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CW 301: Geopolitical Outlook & Income Property Investing with Bud Conrad Author and Chief Economist of Casey Research

Jason Hartman interviews Bud Conrad, Chief Economist of Casey Research, regarding the geopolitical focal points in our world, funneling these down to how it all affects the United States. Bud mentions the importance of looking at the big picture of what is happening in the world, particularly China becoming the new “mover” in the world, Japan’s apparent desire to destroy its currency, new technology, government overreach, who benefits from inflationary measures and monetary policy, and much more.

Author of the new book Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis, Bud Conrad holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard. He has held positions with IBM, CDC, Amdahl, and Tandem. Currently, he serves as a local board member of the National Association of Business Economics and teaches graduate courses in investing at Golden Gate University. Bud, a futures investor for 25 years and a full-time investor for a decade, is also a regular lecturer for American Association of Individual Investors and a frequent contributor on Fox Business News. In addition,  he produces original analysis for Casey Research, including unique charts and research on the economy and investment markets.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:52am EDT

CW 300: Maximizing our Potential with Dr. Judith Wright Bestselling Author of ‘Soft Addiction Solutions'

Today we’re celebrating our 300th episode of The Creating Wealth Show and wish to thank our loyal listeners and all of our fantastic guests who have made this show a success! 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

CW 298: America's Economic Outlook with John Mauldin Author and Publisher of ‘Thoughts From the Frontline’

On this show, Jason Hartman talks with one of his investment counselors about current events, welcomes a guest caller and also brings to our listening audience the economic outlook from renowned financial expert, John Mauldin.  Mauldin discusses “spending rearrangement”, a restructuring of our country’s spending problem and tax code, and how the election outcome influences the direction of that restructuring. The larger the government becomes, the smaller the private sector becomes – not an ideal situation for economic recovery in the U.S. Mauldin gives his insights and the possible scenarios and outcomes that could happen, depending on whether or not the deficit problem is truly solved, touching on investments, job creation, tax issues and trade deficits.

John Mauldin is also a New York Times best-selling author and a pioneering online commentator. Each week, over one million readers turn to Mauldin for his penetrating view on Wall Street, global markets and economic history. Mauldin’s weekly e-newsletter, Thoughts from the Frontline, was one of the first publications to provide investors with free, unbiased information and guidance.  Today, it is the most widely distributed investment newsletter in the world.

Mauldin is a frequent contributor to publications including The Financial Times and The Daily Reckoning, as well as a regular guest on CNBC, Yahoo Tech Ticker, and Bloomberg TV. His best-selling books include Bull’s Eye Investing, Just One Thing and Endgame, as well as his recently released update to Bull’s Eye Investing – The Little Book of Bull’s Eye Investing.

Direct download: cw-298-JohnMauldin.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

CW 297: Overseas Income Property Investing & IRS Audit Risks with Jason Hartman and Investment Counselor Steve

Join Jason Hartman and investment counselor, Steve, as they discuss a few news topics critical to your success as a real estate investor. Jason and Steve start by discussing a recent article by Kiplinger’s that discusses the top IRS audit red flags.  

Income property investors should be cautious when claiming rental losses and the home office deduction, as these are frequent themes in IRS audits. Then another look at how 15 billion dollars in gold was recently repatriated from JP Morgan’s vaults in London.  Is this the sign of imminent economic collapse?  

As are many, this particular listener expressed concern about governments seizing rental properties in the event of extreme fiscal crisis.  Is diversifying over seas a way to hedge against this risk?  Jason lays out the reasons why the US, no matter the fiscal threat, is still the best place in the world to buy income producing real estate.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

CW 296: Key Takeaways & Best Practices from the ‘Meet the Masters of Real Estate Investing’ Seminar

Join Jason Hartman as he discusses some good takeaways from attendees, speakers and panel discussions at Meet The Masters of Income Property.

Here's a sampling:

• Best Practices in Property Management
• Jason Hartman: The Next 10 Commandments
• Market Profile: Atlanta, Georgia
• The Power of Analysis
• Market & Property Evaluation
• Entity Structures for Asset Protection
• Cost Effective Property Insurance Nationwide
• Market Profile: St. Robert, Missouri
• Mortgage Lender Panel - Overcoming Challenges: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
• Financing Investment Real Estate
• Getting Your Investments Organized for Success
•    Peter - Tax Strategies of Wealthy Investors
•    Reed - Market Profile: San Marcos, Texas
• The Power of Exchange: IRS 1031 Best Practices
• Mortgage & Financial Planning
• Market Profile: St. Louis Missouri
• Income Property in Your IRA & Roth Conversion

Direct download: cw-296-MTM.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:17am EDT

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.

