Wed, 19 May 2021
Just because you work for Jason Hartman doesn't mean you're automatically investing in real estate. Today's client case study is Brittney, who you've heard on the show before. This time, however, after 13 years of working for Jason, she's coming on as a client.
Listen to Brittney's story about why she bought, where she bought, and the fantastic news that came before her first tenant even set foot in the house.
[3:40] Brittney closed on her first property recently and had some fantastic news right off the bat
[6:30] The pressure on rents is massive and you need to be upping yours
[10:29] Jason sold one of his properties, only to see the new owner rent it out for $200/month higher
[11:28] Brittney's first thoughts when she entered the real estate world
[15:36] Home owners can borrow $1.5 million and only pay $750,000 in interest over 30 years!
[18:35] As you go through time, continue to renegotiate your real estate deal
Mon, 17 May 2021
We have gone from an Everything Bubble to an Everything Shortage. The problem this time around is, there's nothing our central bank can do to handle a supply shortage causing prices to rise.
Jason Hartman examines the issues currently facing the housing market, and how it's going to impact it not just today, but in the months and years to come. How are you going to protect yourself from the coming inflation and looming shortages?
[2:17] Self-liquidating debt is a beautiful thing that we can use in income property
[6:23] Even concrete is in demand because of a short supply of SAND
[11:14] The "just in time delivery" can't withstand any disruptions
[15:51] Technology creates the ability for a level of control over us that's never been seen before
[17:48] Surging inflation is hitting the US now
[22:37] The Federal Reserve doesn't have the monetary toolkit to deal with supply side inflation
Fri, 14 May 2021
1686 FBF: Evaluating Cash Flow Rental Properties in Birmingham Alabama, Cleveland, Ohio & Dallas, Texas with Jason’s Mom
Today's Flash Back Friday is from Episode 389, originally published in July 2014.
Jason Hartman and his mom 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.
(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
Wed, 12 May 2021
Jason Hartman takes today's episode to explore what is goign on in our country in regards to inflation. We're being told it's fairly mild, but if you look around you'll see that we're clearly not being told the whole truth. EVERYTHING is increasing in cost.
Then Investment Counselor Adam talks with one of the network's lenders about what rates are available for investors, what's been driving the slowly rising rates, whether it's worth it to pay points on your loan, and more.
[1:37] The rich have gotten 54% richer during Covid
[5:38] Always align your interests with governments and central banks
[9:18] The supply/demand shock is gone with lumber. Now it's just demand
[12:37] The inflation rate is higher than we're being told
[16:20] We're also seeing inflation in terms of the level of service we receive
[20:28] Rates are higher than they were 4 months ago, but where are they historically?
[25:52] What will happen to rates if the 7% limit is removed?
[27:41] Today's mortgage rates for a 200,000 property
[30:24] What breakeven is considered good for paying points on your loan?
[32:43] Does it make sense to put 15% down?
Mon, 10 May 2021
1684: Added Expenses of Home Building Regulations & the State of the Short-Term Rental Market with Jasper Ribbers
Do you know how much of the sales price of your new home is tied to regulatory burdens? Hint, it's a LOT more than you probably believe. Jason Hartman discusses why it's critical to the health of our housing market to get that under control. Especially in the environment we find ourselves in today.
Then, Jason joins Jasper Ribbers on Get Paid For Your Pad. The two discuss how we experienced an unprecedented drop in GDP in 2020 and record unemployment numbers. And yet, the real estate and stock markets seem to be doing fine. So, how do we make sense of this discrepancy? What is the economic outlook for 2021 and beyond? And is now a good time to invest in short-term rental properties?
[2:12] It's time to reduce the regulatory burdens on home builders
[6:40] Regulations cost $93,870 per new home
[9:37] Lumber has added $34,000 to the price of new homes
Jasper Ribbers Interview:
[15:12] How do we make sense of the disparity between what we saw in GDP and what we see in the housing market?
[19:42] If you don't own hard assets in this environment you're getting left behind
[25:11] The real beauty is paying back our mortgage with cheaper dollars
[33:22] A 30 year mortgage is an incredible asset
[39:33] How will unemployment numbers impact the housing market?
Fri, 7 May 2021
1683 FBF: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal & The $20 Trillion Marketplace for Gold with Matthew Hart
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 419, originally published in September 2014.
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.
Wed, 5 May 2021
This is the 50th year the United States has been completely off the gold standard. Since the time we went off, gold and silver have gone in drastically different directions.
Jason Hartman talks with David Morgan, publisher of The Morgan Report and author of The Silver Manifesto and Second Chance: How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock-Wave, about what's happening in the metals market and what that says about our current economy.
[3:37] What does the current state of metals tell us about stocks, real estate, and our economy?
[8:38] Why aren't gold and silver making big moves right now?
[12:08] Silver as just money does well against gold. As a commodity, however, not so much
[15:58] Why David prefers silver to gold as a metal
[20:04] It wouldn't take much of an interest rate move to crash the market
[24:01] The current state of platinum and paladium
Mon, 3 May 2021
1681: The EVERYTHING Shortage, Rent Pressure & How Low Interest Rates & Inflation Will Impact the Housing Market for Years with Doug Utberg
There's a reason home prices continue to go up, and it's not because of a speculative bubble. Jason Hartman takes today's intro to examine some of the factors involved in the recent runup of real estate prices.
The Jason joins Doug Utberg on The Terminal Value podcast to talk economics of the day. The two discuss how you truly grow wealthy in the United States, whether we're really in a low inflation environment, the impact of low interest rates, and more.
[1:35] There's a shortage of EVERYTHING in the housing market
[5:18] Why the bubble is still down the road
[8:13] Rents are seeing immense upward pressure
Doug Utberg Interview:
[16:23] The REAL way you grow wealthy. There's only 2 ways.
[22:29] There's more inflation that we're being told
[28:28] When you adjust the numbers to current value, real estate has gotten cheaper the last 14 years
[33:14] Low interest rates will kill supply in the coming years as people won't want to give up their low interest rate and move
Fri, 30 April 2021
1680 FBF: Joe Vitale - Money The Law of Attraction and Action Steps - No One is Preventing You from Making Money You Simply Need to Think Like an Entrepreneur
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 550, originally published in August 2015.
Dr. Vitale believes when you learn to get clean with money and stop self sabotaging your financial future you will start to attract more money to you. You must first get through the filters that are your beliefs and see what is really possible to know you are deserving of living a wealthy life. When you want something and have the means to obtain it you should buy it to reinforce an unconscious belief of worthiness. And, always give back a portion of your good fortune to create a bond of trust in the universe.
[2:01] Indicators for an available single family property in Chicago area
[5:32] What is a DCR?
Dr. Joe Vitale Interview:
[10:54] Dr. Vitale has been working on this lately
[14:00] The 2 reasons you don’t let money into your life
[15:03] Get clean with money, money isn’t evil, money is neutral
[19:55] Our conscious beliefs are us in the waking world
[22:32] The 7 steps in the free Attract Money Now book
[24:30] The difference between a fact and a belief
[28:13] The psychology around prosperous purchasing
[32:11] Give 10% of what you have to what or who inspires you
[36:06] Think like an entrepreneur and look for opportunities
[36:50] Listen for complaints and make the product or service solution
Wed, 28 April 2021
1679: Real Home Prices in an Inflationary World, US Population Growth Slowing, What Demographics Are Telling Us
Once again we have good news, and we have bad news. The US population growth has been slowing for a long time, but now it's getting to record levels. Jason Hartman starts off the show by examining the impact that will have on the country moving forward.
Then we have the conclusion of Jason's live speech discussing how to invest in an inflationary market and grow your wealth during the unprecedented money printing.
[1:52] US population growth has slowed to the lowest since the Great Depression
[5:23] We've banked a lot as a society on growing population
[11:58] Don't forget the good news!
[15:02] The power of hedonic indexing
[20:23] The problem with the doom and gloomers is they rely solely on the math
[26:51] Don't fall victim to the Reluctant Investor's Lament
Mon, 26 April 2021
The 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange is under threat by the Biden administration, and Jason's taking advantage of it while it still exists. But he's not taking advantage of it in his usual way. He's actually going about it completely backward from his old tactics.
