Fri, 29 January 2016
CW 627 FBF – Michael Kitces – Financial Planning Publisher of ‘The Nerd’s Eye View’ & Director of Research for the Pinnacle Advisory Group
Jason talks with Michael Kitces, who is a financial planner and runs the blog Nerds Eye View.
Wed, 27 January 2016
Owning the most historically proven asset class, income property, is getting easier. This new service allows landlords to screen tenants, view credit reports and collect rents from a smartphone or tablet. There are nominal fees built into services like debit card processing and the obtaining of a credit report which are paid for by tenants. Professional property owners now have a one-stop shop for managing their income properties, no matter where they are in the world.
[1:24] The devastating news from the stock market, was it manufactured?
[5:44] Could the government take away the benefits of the most tax favored asset?
[7:37] The entire world economy is 60 trillion in a year and we lost 8 trillion in less than 1 month
[9:58] Let’s print more money because there is no limit
[12:57] Get free powerpoint slides and a reserve your spot for the next JHU event March
Gino Zahnd Guest Interview:
[17:12] What exactly is Cozy and how did it start?
[20:23] A landlord has access to a tenant’s credit report without the chance of identity theft
[22:10] An agent can only use the screening tools or the full-service option
[24:59] Can a landlord can still add an application fee to cover their time spent?
[27:44] Credit reports & background checks have a fee associated with them via Cozy
[29:35] Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments are free between landlord and tenants
[32:07] Cozy eats the cost of transactions in exchange for client satisfaction
[33:26] 2 ways for a landlord to initiate payments
[35:45] Cozy’s goal is to be the best one-stop shop for realizing rent payments
[39:52] Rental markets are in the U.S. are fragmented and hard to access
[40:50] Cozy is available on your phone or tablet and new services are coming
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Hartman Education - Meet the Masters of Income Property Slides
Mon, 25 January 2016
How do families with a high net worth keep, grow and protect their wealth for future generations? They put their families to work in single, family and virtual family offices. The idea behind the resource is to allow the wealth creator of the family enough time and space to create additional wealth while everyday tasks such as investments and insurance can be handled by industry specialists. Basically, when you are ultra-rich you need someone else to manage your daily and long-term financials to avoid possible costly mistakes.
[1:26] Is the economic “recovery” a myth?
[4:30] The robotics revolution may be the harbinger of creative destruction
[7:50] Rents increasing in 2016 - Business Insider article
[11:21] Living standards will decline all over the world in the near future
[12:43] Making the math work in high tax states in difficult
[15:36] Consider your real estate portfolio is a family office
[21:39] Venture Alliance Mastermind in Dubai is coming up and a new Jason Hartman University
Richard Wilson Guest Interview:
[23:45] A family office is a money management system for the wealthy
[24:30] There are 14.4K ultra-wealthy people in the world
[26:42] Family office terms - multi, single and virtual
[30:59] We are in the process of adoption
[32:26] The reason Family Offices exist is to curb costly mistakes
[38:30] Investors can use real estate strategically
[42:46] The Family Office structure should be based on core goals
[45:41] Family members run the family offices for a spectrum of privacy
[47:22] The U.S. is still the #1 place for value growth
[51:22] Traditional and creative ways to work with families
[54:15] Contact information for Richard
Fri, 22 January 2016
Jason Hartman takes a unique middle ground on the Occupy Wall Street protests since Wall Street doesn’t represent capitalism as the right-wing media would have us believe while the left-wing media who supports big government and big unions doesn’t represent capitalism either. Both sides are promoting a fairy tale.
A recent Facebook post sums it up fairly well: This whole issue really isn’t that simple. I assume that most of the protesters are clueless folks who need haircuts; however, so is the conservative media (that I mostly agree with) in saying that Wall Street represents “capitalism” – nothing could be further from the truth, Wall Street, banks and mega-corporations are mostly ANTI-CAPITALISM in that they are playing a rigged game with lobbyists, government cronyism and insider dealings at every level. They use lawyers, accountants and PR firms to commit their crimes. There is very little capitalism on Wall Street.
If you’re looking for capitalism, look at Main Street, where small business operates under far too much government interference. Jason discusses the powerful “Qualified Written Request” (QWR) letter and how it can be a tool for loan modification, short sale, deed-in-leiu of foreclosure and foreclosure litigation.
