.
52:05 – Would Texas become the Hong Kong of the United States?
55:00 – Remember, the larger the government, the smaller the citizen.
Mon, 5 January 2015
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.
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 www.JasonHartman.com 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.
Fri, 2 January 2015
CW 460 – Daniel Pink – Motivation and the Hidden Science of our Lives with Host of National Geographic’s ‘Crowd Control’
In the first Creating Wealth Show of 2015, Jason Hartman details some of the most important things you should consider when forming your new year’s resolutions, including making your assets work for you and using every asset you have available to you.
Today’s guest is author and National Geographic’s Crowd Control presenter, Daniel Pink, who discusses a number of the problems featured in the TV show, as well as some of the research that went into his own books. His expertise in behaviour and motivation really comes through and makes for a fascinating show for anyone looking to make a change in their lives.
02.24 – Make your new year’s resolutions really count towards improving your personal and professional life.
06.16 – Check your assets. You need to know which ones are working for you and which are not.
10.33 – Everyone underestimates the importance of credit. Don’t make this mistake.
16.19 – It’s remarkable just how many seemingly unnecessary laws are introduced every year.
25.25 – So many day-to-day problems that we face have a simple solution. Daniel Pink finds that solution.
29.59 – Once you know the science behind how people think, you just have to apply it.
33.00 – There are so many psychological and physiological factors that impact on our thoughts and actions.
37.29 – To Sell is Human focuses on the fundamentally human nature of selling.
42.33 – For the first time in human history, we have to think about our future selves and align them with the present.
48.50 – Daniel Pink takes us through some of the ways you can use subtle motivation in the workplace.
52.19 – For more information, head to www.DanPink.com, follow at @DanielPink and watch the show Crowd Control on Mondays on the National Geographic Channel.
Mentioned in this episode
A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
Drive by Daniel Pink
To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink
Three Felonies a Day by Harvey Silverglate
Free by Chris Anderson
Crowd Control – TV program, National Geographic Channel
Wed, 31 December 2014
CW 459 – The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku & A Client Case Study of Fernando from Brazil Who Now Invests in American Real Estate
Jason still has remaining tickets to the Meet the Masters event. Remember, this will be the sweet 16 Meet the Masters event and there will be a lot of insightful experts at the conference. Do not miss out! In Jason's Creating Wealth intro, he talks a little bit about the book The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku and what he has learned from it. Today's guest is a case study of one of Jason's clients, Fernando. Fernando talks about his success in real estate as well as shares to the audience a bit about his background and where he came from.
4:10 – Jason talks about the Meet the Masters event and the people who will be coming to the event.
8:00 – Jason shares what he learned from The Future of The Mind book written by Michio Kaku.
11:00 – Jason welcomes Fernando.
14:00 – Fernando talks a little bit about his life growing up in Brazil.
17:35 – Due to the horrible inflation that happened in Brazil during Fernando's youth, he saw a lot of people lose their life savings over night.
20:10 – What got Fernando interested in real estate? He explains in this segment.
31:30 – Fernando bought his first property in Florida.
41:20 – Jason asks about some of Fernando's challenges during all of this.
51:45 – Fernando talks about appreciation and tax benefits.
56:30 – Jason and Fernando wrap up the call and end with some final closing thoughts about leverage and debt.
Mentioned In This Episode:
The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku
Mon, 29 December 2014
Jason Hartman shares an important lesson he learned from Richard Nixon and talks a little bit more about the Meet the Masters event and why you must be there. David Porter is the guest for today's show. He has been on the show before many years ago and he updates the audience about some of the big successes he's had with Jason's company. Jason and David also talk about the economy, borrowing money, cool technologies, and more on today's Creating Wealth show.
– Jason did go to the time share presentation and it's still a bad idea to invest in one.
– Jason talks about Richard Nixon and Richard's trip to the grand canyon
– Experiencing hardship is often a good thing.
– Don't miss the Meet the Masters event!
– David Porter comes on the show for the second time.
26:50 – David talks about his first experience buying a home when he first met with Jason.
30:40 – Despite the financial market crashing, David still felt like real estate was the best way to invest his money.
36:10 – David took his ability to borrow and invested it in a conservative way.
44:10 – With David's extensive shipping background, he tells Jason he's seen a huge increase in retail shipping.
50:10 – Despite the huge debt the US has, they are still very hard to compete against in the global consumer market.
54:30 – There's so much cool technologies out there right now. It's a great time to be alive.
61:00 – Jason and David go back to talking about real estate and David shares more specific numbers on how he is doing.
65:20 – David talks about his own experiences being a property manager.
72:20 – Hiring great property managers will keep your sanity in check.
Fri, 26 December 2014
CW 457 – Mitchell Zuckoff – How To Spot Bad Deals & The Original Ponzi Scheme with Author & Professor at Boston University
Jason Hartman is extremely excited about the upcoming Meet the Masters event and hopes you'll be able to join him this year. In his Creating Wealth intro, he talks about Houston, oil prices, the negatives of investing in North Dakota, and looking out for the crooks that just want to steal your money.
Our Creating Wealth guest today is Mitchell Zuckoff. He is the author of 7 books and a professor at the Boston University. He was also a reporter for 20 years and is originally a New York native. He talks to Jason about the Ponzi scheme, how to spot a bad deal, Bernie Madoff, and more in today's episode.
3:10 – There's a lot of scams out there, don't invest in someone who's a crook, an idiot, or untrustworthy.
6:25 – Jason learned that a diamond can slow down the speed of light.
10:25 – Jason is excited for the Meet the Masters conference. This upcoming one would be the 16th Meet the Masters event.
12:10 – Oil prices are down and experts will be talking about that at the Meet the Masters conference.
16:00 – Jason feels that North Dakota is not a stable economy for real estate investing just yet.
18:10 – Mitchell talks about the book he wrote about Charles Ponzi.
25:10 – How did Charles Ponzi start the Ponzi scheme? Mitchell explains.
29:20 – Based on Charles Ponzi's actions, he didn't consider himself a con man.
32:10 - Ponzi's business, or scheme, grew from word of mouth.
35:50 – If a deal sounds too good to be true, be sure to do a background check before you invest any money.
39:10 – Do people really fall for those Nigerian email scams? Mitchell says yes.
42:15 – The schemers are always trying to stay one step ahead.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Wed, 24 December 2014
CW 456 – Erik Gantz Senior – Accessing Business Credit for Real Estate Investments with Partner at SeedCapital.com
Jason wishes everybody a merry Christmas, talks a little bit about the meet the masters conference as well as gives a quick lists of the next guests that will appear on the Creating Wealth show.
Mon, 22 December 2014
CW 455 – Diane Kennedy – LLC’s, Asset Protection & Tax Savings with Tax Strategist, Financial Educator & Renown CPA
Today’s Creating Wealth Show is here to give you another taste of what to expect from the upcoming Meet the Masters event in January 2015. Speaking with Jason Hartman is renowned CPA Diane Kennedy, who is full of ideas and advice on topics ranging from international investing and its tax benefits, the ins and outs of LLCs and what your self-managing options are for your real estate investments, to name just a few issues covered.
07.25 – When you get involved in the issues that Diane Kennedy does, you know all about taxes and the IRS
08.30 – On a more international note, Puerto Rico is a destination that seems to offer everything to some people, and nothing to others.
09.53 – An LLC is a great and conventional way of protecting your assets. Trust it.
16.44 – It’s not to say that using entities are never good. If using them, know which jurisdiction is best.
22.27 – The Tax Extender Bill was written for those dealing with short sales or foreclosures.
26.20 – Everyone complains about the US and its laws and regulations, but we should look at ourselves compared to other countries and consider what we have.
28.03 – Diane Kennedy gives her views about real estate, the Holy Grail of tax benefits.
29.56 – You can’t just get away with calling yourself a real estate professional. There are certain hoops to jump through.
34.33 – For more information, head to www.USTaxAid.com
Mentioned in this episode
The Off-Shore Tax Guide by Diane Kennedy
Fri, 19 December 2014
Land contracts are something that a lot of investors have heard of, but maybe don’t fully understand. Jason Hartman invites Meet the Masters speaker, Justin, 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.
06.10 – Justin 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 www.JasonHartman.com
Wed, 17 December 2014
CW 453 – Ray Dalio- How The Economic Machine Works with Founder of the Bridgewater Associates Investment Firm
In a break from the traditional format of the Creating Wealth Show, today features the audio version of Ray Dalio’s educational and informative video How the Economic Machine Works. Dalio discusses a range of topics in-depth to provide a full overview of how the economic machine functions – just a few examples are the inflation/deflation model, de-leveraging and the difference between credit and actual money.
01.24 – The premise for today’s show is to gain an insightful overview of economics, thanks to Ray Dalio.
08.45 – The amount of free, available education options really question why students pay so much for a College degree.
11.27 – Transactions are the lynchpin – they create the three forces which ultimately drive the economy.
14.37 – The main difference between borrowers and lenders is that the former want to buy something they can’t afford, while the latter want to make money into more money.
21.13 – Credit doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing; when the purchases can be used to create income it can be a positive, growth-creating technique.
22.53 – Ray Dalio takes us through his interpretation of the inflation/deflation cycles.
26.35 – Debt repayments and changing credit-worthiness are issues which have an effect worldwide.
32.07 – Because you can’t always guarantee that a borrower won’t default on their loan, so debt-restructuring is sometimes a necessary step.
38.00 – Printing money can have a positive effect on the economy, but it has to be done very specifically.
Mentioned in this episode
How the Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio
Mon, 15 December 2014
To introduce today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman invites Darlene to give a taste of her and her husband’s Roth IRA strategies, of which she will discuss more when she joins the speaker list at January’s Meet the Masters event. She also talks about the positive impact that various masterminding events have had on her personal and professional development.
Later, Mark, a client and follower of the podcast joins Jason to talk about a wide-ranging series of topics. Living in Switzerland, Mark provides an international look at some changes in the world’s real estate markets, but they also consider deflation and inflation issues as well as how the mainstream media is largely in bed with the government, regardless of which country you’re talking about.
Fri, 12 December 2014
CW 451: Goldman Sachs Growing Influence & Militarized Police Forces with Mark Faulk - Writer & Co-Producer of ‘The Wall Street Conspiracy’
Jason Hartman introduces today’s Creating Wealth Show with a discussion about the benefits of being able to travel comfortably, the importance of getting what you want from a conference or event and he poses the huge question: Are we gearing up for another housing crash?
With a very clear focus on Wall Street for today’s interview, Jason Hartman invites Mark Faulk, writer and co-producer of The Wall Street Conspiracy to talk about the state of America today, Goldman Sachs’ growing and frankly, scary, influence and the future implications of a police force as militarized as the US’s currently is.
03.16 – Earning enough money to travel well and comfortably is as good a priority as any.
06.47 – With speakers confirming and plans taking form, the upcoming Meet the Masters looks to be the best yet.
08.27 – Jason Hartman asks one of the most important questions for real estate investors.
16.32 – If you’re interested in the future of technology, keep an eye out for an upcoming podcast on the future and impact of these new technologies being developed.
21.18 – The conspiracy starts just with the pretence of being stunned at the 2008 collapse.
26.55 – The plot thickens when companies such as Goldman Sachs get involved internationally.
31.18 – The Wall Street Conspiracy (film) addresses the ways in which this betting tradition is changing.
34.52 – Contacts, connections and corruption mean that this sort of thing goes on worldwide.
38.40 – Public opinion is important here. The demand of the people will create the change.
43.53 – If the police departments and the Government are preparing themselves, we have to be realistic about what could occur.
47.19 – For more information about the film, head to www.TheWallStreetConspiracy.com
Mentioned in this episode
The Wall Street Conspiracy a film by Mark Faulk
The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
The Naked Truth by Mark Faulk
Wed, 10 December 2014
For the introduction of today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman brings on investment counselor, Sarah, to discuss the impact of masterminding events, tactically managing who you surround yourself with and how the real estate investment marketing is maturing.
Today’s guest is Jane Sotkin of Property Place, who provides her wisdom and insight into the tricky topic of emotions. She brings up the interesting idea that emotions are habits formed in childhood, but which if not kept in check, can seriously affect the way your brain works as an adult.
01.25 – The attitude you display has such a vital impact on your success, it’s incredible.
04.46 – The real estate industry is changing, and with every new technology, it matures faster.
13.46 – Supercharge your investing strategies by surrounding yourself with other successful investors who can push you to work even harder.
19.23 – Joan Sotkin describes how her background led her to her current field of work.
23.17 – Such fundamental things as birth-order and number of siblings can have a huge impact on your psychology as an adult.
28.00 – It doesn’t matter how you process these emotions, but it is vital that you find a way that works for you.
35.40 – We think our lives are set in stone but they’re not. They’re always flexible and changeable.
40.59 – A big part of success is about sticking to what you believe and paying little attention to how others judge you.
42.55 – Find out more about Joan Sotkin and get access to some great resources at www.PropertyPlace.com
Mentioned in this episode
Build Your Money Muscles by Joan Sotkin
Mon, 8 December 2014
CW 449: Irreversible Impacts on Big Business By Big Government with Tim Carney Author of ‘The Big Rip-Off’
Jason Hartman brings in a real estate focus to the introduction of today’s Creating Wealth Show by explaining exactly how you can work out your rent-to-value ratio. As this is one of the most important figures a real estate investor need to keep in mind, there’s no excuse for deceiving yourself.
Later, he invites Tim Carney, author of The Big Rip-Off and Obamanomics and writer for the Washington Examiner to come on the show and give his thoughts about the huge and potentially irreversible impact that big business and big Government are having on America. They also discuss topics such as human rights to information and what you say when Goldman Sachs offers you a position.
03.14 – In some markets, you can’t control the rent-to-value ratio, but you really want to aim for 1% per month or above.
10.35 – Seemingly, the bigger you get, the more you can get away with.
14.18 – Tim Carney provides some examples where regulation seems to have an alternate outcome to what was hoped.
18.12 – A look at the options of how we can possibly dislodge the power of big business and government.
19.19 – Politics and the economy are starting to work together because fewer people are now gaining from a specific policy.
21.50 – Government agencies don’t even have to worry about subtlety; if they want you they’ll do what they can to get you.
23.34 – Why is it that they can spy on us and we get no information about Government actions, even when they affect us?
25.15 - Big business benefits from and lobbies for big Government to the detriment of the consumer, the competitor and the tax payer.
27.44 – Technology could be our undoing or it could be our liberation. We’ll have to wait and see.
Mentioned in this episode
The Big Rip-Off by Tim Carney
Obamanomics by Tim Carney
Fri, 5 December 2014
Inspired by an article from Business Insider, Jason Hartman invites Dan Egan of Betterment onto the show to expand upon the idea of market timing. While much of the focus is on Wall Street and how market timing works in the stock market, a lot of these ideas can be applied to real estate investing. They also discuss topics such as long- and short-term capital gain, high-frequency trading and how happy we are with our own achievements in absolute terms.
01.17 – Is successful market timing just an unachievable myth?
05.04 – Market trends can come in any form – currently we’re seeing a shift to the South by retiring baby boomers searching for warmer climes.
