Sat, 7 May 2016
Relationship expert and best-selling author, Dr. John Gray, joins Jason Hartman to talk about research studies and Dr. Gray’s new work, “Boys to Men.” Dr. Gray talks about how his observations have been backed up by and further explained by brain studies, showing obvious differences between men and women in brain function and hormones that affect health and behavior. He offers a deeper explanation of these differences based on scientific research showing how activities particular to each gender, diet, and an increased existence of xenoestrogens in our environment play a significant role in hormonal balance and imbalance.
Dr. Gray discusses the proper use of supplements and the dangers of pharmaceuticals. This leads into his new work regarding healthy male development and his upcoming new book, Boys to Men, a look at how boys have been affected by today’s culture, showing a higher dropout rate than girls, lower comprehension, and higher instances of boredom and depression. The high carbohydrate diet we consume plays a big role in this trend, and he cites inflammation in the brain as one factor in decreased comprehension. He describes activities, diet and supplements that can alleviate inflammation and stress and bring about optimal health in both men and women.
John Gray, Ph.D. is the best-selling relationship author of all time and the most trusted voice in relationships today. He is the author of 17 books, including The New York Times #1 Best-Selling Book of the last decade, MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS. His 17 books have sold over 50 million copies in 50 different languages around the world. John is a leading internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships. His unique focus is assisting men and women in understanding, respecting and appreciating their differences.
John’s advice can be easily used to improve relationships at home and in the workplace. For more than 35 years, John Gray has conducted public and private seminars for thousands of participants. In his highly acclaimed books, videos and transformational seminars, John entertains and inspires audiences with practical communication techniques. John’s purpose is to create a world where men and women understand, respect, appreciate and ultimately work together.
Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate) has purchased the rights to John Gray’s bestseller “Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus” with the intention of creating a feature film and TV series. Summit has hired Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan to adapt and direct the title into a romantic comedy, with BermanBraun’s Lloyd Braun and Gail Berman producing. John Gray is a popular speaker on the national and international lecture circuit and often appears on television and radio programs to discuss his work. He has made guest appearances on such shows as Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The CBS Morning Show, Live with Regis, Fox & Friends Weekend, Good Morning New York, Larry King Live, CNN and Company and many others. He has been profiled in major publications across the United States. John Gray lives with his wife and children in Northern California.
Wed, 4 May 2016
The Greater Cincinnati market has a major Ohio city to the North and to the South, both only a 30-minute drive in either direction. Large employers in the area include AK Steel, which is a Fortune 500 company, a thriving healthcare market and GE Aviation. The local townships entice large corporations by offering favorable tax situations. These employers offer positions at many different pay grades which means a diverse portfolio of A, B and C class properties are beneficial to real estate income property investors in the area.
[1:34] The good news for investors is homeownership numbers are at their lowest point in history, based on this CNBC article.
[18:55] Meet the Masters bundle is on sale for a spectacular price and you can still get early bird pricing for the Creating Wealth and Greater Cincinnati property tour.
Cincinnati Market Specialist Guest Interview:
[24:52] Ohio has several townships which can offer favorable tax situations because they are not cities.
[26:31] The A, B, and C level properties available in the Greater Cincinnati market are described here.
[30:15] Good management practices include a comprehensive rental application and holding tenants accountable.
[35:59] The healthcare industry is exploding in the Cincinnati market right now.
[38:58] Property tour attendees can expect to see A, B and C level rental homes available in the Cincinnati market.
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Mon, 2 May 2016
CW 668 - Jason & Naresh - Why Foreigners Invest in the US, Frequently Asked Investor Questions and Optional Closing Costs
Jason reads applicable news articles supporting thecertainty that the US is the most reliable real estate market inthe world and a Swiss study which touts the benefits childrenreceive when they are born later due to socio-economic changes overtime. He also answers Naresh’s questions about the plethora ofoptional closing costs, using points to buy down your interestrate, and which types of legal entities are available to new incomeproperty investors.
[4:35] Naresh’s first-hand account of the technicalcapacity of India’s countryside.
[9:40] Foreign money comes to the US because the USis an “island of tranquility compared to other parts of theworld”.
[15:15] What are all the closing costs buyers shouldtake into account?
[22:25] If you buy down your interest rates withpoints your closing costs will be higher.
[24:18] What kind of legal entity should a newinvestor create to hold their single-family home investments?
[28:02] You can’t hear the dogs that don’t bark isthe profound impact of something unseen or that didn’thappen.
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Fri, 29 April 2016
CW 667 FBF - Hartman Risk Evaluator Reduces Downside Risk Based on the LTI (Land-to-Improvement) Ratio
Jason presents innovative new thinking on real estate investing with The Hartman Risk Evaluator™ which can virtually eliminate or at least dramatically reduce downside risk based on the LTI (Land-to-Improvement) Ratio™. Don’t miss this episode as it could cost you a bundle! You won’t hear this unique content from any other financial and real estate guru as it is truly unique – enjoy!
Wed, 27 April 2016
Just last year Greg Saylor was a corporate software engineer looking for a reliable investment strategy. He found the Creating Wealth podcast and listened during his long commute. He decided to pick up the phone and call one of Jason’s investment specialists. It’s now six months later and Greg has six income properties earning him $4000.00 in monthly income. His due diligence partnered with the extensive data resources available on JasonHartman.com have allowed him to get a step closer to financial freedom.
[4:01] What is your motivator? Do you expend more energy to conserve than to gain?
[12:39] Hartman Education is having a big 2-week sale!
Greg Saylor Guest Interview:
[18:57] Was it the Creating Wealth podcast that got Greg interested in real estate investing?
[26:29] The acquiring of the properties had the most components, everything else is pretty straightforward.
[27:49] Greg shares the details his first income property deal including the flaws.
[35:53] A certain percentage of risk is acceptable as long as you have a solid portfolio.
[40:06] Property taxes are one factor which is that varies greatly from market to market.
[45:18] Some rules for new investors to follow are to plan for additional expenses, be conservative on your numbers and have a reserve fund.
[48:07] The debt to income ratio is an important factor in financing.
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Mon, 25 April 2016
CW 664 - G. Edward Griffin - A Crash Course on Money & Freedom, The Creature from Jekyll Island, A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
We are rapidly losing our freedom, so says G. Edward Griffin. Griffin is the author of the seminal work The Creature from Jekyll Island, he is the President of the American Media/Reality Zone and the force behind the Freedom Force International Movement. This is Mr. Griffin’s third time on Creating Wealth. He shares his wealth of information on the beginning of the Federal Reserve, the way our freedom is being depleted and the monetary scam which is our unrepayable debt.
[2:42] The Central Banking Cartel influences the context of our lives.
[11:44] Align your interests with the most powerful forces the human race has ever known.