Then, listen in to Jason's presentation on how to invest in an inflationary market and grow your wealth during unprecendented money creation.
[4:01] Jason's reverse 2-for-1 1031 tax deferred exchange
[9:23] The Regression to Replacement Cost is creating upside in the market
Jason's LIVE Presentation:
[13:04] The hidden wealth creator of income property
[20:18] The U-Haul Index
[24:25] 2020's money creation was beyond any historical precendent
[29:28] What's going to win between inflationary and deflationary forces?
[35:51] 6 ways the government can get out of their debts
Fri, 23 April 2021
1677 FBF: U.S. Housing Market, Stock Market & Employment Forecast with Bill Cheney Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 399, originally published in August 2014.
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.
Bill 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.
Cheney also talks about whether investors think it is a good time to:
Cheney wraps up the conversation by providing data on Americans being concerned about healthcare costs and the national debt.
Wed, 21 April 2021
Housing inventory hasn’t magically reached levels that will cool off the market, but there are some good signs on the horizon. Jason Hartman breaks down a recent article with information presented by Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, discussing some of the good news that’s headed toward the housing market. But, like everything in life, there’s a flip side to the coin that isn’t as good news for buyers.
Listen in as Jason asks the question that the mainstream won’t ask, and examines the good and the bad of our current landscape.
[3:59] Housing market inventory recovery?
[8:03] The market we're in can absorb a LOT more inventory
[11:58] Home starts jumped 15%
[17:23] Millennials still aren't buying homes in large percentages
[20:03] Almost none of the new inventory being built/coming online now is in the price range that makes sense for rentals
Mon, 19 April 2021
1675: Listener Questions: Profiting On Inflation, When to Buy, Adjustable Rate Mortgages & Housing Prices in the Future
It's been a long time since Jason Hartman has done a listener question episode, so he and Adam sit down and get to some of the questions that have come in.
Listen in as the two explore how to attack coming inflation, why banks give out loans, the future of housing prices, and more.
[2:37] Listener Question from Terry about profiting from inflation if you can't get an investment property
[10:21] Listener Question from CluverBusy about why banks give mortgages if it's so advantageous to the borrower
[15:58] Listener Question from Rich Jarsky: what's the best market to buy income properties in?
[24:10] Listener Question from Peter: What about when you can't get a fixed rate mortgage
[25:21] Listener Question from Ju Liu: Will we ever see housing prices go down?
Fri, 16 April 2021
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 696, originally published in July 2016.
Jason shares his 10 Commandments of Successful Investing in this audio recording of his live presentation during the Orlando, Florida Creating Wealth Seminar and Property Tour. He looks back at getting his real estate license at the age of 19 and the decisions he made when he sold his first company. Jason has become a multimillionaire by living by these guidelines and you can too. Income property is the most historically favored asset class. Why gamble your money in stocks and bonds when you can make solid, long-term investments in the US real estate market?
[1:55] You need to build a portfolio before you consider protecting your assets and estate planning.
[12:58] The Denis Waitley poem that changed Jason’s life.
The 10 Commandments of Successful Investing Live Presentation:
[16:27] Thou shalt become educated.
[21:40] Seek guidance: Have a team including an investment counselor.
[22:56] Thou shalt maintain control.
[25:30] Thou shalt not gamble.
[27:53] Thou shalt diversify.
[29:54] Be area agnostic.
[31:02] Thou shalt use borrowed money.
[33:42] Thou shalt only invest where there is universal need - Avoid trends.
[34:35] Purchase tax-favored assets.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Wed, 14 April 2021
1673: Retirement Savings, Inflation & Client Case Study: Slow and Steady Portfolio Building with Curt Moe
How bad is the retirement savings situation in the USA? Well, Jason Hartman breaks down what we're actually looking at, and it isn't pretty.
Then Jason has a client case study with Curt Moe. Curt listened to the podcast for nearly a decade before taking the plunge into real estate investing. Now, he's all in.
Curt explains why he started looking into real estate, what helped him overcome his limited beliefs, how cash flow has helped him in his life, and more.
[3:31] Retirement saving recommendations tend to overlook the impact of inflation
[7:56] The sad state of retirement savings in the USA
Client Case Study:
[18:18] When Curt started buying rental properties
[22:49] The importance of overcoming limiting beliefs
[28:06] The comparison trap of social media
[31:25] Why Curt even looked into real estate in the first place
[36:25] The world is full of trustworthy and helpful people, so don't be afraid to ask for help
Mon, 12 April 2021
1672: Leaving the Gold Standard, Operation Twist 2.0, Treasury Yields & Future of Inflation with George Gammon
50 years ago President Nixon took the USA off the last remaining connection to the Gold Standard. Since then a lot has changed, but one constant has been inflation. Jason Hartman starts off the episode looking at what Nixon did that really staved off massive inflation.
Then Jason talks with The Rebel Capitalist George Gammon about the newest Operation Twist. This is a program run previously that aims to manipulate yields. George explains how it did work and how it might be used again. The two also examine the hyperinflation of Weimar, Germany, and see if there's any link to what's happening in the USA today.
[2:20] It's been 50 years since we went off the Gold Standard
[5:38] Nixon's reasoning for going off the Gold Standard
George Gammon Interview:
[9:48] What was Operation Twist and what's version 2 look like today?
[14:33] The impact of the Treasury spending down their account
[19:28] How bank actions are distorting the yield curve
[23:35] Is all of this as inflationary as it sounds?
[26:02] Average income in the US is substantially rising
[36:44] Weimar, Germany's inflation story
Fri, 9 April 2021
1671 FBF: Harry Dent How to Profit from The Demographic Cliff - Central Bankers & the Creation of a Huge Bubble
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 545, originally published in July 2015.
This is a must listen to episode for investors. Guest Harry Dent has written over 7 books on using demographics to predict economic outcomes. He and Jason discuss the inevitable Chinese market crash, the deflation that is headed our way and the massive amounts of debt in the private and public sectors. For real estate buyers, it appears that the everyday house is the best place to invest right now and in the next 3 to 4 years we just might see the lowest interest rates on mortgage loans of this lifetime. Harry warns that the bigger the bubble the bigger the burst and predicts we will see the Dow drop below 6000 in the coming years and fracking bonds will be crucified.
[2:06] Daniel wants to know about a sole proprietorship
[3:48] There is no asset protection sole proprietorship
[4:37] An LLC could be a self management company
[6:15] Self managed properties
[8:08] The power of the Venture Alliance Mastermind
[9:34] Jason’s next event - Sept/Oct
[11:28] The cost of colonizing the moon
Harry Dent interview:
[12:58] Florida the no income tax state
[13:44] A something for nothing life is not realistic
[14:36] Deleveraging the debt leads to money disappearing
[16:22] Debt grew 2.7x’s faster than GDP
[17:48] We are sitting on unfunded liabilities at 4x’s the GDP
[18:54] Debt detox is needed
[21:17] Is the U.S. in a legitimate economic recovery?
[24:39] Harry’s opinions on high end real estate
[26:41] Banks and governments made bad loans
[27:23] Why the uber rich won’t get richer after this bubble
[28:51] The greater fool theory - the Chinese are the last fools standing
[31:16] Trends and data from China
[33:45] Speculation will cause the crash in China
[35:22] The U.S. fracking industry will default
[37:00] Deflation is a sign a bubble is bursting 100 trillion dollars will disappear
[38:19] The Dow will drop to under 6,000 in the magphone pattern
[41:25] Junk bonds will be crucified and growing default rates
[42:48] Mortgage rate will come down in 3 or 4 years
Wed, 7 April 2021
How would your life change if you found peace with money?
Many of us don't have the greatest relationship with money, whether we realize it or not. But if you are able to make peace with it, you'll find that it opens your life up to much more than you can imagine.
Ken Honda, author of Happy Money, The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money, joins Jason Hartman to discuss why giving is so powerful, the importance of money, and more.