08.54 – We think about the social and political issues in China, but what about the real estate conditions?
17.15 – Stock trading investments are all about assessing long and short-term achievements. Remember that the government views capital gain in terms of short or long-term.
17.58 – Dan Egan describes the ‘bid ask spread’, an economic term for the costs you never see a bill for.
21.20 – High-frequency trading might not be everything it’s cracked up to be. You have to compare the situations of the big traders with average Joe’s actions.
27.00 – Personal satisfaction is hugely important, but it’s always competing with our comparisons to the people around us.
29.15 – For more information about Dan Egan and his company, head to www.Betterment.com
Mentioned in this episode
Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
Wed, 3 December 2014
CW 447: Bankruptcy & Strife on America’s Horizon with Jerry Robinson Editor-in-Chief of ‘Follow the Money’
In today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman invites Jerry Robinson, author of Bankruptcy in Our Nation, to the show to share his views about what bankruptcy would look like. They discuss a variety of topics and consider frankly just how bleak America’s future could look. Robinson also gives his opinion on the impact of America’s international relations, as well as posing the interesting notion that we can see the path of America’s future by looking at the past of the rest of the world.
03.50 – Negotiating certain aspects of the deal with your property manager is always worth a try.
10.00 – Jason reads through some of the latest listener reviews from iTunes. Is yours there?
22.40 – Jerry Robinson’s Bankruptcy of Our Nation deals with facets of the economic crisis such as what happened, why it happened and what we thought would happen.
25.00 – In a number of ways, the 2014 picture we draw now looks very similar to the state of the world in 1914.
33.47 – No-one does anything for nothing. A closer look at the incentives can provide a lot of insight.
38.00 – The psychological impact of the economy is already taking an effect. People now expect prices and values to go up, and are surprised if they don’t.
46.06 – Maybe we need to reassess our definition of evil to better match today’s global situation.
50.15 – If the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia changes, it could change the entire balance of power in the Middle East.
52.04 – Exports are always going to be vital, and we need to consider the impact if the US becomes energy-independent.
1.00.34 – International threats, and especially those involving cyber-attacks, must be taken seriously. Even if you’re living in a city, know the precautions you can take.
01.04.00 – Find out about Jerry Robinson’s Five Levels of Financial Freedom at www.FTMDaily.com/fivelevels.
01.10.08 – With mortgage debt, as an investor you don’t even need to pay this off yourself – your tenants pay it off for you.
Mentioned in this episode
Bankruptcy of our Nation by Jerry Robinson
Direct download: CW_447_Jerry_Robinson_Bankruptcy_Of_Our_Nation-redacted.mp3
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Mon, 1 December 2014
CW 446: How Old-School Real Estate Investing Still Works with Jason’s ‘Aunt Joan’ A Successful Real Estate Investor in Sacramento California
Jason Hartman’s introduction for today’s Creating Wealth Show focuses around the notion of being an empowered investor. This is the main theme for the 2015 Meet the Masters Event, but is also a vital concept to keep in mind for all of your investment strategies.
Today’s interviewee is none other than Jason’s Aunt Joan, an incredibly successful real estate investor who, together with her husband, owns more than 70 single-family homes around the Sacramento, California area. ‘Old-School’ seems to be the buzz-word of choice, but Joan talks about how she got into real estate, why she still loves it and gives some great advice about property management and keeping your tenants on side.
02.27 – How do you become an empowered investor? Find out here and at the Meet the Masters event.
08.27 – The concept of win-win isn’t enough. At least 3 levels means that everyone’s interests are aligned.
16.42 – Jason Hartman asks his influential Aunt Joan about the beginning of her successful lifetime of real estate investing.
22.17 – Low-priced markets might look like the easy way in, but issues could mean big problems later.
29.36 – The Cyber Monday sale at www.JasonHartman.com is now on, with discounts of up to 40%.
36.39 – The information offered by Aunt Joan is available at www.SacRentals.com
42.40 – Be aware, both as an owner and a tenant, about who is paying the city utilities. Owners, flaky tenants could mean this is your responsibility.
45.45 – With tenant selection being so vital to success, you really need to master this in the early stages.
51.02 – One of the reasons that real estate retains such popularity is because it’s such a tangible thing.
Fri, 28 November 2014
Today’s Creating Wealth Show takes a step away from real estate investment and instead, looks at one of the most successful entrepreneurial stories of recent decades. Jason Hartman invites Brian Smith, the founder and the brains behind UGG Boots to talk about the brand’s unassuming roots, the difficulties of the early years and the steps associated to selling a brand such as UGG. They also discuss many of the points raised in Brian’s upcoming book The Birth of a Brand, which applies an interesting new metaphor to the concept of brand identification and development.
01.29 – Rather than Black Friday, we’re celebrating with Cyber Monday deals, so be sure to check those out at www.JasonHartman.com any day now.
06.20 – The founder of UGG Boots, Brian Smith, describes the brand’s humble beginnings.
10.45 – Experience can sometimes hold you back more than help you out – if you knew all of the obstacles in your way, would you ever start anything?
15.22 – Every image you give out to your target market sends out a message about your brand. Make sure it’s the right message.
19.26 – Understanding business means understanding that you can’t give birth to adults.
28.34 – You need to be able to answer 4 main questions for an investor to even consider taking you seriously.
31.15 – Never underestimate the power of product placement – it worked wonders for UGG Boots.
34.41 – In business, you have to understand which aspects you’re good at and enjoy, and which you don’t.
37.38 – For more information about Brian Smith, head to www.BrianSmithSpeaker.com
Mentioned in this episode
The Birth of a Brand: Launching Your Entrepreneurial Passion and Soul by Brian Smith
Direct download: CW_445_Brian_Smith_Founder_of_UGG_boots_The_Birth_of_a_Brand.mp3
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Wed, 26 November 2014
To introduce today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman considers the changes the role of disintermediation has brought about in terms of consumer empowerment, before inviting another attendee of the Birmingham, Alabama Property Tour to share his real estate experience. Scott from Washington DC is an experienced investor who is interesting in branching out and expanding his portfolio into new markets. His main query for Jason is ‘How can I maximize my depreciation in commercial and residential properties?’
Later, Jason interviews director and producer, John Sullivan, the brains behind 2016: Obama’s America, America: Imagine The World Without Her and his latest film, Unfair: Exposing the IRS. They discuss many of the issues arising in the various movies as well as touching upon broader topics such as the growing anti-American sentiment and the impact of people’s ideologies and philosophies.
02.25 – By becoming a Member before registering for any of Jason Hartman’s events, you can take advantage of huge members’ discounts.
09.11 – Thanks to changes in technology and society, more power is in the hands of the consumer.
16.00 – A big drawback of commercial properties is the much longer depreciation time (39.5 years to the 27.5 years of residential properties).
18.30 – Jason Hartman gives his guest and his listeners some advice on maximizing their depreciation.
22.53 – Unfair: Exposing the IRS takes what we think we know about the IRS and delves even deeper into it.
28.00 – With so many new laws created every year, how can anyone keep to every single law every day?
32.20 – Among Americans, especially students, the perception of America itself seems to be changing.
34.05 – Jason Hartman asks the key question: What would the world be like without America?
26.10 – John Sullivan poses the interesting notion that the main anti-America sentiment is home-grown and has a fairly recent historical stem.
39.30 – The philosophies and ideologies of a lot of Americans are also now being thrown into disrepute.
Mentioned in this episode
America: Imagine The World Without Her – a documentary produced by John Sullivan
2016: Obama’s America – a documentary produced by John Sullivan
Unfair: Exposing the IRS - a documentary produced by John Sullivan
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed - a documentary produced by John Sullivan
Three Felonies a Day by Harvey Silverglate
The People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Mon, 24 November 2014
Jason Hartman’s introduction for today’s Creating Wealth Show was recorded at the November 2014 Property Tour in Birmingham, Alabama. It features a mini-interview with Jonathan, one of the tour’s attendees, who is a 25 year old with a duplex already under his belt and who has big real estate aspirations for the future. He gives his personal account of what it’s like to attend the Creating Wealth live events.
Later, Jason Hartman speaks with Chris Cabanillas of Cabanillas Law Firm, who is an expert in foreclosure and shadow inventory. These are the main topics of discussion throughout the show, but Chris also gives an insight into what you should expect from working with an attorney and considers the issues associated with judicial foreclosure.
05.00 – When working in a partnership, assess each member’s contributions and then work out how to offset the equity from that.
09.52 – If foreclosure actions aren’t being correctly carried out, the shadow inventory is just going to continue to grow.
15.22 – With so few of these foreclosure cases even going to court, the majority could be won on default judgement.
19.03 – Ease of foreclosure for lenders changes drastically in judicial to non-judicial states.
21.25 – Chris Cabanillas gives his advice for those facing foreclosure.
25.44 – The personal, human aspect of a short sale might be what leads to higher overall prices.
27.53 – The fee structure will change depending on the attorney’s firm and the jurisdiction they work within, but the most important thing is to be able to meet face to face with your attorney.
36.05 – Foreign investment is filling up places like Manhattan and the investors may never even spend a night there!
Mentioned in this episode
Slicing Pie by Mike Moyer
Direct download: CW_443_Chris_Cabanillas_Foreclosures_Cabanillas_Law.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT
Fri, 21 November 2014
CW 442: The Implications of America’s Past, Present & Future with Peter Zeihan Author of ‘The Accidental Superpower’
Geography and demographic patterns prove their importance in the discussions featured on today’s Creating Wealth Show. Jason Hartman talks to Peter Zeihan, author of The Accidental Superpower, about the many factors which have affected the economic and social growth of America and several other vital world powers. They consider topics from China’s one-child policy, the comparative strength of the dollar and the how the future looks in terms of oil production and 3D printing.
01.37 – Peter Zeihan has held high-ranking positions within Stratfor, an intelligence company used by government and business officials.
04.57 – You have to ask the bigger question: ‘compared to what?’ What are you comparing everything to?
05.51 – Jason Hartman details some of the guest interviews we have in upcoming episodes of the Creating Wealth Show.
13.29 – Geography is still a vital factor to a country’s progress and development, especially when it comes to transportation.
18.54 – The dollar is the only hard currency in the world that exists in sufficient volume to lubricate the global system. What if the printing press actually was an option?
21.08 – America’s commitment to free trade still has a huge impact on today’s world economy.
26.48 – All of the various financial crashes are happening for the same reasons and we need to learn from them.
29.41 – China is in such a difficult demographical situation that America’s social pressure for near-retirees seems like nothing.
32.08 – Boundaries and ideas are starting to change for retirees, but those staying on in work are still in the minority.
34.05 – The future of American oil production and usage could have totally transformed by this time next year.
36.53 – The impact of 3D printing on supply chains is just staggering, and it’s going to continue to shrink the industry.
42.16 – For more information, head to www.Zeihan.com and the book, The Accidental Superpower is available at any local bookstore and online.
Mentioned in this episode
The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder by Peter Zeihan
Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins
Wed, 19 November 2014
CW 441: Inflation, Deflation & Underemployment with Jeff Macke of Yahoo Finance & Author of ‘Clash of the Financial Pundits’
In today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman talks to Yahoo Finance’s Jeff Macke about the impact of changing technologies, the perception of Doomsday skepticism and what underemployment means for those seeking jobs and those hiring. Macke also ways in on the inflation/deflation debate and discusses some of the points raised in his book Clash of the Financial Pundits.
01.05 – We want to hear your opinions and thoughts on the show, so be sure to leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
06.49 – To have your questions answered on the show, just sign up for an appointment at www.JasonHartman.com/Jason
08.29 – Jason Hartman runs through the schedule for the Birmingham Property Tour on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November 2014.
11.19 – There is some disparity between what the press makes us believe and the reality of the economy.
14.40 – New technology combined with human resources can lead to an end to such extreme inefficiency.
17.50 – Underemployment is a tricky issue when we have so many graduates with massive student debt who still can’t get a job.
22.16 – How many jobs will this new technology end up replacing?
25.14 – It’s easy to criticize and bet on the Doomsday ending, but it’s a lousy bet.
27.44 – Jeff Macke gives his opinion on the future in terms of inflation or deflation.
31.43 – There are two real ways of making money as a pundit: make other people money or just scare them.
33.00 – The gold-bugs focus so much on the math, but it’s just not all about math. We now have so many other factors that come into play, and we can’t forget about them.
Mentioned in this episode
Clash of the Financial Pundits by Jeff Macke
Mon, 17 November 2014
CW 440: 7-Steps To Success In Business with Lori Ann LaRocco of CNBC & Author of ‘Opportunity Knocking'
Today’s 10th episode Creating Wealth Show deals with issues other than business and finance, but guest Lori Ann LaRocco of CNBC joins Jason Hartman to discuss her latest book, Opportunity Knocking: Lessons from Business Leaders. She talks about the pyramid notion of achieving leadership success both in your personal and business life and how important it is to know yourself before you can even hope to expand your potential for success.
01.53 – Stocks of the physical merchandise of the Meet the Masters and Creating Wealth Home Study Courses are still available but running low: www.JasonHartman.com/Products
03.24 – Successful leaders in any field all seem to follow a series of seven strategies, starting with something as simple as knowing yourself.
06.46 – Find others who inspire you and then form and follow your own aspirations.
10.33 – Take your idea and stick with it. Even if it’s not always popular, stick with what you know to be right.
16.54 – True passion is much more attractive to an employer or investor because it’s a great motivator.
19.55 – Some levels of the pyramid take longer to achieve, but it’s the culminated effort which brings success.
27.03 – Self-belief is really one of the most important elements here.
28.05 – To find out more information about Lori Ann LaRocco, head to her blog at www.LoriAnnLaRocco.wordpress.com
30.06 – In Lori Ann LaRocco’s earlier book, Thriving in the New Economy, she created the mini biographies of various CEOs to show their reactions and their mistakes in the lead-up to and aftermath of the financial crisis.
33.55 – The way that these bubbles work is that when you’re in it, you just can’t see it. Even with hindsight, we don’t seem able to learn.
Mentioned in this episode
Opportunity Knocking: Lessons from Business Leaders by Lori Ann LaRocco
Thriving in the New Economy by Lori Ann LaRocco
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
Fri, 14 November 2014
There’s a nostalgic feeling to today’s Creating Wealth Show as Jason Hartman provides a live recording from the 2014 Meet the Masters event in Orange County, California. This gives listeners a taste of what they can expect from the January 2015 event in Irvine, California, and also provides a good opportunity to see how far the financial and real estate worlds have come over the past months. Key topics covered include the Case-Shiller index, reassessing Rent-to-Value ratios and the development of bitcoin.
04.30 – Jason Hartman’s investment strategy doesn’t focus on appreciation – if it happens, it’s a bonus.
07.45 – Bitcoin and its competing alternative cyber currencies really came about because people are starting to doubt the fiat money Central Banking model that we’ve become accustomed to.
10.50 – Despite being the most commonly used index, Jason Hartman would only recommend 6 of the 20 markets proposed by the Case-Shiller index.
14.08 – As humans, we find it inherently difficult to know when to cut losses and just walk away.
15.50 – Niall Ferguson claims that the most powerful part of the financial system is the bond market, and we would all do well to remember that.
20.09 – Real estate is not a very liquid market and so even when prices drop, they don’t drop as quickly as most other asset classes.
26.18 – Rent-to-value ratios change totally if you think about the actual utility cost per month – how much is your renter paying to use your property, and how does that compare with what you think the value is?
31.23 – The forms and uses of money have changed many times throughout history, and now we’re dealing with the technological side of currency, which has led us to bitcoin.
39.50 – Jason Hartman goes through step-by-step considering the relative merits and failings of the dollar, bitcoin, gold and income property.
Mentioned in this episode
The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson
Wed, 12 November 2014
The incredible scientific event of November 12th 2014 with the Philae lander touching down on a comet sets the tone for today’s Creating Wealth introduction. Host, Jason Hartman marvels at what an amazing time it is to be alive and considers the impact of such technology on real estate investments.
Later, expert in demographics and social real estate trends, Matt Carmichael of www.Livability.com joins the show to discuss the motivations behind relocation and what leads people to choose their new home locations, as well as offering a realistically stark viewpoint on the state of the middle class.
02.40 – Investing in real estate and land doesn’t come with the same risk as investing in gold or precious metals does – they’re not making any more land!
03.19 – Despite all of the physical and logistical difficulties of landing a spacecraft on a moving comet, today it was achieved.
06.37 – Demographical and life changes can often prompt a move or change in location.
11.17 – By focusing on the smaller towns and cities, Matt Carmichael can tell the stories of places which are actually more achievable for the average buyer or renter.
12.26 – Political persuasions are starting to play a bigger part in the motivation for choosing an area.
17.41 – Walkability and the whole feeling of a community can be a huge factor in real estate appreciation trends.
21.37 – The middle class is in a state of flux and it’s getting so much harder to maintain your position in that class.
27.10 – So many factors and categories go into deciding which cities should make the ‘Overall Best Place to Live’ list.
Mentioned in this episode
Buyographics by Matt Carmichael
War on the Middle Class by Lou Dobbs
Mon, 10 November 2014
CW 437: Real Estate Investment Trends in America with David Crowe Chief Economist at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
In the introduction of today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman gives the lowdown on some inspirational and uncannily accurate quotes and mottos for both your personal and business life, as well as demonstrating the importance of focusing on growth.
David Crowe, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the NAHB, joins Jason to continue the theme of growth, to consider some of the changing motivations in the housing market and to think about the wider impact that first-time buyers (or the lack thereof!) are having on real estate trends.
01.47 – You should constantly have your mind focused on increasing growth, rather than letting your ideas and your drive become stagnant.
03.25 – Chris Guillebeau places a lot of emphasis on believing in your own dreams and finding your motivation for creating change.
08.23 – The Meet the Masters event in January is now confirmed, so register your place at www.JasonHartman.com
10.15 – The uncertainty over mortgages and housing recovery processes is keeping first-time buyers well away from the market.
14.00 – Whilst we can still monitor the growth of recovery, it’s slower than we would ideally like to see.
18.58 – NAHB’s membership is mostly made up of small businesses, but they currently total around 140,000 members.
23.19 – Housing developments and techniques are changing now that it’s easier to build the technology directly into the house.
27.55 – When first-time buyers do get into the market, they have both a significant direct and indirect impact.
29.46 – There is a noticeable trend between first-time buyers and a lifestyle shift to marriage and having children.
31.10 – For more information, head to the website for the National Association of Home Builders: www.NAHB.org
Mentioned in this episode
The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau
Direct download: CW_437_David_Crowe_National_Association_of_Home_Builders.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT
Fri, 7 November 2014
CW 436: Personalized Medicine of the Future with Patrick Cox - Transformational Medical Technology Editor with Mauldin Economics
Patrick Cox produces unbiased and independent research in the field of transformational technology. He has worked closely with Nobel Prize-winning scientists and economists along with having over 200 of his editorials appear on the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and more. Patrick shares some insider science to Jason and his audience today and also talks about some very interesting medical advancements the media fails to report on.
4:35 – Conviction and convenience do not live together, so you have to separate yourself from convenience.
7:10 – If you have plans to do great things, you are bound to find some resistance from your friends and family.
10:00 – You can't get more in life until you are grateful for what you have today.
14:00 – Birmingham property tour is coming up and Meet the Masters event is coming up in January.
18:00 – There's a lot of exciting things going on in science, but you wouldn't know that because the media is very poor at reporting science.
20:10 – Social security is under estimating our life spans. In reality, people will be living a lot longer.
24:30 – The government is obsessed with not putting out a drug that may have side effects, which Patrick believes is absurd when so many lives are at stake. A possible cure with side effects is better than no cure when people are dying.
27:00 – The FDA has not adapted to the new model of how personalized medicine works.
30:10 – Scientists did tests on a chemical compound called anatabine and found it be the most effective anti-inflammatory agent ever discovered.
34:00 – There are a number of ways you can rejuvenate the heart muscles when they've been damaged. We thought for a long time that these could not be repaired at all.
39:00 – The Japanese are leading in rejuvenation medicine because they understand their citizens are getting older and fewer Japanese are being born.
42:15 – We have the tech crowd pushing against the roadblocks that cutting-edge medicine is facing.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Direct download: CW_436_Patrick_Cox_Transformational_Technology20_Mauldin_Economics.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT
Wed, 5 November 2014
CW 435: Central Banks vs Public Banks with Ellen Brown Author of ‘The Public Bank Solution’ & ‘Web of Debt’
Jason Hartman deals with issues in his introduction such as how to deal with your property manager, what we need to know about monetary policy and considers just how intricate the links between politics and real estate investment really are.
In the interview portion of the show, he talks to author Ellen Brown about her books Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution about public banks worldwide, whether we need a Central Bank and if there can ever be a realistic option for funding which doesn’t include Wall Street.
02.58 – We have to really understand monetary policy because it always has a direct impact on real estate investors and their tenants
05.00 – Politics and real estate are so interlinked you just can’t have one without the other.
10.51 – You need to ensure you retain the control position with your property manager.
18.08 – The US only has one state-owned bank, compared with 40% of publicly owned banks worldwide.
22.28 – The public banks have always done better when they’re in the small community-style markets that they know. As soon as they branch out, the problems arise.
27.50 – The main difference between a credit union and a public bank is the size of the depositor. Credit unions are great for individual depositors, where public banks have a city or state as its main depositor.
31.50 – Historically, countries like Australia have shown us when Central Banks do and do not work.
36.35 – Jason Hartman takes the matter and asks “Do we even really need a Central Bank?”
37.35 – Ellen Brown remarks that she would opt for a bottom-up government where each level is selected by people that personally know the individual.
40.04 – People are using money to work their way higher and higher, and now we’re at a point where banks own businesses which they really shouldn’t. They should be in banking.
41.35 – There may be a chance that crowd-funding initiatives can remove Wall Street from the funding equation.
44.45 – For more information about Ellen Brown and her published works, head to www.EllenBrown.com
Mentioned in this episode
Web of Debt by Ellen Brown
The Public Bank Solution by Ellen Brown
Mon, 3 November 2014
Host, Jason Hartman, uses today’s Creating Wealth Show to raise some of the issues featured in recent articles in both Forbes magazine and the Orange County Register. Following that, he gives his own opinions on topic areas such as individual organizations’ changing motives and the true key to successful real estate investment, regardless of where in the world you’re looking to invest.
03.30 – Jason Hartman discusses scams occurring in the real estate market and how they’re not just limited to the Wall Street scandals we’ve become accustomed to hearing about.
11.24 – Being a direct investor means avoiding working with idiots, crooks and those who want to benefit from all your profit.
13.37 – According to an article in Forbes, if the US economy had grown just a little more every year, we would be seeing a huge different to the GDP figures.
16.45 – If the growth had changed by 2% per year, we could expect a totally different Forbes 400 with a much broader focus on a range of different industries.
23.32 – When a charitable organization seems to lose sight of its original meaning, questions should be asked.
25.38 – Whenever you end up with the government as your customer or client, be prepared for a forest of paperwork.
27.08 – Investments in real estate really rely on a good LTI ratio – land to improvement.
31.14 – “Successful people make decisions quickly, as soon as all the facts are available, and change them very slowly, if ever. Unsuccessful people, on the other hand, make decisions slowly and change them quickly."
Fri, 31 October 2014
CW 433: Reducing Taxes & Debt with Daniel Amerman Author of “Mortgage Securities’ & ‘Unlock the Secrets of Mortgage Derivatives’
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.
02.40 – Jason discusses the dangers of giving prescription psychiatric drugs to both children and adults.
06.22 – How is it that US media almost in its entirety is owned by a select few large corporations?
10.02 – If you end up selling your business or selling stocks, there is a way to avoid giving a huge portion of your profit to the government.
16.10 – Daniel Amerman takes us through the four main ways for getting rid of debt.
24.43 – Jason Hartman then provides his six solutions for the debt problem.
29.50 – Investing in construction components such as lumber, copper wire and glass is a smart move; none of them are tied to any one currency.
32.06 – Daniel’s latest work deals with many of the different facets and scenarios related to successfully creating wealth.
38.40 – If the government is getting no income on money, we’re going to be earning virtually no interest on our savings and checking accounts.
40.40 – New regulations imposed by the United States’ Internal Revenue Service are having big impacts on financial institutions worldwide.
45.00 – Surely bitcoin and alternative currencies will be unable to survive because they pose a possible threat to the central banking system
47.50 – For more information and resources, head to www.DanielAmerman.com
Wed, 29 October 2014
CW 432: Real Estate Investing Advice & Income Property Tour of Birmingham Alabama with Jason Hartman
Today’s Creating Wealth Show is all about the ins and outs of real estate investing. Jason Hartman discusses what you can do to find your way on the path to wealth and how you can make the most of taxation (really!), before going on to see what a bullet-proof property in Birmingham, Alabama really looks like with their local property expert, ahead of November’s Property Tour.
1.45 – The path to wealth lies in diminishing our wants as we simultaneously increase our incomes.
07.05 – With taxation being everyone’s single largest expense, we need to find a way of working that in our favor.
10.05 – Depreciation tax deduction is, without a doubt, great for real estate investors.
14.04 – Income property gives you the benefit of trading assets through your life without paying taxes – legally.
19.43 – Yet another benefit is that travel expenses such as gourmet restaurant dinners and luxury hotel stays can sometimes be tax deductible. Even trips to the Creating Wealth Seminars and Property Tours could be deductible!
23.05 – Be sure to keep subscribing to the Creating Wealth Show to get access to a bunch of new interviews with amazing, upcoming guests.
25.32 – Centre Point, Alabama is known as a great rental market due to its great school system and fantastic renters living locally.
29.03 – Tenants will be selected for initial leases based on how well they fit to specific criteria.
32.25 – As real estate investors, we’re interested in linear markets, but you should still follow the trends of the cyclical markets.
33.53 – Head to www.JasonHartman.com for detailed proformas and more property information.
Mon, 27 October 2014
CW 431: Big China with Consuelo Mack Host of ‘WealthTrack’ on PBS & Former Editor of ‘The Asian Wall Street Journal Report’
The impact of technology and the future of development plays a big part in today’s Creating Wealth Show. Jason Hartman talks about America’s growing role in this changing society, and makes particular note of the ever-increasing contributions of Generation Y.
Later, he invites Consuelo Mack of WealthTrack on to give her thoughts about China’s current state, the importance of a diverse investment portfolio and where technology will lead us in 15 years’ time.
04.35 – It’s looking more likely that technology will save the world, and that America will be the developer of that technology.
07.50 – If you’ve registered to attend the Creating Wealth Seminar, Today’s Economy Boot Camp and/or the Birmingham Property Tour, be sure to make your flight reservations as early as possible.
10.20 – If the New World Order really is the Old World Order, it means huge implications for America.
14.27 – It is the US consumer that drives the economy – this means a strong, independent economy, regardless of the state of the rest of the world.
17.55 – China’s family policies will be their own downfall because in 10-15 years, there will be a huge demographic hole.
22.17 – Who knows where the latest innovations of 3D printing and the self-driving car could lead us?
26.20 – An investment portfolio needs a good level of diversification and well-managed real estate investment could make all the difference.
31.00 – Alternative investments are looking like an interesting option, but we still need to clarify all the details.
32.19 – For archived interviews and more information, head to www.WealthTrack.com
Direct download: CW_431_Consuelo_Mack_Host_of_WealthTrack_on_PBS.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT
Fri, 24 October 2014
CW 430: Creating A Meaningful Life & Spiritual Honesty with Eric Maisel Author of ‘Life Purpose Boot Camp’
Jason Hartman’s topics for discussion today range from the business impact of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana to correctly assessing a company’s revenue to the changing demographics of today’s society.
Later he talks to the author of Life Purpose Boot Camp, Eric Maisel about how we need to change our perception of meaning and anxiety in the creative world. Maisel’s atheist beliefs lead to a spirited exchanging of views, making today’s podcast informative and passionate.
03.20 – Be sure to register for the Birmingham Seminar and Property Tour at www.JasonHartman.com to take advantage of Early Bird ticket prices.
09.00 – While overall revenue figures are important, you can only really assess a company by looking at its revenue per employee.
12.30 - Jason discusses the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, but considers it from a business point of view.
14.50 – Generation Y is the largest demographic cohort, yet few even understand its impact and influence.
20.27 – There are growing trends and patterns between marital status and home owners’ requirements.
27.03 – Eric Maisel’s movement is not about searching for meaning, but about creating meaning.
34.15 – It’s important to assess if your life as it is has meaning, but it’s more difficult to throw everything away because of that.
36.15 – Part of the anxiety problem is that 99% of performing artists get no feedback whatsoever.
38.10 – The key to reaching this more creative level really lies in the morning creativity practice.
46.20 – Religion still has a very strong societal hold on people and it can be this sense of community which makes it hardest to leave.
50.22 – Maisel claims we have two choices with the future of religion: perpetuate lies or be honest and see which side produces higher morality.
52.23 – For more information, head to www.EricMaisel.com, and if you’re interested in learning more about natural psychology, you can download a free copy of Maisel’s book Natural Psychology at www.NaturalPsychology.net
Wed, 22 October 2014
CW 429: The Business of Good Health with Jenny Craig Founder of Jenny Craig Inc. A Nutrition & Weight Management Company
In the first part of today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman talks about the great interviews that listeners can now access, the importance of market experience and muses on what the Federal Housing Finance Agency is really doing in terms of loans and lending.
Later, he invites health and wellbeing expert, Jenny Craig, to talk about her new book, to discuss her business strategy and to talk about what children really learn from their parents’ actions regarding food and exercise.
03.00 – Now that the issue with iTunes has been fixed, do go back and listen to the recently uploaded podcasts because Jason Hartman has been talking to some amazing guests and has some great interviews for you – the great Bill Bonner is just one example!
11.35 – Working with a company like Jason’s really gives you the advantage because they have so much market experience and they understand how the cycles work and have always worked.
21.00 – A lack of clarity regarding loans and the FHFA is just confusing matters for lenders and investors.
27.15 – For listeners interested in food and eating healthily, a new, free app named ‘Fooducate’ is just for you.