G. Edward Griffin Guest Interview:
[16:26] The history of how the Federal Reserve came to be on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
[24:12] Most transactions in the 1900’s before the Fed was created, were conducted in gold bullion and silver.
[28:47] Supply of precious metals is limited and the effort to extract them is great, hence the value.
[31:06] The scam of lending money is ethically reprehensible.
[37:07] The Creature from Jekyll Island book is unfolding exactly as Mr. Griffin was afraid it would.
[41:58] There are only two ideologies in the Western World and they are Collectivism, which is the idea that the group is more important than the individual and Individualism.
[49:56] Freedom comes when the individual are protected against the passion and greed of the majority.
[53:09] Where do the origin of human rights come from?
[1:00:36] Contact information for G. Edward Griffin
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Fri, 22 April 2016
CW 663 FBF - Fractional Reserve Banking & Fiscal Cliffs with G. Edward Griffin Bestselling Author of ‘The Creature from Jekyll Island’
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.
Mr. Griffin is a recipient of the coveted Telly Award for excellence in television production, the creator of the Reality Zone Audio Archives, and is President of American Media, a publishing and video production company in Southern California. He has served on the board of directors of The National Health Federation and The International Association of Cancer Victors and Friends. He is Founder and President of The Coalition for Visible Ballots, The Cancer Cure Foundation, and Freedom Force International. Mr. Griffin was recently a speaker at the September Casey Research Summit in Carlsbad, CA, speaking on Freedom Force.
Wed, 20 April 2016
Jason takes a break from a Social Media conference to analyze stories from the USA Today’s Money section. He shares the new tech items which will affect real estate pricing in the future, the underemployment issue in the US and the median wage of CEO’s of major corporations.
Early Bird pricing is available for the Cincinnati, Ohio Real Estate Investment Property Tour scheduled for June 4th and 5th. There will also be a new Creating Wealth Seminar during the visit.
[4:24] Live video and Virtual Reality (VR) will impact real estate pricing by changing the value of the three cardinal rules of location, location, location.
[9:26] A 5% unemployment rate in the US means everyone who wants a job has a job. The real problem is underemployment.
[15:10] Some CEO’s make $9000.00 an hour while minimum wage workers are looking for $15 an hour.
[22:09] Does an early retirement equate to an early death sentence?
[23:46] Information for the June 4th & 5th Cincinnati, Ohio investment property tour and the next Creating Wealth Boot camp.
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Mon, 18 April 2016
CW 661 - Kerry Lutz - Jason Hartman Discusses The Panama Papers, Self-driving Cars, Jekyll Island Venture Alliance Mastermind, Jacksonville FL Property Tour
When your car chauffeurs you on a long road trip it is proof that it is an amazing time to be alive! Jason is interviewed by Kerry Lutz from the Financial Survival Network and discusses the Panama Papers, the most historically proven asset class, income property, and the underlying corruption of our monetary system via the US Government and the Federal Reserve. Join us for our Jekyll Island Venture Alliance Mastermind trip and a short Jacksonville, Florida property tour.
[1:38] Jason takes a long trip in Tessa, the self-driving car and discusses the pluses and minuses.
[6:03] Arbitrage is exploiting the differences in things like income property investments, supply and demand curves and commodities prices.
[9:16] Upcoming events include the Venture Alliance trip to Jekyll Island with a short Jacksonville property tour and the next Creating Wealth Boot camp and the Ohio area property tour.
Jason’s Interview with the Financial Survival Network:
[16:27] The people in government and on Wall Street set up offshore trusts and corporations to hide money, as the Panama Papers show.
[21:19] Why is there no start up solution to the Wall Street problem or the government problem?
[25:33] The Creature from Jekyll Island is the book about when the Federal Reserve was created.
[29:17] Aligning your interest with the government because the government will always take care of itself first.
[34:02] Paying small government fines is part of the Central Bank's’ business plan. It’s much less than what they steal by manipulating the system.
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Fri, 15 April 2016
CW 660 FBF - Dr. Judith Wright - Maximizing our Potential with Best Selling 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! We’re looking forward to many more episodes, with many more opportunities to inform, educate and help people with the best strategies for their businesses, investments and lives.
To honor our 300th episode, Jason Hartman interviews Dr. Judith Wright, author of The Soft Addiction Solution: Break Free of the Seemingly Harmless Habits That Keep You from the Life You Want, and co-author with her husband, Dr. Bob Wright, of Transformed!: The Science of Spectacular Living. Consider the various activities you partake in throughout the day or week…shopping, video games, Facebook, eating, watching TV, perhaps mindlessly biting our fingernails, browsing magazines or surfing the web.
Judith explains the fine line between soft addictions that include coping skills and yearnings, and things we’re actually passionate about in our lives that help us live our best life. Soft addictions don’t necessarily kill us, but they can kill our chance for a deeper, more connected and satisfying life. Judith provides signs of some of these soft addictions that rob us of time, energy, money, love and more, and encourages people to learn the “Four Loving Truths.”
This provides a smooth segue into Drs. Judith and Bob Wright’s new book, Transformed! Listen at: www.JasonHartman.com/podcast.
Judith is hailed as a peerless educator, world-class coach, lifestyles expert, inspirational speaker, best-selling author, and corporate consultant. She is called one of America’s Ultimate Experts”. She has appeared on more than 400 radio stations and 70 TV programs, including ABC’s 20/20, Oprah, Good Morning America, the Today show, Fox & Friends, and Montel. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers across the country, including Marie Claire, Fitness, and Health as well as The Chicago Tribune, The New York Daily News, and The Detroit Free Press. Judith is also the author of The One Decision.
Judith is an energetic, charismatic, and engaging speaker, and has an audience appeal that transcends age, culture, gender, and occupation. An expert in areas like relationships, creative conflict, work productivity, Judith’s latest venture is as president of The Wright Graduate Institute for the Realization of Human Potential, which she co-founded with her husband Dr. Bob Wright.
Wed, 13 April 2016
Jared Lichtin is a real estate investor and podcaster who previously worked as a lawyer for the oil and gas industry in Appalachia, near his home in Northwest Ohio. He realized the uncertainty of his work in titling and deeding properties for the volatile industry and decided to start flipping houses. His first few projects proved profitable so he continues to buy and flip and then podcast about it. He shares his insider information about what to watch out for when investing in the oil and gas industry.
Join us in Jacksonville for a property tour before the Jekyll Island Venture Alliance trip.
[2:36] At 16, Jason decided to create abundance in his life through investing in income properties aka packaged commodities.
[7:36] Are the Saudi’s or the US behind the current artificially low oil prices? Here are 2 theories.
[12:45] Agency financing, through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, allows you to finance more than 10 properties at a great interest rate for 30 years.
Jared Lichtin Guest Interview:
[18:40] Jared graduated law school, worked for a law firm for the oil & gas industry and then started flipping houses after he noticed problems in the oil & gas market.
[23:15] How can you title, deed and will your oil & gas investments to others?
[28:01] Oil & gas investments are risky because there is nothing preventing the political landscape or environmental laws from changing.
[34:53] The exploration and production side of oil & gas companies is a seismic process which is technologically advanced and extremely volatile.
[37:18] It’s practically impossible to go wrong investing in real estate?
[44:03] Summary and contact information for Jared
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Mon, 11 April 2016
Many existing clients, and a few new ones, are closing on income properties using cash and delayed financing options to build their portfolios while interest rates are incredibly low. The next step will be for property holders to connect with their property managers to set expectations and to ensure current needs are met. And, there are possible new markets opening up in Ohio and Tampa, Florida.
[4:34] Tax time is a good time to bring up the inefficiencies of our government and its employees.
[9:51] Always look for the silver lining during troubled times and re-fi till you die.
[14:54] Clients, don’t be afraid to manage your property managers, engage them when you need answers.
[20:52] Mark your calendars for early June for a seminar and property tour in Ohio.
[22:38] Clients are building their portfolios and buying properties with cash and delayed financing.
[27:25] So, where should clients be buying properties?
[30:58] Interest rates are artificially low, it changes the dynamic of the market place. Exploit it today.
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Fri, 8 April 2016
CW 657 FBF - Og Mandino, Peter DeGrgori & Richard Lillycrop- The Seeds Of Success & Fending Off An IRS Attack
Jason shares inspiration from Og Mandino, tax advice from CPA Peter DeGregori and Richard Lillycrop one of our British investors.
Wed, 6 April 2016
CW 656 – Congressman J.C. Watts – DIG DEEP, 7 Truths to Finding the Strength Within, Canadian Football League & OK Sooners Orange Bowl Champs, AIDS Relief
J.C. Watts served in our nation’s Congress from 1995-2003 as a devoted conservative. His wide-ranging resume includes being an accomplished sports figure, Baptist minister, and a political commentator. He is currently the President and CEO of the Feed the Children non-profit organization and Founder and Chairman of the largest African-American owned lobbying company in Washington D.C., Watts Partners Consulting Group. His new book Dig Deep - The 7 Truths to Finding Strength Within details his extraordinary efforts to help people live the best life possible.
[3:52] Muggings and purse thefts have dropped but identity thefts are increasing so, have people fallen?
[8:12] Making governments smaller will make corruption more obvious and easier to detect.
[11:16] This is how we will get better real estate inventory from our providers for our clients.
[15:09] Will increasing interest rates cause real estate prices come down?
[20:57] Affordability is the primary driver of prices.
Congressmen J.C. Watts Guest Interview:
[24:36] The cheer of the crowd is intoxicating in politics, it makes one want to do what is popular instead of what is right. .
[28:25] The true goal of governments should be more taxpayers, not raising existing taxes.
[34:17] J.C. Watts new book, Dig Deep, is about doing life better.
[42:34] 90% of Feed the Children resources are deployed in the United States. In 2015, the program fed 9 million children.
[44:52] Unforgiveness leads to anger, anger leads to bitterness and bitterness leads to hatred.
Mon, 4 April 2016
CW 655 – Austin Petersen – Presidential candidate for Libertarian Party,The Libertarian Republic, Judge Napolitano’s show, Freedom Watch FOX Business
Libertarian Austin Petersen is the Founder of the Libertarian Republican, a 2016 Presidential candidate, the Executive Producer & CEO of Stonegait LLC and a staunch believer that we the people need to get our currency out of the government’s hands. He wants Americans to vote for someone who has an investment in the future and who will bring about tax reforms in our fiscal and monetary policies.
[4:25] Crooked investors offer wraparound mortgages to homeowners and then don’t make payments which ruins the homeowner’s credit.
[7:30] A Jacksonville Florida semi-private property tour is scheduled just before the Jekyll Island Venture Alliance Mastermind.
[9:36] The huge, unprecedented demographic shift which is coming will have a huge impact on investors.
[20:20] As self-driving technology expands geography will become less of an issue and suburbs will become popular again.
Austin Petersen Guest Interview:
[24:30] Other presidential candidates are not talking about how increased oil production and fracking are what has caused the price drop in oil.
[29:40] Austin Petersen if elected, will bring about tax reforms in both our fiscal and monetary policies.
[31:02] Politicians pay no penalties for being wrong. This is an inherent problem in our democratic system.
[33:10] The Central Bank is at the heart of our monetary problems in the United States.
[35:42] The banking system in the US should allow for competition against it, the time for rigid control is over.
[44:33] If it comes down to Trump and Hillary Americans will have to look at the Libertarian candidate, Austin Petersen.
[48:03] Contact information Austin Petersen
[49:15] There is direct tampering and brainwashing by the private two-party system.
Fri, 1 April 2016
CW 654 FBF – John Stapleford – Ethics and Public PolicyJohn Stapleford, Senior Economist for Moody’s Economy.com
No, the above title is not a typo. According this week’s Creating Wealth Show guest, John Stapleford, it is possible for ethics and public policy to have a direct correlation.
Stapleford is not only a senior economist for Moody’s Economy.com, professor emeritus of economic development at Eastern University and former director of the University of Delaware’s Bureau of Economic Research but is also the well-known author of Bulls, Bears & Golden Calves. This book provides clear guidance for identifying and discussing important ethical issues connected to an economy’s organization and public policy issues from a faith-based foundation. Tune in to this two-part series and discover the crucial reasons why the study of economics should not be disconnected from ethical concerns. Upcoming shows will feature: Pamela Yellen, founder and President of Bank on Yourself and John Stapleford’s closing episode to his two-part series on ethics and public policy.
Wed, 30 March 2016
CW 653 – Jason & Mom – What Central Banks Do To Real Estate Investors & How To Align Interests With The Fed, The Creature From Jekyll Island
Jason’s mom will be attending the upcoming Venture Alliance Mastermind trip to Jekyll Island. She decided to prepare herself by reading the updated version of The Creature from Jekyll Island again. She and Jason review sections of the book and discuss the insanity which is the Federal Reserve and how the entity came to be. You are invited to join Jason and his mother on the Jekyll Island trip as a Venture Alliance member or as a guest. If you attend you will experience a piece of American financial history and possibly have your coffee disturbed by a famous hotel ghost.
[3:47] Jason’s mother’s assessment of the book “The Creature From Jekyll Island” and the history of the Federal Reserve.
[12:27] The ghosts of the Jekyll Island hotel do more than drink the guests coffee, they pick pockets too.
[18:28] Past podcasts guests, Chris Martenson and Bill Bonner agree, the Federal Reserve system is convoluted.
[22:38] We all easily pay 60% or more of our income to some sort of tax.
[32:36] Listeners must see the 99 Homes, The Big Short and Life and Debt documentaries.
[34:11] The government can tax people through taxes or inflation, which is the hidden tax.
[40:06] When you invest in income property you align yourself with the Federal Reserve.
Mon, 28 March 2016
As a former Senior Financial Analyst with the Federal Reserve of Dallas, Danielle DiMartino Booth researched and gained insight into US economic policy from behind the curtain of the central banking system . This allows her to forecast upcoming economic events such as inflationary periods and major shifts in the monetary system. She has a gift of translating high-level fiscal discussions into layman’s terms for large organizations.
[3:27] Everything is connected to the internet and has an app to monitor it.
[6:11] A summation of the movie, 99 Homes.
[11:22] Listen to past and upcoming podcasts to shed a light on what we discuss at our Venture Alliance trips.
Danielle DiMartino Booth Guest Interview:
[17:36] Who is Richard Fisher and why did Danielle follow him in and follow him out?
[20:57] We should be servicing all debt in all forms, public and private.
[25:45] The gravest sin of the central banking system is taking the incentive away from education reform.
[29:11] We are in a currency war and wars are not fought without a budget. Does this mean inflation is imminent?
[33:34] When there are major shifts in the economy you should re-tool your workforce but Congress just extended unemployment benefits.
[37:43] Public pensions will be staring down the barrel of steep challenges.
[38:59] 9,000 businesses left California for Texas because Texas is a business friendly state.
[40:47] Contact Danielle and read her newsletters
Fri, 25 March 2016
CW 651 FBF – Dan Sullivan – How Entrepreneurs Reach Maximum Potential Co-Founder of ‘The Strategic Coach’
As always, our purpose at The Creating Wealth Show is here to provide the cutting-edge information necessary to “create wealth” in today’s economy.
Many of our listeners are interested in learning more about profiting from various business opportunities, we are now adding this “track” to our list of sought after real estate and financial experts. Here to help us launch this new track is Dan Sullivan, co-founder of The Strategic Coach®. As an international organization offering practical thinking tools and support, Dan Sullivan has structured his company to help individuals create the personal and professional future they want.
Dan’s strong belief in the power of the entrepreneur is evident in all areas of Strategic Coach which works to help entrepreneurs reach their full potential in both their business and personal lives. He is author of over 30 publications, including The Great Crossover, The 21st Century Agent, Creative Destruction, and How The Best Get Better®.
Thu, 24 March 2016
CW 650 – John Tesh – Intelligence for Your Life TV and the John Tesh Radio Show for Quick, Credible Information
For decades John Tesh has been entertaining people in all walks of life. He has excelled in live performances, sports announcing, news programs and now in radio on his Intelligence for Your Life TV show, where he shares the mic with his wife Connie Sellecca. He has earned six Grammys, two Emmys and an AP award for his brilliant work. In today’s podcast, John opens up to Jason about his various chosen professions, how he started his new venture and what really lights him up. Find out more about this amazing artist in this 10th episode lifestyle event.
[5:20] Jason gets an email from listeners about autonomous vehicles.
[20:23] John Tesh works in radio but sitting behind a grand piano is what lights him up.
[25:43] Tesh believes his show is a credible source of information in a sea of opinions.
[27:48] Is it wise to pick a lane or should you choose another path?
[32:09] In today’s world, you can reach your market directly through self-syndication.
[35:08] You can use the “against all odds” biographies of others as a blueprint for your life.
[40:23] Connie and John met at the gym.
[43:19] Apprenticeship is the best education strategy.
Mon, 21 March 2016
Jason goes it alone in this very informative and futuristic episode. He breaks down vacancy rates so you know how often you can be without tenants and have a healthy passive income. He alerts us to tools which help us to do the math with our properties. He even has a special discount for his favorite tool, Property Tracker. He then delves into Peter Diamandis’s newsletter about why this is such an amazing time to be alive. You will be amazed to hear the possibilities we humans will have in less than 5 years.
[4:26] Healthy vacancy rates
[8:52] Meet the Masters online course
[12:13] Raising rents and 2-year leases
[16:17] “Abundance: The future is better than you think”, new products coming our way
[24:41] We all want cheap, abundant energy
[25:42] Mapping the materials genome
[27:44] When the government misleads us about inflation it is an example of Moore’s Law
[30:59] Explaining hedonic indexing
[33:08] Recyclable carbon fiber composites
Abundance the future is better than you think - Peter Diamandis
Fri, 18 March 2016
Jason talks with Les Leopold on his new book: “How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Financial Elites get away with siphoning off America’s Wealth.” In the interview, Les details just how hedge funds are making unthinkable amounts of money.
Les Leopold co-founded and currently directs two nonprofit organizations, the Labor Institute of New York and the Public Health Institute. He designs research and educational programs on occupational safety and health, the environment and economics. He also serves as a strategic consultant to the Blue-Green Alliance which brings together trade unions and environmental organizations. One of Leopold’s projects related to his environmental line of work was instrumental in forming an alliance between the United Steel Workers Union and the Sierra Club, two giants in their respective spheres of influence. He is a proud graduate of Oberlin College and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (MPA 1975).
Leopold also authored several other books about “The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi,” (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2006.) If you’d like to read more by Les, you can take a look at his articles published by AlterNet at http://www.alternet.org/authors/les-leopold-0
Wed, 16 March 2016
CW 647 – Jason Hartman – 3 Economic Stress Tests for Your Income Property Portfolio, Answers to Your JHU Live Questions
Jason answers questions from his highly-intelligent listener base. Clients inquire about interest rates, the 5-year outlook of rental income real estate and using self-directed IRA money to invest in income properties. Jason shares his strategies and tools on how he formulates his predictions on the multi-dimensional asset class of real estate income property, why he doesn’t like using cap rates for residential property evaluations and accessing the Property Tracker software to project future values.
[2:00] Income property is the most historically proven asset class
[5:45] Listener questions from the Salt Lake City JHU event
[8:04] Predicting interest rates
[9:38] Advantages to the suburban market in a linear market
[12:22] Stress testing your portfolio
[15:44] 3 dimensions of real estate - Values and rental incomes are counter-cyclical
[16:53] Why is income property real estate investing so attractive?
[19:15] Cap rates are not useful metrics for residential income property evaluations
[22:13] Using Self-Directed IRA money for an investment
[24:52] Property Tracking Software to see your properties 10-year projection
[27:35] The next Venture Alliance Mastermind will be on Jekyll Island in Georgia
Mon, 14 March 2016
If you are using microeconomics to plan for your future you may be ready to sell your assets and buy a “Preppers guide to self-sustainability”. But, if you take a step back and look at the bigger picture of macroeconomics you will see that it’s an amazing time to be alive. Jason’s guest Jawad Mian says “the key is to watch the disruption”. Manufacturing may be at an all time low but the services provided by Silicon Valley and the tech industry will offset any economic loss with growth, just in different terms. The market always corrects itself just differently than people perceive it to. The future is brighter than you might think.