[3:39] What does it mean to not be at peace with your money
[8:20] Money is just a number and an idea
[12:21] Ken's money container philosophy
[16:33] What you appreciate, appreciates
[21:36] What you can do to invite more happy money into your life
Mon, 5 April 2021
1669: Real House Price Index, Lease Option, Is Capitalism Sustainable? & Tomorrow 3.0, Transaction Costs & the Sharing Economy with Mike Munger
Jason Hartman has been saying that house prices now are nominally high but cheap in the way that people ACTUALLY buy houses. Now it seems that other people are coming around to that realization as well. Could it be true that housing is cheap than it's been in a generation?
And in the interview part of today's show, when a libertarian is saying it may be time for Universal Basic Income (UBI), does that mean it's come mainstream?
Mike Munger, Professor at Duke University and author of the new book Platforms: The Perils and Promise, joins Jason Hartman to discuss the potential of a $15 minimum wage, and what that would do to the economy vs what a UBI could do. The two also discuss asset prices, monopolies, and what HAS to be fixed with our current version of capitalism.
[3:29] Even with the runup in prices, housing is still cheap
[7:29] Housing got 4.8% cheaper year over year since 2020
[11:06] The new branch of Jason's company
Mike Munger Interview:
[14:47] What is the 3rd revolution
[20:17] Why Mike is in favor of Universal Basic Income
[24:48] How do you find the ideal amount of UBI?
[29:19] Asset prices cause inequality
[31:21] Is it time to reexamine what we call antitrust?
[36:10] Capitalism is becoming cronyism in the USA. Is that sustainable?
Fri, 2 April 2021
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 843, originally published in June 2017.
Jason has left the most expensive city in the US, NYC, and is enjoying fly over state pricing once again. The meat of this episode is a recording of a Creating Wealth Live session which focuses on inflation. We all know inflation is right around the corner as it is the only way the government can get out of the current economic climate. Inflation will erode our purchasing power, our stocks, our savings and the rich will get richer. Investing in Income Property is your best weapon against the forthcoming inflationary increase.
[02:54] Using a movie or Broadway play can get the attention of the political left.
[06:29] Investors should align their interests with the government and the powers that be.
[09:18] The Venture Alliance Mastermind in Chicago and the Oklahoma City JHU Live and Property Tour.
Creating Wealth Live Clip:
[10:42] The 6 ways the government is likely to inflate themselves out of a mess.
[12:54] Understanding inflation in all of its forms.
[15:53] The political left uses the guise of compassion and the right uses the guise of fiscal responsibility.
[17:57] The government imports a deflationary force.
[21:53] All the bills Americans need to pay are increasing while the price of ‘wants’ is going down.
[25:39] How does income property counteract inflation?
Mentioned in This Episode:
Wed, 31 March 2021
1667: Pricing Homes in Different Commodities, When Will 3D Printed Homes Be Commercially Viable with Jarrett Gross
If you only compare home prices in dollars, it sure does look like housing is overpriced. But dollars aren't the only way to look at price. What about other commodities? Jason Hartman breaks down the cost of homes through the last 21 years priced in various commodities.
Then Jason finishes his interview with Jarrett Gross about 3D printed homes. The two look at the issues hampering the adoption of the technology, how far off the solutions to those may be, how the technology will impact the overall real estate landscape and more.
[1:41] Comparing the price of homes if you bought it in gold, oil, orange juice, or rice
[7:31] The monthly cost is what REALLY matters to buyers
Jarrett Gross Interview
[10:31] Many builders tent their build to better the quality
[16:21] 3D printing could be important to building in space
[20:52] How far off are commercially viable homes?
[24:12] There are 2 components to every real estate deal
Mon, 29 March 2021
Are we in a bubble? Well, that depends on a variety of factors. One important factor is making sure that you're measuring values properly. If you use the wrong measuring stick you'll get the wrong answer, so make sure you're doing it right.
Then, Jason Hartman talks with Jarrett Gross about 3D printed homes. How close to reality are they? Can you really get them for $10,000? Will it completely disrupt the housing market? Listen in as the two explore what's currently being printed, and what's in store.
[2:52] Is there an everything bubble?
[6:41] You have to use a proper measuring stick when figuring out pricing
Jarrett Gross, Part 1
[13:01] The $10,000 printed home is a myth
[19:06] What do 3D printed homes mean to the real estate industry?
[23:05] Google search trends for 3D printing have held a sustained spike recently
[26:14] One Colorado company is making 3D printed mud huts that are surprisingly strong and surprisingly cheap
Fri, 26 March 2021
1665 FBF: Business Cycles vs Real Estate Cycles, Overall Market Outlook with Ali Wolf of Meyers Research
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 898, originally published in October 2017.
There is a lot of talk in the news lately about a possible downturn in the US economy, yet Jason’s guest, Ali Wolf of Meyers Research is staying bullish. She says the important indicators to watch aren’t showing the normal warning signs of a market drop. Ali also discusses the trends of Millennials with regards to renting vs. buying a home, their purchasing cycles and what they are willing, and not willing, to pay for.
[01:25] Meet the Masters of Income Property event details.
[04:23] Talented and want to get more deeply involved? Jason wants to hire you.
Ali Wolf Guest Interview:
[08:38] Are we at the end of a business cycle?
[12:05] Ali uses the Quits ratio to judge the state of the economy.
[14:14] Three critical indicators to use as early warning signs to a possible market drop.
[17:04] Wiil Millennials be staying put and buying homes or are they the rental generation?
[24:08] Why modern, prefab homes may offer Millennials more amenities than space.
[35:09] Inventory of existing, resale housing is lower in every single market Zondo tracks.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Wed, 24 March 2021
1664: Lumber Cost, Perseverance & the Coming Economic Collapse, How You Can Thrive When Oil Costs $200 a Barrel with Stephen Leeb
Too many people give up way too easily. If you want to thrive in the world and make a difference, you have to push through. You have to persevere in your ventures. That's going to mean tough times, but the end result is worth it. Jason Hartman delves into that in today's intro, as well as explaining why builders are having to trigger the Escalation Clause in their contracts with buyers in today's environment.
Then Jason talks with Stephen Leeb, author of the new book China's Rise and the New Age of Gold, as well as The Coming Economic Collapse, about why commodities are in such demand and what that means for investors moving forward. The two also examine how we're going to get 6.5 BILLION people into the middle class.
[3:19] Too many people give up too easily
[7:19] How the cost of lumber is impacting builders and sales contracts
[14:00] The reserve currency status of the USA
Stephen Leeb Interview:
[19:49] The world is at a turning point
[27:32] Real, physical assets are in short supply and GREAT demand in today's environment
[33:44] Gold has outperformed the S&P by 100% in the last 20 years
Mon, 22 March 2021
1663: Home Builder Stocks, Rising Interest Rates, Business Funding & Personal Portfolio Review Client Case Study
There's all sorts of talk about how to measure the housing market. One way people don't discuss much is looking at is the stock prices of home builders. Jason takes a look at what's going on there and why the way many people view the impact of rising rates isn't the clear vision they seem to think it to be.
After tackling rates and home builders, Jason goes to a recording he did with investment counselor Adam where Adam gave real numbers of how his properties performed in 2020, and how they've performed over their lifetime. These are actual profit and loss numbers that are from properties bought through the network.
[3:45] What's happening with home builder stocks
[10:17] There's not a parity of 1 house 1 buyer
[16:57] Adam's portfolio review
Fri, 19 March 2021
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1084, originally published in November 2018.
Jason Hartman starts today's episode by answering more of the mortgage FAQs that were started in episode 1083 that were spawned from the recent Profits in Paradise event. He looks at his idea of Refi Til Ya Die and what it takes to finance your first 10 properties. He also unveils the Ring Doorbell/Amazon Echo contest winner(s)!
Then Jason finishes his interview with client Drew Baker. This time the two tackle cryptocurrency, higher education, the investment landscape as it stands today, and the appreciation vs cash flow dilemma.
[4:22] You need to either create your own mastermind group or join one if you are looking to improve your lot in life
[10:09] Can you do a cash out refinance of your investment properties?
[13:18] If your credit score is over 720 you need to borrow more money (assuming that you're borrowing for investment purposes that is)
[15:42] Can you finance a primary residence regardless of how many investment properties you own?
[17:55] The Ring Doorbell/Amazon Echo contest winners
Drew Baker, Part 2
[21:37] A 1 world cryptocurrency would be terrifying and allow governments to inflate as much as they wanted
[26:25] The college tuition bubble
[29:24] What should investors be looking at today?
[35:02] People tend to look at appreciation over cash flow because it's "sexier"
Wed, 17 March 2021
1661: Client Case Study, 7 Properties with More on the Way, the Algorithm Echo Chamber & the Insurance Business
Jason Hartman starts off the show with a discussion about, potentially, the only business in the country with a negative cost of capital, and why we're starting to see the fear of inflation creeping into the mainstream.
Then another client, this time Andrew Freitas, joins Jason to discuss their investing journey with the network. Andrew started buying properties a few years ago and hasn't tapped the brakes, with 7 properties in his portfolio now. Listen in as he explains how he's gone about doing it, how he handles his properties with his full time job, and why he's slowly gravitated toward more expensive properties.
[5:27] Insurance is possibly the only business in the world with a negative cost of capital
[10:22] The Algorithm Echo Chamber
Andrew Freitas Client Case Study:
[20:35] How Andrew's investing journey started
[23:54] Covid-19 has impacted places like the psychiatric facility Andrew works
[30:59] Dealing with property managers
[35:36] Buying C, B, and A class properties
Mon, 15 March 2021
1660: RV Ratios, Sales Prices, Stimulus, Censorship, Beyond Woke & Thought Criminal with Michael Rectenwald
Why isn't the RV ratio as crucial today as it was 14 years ago when Jason started? Following the sound advice of long ago can actually make you lose out on fantastic opportunities now. In today's market, where homes are selling for over asking price, Jason explains how we need to re-evaluate our thinking.
January 6, 2021.
According to Michael Recenwald, author of Beyond Woke, as well as Thought Criminal, that day is a day that will continue the slide toward censorship that we're experiencing today in America. Are we in the midst of a revolution? Is there a concern for freedom of thought, and how would this play out?
[2:17] Redfin announced that properties are selling for over list price
[8:00] why the RV ratio isn't as valid today as they were when Jason started
[13:30] Where the stimulus is actually going
Michael Rectenwald Interview:
[18:45] Rectenwald feels that censorship will be further exacerbated by the events of January 6, and why are big-tech so leftist?
[20:45] Are we undergoing a revolution?
[24:20] Will UBI save you or put you in a bind?
[32:15] Is there a concern for freedom of thought?
[36:00] What is the reason for the wokeness movement?
[44:00] Corporate socialism.
[46:00] Does cryptocurrency make you feel free from the government?
[47:00] Decentralization is the answer, but how do we go about it?
Fri, 12 March 2021
This Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1083, originally published in November 2018.
Today's episode starts off with Jason Hartman, in the car, back from Hawaii. He tackles the average length an American stays on the job these days, how technology is changing our buying habits, and starts answering some mortgage FAQs he's been getting lately.
Then Jason talks with client Drew about a mistake he made in self-management that shifted his views on contracts, as well as exploring dividend stocks and the economic disaster that is Argentina currently.
[6:46] Digital camera shipments are down 80% thanks to smartphones
[8:20] Mortgage FAQ #1- Can you finance more than 10 properties?
[9:43] You only need a 620 to finance your first 6 properties, then a 720 for properties 7-10
Drew Baker Interview:
[13:18] A mistake Drew made that made him realize it's important not to deviate from the contract
[17:32] Love or hate Trump, he's been good for the economy
[21:50] Dividends may sound great, but they're not the most stable
[27:05] The currency of today is just getting in front of people
[31:30] Argentina has an economic disaster every 10 years
Wed, 10 March 2021
What happens in California may not seem important if you don't live there, but it's a trend setting state. And there's a lot of tax things going on in California that should catch investors attention.
Jason welcomes his mom back to the show, as the two discuss what's happening in California, as well as why she's finally selling her California properties, how she finds contractors from a distance, and more self-management tips.
Mon, 8 March 2021
Adam just went through the Snowmageddon in Texas, losing water for a week while many others in the state went days without power. That experience led him to start thinking about Commandment #6: Thou Shalt Diversify, as well as the importance of cash flow.
The two delve into how to diversify, how bad the housing shortage really is, why prices are spiking, where interest rates are headed, and what's out there today that actually makes sense the day you buy it.
Fri, 5 March 2021
What is the best coverage for your multi-state real estate portfolio?
Managing insurance policies for your entire real estate portfolio can be an administrative nightmare if the coverage is provided by multiple companies. Finding a reliable and informative insurance broker who is able to offer nationwide coverage from A level underwriters would eliminate the hassle. Today, Jason gets answers for all of your insurance questions from the brokerage firm of Ross Diversified.
[1:21] It’s an amazing time to be alive!
[2:33] China has finally ended their one child policy
[4:40] The nature of the real estate industry is fragmented
[9:34] Bad faith insurance or companies denying claims is common
[10:30] A personal experience with National Real Estate Insurance Group
[11:50] Monday’s episode features the founder of WeGoLook
[14:04] Can we get listeners in more countries than the U.S. has military bases in?
[16:40] Meet the Masters with Garrett Sutton in January
Ed Babtkis Guest Interview:
[18:50] We have had nationwide insurance available for 30 years
[19:50] Nuances to the nationwide real estate market make it a difficult product to offer
[21:05] The underwriting companies which serve our brokerage firm
[22:16] Nationwide programs are generally done on a blanket basis
[25:21] Deductible options and norms
[27:24] Getting the quote to the investor
[29:54] Our company is approved by major financiers
[31:20] Calculating insurance rates based on zip codes
[33:30] Cash value is the number one issue insurance companies have
[34:55] Replacement value is better coverage
[36:33] How are land contracts insured?
[39:12] Hard money lenders can place property coverage, but it costs a bit more
[40:00] Loss of Rent insurance
Direct download: CW_1656_FBF__NATIONWIDE_PROPERTY_INSURANCE_MADE_EASY.mp3
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Wed, 3 March 2021
Are we in a Stock Market Bubble? Jason Hartman performs a walk-thru of the Wilshire 5,000 Index, discussing bubbles past and present. What kind of clues can we pick up? Self-management might not be for everyone, but it is for the empowered investor. Listen in for some self-management tips from clients across the Hartman Network.
[1:20] Are we in a stock market bubble? Wilshire 5,000 Index
[5:30] From The [first] Tech Bubble to the Housing Bubble.
[7:55] We have two completely separate economies; the Wall St. economy and the Main St. economy.
[12:00] Self-management and being an empowered investor, and using Thumbtack.
[16:45] Refi ‘Til Ya Die
[20:40] Stagflate, tax, and lie.
[26:00] If you are interested in self-managing, we highly advise you to join the Empowered Investor Network.
[29:00] Thou shalt maintain control.
Direct download: CW_1655__Are_We_In_A_Stock_Market_Bubble__Self-Management_Tips_from_Clients.mp3
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Mon, 1 March 2021
1654: Leave The City, Work From Home, Dr. Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University, National Bureau of Economic Research
Is a home worth its weight in gold or bitcoin? Jason Hartman shares some constitutionally great news for landlords. As well, let's start testing currency transfer efficiencies - starting with the Fed and Bitcoin.
Jason Hartman talks with Stanford University, Professor of Economics, Dr. Nicholas Bloom. Bloom and Hartman discuss the significant economic changes in the US economy as well as social changes. How has the work from home trend grown through pandemic times, and are employees more productive in this environment? Will this work from home trend continue to give people reason to leave exhaustingly expensive homes in the city?
[1:30] Landlords, are you ready for eviction moratorium good news?
[3:40] Talking about measuring sticks, is housing worth its weight in gold or bitcoin?