30.25 – Children remember what they see, and parents who think they can convince their children to eat healthily while they eat fast food are simply delusional.
33.55 – The initial success of Jenny Craig rested on seeing what the rest of the market was doing and finding a way to distinguish the business from everything else out there.
37.25 – You can’t just have a good idea; you need to have the quality there too, and especially if it’s related to what people are eating.
42.45 – In an organization, every member has to have a different skillset and has to bring something new to the team.
47.10 – Franchising is an area where you have to be willing to put in full commitment to everything you do, and for some people, it’s just not the right path.
53.46 – If you have to deal with a government official who is so strictly adhering to nonsensical rules, they can totally ruin your business.
54.50 – One of the best ways to eat more healthily is to get over the misconception that rich ingredients like butter add flavor. The spicing and seasoning is what gives the flavor.
01.02.00 – Jenny’s latest book, I Believe in Genevieve, can be purchased at independent and nation-wide bookstores, as well as online at www.amazon.com
Mon, 20 October 2014
CW 428: High Frequency Trading & Global Employment Trends with John Challenger CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas
Jason talks a little a bit about what's going on in the world today and touches on some subjects like fusion fuel, cool apps, and more. Later in this podcast Jason interviews John Challenger about employment growth and what are some of the hotspots in the United States. John Challenger is an expert in global outplacement and career opportunities. He is the CEO of the Challenger, Gray & Christmas firm. The firm conducts regular surveys and reports about the current state of the economy, like layoffs, employment, and executive compensation.
5:45 – Fusion fuel is much more efficient and safer in today's market.
8:40 – Every problem we've encountered, we've been able to solve with bonuses! With all the technology that's going on today, it's a great time to be alive.
10:45 – Jason loves the app called Fooducate. The app will scan the label and give you a grade as to how healthy the food product is and why.
15:30 – High speed trading is illegal and should be considered as insider trading.
17:00 – Jason Hartman is having a sale on his physical products. Check it out at http://www.jasonhartman.com
19:10 – Trainees who are part of the Little Rock Tour will celebrate a turkey dinner with Jason on Saturday, Nov 22.
21:40 – What areas of the country has good employment growth? Here's a clue - The Mid West.
25:00 – Most of the job cuts we're seeing today are from mergers and acquisitions and not from companies generating low revenue.
29:45 – There are so many jobs that don't need degrees.
35:00 – The education industry is so overpriced in a world where students can just take their classes online.
37:45 – There's some great robot technology going on. People are currently working on a robot to help minimize doctor mistakes.
40:10 – We're making far more stuff with much less people.
42:00 – What are some of the hot spots geographically? Illinois, California, New Jersey, Arizona, and more.
Direct download: CW_428-John_Challenger-Employment_and_global_outplacement_firm.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT
Fri, 17 October 2014
CW 427: Exporting Free Trade & Warfare with Sean Haugh - 2014 Libertarian Candidate for the US Senate in North Carolina
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.
Senate Libertarian candidate, Sean Haugh, features as Jason’s guest and together, they discuss the viability of war, the need for America to prove itself as a haven of free trade and prosperity and some of the most important points forming the basis of Haugh’s upcoming campaign.
02.00 – 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.
06.30 – 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.
11.10 - 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.
17.45 – 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.
20.10 – For more information specifically about risk assessment in investing, go to www.JasonHartman.com and type in ‘Hartman risk evaluator’ into the search bar to find podcasts and blog posts.
22.30 – 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.
25.20 – Surely we can’t go to war with anybody unless we have a direct congressional authorization?
31.00 – If we can reinstate America as a country of free trade and prosperity, we can give other countries reasons to work with us, not against us.
39.50 – With everything going on in the world, one of the most important things for us to do is work on empowering women.
47.00 – Being a Senator in the United States isn’t about having all of the answers – it’s about clearing the restrictions for the experts that do have the answers.
51.20 – Find out more about Sean Haugh by heading to www.SeanHaugh.com, Twitter: @EmperorSean or Facebook searching Haugh for Senate. You can also find his YouTube channel by just searching his name.
Thu, 16 October 2014
In preparation for the upcoming Property Tour and Creating Wealth Seminar, taking place in Birmingham, Alabama on the 22ndand 23rd November, today’s Creating Wealth Show has Jennifer as its guest. She works as part of the local market specialist team in Birmingham and takes the time to fill us in on the trends she’s noticed in the property market, the influence of the Section 8 program and some general tips on how to make the most of this part of the country for potential investing.
01.20 – The next property tour will be taking place the weekend before Thanksgiving in November in Birmingham, Alabama.
05.40 – Bulletproofing a property is all about removing anything with mechanical parts which might prove a potential issue to the tenant. This ends up making investors’ lives much easier.
09.40 – In some markets, additional selling points don’t actually increase rental rates at all.
12.40 – Birmingham is fortunate to have a very stable market and additional houses for rehab are found through MLS, auctions and through mailing campaigns to potential sellers.
20.00 – It’s true that working as an investor within a Section 8 program isn’t always for everyone, and that all depends on your own personality.
21.45 – All properties are done up in compliance with Section 8, so regardless of the tenant’s personal profile, the property is ready for them to move in after approval.
23.00 – In most of the areas of Birmingham, healthcare and manufacturing are the largest employment industries.
25.43 – The latest statistic shows that around 43% of Birmingham’s population is rental based, which is a great pool to pull from.
Direct download: CW_426_Birmingham2C_AL_Property_Management_Jennifer_PM_LMS.mp3
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Mon, 13 October 2014
CW 425 Declining Marginal Utility with Bill Bonner of Bonner & Partners and Agora Financial - Author of ‘Financial Reckoning Day’
On today’s Creating Wealth Show, host Jason Hartman talks to financial maven and author, Bill Bonner, about his new book,Hormegeddon, how to create money out of thin air, the situation in Japan and whether you really can have too much of a good thing. Bill’s company, Agora Financial, is a leading marketplace for advice and talking points about everything to do with investing so he’s perfectly placed to assist those looking to increase their investment prowess.
Ahead of the interview, Jason addresses the Elon Musk announcement of semi-autonomous cars and their inevitably disruptive impact on everything – including real estate.
– The title for Bill Bonner’s latest book, Hormegeddon, comes from the term for specific biological experiments which went awry: hormesis.
– With many of these things they can start out as beneficial but the more you use them, the more issues arise.
– The notion of creating money is so difficult for even experts to understand – how can real money be created from absolutely nothing? From thin air?
– The trade of the decade assessment is not a prediction; it’s all about analysing what’s up and what’s down.
– The situation that Japan is currently in is terrible, and it doesn’t look to be improving in the immediate future.
– Indeed, there’s every possibility that the US could follow suit and end up in a similar situation to Japan, especially with ever-increasing Chinese trade agreements using Chinese currency clauses.
– One potential option could be ‘direct monetary funding’ which is the act of giving money, rather than lending it, in an attempt to bring the economy back up by consumer spending.
– If you borrow money long-term for real estate purposes and it’s on a low-rate basis, inflation can eventually come along and pay off your debt for you.
– Too much of a good thing is only too much. We view security as a good thing, but consider the money the Germans were spending on their own security during the war and that just can’t be justifiable.
– Declining marginal utility is where you invest too much into one thing and it all backfires.
– Decades ago, the huge houses used to be owned by people who made things and had a real role in society and manufacturing; now they’re just owned by hedge-fund guys.
– With all of the technological advances now occurring, this is an amazing time to be alive.
– Agora exists as a marketplace to collect together everyone’s questions and answers about investing because no one knows who’s going to have the right answer.
We spent 200,000 developing our sentiments and our bodies as humans, but now we’re so unequipped to deal with quantitative easing. Tweet this!
Empires get to impose their currency, but over time, they lose that ability – the dollar could seriously fall. Tweet this!
Fri, 10 October 2014
CW 424 Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice with Sidney Powell Former DOJ Attorney and Author of ‘Licensed to Lie’
In the second half of today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman speaks to author and former Department of Justice attorney, Sidney Powell. Together, they dive into some of the most scandalous and outrageous cases which have based through the Department of Justice in recent decades. Step-by-step, they overview several of the cases featured in Powell’s book Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice and consider the true state of our society.
01.00 – Sidney Powell’s book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, deals with some of the most scandalous and historic events to come out of the United States’ Department of Justice.
09.20 – Within the Merrill Lynch case, it got to the point where favourable statements were hidden for six years while four Merrill Lynch executives were sent to prison without even a listed criminal offence.
13.00 – Sometimes there are two sides to a story and you need to dig a little deeper to find out what really happened.
16.55 – You have to question when a judge says he’s never had such a fine person before him for sentencing, and then passes a sentence.
20.20 – www.pogo.org (Project on Government Oversight) has identified over 400 instances of misconduct by prosecutors in the last decade.
22.00 – Despite having a criminal conviction against his name a few days before the re-election, Ted Stevens only lost his place on the Senate by a few votes.
27.45 – The Bar associations are less than useless in these situations because they just give the same response.
32.00 – Judge Sullivan is turning around the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the IRS and doing his best to achieve a just result.
34.10 – There are too many aspects of the IRS case that just seem conveniently timed for it to be believable.
34.40 – Many of Sidney’s articles about these issues can be found at www.Observer.com
36.40 – If the IRS is being used to target political opponents, who gave that order?
38.45 – Information about the book and how to purchase it can be found at www.LicensedtoLie.com. Tweet Sidney using the handle @SidneyPowell1 and be sure to ‘like’ Licensed to Lie on Facebook.
Wed, 8 October 2014
CW 423: 3D Printing & Manufacturing in America with Scott Paul President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing
In the first section of today’s Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman talks about his experience in property tours and discusses the issues of either over- or under-diversifying your portfolio with your investments with investment counsellor, Sarah.
Afterwards, the discussion moves to a focus on the ever-changing industry of manufacturing as Jason talks with the President and Executive Director of The Alliance for American Manufacturing, Scott Paul. They discuss topics from moving this industry overseas, to the changing situation over history and even to the impact and potential for change due to 3D printers, with Scott Paul giving his experienced overview on each.
07.00 – The property investment market in Texas is rather different to the rest of the US seeing as there’s no state income tax and tenants only pay property tax if they themselves own the property.
10.30 – To reach the right level of diversification, you want to realistically be looking at investing in 3-5 markets.
16.15 – The tours and seminars are a great way to network and to find out information – even if it’s not a market you’re particularly interested in getting involved with, they’re great things to attend.
21.00 – The manufacturing market is so vast – it includes both the larger products such as fridges, and the smaller parts you don’t see, such as packaging or car parts.
24.00 – If a US steel plant were to move to China, the percentage increases of output pollutants are staggering.
25.40 – Manufacturing is one of the most important and effective ‘multiplier’ industries in the United States.
32.00 – The situation has changed prettily drastically since the 1990s and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
37.40 – We’re also putting ourselves in a risky security situation due to our total dependence on one manufacturing company in China.
43.00 – Putting money into improving the US infrastructure would be a very wise investment.
43.50 – Find out more information about Scott Paul and his work at www.AmericanManufacturing.org and on Twitter using the handle @KeepItMadeinUSA
47.40 – Germany is in a particularly good position right now, in terms of manufacturing, even though its average compensation manufacturing is almost 20% higher than that of the United States.
52.50 – Manufacturing has the potential to be transformed with the innovation of 3D printing.
Mon, 6 October 2014
In this particular episode of Creating Wealth, Jason Hartman is his own guest as he remedies an issue from an earlier episode of the show. Available here is a chance to hear his take on the Eight Financial Rules That Apply to Everyone and Their Money, as listed by Business Insider, and a few of his own Commandments. In the second half of the show, Jason finds out about the changing demographics of the United States and questions the consequences on real estate investing, as well as putting some figures and statistics to the eternal question, ‘Can money make you happy?’
03.40 – According to the Business Insider’s financial rules, spending money just to show that you have money is the surest way to lose money.
06.50 – Be sure to reward yourself or find a way to celebrate when your investments are going well.
10.30 – Wealth is totally relative.
15.00 – Getting rich has little to do with your income and everything to do with your savings.
18.30 – You can learn far more from failures than from successes.
27.30 – Look out for a future episode of the Holistic Survival featuring the author of 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.
29.00 – Be sure to check out the How to Read a Proforma video on Jason’s YouTube channel: Jason Hartman Media.
31.00 – The increasing population of single adults has led to a changing trend in real estate investing.
38.00 – If you invest in Wall Street stupidity, you’re only going to get so much out of it.
45.00 – Help us to know what we’re doing right so we can keep producing such great content for you. Go to iTunes or whichever platform you use to listen to our shows and tell us what you think.
48.00 – For a special half-price offer, you can own the Creating Wealth Home Study course and/or the Meet the Masters physical products. To take advantage of this, just head to www.JasonHartman.com
Fri, 3 October 2014
CW 421: Self-Directed IRA’s, Foreclosure Rates & Pit-Falls of Real Estate Investing with Bryan Ellis Editor of the ‘Bryan Ellis Investing Letter’
Investing guru, Bryan Ellis, joins Jason Hartman on today’s Creating Wealth Show to discuss some of the common pit-falls of investing, as well as to give some indication of the potential foreclosure rate. They consider the state of today’s smoke and mirrors economy and its impact on future investing and finances.
04.35 – The economy’s strength situation now seems to be a lot more regional than it was around 2007-2008.
05.30 – RealtyTrac’s announcement about foreclosures shows us that we can’t build a future without finishing what we started in the past.
06.15 – People’s three fundamental needs are the same as they’ve always been: food, clothing and shelter.
13.30 – We need the world to realize that the economy we’re running off is just smoke and mirrors.
17.30 – When the changes start to take place, huge inflation could be a very real possibility.
19.00 – Investment doesn’t have to be in stocks; it can be in real estate, or even just in commodities such as copper, steel, labour etc.
21.30 – Think of a deal from the most conservative standpoint you can, and ask yourself if it makes sense.
23.20 – A lot of people still haven’t realized that intellectual property could be the answer to successful investing.
25.00 – Many companies have a lot of intellectual property that they don’t even classify as such.
26.50 – The entire structure of this intellectual property set-up focuses on the presence of a third party.
29.30 – Ultimately, the fact still remains that the fundamentals are what matter.
30.00 – For more information about Bryan’s investing strategies or to receive his newsletter, visit www.investing.bryanellis.com
Wed, 1 October 2014
CW 420: Inner Strength with Mark Divine Former Navy SEAL and Author of ‘Unbeatable Mind: The Way of the SEAL’
In this 10th episode production of the Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman brings to light several business stories which have caught his attention. While the first concerns shady Wall Street dealings and the men that get to the top because of them, the second proves many of his earlier theories about the dollar to be true.
Later, he speaks with Wall Street worker turned Navy Seal turned author, Mark Divine about the importance of striking a balance between your own personal, spiritual and emotional being and how that can influence the way you work in business. He uses his Seal experience to write his latest book, The Way of the Seal, which provides realistic and useful advice for achieving this balance.
04.00 – The current situation with Wall Street means that it’s high frequency traders who are in hugely high-up financial positions in real estate and investing.
06.45 – Despite numerous negative predictions about the fate of the dollar, it has once again reached another 4-year high.