[2:02] Jawad is a super interesting guy who spoke to us in Dubai
[4:20] John Naisbitt got me interested in macro trends in the economy
[6:34] Meet the Masters home study course in audio and video from Hartman Education online
[9:09] The Venture Alliance Mastermind is a high-level mastermind for real estate investors
Jawad S. Mian Guest Interview:
[11:21] The Chinese economy is crashing and the Fed will hike the rate at the wrong time
[15:24] The real growth in consumer spending is over 3% and stocks should have a positive year
[19:12] A perfect storm in Dubai, but it doesn’t feel like it’s in the midst of a crisis
[23:12] An example of the rental market in Dubai
[26:50] When central banks accumulate debt the debt becomes a write-off
[31:05] What about technology and unemployment?
[33:25] Contact Jawad or John Mauldin
Fri, 11 March 2016
CW 645 FBF – Greg Farrell – Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris and The Fall of Merrill Lynch and the Near Collapse of Bank of America
Jason Hartman is joined on this episode by Greg Farrell, author of Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, The Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near Collapse of Bank of America, for a discussion of the economic crash and the resulting bailouts, as well as some of the inside dealings with some of the major banks, such as the buyouts by Bank of America.
Greg explains how these banks that participated in the buyouts grossly underestimated the depth of problems in their own banks and in those they acquired. Greg relates his research on Merrill Lynch’s attempt in the 1980s to become more like Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street banks, which was to their detriment because they lacked the expertise for such business practices, and became involved in and in the middle of many of the scandals of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Like CitiGroup, they were in over their head.
Jason and Greg discuss Wall Street in general and then specific financial groups regarding the recklessness and risky businesses, funds, etc, that they entertained to give the impression of higher rates of returns. As the plot unfolded, large bonuses to CEOs and high-producing brokers came into play, which encouraged an all or nothing attitude toward the company and fostered a “me” attitude versus long-term stability of the company. Greg also talks about what he calls the “Charlotte Mafia,” the clash of company cultures.
Greg Farrell is a correspondent for the Financial Times. In January 2009, he broke the news that Merrill Lynch had paid out its 2008 bonuses a month ahead of schedule, in December, even though Merrill was in the process of losing $28 billion for the year, and Bank of America needed an extra $20 billion in taxpayer funds to complete its acquisition of the firm. That story sparked an investigation by New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo.
Greg is a past winner of the American Business Press’s Jesse Neal Award for investigative reporting and a recipient of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship for business journalism. He earned a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
Episode: CW 257: Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris and The Fall of Merrill Lynch and the Near Collapse of Bank of America with Author Greg Farrell
Wed, 9 March 2016
CW 644 – Jeffrey Lord – What America Needs: The Case for Trump, A Consultant for CNN and the American Spectator
Average Americans are speaking up and they want a hard ass in the White House. They are tired of the trouble making, intolerant progressive democrats who know nothing of economics. They may be in search of a man similar to Ronald Reagan, like Donald Trump. Both former president and possibly future president speak in generalities because it is their job to lead, not to be the experts. Trump will use the American military when it is needed to serve the best interests of the American public. Jason’s guest, Jeffrey Lord says Obama’s presidential leadership is considered weak among international leaders and it is putting America in jeopardy.
[1:13] Is Rand Paul too boring to get elected for President?
[4:52] Bernie is in the pocket of big labor unions
[6:15] Your questions answered - Income property, diversification, how to invest capital gains
[17:47] Venture Alliance, JHU Live in Salt Lake and Meet the Masters
Jeffrey Lord Guest Interview:
[20:06] The American left is not very tolerant
[24:42] Ronald Reagan and Trump are different people, but they both make great points
[31:18] CNN offered me a job and they don’t censor me
[33:03] Trump supporters are average Americans
[34:39] Trump talks in generalities and not in specifics
[37:38] Bernie Sanders is not an economist and has no clue about the economy
[39:59] Are the progressive democrats the bad guys?
[45:54] It’s probable Trump will be the republican nominee even after the loss in Iowa
[50:08] Trump would put businessmen in government positions, no more dynasties
[52:35] Re-orienting foreign policy towards national interests
[55:48] Displaying superior military strength works
[57:09] How to find Jeffrey Lord’s book
Mon, 7 March 2016
CW 643 – James Rosen – FOX News Chief Washington Correspondent Cheney One on One, A Candid Conversation with America’s Most Controversial Statesman
Dick Cheney has been vilified more than any other Vice President in US history. His former employer, Halliburton, has been accused of misdoings and profiting from the Iraq war after the attack on the World Trade Center towers. Jason’s guest, James Rosen from Fox News says Cheney is a deeply analytical person who has studied US history in search of clues from the past which may lead us into a brighter future. He says Cheney is to be admired for his running of the federal government directly after the 9/11 crisis. He promotes the buying of his book “Cheney One on One” to gain a deeper understanding of the man who ruled the free world for a few minutes from an underground bunker in 2001.
[5:14] Watch the video “How to analyze real estate investments and read a performa.”
[9:39] Jason answers listener questions about depreciation and appreciation
[15:38] Know how to keep score as an investor
[18:42] LTI ration - Land to Improvement Ratio
[20:45] Remember the Salt Lake City event is on March 12th. Join us for JHU Live!
James Rosen Guest Interview:
[21:58] 10 Hours of interviewing the most controversial VP in the US
[25:49] Cheney opened up about his spiritual beliefs through the years
[29:04] In Cheney One on One, Dick Cheney discusses 9/11
[32:11] What does Dick Cheney think about recent disruptive events?
[33:37] Statistics are manipulated
[36:54] Syria and the Israelis
[40:19] Buy the book and learn how Cheney’s mind works
[41:00] Contact information for James Rosen
Fri, 4 March 2016
Join Jason Hartman and MC Company Principal and Co-Partner, as well as the Real Estate Adviser of Robert Kiyosaki, Ken McElroy, in this insightful discussion about real estate investing, inflation, and the effect of today’s economy on the rental markets. Both Ken and Jason learned the power of leverage to hedge against inflation, and in this episode, they share their combined knowledge with the listeners. Ken feels that investing in real estate and watching the dollar, mortgage rates, and inflation are lifelong endeavors and it’s important to stay on top of those things. He also shares why he prefers apartments over residential investments, expressing it allows greater control over the financial outcome of the asset.
Ken talks about the pent up demand of Gen Y’ers, who currently are forced to live at home due to scarcity of jobs, but who will eventually flow into the rental market if and when jobs are created and the economy begins to improve. Jason and Ken also share their similar knowledge regarding macro- and micro-markets, the importance of researching job markets, employment rates, population, schools, etc. “At the end of the day, it’s all about demographics,” Ken says.
Ken McElroy has over 20 years of experience in multifamily asset/property management, development, project/construction management, investment analysis, acquisitions and dispositions, business development, and client relations. With his years of experience and knowledge, Ken has a unique property management perspective. Ken authored the best-selling book, The ABCs of Real Estate Investing; The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing; The ABC’s of Property Management; and his most recent book, The Sleeping Giant. Ken, as the Real Estate Advisor to The Rich Dad Company, has also co-authored with Robert Kiyosaki several audio programs, including “How to Increase the Income from Your Real Estate Investments;” “How to Get Your Banker to Say ‘Yes!’;” and “How to Find and Keep Good Tenants.” Ken is a chapter contributor in the newly released The Real Book of Real Estate.
Ken is also a gifted speaker and has inspired audiences all over the world with appearances for several PBS specials and leading industry events. He hosts WS Radio’s weekly Entrepreneur Magazine’s Real Estate Radio program, interviewing experts in real estate, financial and legal arenas. Ken’s passion to educate others make these programs a favorite among listeners. Ken held several board positions, including President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Arizona within Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Arizona’s Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and is still an active member. He is active in the community and has served on advisory boards for Child Help and AZ Food Banks, where he conducted the largest food drive in the state of Arizona.
Wed, 2 March 2016
If you have been watching mainstream media to keep up with current events in the financial world you may not have heard of these alarming changes. Chris Martenson joins Jason to warn us all about the looming upheaval in the global economy, additions to legislation in the US, and how the stock market no longer makes sense. 2016 could be the year the world falls into a deflationary spiral causing many countries to default on their dollar based financial obligations. He says the warning signs are there and if you are concerned with keeping your life balanced you should be investing in alternatives to oil, fertile land and your emotional well-being.
[1:42] Why is it an amazing time to be alive?
[2:48] The Salt Lake City JHU Live event
[5:14] Join the Venture Alliance Mastermind - Commandment #3 Thou shalt maintain control
Chris Martenson Guest Interview:
[9:09] Will Brazil be the first Black Swan default country?
[14:21] During the global downturn there will be nowhere to turn
[15:35] Japan - Demographics and the lack of natural resources will be their downfall
[17:59] The economic debt of the world is 200 Trillion dollars
[20:30] Normalizing interest rates
[21:37] 2016 - The global economy could go into a deflationary pattern
[27:46] The Omnibus spending bill made derivatives senior obligations of the banks
[33:13] People should become aware of the risks and make an action plan
[35:25] “How to Prosper” and how to become resilient
[40:12] The stock market no longer makes sense
[43:34] Robots will be a true disruptor
[45:44] The future will see 3 billion people in the middle class who are consumptive
[49:49] How to contact Chris and get the “How to Prosper!” book
[50:26] Losing emotional capital costs more than financial ruin
Jason Hartman - To Enter the Contest
Jason Hartman - To Sign up for Salt Lake City
Mon, 29 February 2016
CW 640 – Dan Millman- The Four Purposes of Life, Finding Meaning & Direction in a Changing World & Way of the Peaceful Warrior, A Book That Changes Lives
Jason starts things off with his thoughts on cycles of opportunity, autonomous cars, and information about how you can win free tickets to the next JHU event. The JHU event will highlight how to evaluate properties for the most historically proven asset class in the world. And returning guest, Dan Millman who is the author of 17 books, talks about his new book “The Four Purposes of Life”. He shares his special life calculator which utilizes the numbers from your birth date to enlighten you about your life path. This information can help guide you on your journey.
[4:32] The opportunity cycle when supply exceeds demand requires sorting
[10:00] The autonomous cars will be virtually everywhere, it’s a game changer
[14:45] The problem with statistics
[18:57] Land contract options available
[21:15] Evaluating properties at the next Jason Hartman University Live event
Dan Millman Guest Interview:
[24:25] Writing The Four Purposes of Life
[26:29] What are the Four Purposes of Life?
[28:56] Purpose #4 - Attend to the arising moment
[34:15] Increase your quality of presence
[35:55] Purpose #1 - Learn the lessons of life a little more gracefully
[39:51] Purpose #2 - The difference between your career and your calling
[43:04] Purpose #3 - Discover life’s path
[47:45] All of my books have their own purpose
[48:25] 12 required courses in the school of life
[50:00] Contact information for Dan Millman
Fri, 26 February 2016
CW 639 FBF – Roger Lowenstein- The End of Wall Street’ The Wall Street Journal’s ‘Heard on the Street’ Column
Join Jason Hartman as he interviews author and financial journalist Roger Lowenstein regarding the history of Wall Street’s demise. Roger talks about the increases in choice, risk, hedging, more volatility, and how free markets are open to speculation, greed, fear and manipulation. There are more markets today susceptible to booms and busts. In the old days, local bankers determined loan eligibility. Today, bankers internationally, who don’t know anything about their clientele, determine eligibility, often to the detriment of the borrowers.
Roger and Jason debate whether Wall Street needs more regulation or deregulation, and discuss the consequences of government interference. They also talk about many of the Wall Street mistakes and the corporations that were rescued by the bailouts and the unprecedented number of failed mortgages. They end their discussion with observations of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Roger Lowenstein graduated from Cornell University and was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal for more than a decade, including two years writing it’s “Heard on the Street” column. He has published five books, including The End of Wall Street, When Genius Fails, and Buffet: The Making of an American Capitalist. He is also the director of Sequoia Fund. Roger is the son of Helen and Louis Lowenstein. His father was an attorney and Columbia University law professor who wrote books and articles critical of the American financial industry. Roger himself has also written numerous financial articles.
Wed, 24 February 2016
CW 638 – Brian Bain- Spotlight on Jason Hartman – Why Inflation Induced Debt Destruction Should be Your Investment Strategy
This is a great episode for anyone you know who is just starting out in investing. It leaves little doubt that investing in income properties with a buy and hold strategy is the way to gain wealth. Jason describes the basics to Brian Bain, a stock market investor, and fellow podcaster. He shares examples of how 30-year mortgages on single family homes are a not only a multi-dimensional asset class but also a tax write-off. If you want to hear a concise, easy to understand overview of how to make money in the complicated U.S. financial market, this is the show for you.
[1:58] Ben Bernanke and Yogi Berra quotes
[3:21] Investors must align their interests with Central Bankers
[7:22] Arbitrage - Exploiting the differences in things as a real estate investor
[10:43] Jason Hartman University Live Event in Salt Lake City, Utah
[11:56] Vacation rental properties in the Orlando market, yes or no?
Brian Bain interviews Jason for his “Investor in the Family” podcast:
[17:15] His story - Jason started in real estate when he was just a teenager
[23:36] Income property is a multi-dimensional asset class and a tax write-off
[27:46] A lender cannot sue you if you have a non-recourse loan on a property
[31:40] 6 ways the government will deal with underfunded entitlement programs
[35:10] Investors should align their interests with governments and banks
[37:39] Inflation redistributes wealth better than taxes
[40:00] An example of how thousands of people gained wealth from single family homes
[49:21] Anything without income is not really an investment
[51:07] Long term investments are definitely the way to invest your money
Mon, 22 February 2016
Buying income properties in high-end markets isn’t for everyone. First, you need to be able to raise sufficient capital to purchase the property and then secure top monthly rents from tenants. Sharran Srivatsaa with Teles Properties shares how his company has changed the game in the upscale market by building their own in-house software platform which fits the needs of their specific market and by creating a corporate culture of “do what you do best”. Realtors in their sales division are incented to do only the things which drive positive sales results.
[2:52] Commandment #5 - Thou shalt not gamble
[4:47] Venture Alliance members Jeff & Shannon have a 22% annual return on investment
[6:00] Watch financial documentaries on Netflix
[8:50] “A Crisis Era Mortgage Makes a Comeback” from the WSJ
[13:20] JHU Live in Salt Lake City, Utah
[16:03] The US is unique in all the world with the reserve currency status
Sharran Srivatsaa Guest Interview:
[23:31] A quick history of the strategy behind Teles Properties
[26:00] Agents want to be doing these 3 revenue generating things
[27:52] Teles launches new releases of their in-house software platform like Apple does
[33:09] How is Teles making California income property work?
[35:47] Real cost of adding an additional unit to each property
[39:25] Having all of your eggs in one high-end basket
[46:04] The Big Short movie
[48:06] The Rochester, MN, Huntsville, AL, Raleigh-Durham, NC and Dallas, TX markets
[50:44] Raising capital for real estate investments
[52:58] Contact Sharran at Teles
Direct download: CW2063720Sharran20Srivatsaa20-20Upscale20Properties20Speculation20vs20Income2C20Teles20Properties.mp3
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Fri, 19 February 2016
CW 636 FBF – James Altucher – Hedge Fund and Wall Street Scams ‘Altucher Confidential’ & Financial Times Contributor
James Altucher is the Managing Director of Formula Capital and Founder of Stockpickr. He writes the popular blog, “Altucher Confidential.” He is also the author of the new book “Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream.” James first went through big publishers but now explains how viable self-publishing is and how he promotes his books.
James frequently holds Twitter chats with his followers and has even written books based off these conversations. Now he is paying people to read his new. book. This strategy is already revolutionizing content marketing. James is the first person to pre-sell a book on Bitcoin. He describes his outlook on this currency, and how will it affect gold’s value.
Visit Altucher Confidential at www.jamesaltucher.com.
Wed, 17 February 2016
A presidential candidate's health is extremely important considering how presidents of the past have aged prematurely during their time in office. If Hillary is exhibiting current health issues, what condition will she be in four years from now? Her health is just one of the many reasons Jason’s guest, Author Edward Klein, says we should vote to ensure she does not end up in the White House again, this time as POTUS. Hillary is constantly getting caught in unethical activities and somehow escapes prosecution. She may be creating smaller scandals to distract us, the American public, from her illegal activities which are on a much larger scale.
[2:03] Jason is still in Dubai for the Ad-Venture Alliance trip
[4:30] Be on the right side of the commodities which are consumed
[7:13] Don’t miss JHU Live on March 12th in Salt Lake City, Utah
[9:00] The looming asset shortage
[13:16] The wealthy class continues to grow
[15:09] It’s an amazing time to be alive
[18:54] Meet the Masters online course
Edward Klein Guest Interview:
[21:30] 60% of people relate the word liar to Hillary Clinton
[22:25] Democrats either think you hate women or you are blind to Hillary’s qualities
[23:46] Will Hillary be brought to justice for the private email server in her basement?
[28:33] Unlikeable includes some unethical and illegal examples Hillary’s indiscretions
[29:52] Bernie is putting up a hell of a fight but he’s a communist
[31:05] Hillary’s health is an additional issue to consider
[32:52] We get the government we are willing to tolerate
[34:00] Contact Edward at sign up for his confidential
[34:38] Trump represents the insurrection to save Americans
Hartman Education for the Meet the Masters online course
Mon, 15 February 2016
We start out with the Venture Alliance Group in Dubai and later Naresh asks Jason investment related frequently asked questions about commercial and residential real estate properties, about single family homes, how the need for housing is never outsourced to another country and how the oil surplus is affecting US oil towns. Real estate investment income property is the most historically proven asset class. Real estate properties should be looked at in a market by market basis and when looking for you first or next creative deal make certain you can trust the person you are dealing with. When choosing a partner make sure they have tenure in real estate investing. They should already have a comprehensive network of investors and local market specialists in place before you trust them with your money.
[1:44] Gary Pinkerton joins us in Dubai
[3:49] Get out of the stock market and into cashflow investing
[7:03] You want those around you to inspire you and make you accountable
[8:20] The reluctant investors lament & to stay focused on market rent
Investor Question’s with Naresh:
[11:51] Is renting a waste of money?
[21:43 Defining commercial and residential property
[24:44] Large investors need to invest their money into something
[28:18] All of Naresh’s businesses have parts which are outsourced overseas
[30:54] Getting ripped off when trying to buy properties and creative opportunities
[32:39] Is deflation a huge threat to the United States?
[37:14] Real estate income property should be looked at on a local market basis
[38:00] How will “oil exploration” cities deal with the current oil surplus
[40:39] The problems in the energy corridor of Houston
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Fri, 12 February 2016
CW 633 FBF – Joel Grasmeyer – Real Estate Investment Property Evaluation Software Founder of PropertyTracker.com
Jason Hartman invites prior guest Joel Grasmeyer back on the show to talk about updates to one of the greatest software tools for property investors, Property Tracker.
Joel started PropertyTracker.com in 2004 after creating and using this software himself to evaluate and keep track of his own investment properties. Property Tracker is a two-part tool, like having a property analysis tool in your pocket. The Property Evaluator tool allows you to analyze and compare properties in which you’re interested, providing a one-year projection on cash flow, cap rate, and return on investment, and a multi-year projection on true rate of return. The Property Tracker tool help keep track of the performance of properties you already own, based on actual income and expenses rather than projections. It also provides an “instrument panel” to let you see when it’s time to buy, hold, sell, or even do a 1031 Exchange. At the end of the year, this tool allows you to print up a Schedule E. Recent enhancements allow the investor to email PDFs to lenders or investment partners directly from your iPhone. Real estate agents can add their own branding to the cover page, heading and footer of the report and email it to potential investors.
