Tue, 11 June 2019
Jason Hartman talks with Marc Faber, editor at Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, about what's going on in our economy with the massive asset inflation that's hit in the past few years. The two examine what central banks will have to do in order to deal with the looming shortages and what investments can buck that trend when it arises.
[5:03] Asset inflation is making the rich richer and leaving the poor and middle class behind
[11:10] Will millennials get bailed out by their inheritance from their Baby Boomer parents?
[14:25] The 2 investments that will appreciate in a global downturn
[16:17] 2 ways central banks can print money
[20:49] Inflationary actions can kick the can down the road a long way, but there is one thing that can ruin the party
[22:12] There's now a Saturday episode of Creating Wealth dedicated to Guided Visualization
Mon, 10 June 2019
1212: Stock Market & Economy Relationship CNBC, Empowered Self-Management, Commandment #21 Avoid Manias
Jason Hartman talks with client Drew Baker about one of his recent experiences in self-management that differed greatly from when he went through the same thing with a property manager.
They also discuss the new community Jason's trying to start up for self-managing investors, as well as why Commandment #21 is in play for a couple of different things right now.
[2:08] Drew's recent flooring story
[9:11] View your tenants as part of your team
[12:29] The new community that Jason's trying to build
[16:55] Reminder: Wall Street is not the real economy
[24:27] The market constantly prices things in, both on Wall Street and the housing market
[28:20] Some current manias that may violate Commandment 21
Sat, 8 June 2019
Visualization is an immensely powerful thing. What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
Because of the power of visualization, Jason went and found an expert who can help real estate investors get in the right mindset and, hopefully, set you on a path to an even better portfolio and life.
Fri, 7 June 2019
1211 FBF: Mortgage Sequencing, Rough Start But Great Results Client Case Study with Sue & Gary Pinkerton
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 937, originally published in January 2018.
Jason Hartman starts off today's episode discussing the amazing effect of inflation on assets in all markets. Then he turns his attention toward the upcoming Meet the Masters of Income Property event and gives a little taste of what he'll be discussing (hint: core beliefs investors need to have), as well as why there will be a whole host of Local Market Specialists at the event.
Then Jason goes into the first part of his client case study with Gary & Sue Pinkerton. The two give Jason a lot of background on why they're investing in real estate, why they continued investing even when their initial property went horribly awry, the way (and reason) they went about their mortgage sequencing, and how they picked the markets they're currently in. Part 2 will be aired tomorrow.
[3:26] Apple's new code release for their old Lisa computer technology, which would have been a $24,700 desktop today, which shows the power of inflation
[6:26] Jason will be discussing the core beliefs that we all need to have as investors at Meet the Masters
[8:26] What Gary fails to mention at the start of his client case study
Gary & Sue Pinkerton Client Case Study:
[17:15] Gary & Sue's first property did NOT start off well
[22:05] It's crucial to listen to your wife's intuition
[25:57] How Gary & Sue decided to split up their mortgages and why
[29:06] Why Gary & Sue picked the markets they're in today
Thu, 6 June 2019
In this 10th episode, off-topic show, Jason Hartman talks with Ocean Robbins, decendant of the Baskin-Robbins family and author of the new book 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World, about the state of American's eating today. The two break down how our diets have changed over the years, why some aspects of our diets are the way they are, how to make a more ethical, sustainable world, and more.
[6:59] Has anything changed since Diet for New America came out?
[9:03] There's a lot of money being made on the status quo
[12:15] What to do if you want a more ethical, sustainable world
[16:34] Jason's theory on meat through the ages
[19:23] We aren't getting nearly enough fiber in our diet now
[21:08] The key use of willpower is to establish healthy habits
Wed, 5 June 2019
Jason Hartman and Doug start today's show looking at how much money the average 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 year olds have in their retirement savings. There's a discrepancy that can be frightening.
Then Jason finishes his conversation with Laurence Kotlikoff, William Fairfield Warren Professor and Professor of Economics at Boston University, about how his software, Maxifi, can help those people who are planning toward retirement. Laurence explains the intricacies, assumptions that many people don't make when factoring in their savings.
[4:29] You need to think about how much you're saving for retirement as well as how you're saving for retirement
[8:21] The current average savings for those in their 30s
[11:19] Amortization is beautiful because it just happens, there's nothing for you to do
[14:14] Your 40s presents both a danger and an opportunity for your retirement savings
Laurence Kotlikoff, Part 2
[18:31] Is the future inflationary?