Direct download: cw-295-BarbGetty.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

Jason Hartman and prior guest, Jonathan Emord, get together once again to talk about current issues affecting our rights, beginning with the damaging and highly intrusive passing of the tax provision of Obama’s healthcare plan. This has created a fissure in the Constitution, a horrible outcome that opens a door to the government violating our civil liberties. Jonathan breaks down the consequences of the violations, such as our liberty to choose and right to privacy in the interest of a government mandate that only benefits the government. Moving on to TSA, Jonathan divulges the massive problems with this act.

“The TSA is an institution that is riddled with corruption and riddled with abuse,” he explains. The elderly, pregnant women, infants and disabled individuals with no record of criminal activity are being subjected to humiliating and highly intrusive searches all over the U.S. Jonathan defines the difference in tactics from a defensive position versus an offensive position, with the latter producing far better results.

He advocates training the citizenry to be more aware of suspicious behavior and to better defend themselves.  Jonathan gives an update on the work against the FDA and the First Amendment.

Jonathan W. Emord is one of the nation’s leading free speech attorneys. He has defeated the Food and Drug Administration a remarkable eight times in federal court, more times than any other attorney in American history, earning him the title, “FDA Dragon Slayer.” He is the 2007 recipient of the Cancer Control Society’s Humanitarian Award for “winning and preserving our great civil rights to life, to liberty, and to health freedoms.” He is the only non-scientist ever appointed to the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and serves as that organization’s Vice Chair.

In 2010, he became the first person awarded the title “Honorary Nutrition Specialist” by the CBNS. Congressman Ron Paul says “[a]ll freedom-loving Americans are in debt to Jonathan Emord for his courtroom [victories]” and calls him a “hero of the health freedom revolution.” Formerly an attorney in the Reagan Administration’s Federal Communications Commission, Emord has practiced constitutional and administrative law in Washington, D.C. for the past twenty-five years. He has been a Guest Lecturer, Georgetown University, Department of Biochemistry, Course in Nutrition.

Direct download: cw-294-JonathanEmord.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:01am EDT

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.

Direct download: cw-293-RichardDuncan.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with a listener about local vs. long distance real estate investing and how geography is less meaningful than ever before in history.  Then today’s guest is loan manager, stock trader and financial columnist, Logan Mohtashami with a no-spin discussion on the fiscal cliff and other current events.

Logan Mohtashami is a senior loan officer at his family owned mortgage company AMC Lending Group, which has been providing mortgage services for California residents since 1988. Logan is also a financial columnist for Benzinga.com and contributor for BusinessInsider.com and writes on financial matter relating to the housing market and basic economics.

Direct download: cw-292-LoganMohtashami.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:37am EDT

Jason Hartman is joined by returning guest and best-selling author of The Creature from Jekyll Island, G. Edward Griffin, for a discussion of the hot topic of the United States’ “fiscal cliff.”  

As Mr. Griffin shares, the fiscal cliff is nothing new.  It has been there for roughly 50 years and applying a name to it now is a scare tactic by the government.  Mr. Griffin talks about fractional reserve banking and how it has led to the economic mess our country and world are in today.  It is no longer a fractional reserve; it is at zero reserve and Mr. Griffin feels the economy is going to collapse from all of the borrowing to pay old debt.  This will lead to a fully regimented society, which Mr. Griffin describes as drifting toward totalitarian, a scary concept.  

He goes on to discuss short and long term ways to protect ourselves, preserving any wealth one might have, and being prepared as much as possible for anything that may come to pass.  He feels the Fed will continue to inflate, raise taxes for a while, and then probably cut taxes again at some point.  It will be more of the same, more and more governmental control over our lives, more and more money created out of nothing, and less and less freedom.  

G. Edward Griffin is a writer and documentary film producer with many successful titles to his credit. Listed in Who’s Who in America, he is well known because of his talent for researching difficult topics and presenting them in clear terms that all can understand. He has dealt with such diverse subjects as archaeology and ancient Earth history, the Federal Reserve System and international banking, terrorism, internal subversion, the history of taxation, U.S. foreign policy, the science and politics of cancer therapy, the Supreme Court, and the United Nations.

His better-known works include The Creature from Jekyll Island, World without Cancer, The Discovery of Noah’s Ark, Moles in High Places, The Open Gates of Troy, No Place to Hide, The Capitalist Conspiracy, More Deadly than War, The Grand Design, The Great Prison Break, and The Fearful Master.

Mr. Griffin is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he majored in speech and communications. In preparation for writing his book on the Federal Reserve System, he enrolled in the College for Financial Planning located in Denver, Colorado. His goal was not to become a professional financial planner but to better understand the real world of investments and money markets. He obtained his CFP designation (Certified Financial Planner) in 1989.

Direct download: cw-291-GEdwardGriffin.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT