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
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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.
Wed, 6 January 2016
Technological changes may give real estate investors better tools to access previously unavailable markets, but no amount of technology will ever replace a human’s need for shelter. As long as investors keep their eyes looking forward to the future and stay on top of the increasing number of research tools available they will successfully build a diverse, long-term wealth strategy based upon single family home investment properties.
Jason and the Real Estate Guys take a break from their real estate conference speaking engagements to discuss predictions for the future of the real estate investment market, the influx of tenants looking for rentals and how technology is changing investors ability to see beyond their own backyard and experience the benefit of geo-arbitration.
Meet the Masters is this weekend & there are still spaces available for our Venture Alliance trip in beautiful Dubai.
[1:29] Our archives are split because of limitations in iTunes
[6:19] Science has been and will be wrong
[12:00] Jason predicted the Obamacare disaster
[14:12] The Big Short movie - do not miss it
[15:25] Exercise prevents, treats or cure basically everything
[19:58] Casey Meyeres CPA will be speaking about taxation with regards to real estate
Robert Helms & Russ Gray Guest Interview:
[23:43] Real Estate investors have more tenants than ever before
[26:31] Single family housing will always be a need
[30:16] You can’t keep the U.S.A. down for long
[33:18] You must change based on what the market gives you
[35:01] Houses will be built, no matter what technology is used
[37:00] If big money comes in it will push prices up
[41:27] Don’t get stuck investing in your backyard
[43:19] Owning single family homes in 3-5 markets is a good diversification strategy
[44:07] Contact the Real Estate Guys
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Direct download: CW_617_The_Real_Estate_Guys_Robert_Helms_and_Russ_Gray.mp3
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Mon, 4 January 2016
CW 616 - Happy New Year! Home Warranty, Eviction, LLCs, Negotiations, Zillow, Cash-on-Cash Return Q&A’s
Jason answers your questions in this high-level Q&A. The main takeaway from this episode is to buy some properties now. Getting started is often the hardest part for real estate investors. If you don’t start today you may put off creating a wealthy future for yourself and one day realize it is too late. If you buy your properties with the help of Jason’s team you are able to leverage the huge volumes at which they do business. You get seasoned, professional help with your very first property purchase. You don’t have to do this alone!
[3:26] Oliver was a dedicated listener before working as an investment counselor
[9:21] Why doesn’t the whole world know about income property?
[11:17] 14 million individual investor-owned single family homes
[15:10] Jason answers real listener questions about LLC’s, evictions and identifying markets
[17:47] 1.) Buy some properties and 2.) Protect your assets
[23:47] How to identify and choose a real estate investment market and the local market team
[29:11] Understanding acquisition costs for the Local Market Specialist
[32:45] Properties on JasonHartman.com are not necessarily the best deal you can get
[34:57] Multiplexes or single family houses? Which is better for cash flow?
[38:46] Higher priced properties have lower rent to value ratios
[40:15] Meet the Masters event is coming up - you can still get a ticket
[41:35] Venture Alliance trip to Dubai on President’s Day weekend
Direct download: CW_616_Happy_New_Year_Q26A_Home_Warranty_Eviction_LLCs_Negotiations_Zillow_Cash-on-Cash_Return_26_Mor_mixdown.mp3
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Fri, 1 January 2016
CW 615 FBF - Upscale Real Estate Development & Success In Tough Times with NY Times Best-Selling Author Frank McKinney
Jason talks with real estate “artist” and 5-time international best-selling author, philanthropist, risk-taker and visionary, Frank McKinney, who sees opportunities and creates markets where none existed before.
McKinney’s first job earned him $180 a week digging sand traps on Deerfield Beach golf course. At age 22, he bought his first $50,000 fixer-upper, selling it a few months later for a $7,000 profit. Now, over 23 years later, he creates real estate markets where others dare to tread. He has built spec homes (without a buyer) valued in the tens of millions of dollars. A true maverick, he is without peer in the risky world of speculative high-end real estate, shattering price records with each new project. And his latest? McKinney just completed “Acqua Liana,” the world’s largest and most opulent triple certified (USGBC, FGBC & Energy Star) “green” mansion at $29,000,000. Each of the estate homes he creates is a one-of-a-kind work of art, infused with vivid imagination and designed on a canvas of sun-drenched Atlantic ocean.
Prior to the completion of his new multi-million dollar “green” mansion, he sold, with an asking price of $50 Million, the largest and most expensive spec home ever created, containing 72 rooms, 32,000 square feet, 12 bedrooms, 18 baths, and a 14 car garage. McKinney has created and sold 36 oceanfront properties with an average selling price over $14 million.
In addition to his real estate artistry, Frank McKinney has now become a five-time international bestselling author. In addition to his first two books, McKinney just released three new books simultaneously, each representing a distinctly different genre. All three books are published by Health Communications, Inc., best known for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Mr. McKinney’s new titles are; 1.) The Tap, 2.) Burst This! Frank McKinney’s Bubble-Proof Real Estate Strategies, and 3.) Dead Fred, Flying Lunchboxes, and the Good Luck Circle.
His vision and risk-taking has been the subject of numerous international television, radio and print features. McKinney was recently featured on ABC’s 20/20 with Martin Bashir, the cover of USA Today, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS’ The Early Show, CNN, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, HDNet, CBN TV, National Public Radio (NPR), in The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Bloomberg, Fortune, Barrons, Town and Country, Robb Report, The Nightly Business Report (PBS) and in over 1500 additional TV and print stories. Several areas are covered in this exciting episode ranging from real estate, motivation, marketing and spiritual growth. Next up – one of Jason’s all-time favorite mentors, Dr. Denis Waitley, on The Psychology of Winning and The Seeds of Greatness.