With the introduction of the iPad, Property Evaluator became even easier to use, with the ability to input more information with full-screen PDF capabilities to email reports directly from the iPad, as well as print the reports from the iPhone and iPad. Available products are the web-based Property Evaluator and Property Tracker, and the standalone apps for iPad, iPhone, and Mac, which is just a one-time fee. There are three versions for the iPhone and iPad: Standard, Premium and Pro editions. Jason highly recommends the software for its multiple uses and benefits at such an affordable price. Jason and Joel also discuss other investment related issues, such as the Affordability Index, cap rates, interest rates, and the different approaches to valuation of properties.
Wed, 10 February 2016
Using your personal credit as a vehicle to obtaining business credit is unnecessary and a waste of time. It is possible for your small business to get higher credit limits by buying a shelf corporation which has been properly aged. If you are doing business in an industry deemed “risky” it may be harder to get business credit, but not impossible. Jason’s guest, Gerri Detweiler shares little known but very important tips and tricks to NAVigating the business credit system including who reports pay schedules and why it’s good to use Facebook like everyone is watching (*hint - it’s because they are).
[2:38] Questions from investors about self-management & property appreciation
[11:20] Baltimore, Philly and the rest of Pennsylvania
[15:10] Kari’s personal rental in California
[18:14] Fixing and Flipping? There is an app for that
[19:01] JHU Live on March 12th in Salt Lake City, Utah
Guest Interview Gerri Detweiler:
[20:55] The reason why shelf corporations are attractive
[25:22] Leave your personal credit out of your business
[28:21] Business credit and small business loans
[32:16] Business credit reporting agencies
[36:10] The mystery which is business credit
[37:55] How do you know whether or not you have a business credit rating?
[39:44] Getting started with business credit is very easy so why wouldn’t you do it
[41:16] Transitioning to business credit
[42:41] Equity crowdfunding and how it gets interesting for business owners
[46:46] Character in lending
[47:42] Contact Gerri & get the book
Mon, 8 February 2016
The Birmingham market offers a whole new level of real estate investing. The possibility of owning two properties for what you might pay for one in other markets gives investors twice the opportunity and a bigger portfolio. If your property is listed as Section 8 eligible you are almost guaranteed a rent check every month. The city of Birmingham is focused on re-inventing itself by revitalizing the downtown area. The ROI on these investment properties is just too good to miss.
Hurry to sign up for Jason Hartman University Live event in March in the lovely ski destination city of Salt Lake City, Utah.
[1:56] Who is skipping Flashback Friday? Jason calls you out
[5:34] Kari weeds through the local market specialists
[11:11] We make local market specialists go through hoops to do business with us
[16:35] Possible new projects in Phoenix, Charlotte, St. Louis, Dallas and Austin
[22:10] Property Tracker and Property Evaluator help you evaluate real estate deals
[24:07] Be sure to sign up for the Salt Lake City, Utah JHU Live event in March
Birmingham Profile from Chris:
[25:13] Controlling a physical asset is a big draw to real estate investing
[26:22] The cost of living and barrier to entry in Birmingham is lower than other markets
[27:57] The city of Birmingham has been investing to revitalize the city
[29:56] Getting the right contractors and property manager is the key to acquisitions
[32:47] Vetting property managers and holding them accountable
[36:15] Section 8 investment properties are an almost guaranteed rent check
[38:40] ROI on many properties in Birmingham are above 40%
[42:19] Qualifications and customizations for target rehab properties
[46:53] Home warranties generally don’t apply to our level of investors
Fri, 5 February 2016
CW 630 FBF – Robert Greene – Power & Strategy with Best-Selling Author of ‘Mastery, Power & Seduction’ & ‘The 48 Laws of Power’
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.
· Jason’s take on the current state of European real estate investing – are there any likely prospects?
Wed, 3 February 2016
Orlando is more than Disney, it’s a well-rounded city. There are major medical companies investing in the surrounding area. There are also basics to the State of Florida which make it a good place to invest. It offers asset protection, has no income tax for its residents and is pro-business and pro-landlord. This hybrid market is ripe and when the real estate market there corrects itself investment properties will appreciate to their proper values.
[2:01] To own or rent, that is the question
[5:56] City by city comparison for rent to own from Smart Asset calculator
[11:30] You can be winning in real estate even if it feels like you are losing
[13:37] The bigger the government the smaller the citizen
[15:00] Over time linear markets make sense
Orlando Local Market Specialist Interview:
[19:11] Foreclosures allow you to go cash flow positive in Orlando
[19:58] Market basics for achieving cash flow and appreciation
[22:58] Judicial foreclosure states versus non-judicial foreclosure states
[24:41] Removing the supply drives the price upwards and eliminates cash flow properties
[26:06] Buying below replacement costs in Orlando
[27:33] Las Vegas may be a massively over speculated, natural growth was needed
[29:16] Large companies are investing in Orlando
[31:09] Everybody knows Orlando, Florida - It’s more than Disney
[37:05] The right team, great deals are available and it’s landlord friendly
[38:23] Our management team was built for investors by investors
[39:58] Nobody wants an eviction but if it happens our group does it well
[44:05] Making the right choice in the real estate market - look 10 years in either direction
Mon, 1 February 2016
CW 628 – John Taft – CEO RBC Wealth Management – A Force for Good, How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism
Why do financial institutions exist and what is their proper role in our society? Today guest John Taft shares the original purpose and mission of the financial services industry. It may seem Wall Street is unwilling to do the right thing by aligning itself with businesses and helping real people in the real world through investments, but Mr. Taft says there are organizations which are still respected and he believes the system will soon right itself. He leaves us with a timely investment tip which is not to be missed.
[3:40] Jason voted with his feet - By leaving a high tax jurisdiction
[8:16] Forcing us to provide our own services
[10:08] True capitalism doesn’t allow for big corporations like we have today
[12:36] Understanding how assets classes react to different economic scenarios
[13:24] Join us in Salt Lake City, Utah for our new JHU live event
John Taft Guest Interview:
[16:35] A modern economy couldn’t exist without a financial system
[18:59] Every 10 to 20 years Wall Street forgets what it is supposed to be doing
[20:48] Some people go to Wall Street to make the world a better place
[25:51] The fundamental function of financial institutions is ...
[28:41] Roger Martin is a respected business school dean
[31:09] The good news to come out of the financial crisis
[34:04] The CFA Institute website
[36:19] The importance of financial innovation its function and its purpose
[38:38] We are still in a secular bull market for equities
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.
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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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.