14.00 – What passes for ‘business’ in Wall Street is not for everyone, and some workers simply don’t want to be a part of that environment.
16.30 – Think about why you do what you do. If it’s just to scrape money off the top, that’s just flat-out wrong because you’re not adding any value to society.
21.30 – The internet is changing the world and the way it works, from democratizing publishing and more in the same way the information revolution worked.
24.30 – In the times between the old and the new, the ones with the biggest guns and the biggest biceps will come out on top.
28.00 – An awareness of your own situation and your ability to react to it are skills you learn as a Navy Seal, but they’re also skills you can apply as a businessman or entrepreneur to your everyday working life.
30.00 – The realm of your subconscious, your creativity, your heart mind and your belly mind leads you to the seat of intuition.
32.15 – The importance of movement is still fundamental: children don’t really start to learn until they start to crawl, and if they miss that stage, that sets them back a long time in terms of learning.
39.00 – Understandably, it can be difficult to find the time to exercise, but if you can make the effort to find that time, it will make a huge difference.
46.00 – Working on the bookend system of the morning and evening ritual can both set you up correctly fr the day ahead and settle you enough for a good night’s sleep.
Mon, 29 September 2014
CW 419: The $20 Trillion Marketplace for Gold with Matthew Hart Author of ‘Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal’
In today’s episode of Creating Wealth Show, Jason Hartman discusses issues surrounding the status of our society in relation to Wall Street’s closed doors, as well as the hugely varied real estate investor market across different states, making a particular comparison between Little Rock, Arkansas and some of the more northern regions such as Chicago and New York.
His guest is author, Matthew Hart, who gives his leading and well-evidenced opinion on today’s gold rush and talks about the influence of advanced technologies in both gold prospecting and more recently, in diamond manufacturing.
03.20 - Little Rock, Arkansas, is fast making a name for itself as a friendly market to real estate investors.
05.00 - In many parts of the country, particularly in the North-East, landlords simply don’t have any rights.
08.20 - In January’s ‘Meet the Masters’ event, you’ll have a chance to meet and hear from the experts and industry professionals in this field.
10.10 - The revelations shown in Carmen Segarra’s secret Wall Street recordings demonstrate the level that society has reached.
14.30 - Looking at patterns suggests that we are now coming to the end of the greatest gold rush in history, with most searches being totally price-driven.
16.10 – In Nevada, new technologies for gold extraction are really taking off.
21.35 – ETFs may well be the biggest factor in price movements and alterations with gold.
24.20 – Our fascination with gold has a history that dates back further than our ability to write.
28.00 – Like everything we use, eventually these gold deposits and reserves will run out.
30.30 – As it stands, the manufacture of diamonds in laboratories doesn’t look set to ruin the gem diamond trade.
33.30 – For more information and to buy Gold: The Race for the World’s Most Seductive Metal, go to www.matthewhart.net
35.40 – www.jasonhartman.com/store will give you access to all the Creating Wealth information you’ll ever need.
Fri, 26 September 2014
CW 418: Why the US Dollar Will NOT Collapse with Joel Skousen Publisher of the ‘World Affairs Brief’
Joel Skousen is a survivalist author and retreat consultant. He's the author of, "Strategic Relocation--North American Guide to Safe Places."
Skousen discusses how our world becoming less stable because of a coming shortage in commodities. He then gives the best and easiest places to relocate to and how people can relocate if they have work or family ties. Last March, Joel walked away with just slight injuries from the crash of his Glasair kit plane. He shares that experience.
Joel Skousen is a political scientist, by training, specializing in the philosophy of law and Constitutional theory, and is also a designer of high security residences and retreats. He has designed Self-sufficient and High Security homes throughout North America, and has consulted in Central America as well. His latest book in this field is Strategic Relocation--North American Guide to Safe Places, and is active in consulting with persons who need to relocate for security and increased self-sufficiency. He also assists people who need to live near a large city to develop contingency retreat plans involving rural farm or recreation property.
Joel was raised in Oregon and later served as a fighter pilot for the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam era prior to beginning his design firm specializing in high security residences and retreats. During the 80's he took a leave of absence to serve as the Chairman of the Conservative National Committee in Washington DC. and concurrently served as the Executive Editor of Conservative Digest. For two years he published a newsletter entitled, the WORLD AFFAIRS BRIEF, and served as a Senior Editor of "Cogitations" a quarterly journal on law and government . The World Affairs Brief is now back in publication and is available as a weekly email newsletter or in a monthly print edition.
Find out more about Joel Skousen at www.joelskousen.com.
Mon, 22 September 2014
CW 416: Restoring America's Free Economy with Charles Goyette Host of ‘Ron Paul’s America’ Radio Show
Charles Goyette is the Host of "Ron Paul's America" radio show. He joins the podcast to give his dramatic solution to prevent the coming financial ruin.
Goyette believes the longstanding practice of crony capitalism strangles our economy. He thinks we need to reign in overseas spending and end American interventionism.
Goyette then explains whether it is fair for younger people to subsidize older people.
New York Times bestselling author Charles Goyette spent many years as an award-winning and popular Phoenix radio personality. Admired for his "Fearless Talk Radio," Charles was named Best Phoenix Talk Show Host by the New Times. Because of his insistence on holding all poiticians - regardless of party - accountable to the same strict standards, Charles was widely known as “America’s Most Independent Talk Show Host.” His years of experience as a financial professional have served his listeners well as he sounded the alarm about the mortgage bubble well in advance of the calamity and described the consequences of the governments reckless economic behavior in his clear, easy to understand manner.
Charles is no newcomer to the national economic debate. In fact, more than 25 years ago Charles arranged for a then little-known Texas Congressman named Ron Paul to be the keynote speaker at a series of monetary conferences he hosted. Goyette has often been called on to share his views with television audiences nationally on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, CNBC and Fox Business Channel, including on the Glenn Beck Show and The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News; NOW with Bill Moyers on PBS; and on Lou Dobbs Tonight on CNN, where he repeatedly warned before the current turmoil the "economic calamity the Republicans and Democrats" were creating. He has written for a number of magazines including The American Conservative and Gannett magazines, and for LewRockwell.com, CNBC.com, WorldNetDaily.com, and TheStreet.com.
Listen to "Ron Paul's America" at www.ronpaulsamerica.info.
Fri, 19 September 2014
CW 415: Bubble Markets & ObamaCare with Todd Schoenberger Managing Partner and Principal at LandColt Capital
Todd Schoenberger is the Managing Partner and Principal at LandColt Capital. He joins the show to discuss trading volumes during the market run-up and ObamaCare's recovery after a poor start.
Todd M. Schoenberger began his career in the financial services industry as a Broker with Merrill Lynch & Co. where he specialized in helping individual investors achieve financial independence. After Merrill, Todd joined Legg Mason Wood Walker as an Institutional Trader where he was responsible for managing over US$140Million of cash for several publicly traded technology companies.
After the stock market bubble burst, Todd teamed with an institutional mutual fund company named Rydex Funds where he trained financial professionals on the intricacies of using leveraged mutual funds inside sophisticated market-timing strategies. Todd then helped to create AnnuityNetAdvisor.com, an online variable annuity provider specializing in low-cost, investor-friendly insurance products for financial advisors. After ANA.com, Todd decided to test his knowledge and formed his own no-load variable annuity known as the Genesis Variable Annuity (www.GenesisAnnuity.com), which is distributed globally to individual investors and financial professionals.
Todd’s been on a media blitz, appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box and Kudlow & Co., Fox News Channel's Forbes on FOX and Cavuto on Business, Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere, Business for Breakfast w/ Wayne Candace, WMAT Investments Advisor Review and Money Matters Financial Network, to name a few.
Visit LandColt Capital at www.LandColtCapital.com.
Wed, 17 September 2014
CW 414: Creating A Sustainable Future with Chris Martenson Former VP of Pfizer and SAIC Author of ‘The Crash Course’
Chris Martenson is the former Vice President of Pfizer and SAIC. He's the developer of the educational video seminar series, “The Crash Course,” and author of "THE CRASH COURSE: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment."
Martenson discusses whether the central banks are to blame for the coming bond collapse. He shares his thoughts on whether our fiat money system of exponential credit market growth is sustainable or if there is a breakdown on the horizon. He then explains the "eye drop of water in the middle of the stadium" analogy that his Crash Course outlines and how this relates to the current financial and political climate in the United States. Martenson finishes the talk with his thoughts on gold and energy and how they're manipulated.
Dr. Chris Martenson is an economic researcher & futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion. He is the founder and editor of the website ChrisMartenson.com, as well as its popular video seminar, The Crash Course.
Chris is in the dot-connecting business. A former scientist and Fortune 300 executive, he studies macro trends through his proprietary analytical framework based on the interdependence of the "Three Es" - the Economy, Energy & the Environment - and uses this lens to assess the probable impact of current developments in the marketplace . All in order to help his readers and clients mitigate and control risk.
Find out more about Chris Martenson at www.PeakProsperity.com.
Mon, 15 September 2014
CW 413: Investing in Dubai with Jawad S. Mian Editor of ‘Stray Reflections’ & Founder of The Good Society Fund
Jawad S. Mian is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of TGSF (The Good Society Fund) Advisors. He's also the Editor of the "Stray Reflections" monthly investment newsletter. Based in Dubai, Mian is an expert on Dubai, Qatar and Middle Eastern investments.
Mian discusses Dubai as a travel and living destination. He also shares the investment opportunities available in Dubai, Iran and Iraq.
Jawad Mian was born on a cloudless January night in 1984. He originally hails from Pakistan but was born and raised amid very high temperatures in United Arab Emirates. His initial plan was to become a doctor, then a lawyer, but fell in love with the global macro world instead. He survived seven cold winters in Canada during which he studied finance and economics at The University of Western Ontario and started his career as a bank teller.
To his surprise, he would go on to obtain the CFA and CMT charter after tireless effort. Most recently, he ran $250 million across global markets for a Middle East based quasi-sovereign entity. He left to start-up his own fund. He was last seen sporting a beard and getting ready for a journey no one knew anything about, not even him.
Every month, he sends us his thoughts from the road…
Visit Stray Reflections at www.stray-reflections.com.
Fri, 12 September 2014
CW 412: The Future of Digital Currencies with Steve Lord Editor-in-Chief of the Modern Money Letter & Modern Money Report
Steve Lord is Editor-In-Chief of the Modern Money Letter and the Modern Money Report.
Steve discusses the keys to bitcoin's future and explains whether bitcoin should be viewed as a payment system, investment or currency.
As the Editor-In-Chief of The Modern Money Letter, Steven Lord draws upon a wealth of experience to the financial industry, having founded or led numerous companies in the investment research, financial data, and asset management industries. His comprehensive knowledge of global equities, economics, derivatives, and currencies have made him a sought-after commentator on the markets in national radio, TV and print venues, as well as serving as an expert witness for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Lord has been studying the development of digital currencies since their inception, was an early investor in Bitcoin.
Visit the Modern Money Letter at www.modernmoneyletter.com.
Subscribe to the Modern Money Report at www.modernmoneyreport.com.
Thu, 11 September 2014
CW 123: How Entrepreneurs Reach Maximum Potential with Dan Sullivan Co-Founder of ‘The Strategic Coach’
As always, our purpose at The Creating Wealth Show is here to provide the cutting-edge information necessary to “create wealth” in today’s economy.
Wed, 10 September 2014
CW 411: Stock Markets & Income Properties with Jeff Reeves Author of ‘The Frugal Investor's Guide to Finding Great Stocks’
Jeff Reeves is the Editor at InvestorPlace.com. He's the author of, "The Frugal Investor’s Guide to Finding Great Stocks."
Reeves discusses why investors should love Google again. He also explains why blue chip brands like Amazon, Coke and Whole Foods make for bad investments. Reeves then shares which emerging markets and healthcare stocks are poised to take off.
Jeff Reeves is a financial journalist and editor of the investing website, InvestorPlace.com. As a former editor with the New York Times Co. his passion is looking beyond the headlines to find out what the news really means for individual investors and consumers. Jeff's byline has appeared in numerous finance publications and websites, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, MarketWatch, Smart Money and 24/7 Wall Street.
Read Jeff Reeves' work at www.InvestorPlace.com.
Mon, 8 September 2014
CW 410: The Power of Belief with Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler Pioneering Psychologist & Author of ‘How Successful People Think Smart’
Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler is a doctor of psychology with over 45 years of pioneering brain/mind research experience. In addition to teaching mind power methods in universities and corporations, she was invited by former President Jimmy Carter to support his Special Commission on Women in Business, was invited to serve as a Pentagon consultant focused on business communications, and has authored over 30 books and hundreds of articles in both business and individual success categories.
Unlike other personal development approaches, her focus is on refining brain/mind power to create more successful action. Instead of presenting strategies that never work in the real-world, you'll get genuine science-based information that can be immediately implemented. Learn more by scrolling down the page to check out Dr. Jill's books, audio books, and other materials.
In her books, audio books and programs, Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler provides insights and action plans for every area of your life: from higher states of awareness to personal achievement ... from instant stress management to healthy longevity ... from enhanced mental performance to mind/brain enhancement.
Getting more satisfaction in life does not necessarily result from taking the latest personal growth program. True, this set your feet on a more productive path. BUT...true lasting success only happens when you commit to direct your thoughts and actions every day. In other words, your daily mental habits and resulting actions are what help you create the life and business conditions you want.
When not writing or teaching, Dr. Jill enjoys artistic pursuits, gardening and being out-of-doors, good conversation, home and garden design, and kayaking and skiing.
Fri, 5 September 2014
CW 409: Party Politics & Campaign Finance Reform with Todd Akin Former Missouri Congressmen and Author of ‘Firing Back’
Former Missouri Congressman Todd Akin is the author of, "Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom." Akin made some very controversial comments about rape and abortion, which cost him a seat in the Senate. Akin discusses what he really meant by his comments. He also shares which Republicans betrayed him during his demise.
Akin then discusses the current state of the Republican Party. He also hints at what's next for him...
Todd Akin's book "Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom" on Amazon.com
Wed, 3 September 2014
CW 408: Jason Hartman's Timeless "Refi 'Till You Die" Investment Strategy to Multiply Long-Term Wealth
One of the core concepts that we communicate to our investors is to “Refi Till Ya Die” with your rental property portfolio. While this description may sound a bit snarky, it is a very powerful strategy for multiplying your wealth over the long-term.
The most unique part of this strategy is that it stands in stark contrast to the popular strategy of ‘flipping’ properties by buying and quickly re-selling them for quick profits. The strategy that we recommend is the exact opposite of this. At Platinum Properties, we advocate buying and holding prudent rental properties over a long period of time. This enables investors to build real wealth, instead of constantly churning properties. (And creating taxable gains)
There is another very powerful force behind our strategy of buy and hold investing. That power comes when the rents and value of your property increase over time. Typically, an investment property will start with low cash flow, and will grow in profitability as tenant rents are increased. This increase in revenues carries with it a tremendous tool for growing your wealth.
The way that you employ this tool is to refinance your property for more than your original purchase price, based on the increased cash flow. This will allow you to re-invest the amount of your loan that exceeds the original purchase price. And here comes the kicker . . . these net proceeds are not taxed!!!