You’ll also hear a short article from Jason’s newsletter, The Financial Freedom Report, on that all to upsetting topic of “Too Big to Fail.”
Wed, 20 January 2016
Is there a safe place to invest your money within the Chinese economy? Jason’s guest and author of the new Crouching Tiger book, Dr. Peter Navarro says no. He sees through the beefing up of the Chinese military as a way to distract from the economic failure which is drawing near. China is claiming additional territories and it says it doesn’t want conflict with the U.S., but its strained relations with Japan may force the U.S. into defensive mode. Dr. Navarro says he is surprised none of the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates are discussing the issue and stresses foreign policy should be the number one talking point of the future U.S. president.
[1:40] Upcoming Venture Alliance Mastermind in Dubai
[7:19] Saudi Arabia is Snapping Up US Farmland - Rob Quinn, Newser
[12:24] Here’s what you can expect to pay for a rental in 10 major US cities
[18:02] Check out our Meet the Master’s of Income Property Home Study Course
Dr. Peter Navarro Guest Interview:
[20:50] A geopolitical detective story - the story behind Crouching Tiger
[23:51] China was the most powerful economy and country for 5,000 years
[27:02] This book is designed to educate financial analysts about the geopolitical risks in Asia
[28:53] Is the U.S. required to get involved in China - Japan relations?
[31:19] Why does the U.S. have 300,000 troops in Asia?
[32:30] Creating Wealth listeners should be doing these things
[35:20] Japan is an island nation with no natural resources
[37:20] Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai - India and China are brothers
[40:47] The Chinese economic miracle is over
[46:19] Find out more about the Crouching Tiger book and documentary
Mon, 18 January 2016
This episode can be summed up by the popular saying “Everyone is a genius in a bull market”. Many financial hosts warn against taking on debt to build wealth. Jason clearly illustrates why we should be using fixed rate mortgage as a financing vehicle and outsourcing debt to tenants while enjoying the tax advantages.
Naresh is not a real estate investor, yet. He has come up with some basic, but necessary questions for Jason which will help him and all of you budding, soon to be real estate income property investors out there. Jason reminds us “real estate is the most historically proven asset class” and carefully lays out his answers in easy to understand, common sense terms.
[2:35] Predicting market cycles would be easier if governments and central banks didn’t interfere
[8:41] The business cycle is an economic concept which affects real estate
[10:14] The Reluctant Investor’s Lament poem by Donald Weill
[17:46] Everybody’s a genius in a bull market
[19:55] Our Investment Counselors are geographically independent, market-wide gatekeepers
[23:21] Our organization has relationships with local market specialists which give clients leverage
[26:53] New clients need at least 24% cash down when purchasing a property
[29:37] The rise of the “debt bigots”
[33:38] Debt is a powerful thing, you must be wise with it
[34:30] Always use debt as leverage when purchasing real estate income properties
[37:09] A fixed rate mortgage guarantees your rate for 30 years plus tenants pay off your debt
[38:33] Podcast feeds are divided and education is free
HartmanEducation.com - The Meet the Masters on-line course
Fri, 15 January 2016
CW 621 FBF – Ending Middle Class Poverty & A Review of ‘War on the Middle Class’ by Lou Dobbs with Jason Hartman
Jason Hartman discusses the destruction of America’s great middle class and how to avoid it. Let’s not let the USA become a banana republic. Jason recommends the book War on the Middle Class by Lou Dobbs and his interviews with Rich Dad author Garrett Sutton and Jim Rogers and then he talks about and article received from Chris McLaughlin: Middle class down this decade.
The first decade of the 21st century will go down in the history books as a step back for the American middle class. Last week, the government made gloomy headlines when it released the latest census report showing the poverty rate rose to a 17-year high. A whopping 46.2 million people (or 15.1% of the US population) live in poverty and 49.9 million live without health insurance. But the data also gave the first glimpse of what happened to middle-class incomes in the first decade of the millennium. While the earnings of middle-income Americans have barely budged since the mid 1970s, the new data showed that from 2000 to 2010, they actually regressed. For American households in the middle of the pay scale, income fell to $49,445 last year, when adjusted for inflation, a level not seen since 1996. And over the 10-year period, their income is down 7%.