[8:15] Let's talk about money transfer inefficiencies. Bitcoin, or The Feds System banking transfer system, who loses?
[12:25] Working from home has absolutely exploded, from 5% to 60% at the peak of the pandemic.
[13:10] Geography is less meaningful than ever in US history.
[16:10] San Francisco has a sort of rental apocalypse due to the pandemic.
[18:50] Working from home has already been on an upward trend.
[26:00] The best way to fix the economy is to eliminate the virus.
[28:30] Big tech never set out to censor what’s online.
[33:00] Are people more or less productive working from home?
[35:15] Are we to expect inflation due to all of the money printing?
Fri, 26 February 2021
This episode of Flashback Friday was originally published: July 15, 2015
The world of long term financial savings plans can leave you dizzy. The paperwork can be pages and pages of jargon which make plans hard to distinguish and administer. Jason’s guest Edwin Kelly from Specialized IRA Services breaks down the Self Directed IRA, the solo 401k and Health Savings Account or HSA. Arming you with the setup cost and annual fee’s to help you make an educated decisions about your investment future. You’ll hear solutions to creating wealth and obtaining more passive income through smart investing with a little help from people in the know.
[2:02] Self directed IRA investing
[4:19] Nathan asks about out of state rental properties
[5:19] Have at least 4% of the properties value in the bank as an emergency fund
[7:22] Steve asks about Jason’s foundation
[9:12] Steve also asks about credit history and bankruptcy
[12:06] Asset based financing; a hard money loan
Edwin Kelly Interview:
[14:29] Would Donald Trump be a good president?
[16:04] Invitation for Warren to be on the show
[16:58] IRA Custodians, Administrators what’s the difference?
[18:01] What are the fee’s of self-directed IRA’s
[19:22] There is no fee sharing or back end money
[20:40] A customized approach to IRA’s
[24:08] People need passive income
[25:47] An everyday example of buy and hold real estate investing
[30:11] Solo 401k or Individual 401k
[34:46] Solo k paperwork was cumbersome and complex
[35:55] $400 annually for a self directed IRA and $700 for a 401K
[38:32] HSA – Health Saving Account
[39:53] An HSA works by marrying the tax benefits of the traditional and Roth IRA’s
[41:22] Are you able to pay for proactive executive health physicals via a HSA?
[42:51] Breast Augmentation for medical reasons is a qualified medical expense
[45:17] An HSA is not a Flexible Saving Account
[45:55] Investing in buy and hold real estate from the HSA
[47:35] HSA and IRA are fairly easy to administer
[48:20] An LLC inside of an IRA?
[51:08] Multiple LLC’s for asset protection
Direct download: CW_1653__Edwin_Kelly_Using_The_Self-Directed_IRA_Solo_401K__HSA_To_Maximize_Your_Portfolio.mp3
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Wed, 24 February 2021
US Household incomes increased more in 2018 than in the past twenty years combined! But why? Jason Hartman shares the numbers reflecting the lack of median income change for twenty years, and then a sudden change in 2018. Housing continues a pleasant upward trend. Oregon takes a new stance on teaching mathematics.
Dr. David Collum says, "we are following the script perfectly to an authoritarian state." Are we the people being run by corporatocracy and major media?
[1:16] Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it.
[2:00] AOC, "Dow soars, but wages don't."
[7:40] Real Median Household Income By The Year, adjusted for inflation.
[10:15] Ratios are the most important thing in Real Estate Math!
[15:00] A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction
[20:00] Facebook is just scraping data to sell to advertisers.
[21:00] Inflation is here, but how much worse is it going to be?
[32:00] The world is being run by the corporatocracy and media - can that pendulum ever swing back?
[35:15] "We are following the script perfectly to an authoritarian state." - Collum
Mon, 22 February 2021
What is the REAL price of a home right now? Jason Hartman reminds listeners of what goes into calculating or predicting housing prices, including some old basics like the cost of lumber, as well as scarcity.
Jason and Dave talk about the unseen inflation in goods and services, how inflation has affected the family income, and how we can spend. With a more in-depth look at inflation, David uncovers a bit more of the unseen inflation like the depreciation of product quality. The question continues to be, how far away from ideal are we moving, and will this progression cause the US to implode?
[2:15] Let’s talk about housing prices, who’s annoyed?
[5:40] If it does NOT produce income, it isn’t an investment - it is only a speculation.
[9:25] US Housing prices fell more than expected in January amid soaring lumber prices.
[13:13] Softwood jumped a record….?
Dr. David Collum
[20:20] Jason and David speak on the disfunction of the mess we the people are in with money creation and negative interest rates.
[23:45] We are in the most overvalued bond market in history.
[30:00] How has inflation changed, and how has the expectation of goods and services changed along with inflation?
[32:10] Products are built not to last, adding to another unseen inflation, Dave refers to as depreciation.
Direct download: CW_1651__Year_In_Review_by_Cornell_Universitys_Dr._David_Collum.mp3
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Fri, 19 February 2021
1650 FBF: Power & Strategy with Robert Greene Best-Selling Author of ‘Mastery, Power & Seduction’ & ‘The 48 Laws of Power’
This episode of FlashBack Friday was originally published: August 3, 2013
Robert Greene, best-selling author of such books as The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, The 50th Law (with rapper 50 Cent), and Mastery, joins Jason to talk about his wheelhouse topics – power and strategy.
[1:15] Jason’s monologue includes a reflection on his recent European trip. Has his opinion on investing there changed?
Direct download: CW_1650_FBF__Power__Strategy_with_Robert_Greene_Best-Selling_Author_of_Mastery_Power__Seduction__The_48_Laws_of_Power.mp3
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Wed, 17 February 2021
Jason Hartman tees up an interview with Dan Amerman about the home being an investment. But before that, are the wind turbines helping or just blowing smoke? Currently, they’re frozen. What has “the tolerant” tastelessly said about Rush Limbaugh’s passing?
Wealth is created with compound interest, making your dollar work for you. Dan Amerman talks with Jason Hartman about understanding, The Homeowner Wealth Formula. Dan says, “one way at looking at the mortgage is that it’s a short against the dollar.” The primary question; is your home an investment?
Books: The Homeowner Wealth Formula
[2:30] Deep in the heart of Texas, snow and power issues.
[4:15] Are wind turbines just blowing smoke?
[5:40] We need to be prepared; Check out Holistic Survival
[7:45] What have “the tolerant,” said about Rush Limbaugh?
[11:30] Is your home an investment or an expense?
[13:30] How can we better understand these home price indices?
[17:10] The results of the exhaustive research are incredibly positive. Find out more.
[19:20] “One way at looking at the mortgage is that it’s a short against the dollar.” -Amerman
[24:00] The number one historically proven method for creating wealth over the centuries is compound interest. How does this relate to inflation?
[31:00] A lot of government programs are “shell games.”
[34:00] We do expect a wealth transfer from boomers to up and coming generations.
Mon, 15 February 2021
Housing seems more expensive right now, but is it? Jason Hartman shares the analysis of home prices when discussing payment, inflation, and historically low-interest rates.
Obviously, 2020 was a rough ride for most businesses, particularly those included in the travel industry. Eric Moeller, CEO & Co-Founder of STR Legends, gives us a peek into his business through 2020 in the Short Term Rental market. STRs aren't just about the real estate business but also hospitality. Airbnb made some massive decisions to cater to the guests' needs and not so much their partners in business, the hosts. These hospitality decisions shifted how STRs had to operate to maintain high occupancy.
Book Recommendations: Skin In The Game Nassim Nicholas Taleb
[1:35] Valentine's Day Inflation
[3:30] Are we in a bubble, potential housing crisis, or is housing actually cheaper?
[6:15] Beware of the "bankster," Skin In The Game.
[7:45] We are going through potentially the largest wealth transfer in history.
[9:45] The average family is struggling to contend with home prices that are rising faster than income. Let's clarify what Lawrence Yun might have meant.
[16:20] In one year, the industry collapsed, there was speculation of AirBnB collapsing, and now a year later, the business model has changed, specifically the length of stay.