The reason that you will not owe taxes on the re-financing of your properties is because loans are not taxed. Since you are taking out a loan instead of selling the property, no taxable transaction is triggered. (Granted, capital gains can be deferred via 1031 exchange, but you will still lose 5% to 6% of the property value off the top from realtor fees. Thus, investors can “Refi Till Ya Die” and legally avoid paying taxes on the increased loan amount of their properties. (In addition to this, the increased interest payments from your new loan will reduce the tax burden of your regular cash flow)
These strategies can super-charge wealth creation by allowing investors to capture their equity growth for re-investment. These perpetual re-investments accelerate the natural compounding of your investment portfolio. It also carries the benefit of consistently increasing your use of fixed-rate debt as a shield against inflation. Prudent investors realize the incredible power of this strategy, and should seek to capitalize on it to build their wealth during these increasingly difficult times.
For more information visit our blog archives: www.JasonHartman.com/Blog
Mon, 1 September 2014
CW 407: Finding Freedom in Real Estate Investing with Matt Theriault Founder of the ‘Epic Real Estate Investing’ & ‘Your Do Over’ Podcasts
Matt Theriault is is an entrepreneur, author and success coach who shows people how to start over and begin a new life setting goals and objectives so they can create wealth and live life to the fullest. Matt is the founder and host of the Epic Real Estate Investing and Do Over podcasts.
For Matt's Epic Real Estate Investing see: www.EpicRealEstate.com
The Do Over podcast on iTunes.
Fri, 29 August 2014
Tom Essaye is the Editor of The Sevens (7:00) Report. He joins the show to discuss macroeconomic topics including China, Russia, and junk bonds.
Essaye is a professional trader with more than 10 years experience trading foreign and domestic equities, commodities, currencies and bonds.
He began his career as a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for Merrill Lynch’s Institutional Equity Trading division, where he regularly traded multi-million dollar orders from clients that were some of the largest mutual and hedge funds in the world.
In early 2005, Tom Essaye recognized, through his own fundamental analysis and research, a unique investment opportunity developing in the natural resource sector and commodities markets. He left the floor of the NYSE to join an associate starting a fledgling global macro hedge fund focused on investing in commodities and natural resource equities. Mr. Essaye was responsible for all trading in the fund and for conducting fundamental research in the commodities and natural resource markets.
The fund made investments in precious metals, agricultural commodities, energy, and natural resource related equities – placing initial long positions in gold below $500/oz, silver below $7.00/oz, corn below $2.00/bushel and buying shares in then little followed equities such as Silver Wheaton, Newmont Mining, Cameco and EOG Resources. The fund also invested in Canadian and Australian mining and energy companies, and at one point foreign equities comprised nearly half of the fund’s portfolio.
In mid-2007, while managing the energy sector portion of the fund, Mr. Essaye was one of the first analysts to realize the potential of shale natural gas, and invested heavily in shale gas producers and energy service companies that specialized in shale drilling.
While interacting with both institutional and retail investors during his time at the fund, Mr. Essaye first began to recognize the large discrepancy between the quality of information available to professional traders versus the that available to non-professional traders. The 7:00’s Report is the result of his desire to show the investing public how professional traders analyze and interpret the markets each day, and to demonstrate how, by trading a real money portfolio, that analysis translates to trade ideas and, ultimately, profitable investments.
Visit the Sevens Report at www.SevensReport.com.
Wed, 27 August 2014
Jason Hartman guides you through his process for how to read a property Pro Forma.
For more information see: http://www.JasonHartman.com
Mon, 25 August 2014
CW 404: Innovation, Prices & The Free Market with Jason Burack Investment Analyst & Co-Founder of Wall Street for Main Street
Jason Burack is an Investor, Entrepreneur, Financial Historian, Austrian School Economist, Investment Analyst and Contrarian. Jason co-founded the startup investor education and financial education company Wall St for Main St, LLC, to try to help the people of Main Street by teaching them the knowledge, skills, research methods, and investing expertise of Wall Street.
Jason feels the knowledge he has acquired over the years will help make sure consulting clients are better prepared to navigate through these difficult financial waters. Jason is co-author of The Dragon Metals Report on Rare Earth Elements, The Treasure Hunting for Precious Metals Stocks Report and the Petro Profit Report.
Jason’s articles, interviews, podcasts, video blogs, and other related content have been featured on the popular investing websites: Forbes, Money Show, Financial Sense, Contrary Investors Cafe, Bull Market Thinking, The Gold Report, The Critical Metals Report and The Daily Gold. Jason has taught beginners how to invest and also has consulted for high net worth investors and every type of investor in between.
Jason has a double major in history and political science from Virginia Tech and has also tried law school and MBA programs before dropping out. For more information on Jason Burack, go to http://www.JasonBurack.com.
Visit Jason's investor and financial education website Wall Street for Main Street.
Direct download: CW_404_-_Jason_Burack_on_Wall_Street_for_Main_Street.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT
Fri, 22 August 2014
CW 403: Global Economic Trend Analysis with Mish Shedlock Investment Advisor at Sitka Pacific Capital Management
Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a renowned economic blogger. He joins the show to discuss how expensive real estate has gotten because of the Federal Reserve and government policy.
Mike Shedlock / Mish is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.
Visit Sitka Pacific's Investment Management Page to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies at www.sitkapacific.com.
Read Mish's blog at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com.
Wed, 20 August 2014
CW 402: An ‘Anarcho-Capitalist Manifesto' with Lew Rockwell Libertarian Author & Founder of the Ludwig von Mises Institute
Lew Rockwell is an American libertarian author and editor, self-professed anarcho-capitalist, a promoter of the Austrian School of economics, and founder and chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
His website LewRockwell.com was founded in 1999 and features articles and blog entries from a number of columnists and writers. His motto is "anti-war, anti-state, pro-market".
Visit Lew's website at LewRockwell.com
The Ludwig von Mises Institute at Mises.org
Mon, 18 August 2014
CW 401: The Future of 3D Printing with Christopher Barnatt Author & Futurist at Nottingham University Business School
Christopher Barnatt is the author of 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution. He is a professional futurist and videographer and for 24 years has lectured in computing and future studies at Nottingham University Business School.
Visit Christopher's website at ExplainingTheFuture.com
Fri, 15 August 2014
CW 400: Finding A Piece of Inner Peace with Dan Millman NY Times Best-Selling Author of ‘Way of the Peaceful Warrior’
Dan Millman is the author of, "Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives" and "The Creative Compass: Writing Your Way from Inspiration to Publication." He's also the former director of gymnastics at Stanford University and a former world champion athlete, martial arts instructor, and college professor.
After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan's teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior's Way, expressed fully in his books and lectures. His work continues to evolve over time, to meet the needs of a changing world.
Dan's thirteen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide. The feature film, "Peaceful Warrior," starring Nick Nolte, was adapted from Dan's first book, based upon incidents from his life.
Much of Dan's time is devoted to writing and speaking. His keynotes, seminars, and workshops span the generations to influence men and women from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, sports, entertainment, and the arts.
Dan and his wife Joy live in northern California. They have three grown daughters and two grandsons so far.
Visit the Peaceful Warrior at www.peacefulwarrior.com.
Direct download: CW400_-_Way_of_the_Peaceful_Warrior_with_Dan_Millman.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT
Wed, 13 August 2014
CW 399: U.S. Housing Market, Stock Market & Employment Forecast with Bill Cheney Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services
Bill Cheney is the Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services. He joins the podcast do discuss how job growth was affected by the weather this past winter and if investors are feeling positive or negative about the stock market and economy.
Cheney also talks about whether investors think it is a good time to:
- buy a home
- purchase a big-ticket item
- start a business
Cheney wraps up the conversation by providing data on Americans being concerned about healthcare costs and the national debt.
Visit John Hancock Financial at www.johnhancock.com.
Bill Cheney directs economic research for John Hancock Financial Services, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corporation. Based in Boston, he forecasts macro-economic and financial trends and analyzes the potential impact on the company’s individual business lines and investments. Cheney is a member of the National Association of Business Economists.
Direct download: CW_399_-_Discounted_Notes_Market_Trends_and_Econ_301.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT
Mon, 11 August 2014
CW 398: Wall Street Stock Swindlers & Student Debt with Zac Bissonnette Author of ‘Good Advice From Bad People’
Zac Bissonnette is the author of, "GOOD ADVICE FROM BAD PEOPLE: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong." He previously wrote, "How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents", and "Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents."
Bissonnette discusses why car loans are for suckers and why lleasing a car is a poor choice.
He then talks about the influence parents have on their kids' decisions relating to financial management and the correlation between spending and watching television.
Bissonnette finishes the discussion by analyzing some of the worst advice given in the modern day:
“When you know what you are talking about, others will follow you, because it’s safe to follow you.” —Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld, 2006
“Winning is about heart…. It’s got to be in the right place.” – Lance Armstrong
“The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuse, that’s the day you start to the top.” –O.J. Simpson, 1975
“I think the most important thing is restore a sense of idealism and end the cynicism.” –future Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, 2002
“The best chance for the average investor is to put money in an index fund.” – Bernie Madoff
Zac Bissonnette is a personal finance writer. His first book, Debt-Free U, landed him on The Today Show, Sean Hannity, The Dave Ramsey Show, The 700 Club, and the Fox News Channel. The Washington Post called Debt-Free U "the best and most troubling book ever about the college admissions process."
It has been featured by The BBC, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Bloomberg, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Suze Orman Show, The Boston Globe, ABC News, and many others.
His second book "How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents" was a New York Times Bestseller. He was also the editor of the Warman's Guide to Antiques & Collectibles and he is a contributing editor with Antique Trader.
He has written for various media outlets including GLAMOUR, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Online, The Boston Globe, and The Daily Beast. His is currently working on his next book, the story of the Beanie Babies bubble of the 1990s.
Find out more about Zac Bissonnette at www.zacbissonnette.net.
Direct download: CW_398_-_Good_Advice_From_Bad_People_with_Zac_Bissonnette.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
Fri, 8 August 2014
CW 397: Finding Our Core Purpose with Rich Karlgaard Publisher of Forbes Magazine and Author of ‘The Soft Edge’ & ‘Life 2.0’
Rich Karlgaard is Publisher of Forbes magazine and columnist for Forbes' "Innovation Rules." He's the author of, "The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success."
Karlgaard has been publisher at Forbes since 1998. He discusses how the business model of Forbes Magazine has evolved since the disruption of the Internet and digital media. Karlgaard explains what Forbes is doing to compete with the online players in business information, such as Agora Publishing and the Motley Fool.
Karlgaard then talks about the pluses and minuses of hiring passionate people and how hiring managers can identify passion. He describes how destructive cynicism can be to a corporate culture and how companies can better incorporate trust.
Rich Karlgaard, angel investor, board director and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, is the longtime publisher of Forbes magazine.
He also writes the Forbes column, “Innovation Rules,” which is known for its witty assessment of business and technology. Karlgaard has been a regular panelist on television’s Forbes on FOX show since its inception in 2001.
Karlgaard is also a serial entrepreneur. He has launched two magazines (Upside and Forbes ASAP), the venture capital firm Garage Technology Ventures and Silicon Valley’s premier business and technology forum, 7500-member Churchill Club. He is a past winner of the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.
Karlgaard was raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, and graduated from Stanford University. He lives with his family in Silicon Valley.
Visit Forbes at www.forbes.com.
Find out more about Rich Karlgaard at www.richkarlgaard.com.
Direct download: CW_397_-_The_Soft_Edge_and_Forbes_with_Rich_Karlgaard.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT
Wed, 6 August 2014
CW 396: A Heist in the Federal Reserve with Matthew Quirk NY Times Best-Selling Author of ‘Hacking the Fed’, ‘500’ & 'The Directive'
Matthew Quirk is the author of the best-selling book,"The 500" and author of the new book on the Fed, "The Directive," which centers on a conspiracy plot at the Federal Reserve. Quirk joins the podcast to break down how realistic this plot could be today.
Quirk spent a year working with red team security experts, hackers, lockpickers, social engineers, and sources inside the Fed to map out what a true-to-life 21st century heist would look like at the most powerful bank in capitalism. He shares the loopholes within the Fed's security system and gives his guestimate on the best chance someone has in hacking the Fed.
Find out more about Matthew Quirk at www.matthewquirk.com.
Direct download: CW_396_-_Matthew_Quirk_Hacking_the_Fed_-_The_Directive.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT
Mon, 4 August 2014
CW 395: Little Rock Arkansas Income Property Investment Market Profile with Local Market Expert Alex
Jason Hartman talks with Alex about the most landlord friendly areas to invest, specific properties an excellent cash flow market with the following highlights:
- #1 Place to Live in the United States (Cities under 1,000,000 in population), Kiplinger Magazine July 2013
- Top Ten Smaller Markets in the South for Foreign Investment, Southern Business Development
- No Real Estate Boom or Bust, thus earned recognition of 10 strongest Real Estate Market in 2009, Forbes.com
- 2nd Most Diverse Economy, Moody’s Investors Service
- 2nd Cleanest City in the U.S., Forbes Magazine, 2011
- 22nd out of 361 metropolitan areas as best places for business, Forbes magazine, 2005
- 7th best metropolitan economy in the United States, Brookings Institution, 2009
Little Rock Industry and Business - Major employers :
Direct download: CW_395_-_Business_Weeks_4th_Strongest_Economy_in_the_USA.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT
Fri, 1 August 2014
CW 394: Educating Elites with William D. Cohan Columnist for Bloomberg & Vanity Fair - Author of ‘House of Cards’ & ‘The Last Tycoon’
William D. Cohan is a columnist for Bloomberg View and Vanity Fair and author of the new book, "The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities." He previously authored, "The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co." and "House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street."
Cohan characterizes the state of the American university system and talks about the elitist bad-boy attitude that plagues many campuses across the nation. So many people who fit the stereotype he describes end up on Wall Street.
William D. Cohan is the New York Times bestselling author of three non-fiction narratives about Wall Street: Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World; House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street; and The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co., which won the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and writes a weekly column for Bloomberg View.
Mr. Cohan also writes for the Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week, The Atlantic, Art News, the Irish Times, the Washington Post and the New York Times Magazine. He appears regularly on MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, Current TV, and the BBC. He has also been a guest on the Charlie Rose Show and the News Hour.
Over the course of 17 years Mr. Cohan was a senior Wall Street Mergers & Acquisitions investment banker at Lazard Freres & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chase. He is a graduate of Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism, and the Columbia Graduate School of Business.
Read William D. Cohan's work on Bloomberg View at www.bloombergview.com.
Visit his work on Vanity Fair at www.vanityfair.com.
Direct download: CW_394_-_The_Price_of_Silence__The_Last_Tycoons_with_William_D._Cohan.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT
Wed, 30 July 2014
CW 393: Airbnb in San Francisco Plus Trading vs Investing and Apartments vs Single Family Homes with Douglas J. Utberg
Douglas J. Utberg - Biograhy
My professional life started when I was delivering newspapers at 15 years of age, progressed through multiple jobs paying near minimum wage. This experience taught me the value of gaining a strong financial education to ensure that I would be able to lift myself up to higher opportunities in the future.