[19:58] What do we need to do to plan for the future?
[26:16] How much time it takes to input your data into Maxifi
[29:52] Many people are saving too much for their later life because they're scared
Tue, 4 June 2019
1208: America's Retirement Savings Problem & USA's Unfunded Mandates with Laurence Kotlikoff, Part 1
Jason Hartman and Doug start off today's episode with a discussion on the issue of America's retirement savings. There's a looming problem with many people being unable to afford any form of an emergency expense, but also on the other end of the spectrum, as people are getting hit with taxes on their required minimum distributions.
Then Jason has the first part of his interview with Laurence Kotlikoff, William Fairfield Warren Professor and Professor of Economics at Boston University, about the massive amount of unfunded mandates that are awaiting the United States. Currently he has that number pegged around $239 trillion, and there are only a few ways that can be resolved.
[5:03] The Required Minimum Distribution problem
[8:14] Equity values going up 8% a year while the real economy is only going up 2-3%, eventually something has to give
Laurence Kotlikoff, Part 1
[17:57] The most recent number the unfunded mandates are going to cost
[24:52] Does Laurence believe in Supply-Side Economics?
[28:00] Consuming your way to prosperity has never worked before and won't now
[31:20] How Laurence would have dealt with the collapse of Lehman Brothers to calm the public's response to the start of the Great Recession
[35:03] Laurence's take on Jason's 6 ways the government can get out of its hole
Mon, 3 June 2019
Jason Hartman and in-house economist Thomas take today's episode to examine the 10 things that are happening in the US and abroad that are making the most impact in 2019. Among them are the US/China trade war, interest rates, the Mueller Report, millennial household formations, and more.
[2:13] The best thing that's happened so far in 2019 is lower interest rates
[4:54] Household formation for millennials is looking really good for investors
[7:36] The Fed being receptive of market conditions has been a good omen for 2019
[12:29] The 3% GDP growth they said we needed to "pay" for the Trump tax cuts happened
[15:28] Blogcast on Creative Destruction
[21:24] The Mueller Report's impact on the housing market
[24:06] The US needs to negotiate with China now before we operate out of a position of weakness
[26:19] When China sat out the bond auction recently it created a wild swing
Fri, 31 May 2019
1206 FBF: Client Case Study, Clay Slocum: Compounding Returns, Asset Protection, Appreciation Rates & Taxation
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 892, originally published in October 2017.
Jason welcomes client, Clay Slocum to the show. Clay is a millennial who currently has four properties in his real estate portfolio. Before buying his first property, Clay worked diligently with Oscar, his Investment Counselor, and a Local Market Specialist to play around with the numbers and he discovered his initial investment could grow exponentially. Clay shares his insights on the power of compounding interest, asset protection, and the Memphis market.
[01:10] Jason comments on the Las Vegas terrorist attack.
[09:30] Compound interest can be a powerful tool against inflation.
[15:12] Engineers take an analytical approach to investing.
[17:22] After 18 years, $100,000 grow to 14 million.
[24:43] Jason explains a Deferred Sales Trust.
[28:39] If you are on the fence about investing talk with an investment counselor.
[39:33] Asset Protection is a complicated subject you should speak with a lawyer about.
[48:58] Resources for tax help.
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Thu, 30 May 2019
1205: CapEx Repairs, Home Inspections & Market, Screen, Lease, Collect, Maintain & Accounting Self-Management Tool UpTop by Frank Barletta
Jason Hartman and Adam kick off today's episode answering some listener questions from Brenda and Roger. They want to know about how Jason's family was able to make real estate investing work in California, as well as planning for CapEx repairs as a landlord.
Then Jason talks with Frank Barletta, Co-Founder and CEO of UpTop, about how his software can help self-managing property owners. Frank explains how UpTop helps landlords deal with leases and maintenance requests, as well as how to use the platform.
[3:26] Listen Question from Brenda: Jason doesn't like investing in California but his Aunt has successfully invested in Sacramento, CA. How did she succeed?
[5:58] Real estate as an asset is so powerful that it can turn decent investments into great investments over time
[8:12] How to account for large CapEx repairs
[11:46] It's crucial to look at your inspect report thoroughly and make sure the items that were supposed to be done were done properly so you don't get surprise expenses later
Frank Barletta Interview:
[18:56] What does a landlord do with UpTop?
[21:56] Where UpTop makes its money
[27:01] How UpTop handles leases
[27:48] Dealing with maintenance issues through UpTop