Unlike the richest Americans, middle class families have most of their wealth tied up in the equity of their homes, which took a beating in the recession. And high unemployment has left many people with little or no other income at all. At the same time that Americans had less cash to spend, they were also being hit with rising prices for some crucial items. Even accounting for inflation, it still costs more to buy a home, fill your gas tank, go to the doctor and put food on the table than it did only 10 years ago. And not only is it more expensive to live a middle-class life, it costs more to get there too. The price of a college education — still considered the ticket to higher
Next Jason and Sara answer audience questions. Be sure enter sweepstakes for free tickets to “Meet The Masters of Income Property Investing at:https://www.facebook.com/jasonhartman.com
Wed, 13 January 2016
Mike Fernandez’s family was kicked out of Cuba five years after Fidel Castro took over the government. His family landed in the United States with no money, no food and no place to live. His father was able to get work as a short order cook and after just three years he was able to buy a house for his family to live in. Mike was drafted after one semester in college and after providing his service in the army he worked selling insurance policies door to door. It was there he earned his grit and learned to accept failure.
He is now a billionaire who runs multiple companies at once. He says to succeed, sacrifice must become part of your journey and it is the execution of the smallest detail which can make or break you. He believes the U.S. gives an equal opportunity those all those willing to try.
[2:08] Venture Alliance membership is growing, welcome Mike & congratulations to Jeff & Shannon
[3:30] Meet the Masters content will be available
[4:50] Venture Alliance in Dubai
Mike Fernandez Guest Interview:
[6:26] Mike’s long journey from Cuba to become the successful entrepreneur he is today
[10:43] Changing our focus towards Cuba - Stop hurting the government and help the people
[13:36] Using work to validate my life
[17:06] Providing healthcare to those with HIV with Magic Johnson
[18:05] The U.S. gives everyone an equal opportunity to try
[20:53] Only you can hold yourself down, no one else can hold you down
[22:42] Mike’s super formula starts with sacrifice
[25:10] The best place to invest in real estate will be Miami
[26:37] Contact information for Mike Fernandez
Mon, 11 January 2016
You may want to make sure your portfolio is diversified with a big chunk of hard assets before listening to this podcast. Jason’s guest, Adam Taggart, is the coauthor (along with Chris Martenson) of Prosper and The Crash Course. The books describe an upcoming extension of the 2008 credit crisis based on economic, environmental and technology-driven changes. They foresee a period of quick change then markets collapsing from the outside in.
Adam shares the book’s eight types of capital. Investing in these eight attributes will allow you to possibly weather the storm economically, physically and environmentally. And even if the storm never comes you will be smarter, more flexible and your wealth will be better protected.
[2:13] The next Meet the Masters in next January
[3:16] Buy the Meet the Masters Course for 2014 & 2015
[4:36] Income property is the most historically proven asset class
Adam Taggart Guest Interview:
[6:22] The Crash Course book details how trends will affect our future
[11:56] A small shockwave can affect the entire global monetary system
[14:07] The unpleasant side of a “glut” of oil and environmental depletions
[22:30] Debunking the faith in technology argument
[28:33] Economic systems are the easiest to change
[32:10] There is more net energy per capita than in any other time in history
[33:41] True wealth = The ability to rebound from adversity in any sector
[35:16] The 8 key components which make up capital
[40:01] The importance of your cultural capital
[42:52] The 2008 crisis had plenty of warning signs
[45:45] How long can this go on?
[49:00] Moving forward people should put their wealth into things which can’t be inflated away
[53:58] Contact Adam or learn more
Fri, 8 January 2016
CW 618 FBF - Knowledge & Power: An Information Theory of Capitalism with George Gilder Author & Chairman of the Gilder Group
George Gilder is Publisher of the Gilder Technology Report, Chairman of the Gilder Group, co-founder and Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute, an original pillar of Supply Side economics, and author of, “KNOWLEDGE AND POWER: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How it is Revolutionizing our World.”
The information age is changing our country’s economics. Gilder explains his new paradigm for kick-starting economic growth and how companies outside the tech sector can benefit from Silicon Valley-style information flow. Gilder believes the risks inherent in free enterprise relate to accumulation of knowledge.
Gilder also discusses the drivers that lead to poverty as well as the most efficient ways to eradicate poverty.