Upon completing my first year of college, I enlisted in the US Marine Corps Reserve. The experience of training in the Marines taught me the importance of a strong work ethic, and the ability to adapt and improvise during difficult situations. During my six years of service in the Marine Corps Reserve, I eventually earned the rank of Sergeant, and was assigned responsibility for a squad of fellow Marines. This taught me the importance of placing the team’s needs before your own when in a position of responsibility.
Later on, I graduated from Portland State University, earning a bachelor of science in Finance. Immediately afterward, I embarked on a brief career in the financial services industry, selling insurance products and mutual funds. During this experience, I discovered the extent to which the financial industry is driven by a desire for management fees and commissions. This experience inspired me to seek out both a different career path and to develop a way for people to learn the skills necessary for managing their own finances and investments so that they can escape the fees and commissions of the financial services industry.
It is at this point when I began my career at Intel Corporation, during which I was able to earn my MBA from George Fox University. While working at Intel, I was fortunate enough to gain a broad array of experience ranging between manufacturing, cost, inventory, software business analysis, open source business analysis, microprocessor pricing, long range planning, compute continuum, and leading the P&L team in building and implementing a new forecasting system. Each assignment during my career at Intel provided a unique opportunity to learn and develop.
In addition to my career working for an employer, I have also engaged in a broad variety of business and investing activities, ranging from the purchase and management of single plus multi-family investment real estate to stock market investing to building web-based businesses. My investment and business philosophy are both the same, with each centered around fundamentals and value. My personal and professional studies have repeatedly found that speculation is not a formula for consistent long-term success.
My experience has shown that the best way to succeed in both our career and our investments is to seek value in everything that you do.
Visit Doug's website: http://DougUtberg.com
Connect with Doug on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DougUtberg
Direct download: CW_393_-_Apartments_vs_SFR__Trading_vs_Investing_with_Douglas_J_Utberg.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT
Mon, 28 July 2014
CW 392: Importing Deflation & Globalization with Joel Naroff Author of ‘Big Picture Economics: How to Navigate the New Global Economy’
Joel Naroff is the Founder, President & Chief Economist with Naroff Economic Advisors and a member of the Newsmax Financial Braintrust Alliance. He's also the author of, "Big Picture Economics: How to Navigate the New Global Economy."
Naroff gives his take on the economic recovery and when he expects inflation to hit, if at all. He also discusses the effects tax cuts have on the economy.
Naroff then talks about international economic hotspots and where people should produce and sell in our global economy. He thinks certain international events can ripple through the economy and ultimately affect workers in the Midwest.
Joel L. Naroff is the president and founder of Naroff Economic Advisors, a strategic economic consulting firm. He advises companies across the country on the risks and opportunities that economic developments may have on the organization’s operating environment.
A nationally recognized economic forecasting expert, Joel has received numerous honors. In 2011, he received the National Association for Business Economics Outlook Award as the top economic forecaster. NABE is the premier professional association for business economists. He also received the award in 2007. In 2008, he was awarded the Lawrence Klein Award for Blue Chip forecasting excellence. This is one of the oldest and most prestigious forecasting honors. Joel was the Bloomberg Business News top economic forecaster in 2008. In 2006, he was MSNBC’s top forecaster.
Joel received his bachelor degrees in economics and chemistry from the Stony Brook University and his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, teaches at the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking, is a past chairman of the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee and is a past president of the Philadelphia Council of Business Economists.
Find out more about Joel Naroff's research by visiting www.econsultsolutions.com.
Direct download: CW_392_-_Big_Picture_Economics_with_Joel_Naroff.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT
Fri, 25 July 2014
CW 391: Warren Buffet & Berkshire Hathaway’s Success with Vitaliy Katsenelson of Investment Management Associates
Vitaliy Katsenelson is the Chief Investment Officer at Investment Management Associates. He gives a glimpse at what has made Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway so successful.
Buffett has always voted yes to the investments he's heavily invested in, even when disagreeing, which is a topic of much consternation to Katsenelson. He thinks Buffett mishandled Coke's latest compensation plan.
Katsenelson then discusses ways investors can take a long-term view in their investing.
Vitaliy Katsenelson is Chief Investment Officer at Investment Management Associates. While his primary focus is on discovering under-valued companies for his clients, he is also known for his uncommon common sense, which he has regularly expressed in articles in the Financial Times, Barron's, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Christian Science Monitor, Institutional Investor, and the New York Post, among other outlets. He speaks frequently to investment groups around the world, and was most recently profiled in Barron's in September 2009. Previously, he was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado Graduate School of Business, and he is also the author of Active Value Investing.
Visit Vitaliy's Katsenelson's blog at www.contrarianedge.com.
Find out more about Investment Management Associates at www.imausa.com.
Direct download: CW_391_-_Warren_Buffet__Value_Investing_with_Vitaliy_Katsenselson.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT
Thu, 24 July 2014
CW 390: Taking Calculated Risks with Eve Wright VP of The Miami Heat NBA Team & Author of ‘ Living Life at the Speed of Passion’
Eve Wright is the Vice President and Associate General Counsel for The HEAT Group (Miami Heat basketball team). She is the author of, "LIFE AT THE SPEED OF PASSION: Create a Life of Intention, Purpose, and Integrity."
Wright joins the show to discuss how people can cut the emotional “fat” from their lives and refine themselves everyday. She also explains what it really means to be happy.
Wright then talks about how people can take calculated risks and re-learn risk-taking to achieve ROI. She thinks everyone can overcome their fears of failure.
Find out more about Eve Wright at http://evewright.us/.
Find out more about the Miami Heat at www.heat.com.
In her position, Wright advises the HEAT on a wide variety of legal issues pertaining to marketing and promotions, concerts and events, corporate sales, merchandising initiatives and player-related matters.
Prior to joining the HEAT, Wright served as the Senior Director of Business and Legal Affairs for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) where she helped to develop sports marketing opportunities for corporate sponsors, managed the LPGA's international trademark portfolio and retail licensing business as well as advised the Association on all legal matters.
Prior to her tenure with the LPGA, the former associate in the Minneapolis, Minnesota office of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. worked in the E-Business and Corporate Transactions groups.
An avid supporter of community development initiatives, Ms. Wright has served in various capacities on the boards of regional civic organizations. In addition to civic organizations, she is currently a member of the ACC professional organization as well as serves on the Board of Directors for BESLA and Advisory Board for the Corporate Counsel Women of Color.
Ms. Wright is a graduate of DePauw University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Business. She earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law and participated in the Consortium Program at Howard University School of Law. She and her husband, Ken, live in Bay Harbor Island.
Direct download: CW_390_-_Eve_Wright_-_Life_at_the_Speed_of_Passion.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am EDT
Tue, 22 July 2014
CW 389: Evaluating Cash Flow Rental Properties in Birmingham Alabama, Cleveland Ohio & Dallas Texas with Jason’s Mom
Join Jason Hartman and his mom on this episode of The Creating Wealth Show as they discuss their long road trip through several markets including Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Nashville, Birmingham and Dallas. You’ll learn about the “minimalist management” philosophy in creating bulletproof rental properties that require very little maintenance and a good overview of several markets.
Also, a big thank you to all of the doctors in the audience who provided advice and support relating to my mothers carotid artery surgery. She’s doing well in the Cleveland Clinic provided a top-notch medical experience.
Visitto view properties in these markets and to register for our Little Rock Property Tour and Creating Wealth Bootcamp in late September. Happy investing!
· (1:40) Brief update about Jason’s Mom’s post-surgery health & the Cleveland Clinic
· (5:54) How to handle late rent for long distance self-managed properties
· (11:55) How to handle long-distance evictions without a property manager using an eviction service
· (14:49) A special message from Bill Clinton
· (18:28) Pleasantly surprised by downtown Cleveland
· (21:23) Moving on to Birmingham and minimalist management styles
· (26:44) Coming up in mid-late September: Little Rock Creating Wealth Seminar and Property Tour
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Creating Wealth with Jason Hartman! During this program Jason is going to tell you some really exciting things that you probably haven’t thought of before, and a new slant on investing: fresh new approaches to America’s best investment that will enable you to create more wealth and happiness than you ever thought possible. Jason is a genuine, self-made multi-millionaire who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. He’s been a successful investor for 20 years and currently owns properties in 11 states and 17 cities. This program will help you follow in Jason’s footsteps on the road to financial freedom. You really can do it! And now, here’s your host, Jason Hartman, with the complete solution for real estate investors.
JASON HARTMAN: Welcome to the Creating Wealth Show! This is your host Jason Hartman, and this is episode #389! Thanks so much for joining me today. I kind of feel like I haven’t been with you in a while! At least not directly. In that we’ve played a lot of interviews with guests and so forth, but not that many where I’ve just kind of been talking to you. So I’m really glad to just be talking to you today, and going over a bunch of issues. And I’m actually on the way to the airport. I’m here in the south, in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Mom is with me, she’s taking me to the airport. The first thing I wanted to say is, since I announced my mom’s medical condition on the show, several weeks back, thank you so much to all of you. I guess we’ve got a lot of doctors in the audience, so we really appreciate the calls, and the emails, and the advice we got from you, so thank you very much for that, and I’ll give you a little update into what has happened since then. Here’s mom. Mom, say hello!
Surgery in Cleveland
MOM: Hi, everyone. I just want to say thank you also, for all of the concern that Jason’s audience seem to show about my carotid artery operation, and just want to let you all know that everything turned out terrifically well at the Cleveland Clinic. That is just a classy place to go, if you have anything wrong.
JASON HARTMAN: Good stuff. I would totally agree; the Cleveland Clinic is an incredible operation. I was very impressed. So, with all of that, real estate is kind of in our DNA. What happened is, I actually flew to Cleveland to meet my mom there, and she drove up there, and, well, I was in Cleveland, we were there for about a week with her recovery and so forth from the surgery, that went very well, as you just heard, and I met with our Cleveland local market specialist, who actually is one that we’ve been working with for quite a while in another market. He formed an alliance with a group up in Cleveland, and I met with him, and I looked at their properties, and I gotta say, I did not think I would like Cleveland very much. We have shied away from a lot of the previously blighted markets.
We’re still shying away from the real blighted ones like Detroit. But, you know, I was pleasantly impressed with Cleveland. I really was. It was amazing. Now, I was impressed with all of the extensive downtown redevelopment projects; I was impressed with the properties, and the cash flow on those properties; I was impressed with the rehab. Again, we’re working in Cleveland, with the same provider we’ve been working with for many, many years in another market. So, you’ll hear more about that, and you’ll hear more about his partner in the Cleveland market that’s doing the direct business. More on that to come. I did shoot some video, and I’ll share that with you on our YouTube channel, and maybe we’ll even play the audio track from some of that video. We might even do that on this podcast, time permitting, because one of those audio tracks is really just a conversation, while the other videos are looking at properties, and so the visual helps. But for the conversation, we can probably just play the audio part of that video on the podcast here today. And then, mom and I, after looking at Cleveland—oh, mom, you gotta share the funniest thing. And I was very concerned about you during the surgery, as I was pacing around the waiting room and so forth there at the Cleveland Clinic. But I knew you were okay when you were in the intensive care unit and you demanded your iPhone, and what were you doing on your iPhone? I actually took a funny picture of you, why don’t you talk about that?
MOM: Well, I had the operation the 2nd or 3rd day of the month—
JASON HARTMAN: It was the 2nd, it was July 2nd.
MOM: Okay, it was July 2nd. Anyway, the rents are supposed to be in my bank account on the first day of the month. So, I was simply calling those that I didn’t think had paid yet, that weren’t registered in my bank to pay their rent, immediately.
JASON HARTMAN: I know my mom’s been on a few shows before, everybody, and you’ve heard her talk before. She’s the—I call it an extreme do-it-yourselfer. She’s not a do-it-yourselfer; she’s an extreme do-it-yourselfer. That mansion in which you live, you probably would have built it yourself if you could have.
MOM: I could have gotten rid of all of the bad health.
JASON HARTMAN: Yeah. I tell you, building a house is a nightmare project. So I would never recommend that to anybody. But you know, that was your childhood dream ever since you saw Gone With The Wind as a little girl. But anyway, what you do, that I think is kind of interesting—number one, you self-manage all your properties. You don’t use managers. And you self-manage from a long distance. You have properties as far away as about 2,000 miles or so, and then you have closer properties that are within, I don’t know, maybe 60, 80 miles. Biloxi, Gulfport, that’s where you’ve got one. You’ve got another one in Tuscaloosa I think, right?
MOM: Yes, uh huh. Those are the closest.
JASON HARTMAN: Do you have anything in Mobile, Alabama?
MOM: No, uh uh.
Dealing with Late Rent
JASON HARTMAN: So, those rental properties, what you do that’s interesting, is you have all your tenants deposit the rent into your bank account. So, you bank with a big national bank, and they’re responsible for going to the bank and depositing the money into your account on the first. And I remember when you were in the intensive care unit, and this was literally, I mean—look, folks. I tried to stop her. I tried to take the phone away. She wouldn’t have it. Just, you have to know my mom to understand that. You’re not gonna stop her from doing anything. And so, you had a sheet of paper there, and you were looking at the deposits, and you had a pencil, and you were writing down on a sheet of paper which ones had deposited, and you discovered that of all your rental properties, four people had not made their deposit, and you were calling them on your iPhone from the ICU, where they strictly say that you are not allowed to have phones in there.
MOM: Well, actually, it was only three people. The bank had kind of made a mistake on one of the tenant’s deposits; I couldn’t quite recognize it, but they corrected that the next day, and the tenant told me that they had definitely deposited, and they were telling the exact truth. So it was only three people that hadn’t deposited immediately.
JASON HARTMAN: What strikes me as interesting—and again, if you use property managers, you don’t have this opportunity—but I remember listening to you talk to your tenants on the phone, and what strikes me as interesting is how I think that because you have this kind of a personal relationship with them—of course it’s a business relationship, you’re not friendly with them, so to speak. You’re not getting too close to them, in other words. But because they know you, and they view you as an actual person, rather than some sort of nameless, faceless institution, I feel that you exert some more pressure over them to get them to pay, and pay quickly. Do you agree, or have anything to say about that?
MOM: I just make it very clear that I cannot tolerate late rent payments when they sign that lease. And they know that I expect and demand that my rent be paid the first day of the month.
JASON HARTMAN: So, tell the listeners kind of how you handle that, and what you say to people, and things like that. And by the way, folks, we’re gonna cover a lot of other subjects in this show, in this episode, so I’m just going over a few things here that struck me as kind of funny with mom. But, tell the listeners how you handle that, what you say to them.
MOM: Well, I simply call them and say, hi whoever it is on the other end of the line. I don’t see your rent in my bank deposit yet, and is there a problem, or did you already put it in, or what is going on? And they tell me what has happened. And I say, look, you know there’s a $60 late fee if you don’t have the rent in there the first day. I really do not want your $60. I simply want your rent on time. When will the rent be put in the bank? And they tell me. And if it isn’t in there on that first day of the month, I say, well, be sure to put in the $60.
JASON HARTMAN: For the late fee. Okay. And do they usually do that? Do they cooperate, and put it in?