[17:30] The urban markets have collapsed since COVID-19.
[19:00] Have the operators given cuts for longer stays?
[20:21] "30 Day Stays"
[23:55] "Home Instead of Home"
[26:30] Markets outside of major cities are doing 98% occupancy.
[27:15] Tiny home experiential markets, for the 30 Day Stay
[30:10] AirBnB decisions were being made to prop up their IPO rather than worry about their hosts.
[37:00] Even Google is trying to get into the short term rental market.
[39:20] Airbnb is a great place for building your business compared to other OTAs (online travel agency)
Fri, 12 February 2021
This Episode of FlashBack Friday was originally published: June 21, 2012
Jason Hartman talks with one of the Seattle based lenders in his network about nationwide mortgage financing. You'll gain insights from Steve's 25 years in the mortgage business and you will learns some important distinctions between mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers and commercial banks.
As a mortgage banker with several warehouse lines exceeding eight figures, Steve and Jason bring power to overcome financing challenges. A good mortgage banker can offer the greatest number of options with the power of direct funding control. Here are some additional issues addressed in this episode:
Wed, 10 February 2021
Jason Hartman thanks all of the listeners for their comments and compliments. In this "compared to what?" themed episode, Jason responds to several clients' comments from socialism to interest rates. If you like what you're hearing, join the Empowered Investor Inner Circle for many benefits, including a more intimate and candid version of some more complex issues in the real estate industry.
The number of centenarians has grown dramatically over the last two decades, which is good news for you as a human and an investor.
[1:45] Don't talk about the thing you're not supposed to talk about.
[4:00] Youtube took down one of my videos!
[6:10] How many big companies are burning books?
[8:00] The number of centenarians has grown dramatically over the last two decades.
[12:00] What's to come of China?
[19:45] How do we get US dollars in a time of crisis?
[23:00] We are here to help you build a real estate team.
[35:00] Interest rates, and buy downs.
[40:00] Join our empowered investor inner circle.
Mon, 8 February 2021
Jason Hartman talks about the opportunities presented by the lurking crises. While some may have concerns about pending laws, people will vote with their feet - and end up in markets that investors might prefer. What can we make of Elon's latest Bitcoin move? Some are still throwing the dice at Bitcoin and similar crypto-currencies, but real estate proves to be a smarter investment.
Chad Hewitt appropriately and humorously likens his scaffolding business to a short-term rental property. This Rich Dad, Poor Dad inspired investor shares his real estate story with the Hartman Network.
[1:30] Crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.
[3:00 What did Elon do?
[9:30] "At the end of the day, the most important vote is where people choose to live and how they choose to spend their money." -Jason
[11:45] Let's talk about the central banks and the government printing press.
[12:45] Elon Musk's $1.5 billion move to the decentralized, uncontrolled trust-less asset.
[20:45] Be sure to check out Property Tracker and The Empowered Investor Inner Circle.
[22:15] Owns a scaffolding business is quite similar to owning a short term rental company.
[23:10] Triple net leases simply mean that all expenses pass through to the tenant.
[24:30] Originally inspired by Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
[28:00] Triple net vs. individual residential real estate.
[32:20] Anyone with a decent paying job can get past the 16k barrier to entry.
[36:00] Income property is the most tax-favored asset in America because you can depreciate it.
[41:30] With a 1031-exchange, you don't need to do the recapture when you sell a home.
[41:00] Because of the Green New Deal, the cost to develop your average apartment complex is going to go up.
Fri, 5 February 2021
1644 FBF: Averting A Global Depression with Richard Duncan Author of ‘The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences & Cures’
This episode of FlashBack Friday was originally published in December, 2012
When the United States stopped backing dollars with gold in 1968, the nature of money changed, becoming the fiat currency system that has now put the world into an unprecedented recession.
Jason Hartman is joined by returning guest, Richard Duncan, to talk about how we are in danger of a global Great Depression and how we can stop it. Richard’s previous book talked about the inevitable collapse of the dollar, and his new book discusses “a new theoretical construct, The Quantity Theory of Credit, that is the key to understanding not only the developments that led to the crisis, but also to understanding how events will play out in the years ahead.”
Richard explains how the expansion of credit eventually implodes and the dangers of the contraction of credit. Richard Duncan is the author of three books on the global economic crisis. The Dollar Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Cures (John Wiley & Sons, 2003, updated 2005), predicted the current global economic disaster with extraordinary accuracy. It was an international bestseller.
His second book was The Corruption of Capitalism: A strategy to rebalance the global economy and restore sustainable growth. It was published by CLSA Books in December 2009. His latest book is The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy (John Wiley & Sons, 2012). Since beginning his career as an equities analyst in Hong Kong in 1986, Richard has served as global head of investment strategy at ABN AMRO Asset Management in London, worked as a financial sector specialist for the World Bank in Washington D.C., and headed equity research departments for James Capel Securities and Salomon Brothers in Bangkok. He also worked as a consultant for the IMF in Thailand during the Asia Crisis. He is now chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Management in Singapore.
Richard has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, BBC and Bloomberg Television, as well as on BBC World Service Radio. He has published articles in The Financial Times, The Far East Economic Review, FinanceAsia and CFO Asia. He is also a well-known speaker whose audiences have included The World Economic Forum’s East Asia Economic Summit in Singapore, The EuroFinance Conference in Copenhagen, The Chief Financial Officers’ Roundtable in Shanghai, and The World Knowledge Forum in Seoul. Richard studied literature and economics at Vanderbilt University (1983) and international finance at Babson College (1986); and, between the two, spent a year traveling around the world as a backpacker.
Direct download: CW_1644_FBF__Averting_A_Global_Depression_with_Richard_Duncan_Author_of_The_Dollar_Crisis__Causes_Consequences__Cures.mp3
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Wed, 3 February 2021
From the Fontainebleu Hotel in Miami, Florida, Jason Hartman continues the conversation on art, money, value, fiat currency, and economics. “I will not make any more boring art,” he reads. How does art, or the value of art tie in with real estate? What separates candy in the corner from the Sistine Chapel?
Saifadean Ammous returns in this part two discussion about the government’s role or ability to have a role in cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin. As well, what is time preference, and how does it differ from inflation?
[2:45] “I will not make any more boring art.”
[3:45] Why should we align ourselves with governments and central banks?
[4:30] In the free market, the public is in charge of deciding the winners and losers.
[6:00] Excerpt from The Bitcoin Standard
[15:00] Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Saifadean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard
[17:00] Have you been bitten by the Bitcoin bug?
[17:25] Could the government make Bitcoin illegal?
[29:45] Is there a distinction between time preference and the time value of money, aka inflation?
[31:45] Saifedean’s wife sells the chair he’s sitting on out from underneath him.
[32:10] Art on the gold standard, will it stand the test of time?
[41:20] “A lot of people prefer to laugh than to think.” -Saifedean on Hedonism
Mon, 1 February 2021
Jason Hartman talks with Mitch Russo about GameStop & Robinhood. What happened, is it legal, and what will happen next? Guest, Ashley, talks with Jason about art, bananas, Banksy and how this can help one understand the connection between sound money and art.
Saifadean Ammous, the author of The Bitcoin Standard, joins Jason to explain the three basic functions of money and why this matters with Bitcoin. Will Bitcoin push out the role of central banks? If so, why would the government let Bitcoin exist?
[1:30] Joined by guest Mitch Russo, author of The Invisible Organization
[2:45] Keith Gill, aka Roaring Kitty's Reddit move with GameStop explained by Mitch Russo
[8:00] The corruption of Robinhood and Google, in bed together to delete negative reviews.
[9:15] "Why are they picking on us rich people?"
[13:35] Did Reddit close the sub-Reddit?
[14:45] Jason is joined by Ashley, "let's talk about art and bananas."
[15:35] The amazing connection between sound money and art, Bansky and Love Is In The Bin
[17:20] How much better would the world be today if we were in a place of sound money?
[19:00] Art is bananas!
[26:00] Bitcoin could be worth zero dollars tomorrow, nobody knows.