MOM: Yes, most of them all do that. There is one tenant that does not do that, and all of those $60 late fees will simply be deducted out of their security deposit when they leave.
JASON HARTMAN: Okay. So, now, you did have a problem, though, that was kind of stressing you out on one of your properties. And this is a long distance property again; it’s about 2000 miles away from you, so, it’s far away, and you actually called up a real estate agent, I think you were called a Century 21 office, and kind of describe for the listeners that whole story. And that happened this month. You know, these are unusual, but it happened to happen this month, you happened to be in the intensive care unit at the Cleveland Clinic, which I think is ridiculous that you were doing this, but, I don’t know. Maybe that’s what keeps you alive, is you have a purpose, you know? You knew you had to recover from surgery, and recover quickly, because you had to collect your rent. So, it’s kind of like Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning. Another version of it. The modern version.
MOM: Well, what happened is that this tenant is now—we’re in the eviction process. And the tenant had moved in a girlfriend, and he simply didn’t pay. So, I called a local real estate agent, and I told them the situation, and I asked them to, would they please go over there and just check and see if the place looked like it had been abandoned? If tenants were still living in there, or what. Anyway, the gentleman, very nicely did go over there, and—
JASON HARTMAN: The realtor.
MOM: The realtor. And as he was there, someone was coming out of the door. And it happened to be the girlfriend. And I said, please let me speak with her. And so, she just took his phone, and took it in the house; the poor real estate guy lost his phone. He was ready to call the police to get the phone back. She carried out a ten-minute conversation with me about when they were going to pay rent, and all of the details. I said, please, now give that man back his phone. I talked to the realtor—
JASON HARTMAN: This is hilarious. It’s like a reality show, you know?
MOM: I talked to the realtor, a few hours later I called him, and said, I wanted his address, I wanted to send him a check for his work in helping me out. And he refused the check, and he says, that’s just my job, to give really good service to people. So I thought, that’s a great guy. And I will certainly go back to him when I need to.
JASON HARTMAN: Yeah. So, the realtors—you know, there’s—what you’ve gotta realize, if you want to self-manage your properties, and if you want to be an extreme do-it-yourselfer like my mother—I mean, the vast majority of my clients, you know, and I’m talking vast, vast majority. Maybe 95% of our clients, use property managers. And you know, I do it both ways myself. Some of my properties I self-manage, and as I’ve said to you on many episodes for a long time now, I was happily, pleasantly surprised that I could do this from a long distance. I never thought that was achievable. And for our members, I taught a whole webinar on that topic, and I’ve talked about it on the podcast as well, on prior episodes, about long distance self-management of your properties. So, there are advantages and disadvantages to each. What you’re hearing now is from an extreme do-it-yourselfer. So, good. Anything else on that?
MOM: No, other than the fact that I have now done all of the eviction preparation work.
JASON HARTMAN: So, how do you handle a long distance eviction like that? Without a property manager? Tell us what you do. You go online, you find an eviction service, etcetera—tell us what that’s about, and how it works, and how much it costs.
MOM: Well, first off, I do file a three-day notice to pay rent or quit. Because I know all of the details. And I then hire a process server, which costs anywhere from $30 to $50 or $60 to get the thing served. Then you send the proof of service to the attorney. And you can go online and just Google eviction services. You always want to get a firm that specializes in evictions. Don’t get a firm that does every other kind of legal work. Just evictions only.
JASON HARTMAN: Yeah. So, there are lots of law firms out there. They are technically law firms, that offer eviction services, that are like an assembly line. They’re a mill, and they just process evictions, and deal with tenant issues, like crazy. And one of the things I say when I talk about self-management, is that sometimes, your property managers will actually do this process themselves. You know, they will go, and they will post a three-day notice right on the door. Sometimes they nail it right to the door. And it’s kind of embarrassing for the neighbors to see that. And they will actually do all of this, and they will handle the eviction, they will show up in court, they will take it all the way through getting your judgment against the tenant, which you can later collect on. Or, at least, try to collect.
And I’ve talked a lot about that. A lot of those judgments are a lot more collectible than people think. In fact, when you were online today, I saw on your computer screen, mom, when you were online looking at eviction services, I saw that there was like a banner add there on that website that said, we want your old judgments. And so, a lot of these services, and a lot of other people out there, will actually buy these judgments from you. Now of course they’re gonna buy them at a discount, so if you have a tenant who owes back rent, or has damaged the property, and you’ve got a judgment against them for, say, $2000—I’ve never sold off a judgment like this, but I would assume that these services will buy the judgment from you, and do all the collection themselves for maybe 50, 60 cents on the dollar, depending on how big it is, how collectible it is, etcetera, etcetera. But you can just sit there with a judgment and wait, and collect eventually too, and those judgments do accumulate interest. So, this can actually be kind of a good investment, oddly. And if that tenant ever tries to get an auto loan, or apply for credit somewhere, or someday buy a house, that prospective lender will usually say, hey, you gotta pay off this judgment before we’re going to give you a loan. So, don’t just assume that because the tenant is broke today, or they’re a deadbeat today—fortunes change, and that won’t stay the same forever.
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JASON HARTMAN: So, what else happens in the eviction service? Tell us about that. Anything else? Did you hire the attorney on that one already?
MOM: Yes, he sent me a couple of forms to fill out. And his price for an eviction in Riverside County is $670.
JASON HARTMAN: Now that’s pretty expensive, actually, huh?
MOM: The prices went up, I think, about a year ago, or a few months ago. Because it was usually around $599, something like that.
JASON HARTMAN: Boy, I’ve heard of people hiring them for a lot less than that! I’ve heard of people getting them for $2, $300. You know, I bet you—and now, those are old properties that are in the Socialist Republic of California. And I’ll bet you, although I do not know, this is just a guess—that part of that has to do with the fact that California’s such a tenant-friendly state, and it’s just harder to evict people there. You know, one of the reasons we don’t recommend it as a market.
MOM: You know, I don’t know. In some counties—Los Angeles County has a different price, and I think San Bernardino County has a slightly different price, and Riverside County has a slightly different price. So it depends on which county you’re operating in.
JASON HARTMAN: Have you ever done one—did you do one here in the south, where you’ve got your Southern United States properties?
MOM: No, I’ve never done an eviction here.
JASON HARTMAN: And your cash flow’s so much better here too. You’ve gotta—see, my mom’s strategy—look, folks. Of course your family’s never gonna really listen to you too much. But now I can say, you should see her expression right now. Oh, here we go again, rolling the eyes. But, selling those properties, those properties that she’s had for decades, okay? From the 70s, 80s, 90s, maybe you bought some in the 90s, I think you did, and selling them on 1031 exchanges, and exchanging those into other properties in more landlord-friendly places, and you know, with much, much better cash flow, that would be a great strategy for you. But speaking of that, let’s talk about some of the markets we saw. Because we took a road trip after your surgery; they let you out of the hospital after two days in ICU, and one day, or one night, I should say, in the regular room in the hospital, where we watched fireworks from your room. And it was pretty good, actually. Cleveland had, I don’t know. How many fireworks displays did we see there? Maybe 13, 15 fireworks displays? And a beautiful sunset.
The Cleveland clinic is like, a hospital that’s sort of on the swankiness level, almost, as the W Hotel, but with the service of a Ritz Carlton. I was just totally impressed. And I know you were too. And so, we watched fireworks there, and you checked out the next day. And then we drove around Cleveland. And number one, that was super impressive. But then we took a road trip, and we went to Cincinnati, we looked at properties, we went to Birmingham, we looked at properties, we went to Nashville, and then back home to Gulf Shores, Alabama, and then I took off to Dallas to go look at some discounted mortgages, discounted notes. And we’re thinking of offering that to our investors. So, we’ll talk about that on a future episode in more detail, but it’s interesting. Talk a little bit about Cleveland, if you would, mom, and then let’s talk about, maybe the other highlight would be Birmingham. I’ll talk a little bit about the properties I looked at in Dallas, and then we’ll kind of wrap up here.
MOM: I was really, really, really impressed with the city of Cleveland. I had it in my mind that it was one of these old steel kind of rust belt cities.
JASON HARTMAN: A blighted area.
MOM: But wow was I impressed. Downtown—beautiful, beautiful displays of flowers everywhere. And darling restaurants, and shops. I just couldn’t get over how lovely it looked! It was incredible! And then, the drive that we took along Lake Erie, where all of those big, beautiful houses were—I mean, some of them were just like castles. I was just blown away.
JASON HARTMAN: Those are like the old money—probably old industrial money—homes, and they were very impressive.
MOM: But there were also beautiful neighborhoods that, these weren’t castles, but they were beautiful big homes, just one house after another, huge big lawns, everything was green, lots of trees, flowers, just a lovely sight to drive around.
JASON HARTMAN: Amazingly, you know, some of these former rust belt cities are really finally getting it. They’re not doing the idiotic thing, you know, the big government liberal thing, where they drive all the businesses out, like California has been for so many years. And they’re getting it. I mean, there are a whole bunch of incentives to move your business to Cleveland. They’ll give you free real estate, they’ll give you free warehouses. And I mean, mom, one of the things that just, I couldn’t believe it—you know, we went to the rock and roll hall of fame, we had lunch downtown, we had dinner downtown the night before, at that beautiful restaurant—what was that called? Blue Nose, or something?
MOM: I think it was Blue Point, or Point Blue?
JASON HARTMAN: Blue Point, yeah.
MOM: And there was a horse with carriage that you could drive around the city with—
JASON HARTMAN: There were a few of those, remember? And remember my dog Coco, who’s in the back seat here—
MOM: Oh, there was more than one of them, definitely.
JASON HARTMAN: Remember how Coco freaked out thinking that horse is a big dog? She didn’t know what to think of that. But, that was amazing. And, it was so clean, I didn’t see a single homeless person anywhere. Now, maybe it’s just too cold to have many homeless people. But it wasn’t cold when we were there, of course, in the summer time, but it is other times of the year, and I mean, I was just amazed. I did not think it would be that nice. It certainly wasn’t that nice last time I was there years ago.
MOM: And there was one charming area called Little Italy, with all of the tables out on the sidewalks, and the tablecloths, and people eating out in the evening. It was just totally charming. I was—I liked it a whole bunch.
Birmingham, Alabama, Real Estate
JASON HARTMAN: Okay, let’s switch gears, and let’s talk about our next real big property stop. I mean, we did some others, but you know, these are the major highlights we’ll give you. And that was Birmingham, Alabama. Now, we’ve been doing business in Birmingham for a while. We stayed at that beautiful Weston Hotel in Birmingham, and that whole new area of redevelopment there that was really, really nice. Shops, restaurants—it was gorgeous. It was really nice. Then we went out with our provider who we’ve been working with for a long time. We saw some of the homes that you, the listeners, our clients, have purchased and rented. And some that are in escrow, or under contract, I should say, and you know, you haven’t closed on them yet. We saw some of those, and took some video. And the thing about Birmingham is that there are different management styles, different rehabbers or local market specialists that we work with have a different style of doing business. And you know, one of the things I say is that this is a very fragmented industry. Everybody works a little differently. That’s what keeps the institutional investors largely out of our business. I know we’ve been talking about hedge funds, and private equity being in the real estate business. But, they don’t like it very much, and they’re not really staying in it. They’re not here to stay. Because
it’s just too fragmented for them. It’s not easy for them, like other institutional investments that offer lower returns. But when it’s not your money, your return is not that critical of an issue, okay? And that’s how they think. They just get paid to manage capital, right? So, Birmingham, the key thing there is, our local market specialist there, is what I call the minimalist manager. And what I mean by that is that these properties are really designed, and the rehab is done in such a way that the property is kind of bulletproof, if you will, where there’s just not that much to break. And you know, I was thinking about all the properties I own, and have owned over the years, and the things that break, and the things that I get—you know, calls on, or you know, the property manager shoots me an email on, asking me, do I approve this expense to fix this or that. And I couldn’t believe our local market specialist there, who’s also a property manager. You know, mom, do you want to talk about some of this minimalist management? That you, by the way, loved it, okay. I was a little bit less enamored of it than you. But the more I think about it, the more I think, gosh, you really could have nearly expense-free properties with this style. What are your thoughts?
MOM: I was impressed. Because if you don’t have a garbage disposal to fix, or a dishwasher—
JASON HARTMAN: You know, they said the actually prefer properties with no garages, and if it has a garage, they usually take the garage door out and just make it a room! Because it’s less things to break, you know? There’s never going to be a garage door to repair. There’s never going to be a garage door opener to repair. Things like that.
MOM: Yeah. And no microwave oven to replace. I just love the whole concept of this minimalist type of thing. It reminded me of houses that were built in Los Angeles in the 1940s. They didn’t have all of these great, modern improvements, you know? All of these kitchen packages, the stove, the refrigerator, the microwave, the garbage disposal—that wasn’t in existence in Birmingham. And those would be great houses. The rent might be lower, but you’re not going to spend all of that money fixing them up and hiring plumbers to go out there.
JASON HARTMAN: Well, the rent really is quite good. I mean, these are lower middle houses, okay? And so, the typical deal there that we looked at, where you’ll buy the property for maybe $55-65,000—I mean, there are—this fluctuates, but this is what we kind of looked at that day. And it will rent for about 1.2% of the value. Maybe somewhere in that range. So, your $60,000 property will rent for $800 a month. And it’s a minimalist deal, so again, the tenant doesn’t have very high expectations. They get a single family detached home, and they get a yard, front and back, and they get three bedrooms, and one or two baths—
MOM: And another nice aspect of those homes is, because they are the older homes, is that they typically have hardwood floors in. So, hardwood floors are much more desirable than carpets. And you don’t have to keep replacing the carpets.
JASON HARTMAN: Yeah. A lot less maintenance there. So, that’s the minimalist style of management. And what it means—no garbage disposals, no dishwashers, no microwave, no garage, and obviously, no refrigerator, washer, and dryer. The tenant supplies their own. And the tenant can treat the dishwasher just like any other appliance. They don’t, a lot of times, expect a washer, dryer, or a refrigerator. So, they bring those, and they can bring a dishwasher too. There are dishwashers that are mobile, that are, you know, not built in.
MOM: When I said the rents are lower, they’re not lower in—they’re lower than the rents that you would get in California. But in relation to the prices that you pay for those houses, you are having positive cash flow! I mean great positive cash flow. And the point is that you get to keep most of it, because you don’t have to spend it all in repairs.
JASON HARTMAN: Yeah, good stuff. And we’re gonna be touring, by the way, slated for mid, maybe late September, but our Little Rock Property Tour. By the time you hear this I’m pretty sure it’ll be on the website at www.jasonhartman.com, so there’s another great market that you can look at. And I just—we’re kind of running out of time, so I think I’m going to skip telling you about our Dallas tour. I mean, not ours as a company, but my Dallas tour. And I’m not gonna tell you about discounted notes, and those kinds of opportunities, in this show, because we’re already at about 30 minutes here. But I do want to tell you, go to www.jasonhartman.com, join us for our Little Rock Creating Wealth Seminar and Property Tour, and that will be in mid-late September, more details to follow very soon, but you can register and get the early bird pricing, at www.jasonhartman.com, in the events section.
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