[32:00] Money has three basic functions of money:
[34:45] How does Bitcoin act as a base layer of money, similar to the central banks' settlement layer?
[39:00] Why would the government let Bitcoin exist?
Direct download: CW_1642_Pt1_The_Bitcoin_Standard_by_Saifedean_Ammous.mp3
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Fri, 29 January 2021
This Episode of Flash-Back Friday was Originally Released: 10/12/10
Jason recaps The Masters Weekend, A Gathering of Experts™. Then, he answers listener questions about two recent podcast episodes, the Money Merge Account program, and the interview with Peter Schiff, and about how to break into real estate investing. Finally, we have our interview with an expert on monetary policy and the Federal Reserve and author of Web of Debt, Ellen Brown. She and Jason discuss the "300 Year Ponzi Scheme", the Federal Reserve, the bailout, central banks, fractional reserve banking, fiat currency, the gold standard, the true rate of inflation, and much, much more.
Wed, 27 January 2021
Jason Hartman reminds investors of the opportunity of a lifetime, (a 5,000 year lifetime) with interest rates at historic lows. Is there a second phase to the great American pandemic migration?
How do we wage a peaceful revolution? Larry and Jason take a thorough walk through the swamp of politicians and questionable practices in DC and throughout the US.
[2:00] Questions from the Happy Hour segment on Jason Hartman’s Youtube.
[4:30] What are big tech companies afraid of?
[8:30] Lowest interest rate in 5,000 years.
[13:20] “We are geo-independent!”
[16:30] The founding of Judicial Watch.
[19:00] What kind of revolution are you talking about?
[23:55] What in the constitution gives judges life tenure?
[27:45] Larry discusses some of the tyranny in legislative branches.
[35:00] Do you recognize this government as your own?
Mon, 25 January 2021
Jason Hartman breaks down the misunderstandings of inflation by analyzing Peter Schiff and Jim Rickards' debate. Before we can agree on whether we are in an inflationary or deflationary environment, we have to conclude the definition of inflation.
Adam joins the Creating Wealth Podcast for a January 2021 mortgage update.
[2:45] Jim Rickards on "monetary stimulus."
[3:30] Inflation and the velocity of money.
[6:30] How big can the bubble get before it pops?
[9:45] If you promote something, the price will rise.
[16:25] "I don't care what the Fed looks at, I care about reality." - Schiff
[17:45] Will we see dramatic increases in consumer products?
[23:30] Are we, the people, being gaslighted by big tech and the mainstream media?
[24:00] Mortgage update with Adam
Fri, 22 January 2021
1638 FBF: Fiscal Policy, Corporate Taxes & America's Economic Progress with Dan Mitchell Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute
Original Release Date: 4/22/15
Dan Mitchell talks about what’s happening in the government’s fiscal policy and how it’s influencing the economy.
Jason invites Fernando on to the show and answers a couple of his questions on lease renewal. Dan Mitchell is also today’s Creating Wealth guest. Dan is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and talks about high corporate taxes, the fiscal policy, and recommendations on how a country’s economy can grow instead of collapse.
1:40 – Fernando shares his opinion on the mastermind group he and Jason are currently attending.
5:50 – Fernando has two questions about upcoming property renewals and wants to pick Jason’s brain on what he should do.
15:20 – Jason introduces Dan Mitchell.
20:05 – Taxing US citizens world wide is a nightmare.
26:05 – The US understands that it can’t go down the same route as failing economies like Greece.
33:58 – We can no longer view the government as a sugar daddy.
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Wed, 20 January 2021
Jason Hartman shares his opinion on what to expect from the Biden administration and their tax plan. Does this benefit the investor? Is Joe Biden the Manchurian candidate?
Jim Rickards returns in part two to discuss the cause of inflation and his opinion on whether we will see the US in an inflationary state or not. As well, Jim shares his views on gold, silver, and bitcoin.
Jim Rickard's Book: The New Great Depression
[1:40] Experience your experience: the first step on mastery.
[4:40] Is Biden the Manchurian candidate?
[6:15] Let's talk about Biden Tax Plans.
[10:30] The greatest management principle: what gets rewarded, gets repeated.
[17:00] Commenting on Tucker Carlson, pre-inauguration.
[27:15] Homework: Search "Citizens United."
Jim Rickards continued from Episode 1636
[30:35] What causes inflation?
[33:45] Your Keynesian multiplier works up to a debt to GDP ratio of about 90%.
[39:20] Why buy gold and silver if you're not afraid of inflation?
[41:25] Bitcoin, will it ever have a chance of being a global currency or taking over the dollar?
[49:00] Millions of people are migrating out of major cities; where are they going?
Mon, 18 January 2021
Censorship and political speech, Jason Hartman asks you where the line is drawn. Remember, to maintain control, Jason Hartman's Commandment Number Three.
Jason Hartman talks with Jim Richards, author of The New Great Depression. Jim shares his discoveries about the lockdown, the stock market's influence, and asset bubbles vs. asset inflation.
Jim Rickard's Book: The New Great Depression
[3:10] Political speech, what are we allowed to say?
[8:30] Thou shalt maintain control.
[11:45] A story about misappropriation and misleading.
[23:20] You cannot understand The New Great Depression without looking into the pandemic.
[24:00] "What I discovered was that the scientists don't agree with each other."
[30:25] Have the lockdowns killed more people than they have saved?
[36:00] The stock market no longer bears any relation to the real economy.
[40:00] Did the lockdown cause a pent up demand?
[44:00] Asset bubbles or asset inflation?
Fri, 15 January 2021
What Time is it? It’s an Amazing Time to Be Alive
Say this 10 times real fast, Inflation Induced Debt Destruction, now make it your mantra. Would you like someone else to pay your bills for you? Well when you buy income property it is exactly what happens. Your tenants pay down your debt while your property appreciates. Today, Jason outlines a chart from way back in the Creating Wealth archives. He will make the chart available to all of you listeners soon. The chart introduces the intricacies of inflation. He then takes us through most of the asset classes and how they perform against inflation.
[3:30] 3 Types of markets are linear, cyclical and hybrid
[6:02] Published reports and statistics can’t be trusted
[9:53] Will your kids ever learn to drive a car?
[11:53] A 16 year cyclical market (Orange County, CA) compared to a linear market (Lansing, MI)
[12:50] Commandment #5 – Thou shalt not gamble. The property should make financial sense
[16:58] What time is it? It’s an amazing time to be alive!
[19:50] The Meet the Masters Event is coming up. Garrett Sutton will be there.
[20:33] Asset class top performers
[23:12] Inflation induced debt destruction
[23:59] Waiting, substitution and hedonics make people believe inflation is lower than it is
[24:52] Outsourcing your mortgage debt to tenants, they are paying your debt
[27:33] The problem with the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare
[30:34] Rental income is governed by housing affordability
[32:00] Stock markets can be manipulated and are medium-low indexed to inflation,
[33:33] Cash & taxes are low strength versus inflation – taxes aren’t calculated for inflation
[38:20] Low information people are clueless about the government
[39:35] Income property investors can turn the tables on the government
[40:39] Join the Venture Alliance Mastermind in Dubai
Direct download: _CW_1635_FBF__TURNING_THE_TABLES_ON_THE_GOVERNMENT_THROUGH_INCOME_PROPERTY.mp3
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Wed, 13 January 2021
Jason Hartman announces Youtube Contest Winners with a couple of clips from our talented submissions. As well, Jason talks about a history of bubbles: from Tulip-Mania to Dot-Com, and even Bitcoin. Are we in a real estate bubble right now?
Jason Hartman talks with New Zealander and the founder of Landlord Studio, Logan Ransley, who shares his findings from his companies residential real estate index report.
[2:00] Clips from our Contest Winners!
[6:00] Let's talk about bubbles for a moment.
[9:00] Homes are less expensive today compared to 14 years ago. Find out more.
[10:20] Self-liquidating debt?
[13:10] Looking back at bubbles, starting with .com
[16:15] Is bitcoin in a bubble?
[18:20] What's Tulip-Mania? The Tulip Bubble?
[22:10] Twitter deleted 4.5 million accounts of conservative Twitter users.
[27:30] Real Estate felt grim mid lockdown.
[30:00] Rental reports don't show the same grim eviction rates that 'click-bate' portrayed through the 2020 pandemic.
[31:00] Rental graphs being depicted based on numbers of 10,000 active leases.
[34:20] What percentage of rent REALLY being collected, and how late?
[37:20] "Although the rent was taking longer to be connected, it was still being collected at the same rate."
Mon, 11 January 2021
Things that Americans believed could never happen are happening right now. Jason Hartman talks about the ever-growing censorship or the ever-diminishing freedom of speech. From being blocked on Facebook to being censored on YouTube, Jason shares his experiences with censorship, and for what?
[4:00] A huge amount of money created in the US was made in the last 12 months!
[6:00] People are scared and refraining from their social lives.
[7:45] “Give us our property and liberty, and we [the government] will take care of you.” Is this The Great Reset?
[8:45] What’s The Insurrection Act?
[11:30] Book Recommendations: 1984 by George Orwell, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
[14:15] Is big tech behind memory-holing?
[21:00] Competition is good for companies.
[28:00] Big tech and censorship, how far has it gone?
[40:40] Can private businesses do whatever they want? To what extent?
Direct download: CW_1633__THE_END_OF_AMERICA_What_Should_We_Do_.mp3
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Fri, 8 January 2021
Originally Released: Dec 27, 20122
Jason talks with one of his twenty-something clients who’s getting off to a good start as a real estate investor. Starting at the ripe old age of 26, Drew acquired three good rental properties that produce income of around $3,000 per month. In this multi-faceted case study interview Jason and Drew talk about the presidential debates, with a special focus on Ron Paul, buying a home vs. renting a home while purchasing income property.
The rent versus buy analysis takes on new meaning in today’s economy as we consider the “opportunity cost” of a huge downpayment and large monthly payment in overpriced areas of California or any market with undesirable LTI Ratios or “Land-to-Improvement Ratio” (an acronym and concept created by Jason as part of The Hartman Risk Evaluator). As Rich Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, says; “Your house is not an asset, it’s a liability. Assets produce income, your house costs money.” You’ll also hear some thoughts on home-based businesses.
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Jim Rogers who ran the Quantum Fund with George Soros and creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI). Jim has some great books too:
1995: Investment Biker: Around the World
Brian Tracy is a member of the board of trustees for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington, D.C.-based public policy research institute.
The Brian Tracy College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Andrew Jackson University (a distance learning school based in Hoover, Alabama), is named after him and based on his teachings. At the New York headquarters of ALM Media, a legal publisher, a motivational quote of Tracy’s appears on the office wall: “excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” His books include:
Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed
Garrett Sutton has over twenty-five years experience assisting and advising entrepreneurs, families and businesses in selecting the appropriate corporate structures to limit their liability, protect their assets and advance their personal and financial goals through real estate investments and other means of wealth creation.
An author, speaker and a member of an elite group of “Rich Dad’s Advisors” hand selected by author Robert Kiyosaki, Garrett speaks to investors and entrepreneurs on a variety of topics including asset protection, liability limitation, wealth creation, as well as various business and real estate issues.
Garrett has authored Own Your Own Corporation, The ABC’s of Writing Winning Business Plans, The ABC’s of Getting Out of Debt, How to Buy and/or Sell a Business, and recently developed a new product Start a Business Toolbox. He co-authored Real Estate Loopholes. These titles are included in the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” wealth-building book series. Additionally, under the SuccessDNA Publishing label, Garrett has authored and co-authored numerous books including How to Use Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships. Garrett’s books provide an accessible source of information for building your own success.
A member of the State Bars of Nevada and California, as well as the American Bar Association, Garrett attended Colorado College and the University of California at Berkeley where he received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1975. In 1978, he graduated with a J.D. from University of California’s Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.
Garrett also serves on the boards of the American Baseball Foundation, located in Birmingham, Alabama, The Sierra Kids Foundation and the Nevada Museum of Art, both located in Reno, Nevada.
Wed, 6 January 2021
Bob Pinnegar, CAE, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Apartment Association (NAA), the leading voice and premier resource for the rental housing industry. Jason Hartman interviews Bob Pinnegar to discuss real eviction numbers and the possible expansion of Section-8. How have construction costs made it impossible to build new starter homes? How will the US residential and commercial picture change? Will it merge? Or will it move away from all norms?
[1:30] Could ANTIFA be behind that attack on Capitol Hill?
[3:00[ Maybe UBI isn’t all bad?
[3:45] Celebrating 1 Million Views on Youtube. Thanks to all of our Subscribers!
[7:30] 2020, A Year In Review
[21:25] Have there been evictions, have there been non-payment issues?
[26:00] Will we see an expansion of Section-8, or a newer rental assistance program, or possibly UBI?
[30:00] 70 Billion in unpaid rent is expected, but what is the standard for unpaid rent?
[32:30] The construction costs make housing affordability impossible to build.
[35:30] Our refusal to deal with housing problems has caused a change in urban communities.
[38:00] Will major urban areas continue to have mass appeal?
[39:00] Shopping malls have been redesigned into a lifestyle center?
[40:20] Rental housing will still be largely in demand.
Direct download: CW_Eviction_Problems_or_Not__National_Apartment_Assoc._Bob_Pinnegar.mp3
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Mon, 4 January 2021
New Year, New Goals, Same proven asset class! Jason Hartman invites you to celebrate with him another fantastic year of prosperity for all real estate investors practicing some of Hartman’s proven investment techniques. Following the celebration, we must look for the “what next” plan or goal. How do you build your goals? Do you write them down? Do you create realistically achievable goals?
[1:30] Let’s celebrate our prosperous year of 2020 and look forward to another great one to follow.
[5:00] The Hartman Stimulus Payment CONTEST
[8:45] Be a self-sufficient person.
[10:00] 80% of Americans do not have goals, and even fewer have written them down.
[10:40 New Years’ Resolutions are so cliche.
[12:15] A goal should be just out of reach but not out of sight.
[15:20] The Winner of the 5-Year Plan Video Contest
[15:40] Winner, Michelle, laid out how she and her family intend to achieve their income property goals.
[21:20] It’s the kind of person we become just by trying.
[22:00] SMART Goals
[23:00] Smartsheet from monday.com
[26:50] Balance out your portfolio.
Fri, 1 January 2021
1629 FBF: Finding & Keeping Great Tenants + Tips for Landlords & Property Managers with Real Estate Investor Barb Getty
This episode of FlashBack Friday was originally published on: Jan 23, 2013
Jason Hartman is joined by author and real estate investor, Barb Getty, as she talks about her journey into real estate investing, what it takes to be a good landlord or property manager, how to find and keep great tenants, and explains the eviction process.
The second of four children, Barb was born and raised in Gary, IN. She graduated cum laude from Purdue and married soon after. After seven moves in nine years of marriage, her family settled in Indianapolis.
Tragedy struck in 1992 when her 17-year-old son was killed in a car accident. Her daughters were 16 and 14 at the time. Sadly, Barb’s 21-year marriage ended eight months after Todd’s death. She bought a small home needing repairs, and following the fix-up, she and her daughters moved in.
Pleased with that first project, Barb purchased her first duplex (with little money, no credit and no experience), hoping she had the wherewithal to be a landlord. Today, she owns 27+ units -- a mix of single and multi-family, low and middle income rentals. CNBC.com interviewed her recently and the article also appeared in USA Today. Barb has also added high-end property management, consulting and speaking engagements to her business.
Although she hasn’t had an easy road, Barb is both financially and emotionally invested in her work. She invites people to watch a video showing scenes she faces as a landlord in the inner city. It’s very compelling. Barb authored The Landlord Chronicles: Investing in Low and Middle Income Rentals, published in 2010. Armed with a positive attitude and a strong sense of humor, Barb Getty is making a difference in her tenants’ lives, the neighborhood and the city as well.