CI 110 – Can Google Police Us? with Google Memo Writer James Damore

In early August, 2017, James Damore was fired from Google for writing the now famous #GoogleMemo. In it he documented Google’s internal echo chamber, some of the dangers the companies policies toward men and women present, and some suggestions for how to change moving forward. The document wasn’t received as he had hoped, however, and he was fired after the memo went viral.

In this 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks to James about the dangers of a company as big as Google becoming something akin to a thought police, whether algorithms should be public, what parts of the memo were ignored by the media (but incredibly important), and why we’re seeing less and less diversity of thought in the world today. He has recently filed a class action lawsuit against Google.

Key Takeaways:

[2:38] How the Google memo came along

[6:06] People talk about diversity, but don’t surround themselves with any diversity of thought

[7:42] An overview of the memo and what people considered so offensive

[13:49] Some aspects of the Google memo were ignored by the media

[15:46] We need to stop defining success solely in monetary terms, and women are now facing the stress related health concerns previously almost exclusively held by men

[19:32] If we don’t acknowledge, and celebrate, our differences as people, EVERYONE loses

Website:

www.FiredForTruth.com

www.Twitter.com/JamesADamore

CI 109 – What to Do with Unneeded Retail Real Estate with John Burns

Jason Hartman talks to Meet the Masters of Income Property keynote speaker John Burns, CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, about how the autonomous car is going to change the look of cities, what a “surban” is, and why the 1980s is “the sharer” generation. The two also go into a more in-depth look about what kind of markets there are in the United States, and which hybrid markets may be on their way down.

Key Takeaways:

[1:53] Amazon’s search for a second headquarter location, and where John thinks it will be

[4:35] How John classifies markets

[7:04] Hybrid markets like Austin and Dallas are seeing way more growth than they normally do in cycles, and why Austin’s best days may be behind it

[8:33] The world is shifting more toward suburban apartments, being driven by local money

[11:09] The definition of “surban”

[16:16] The nickname for those born in the 1980s is “the sharers”

[19:17] The impact of autonomous cars

Websites:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.RealEstateConsulting.com

Rich Dad Advisor Ken McElroy Now Headlining Meet the Masters of Income Property

Jason Hartman is proud to announce the latest addition to the 2018 Meet the Masters of Income Property event, Ken McElroy.

Ken is a Rich Dad Advisor and entrepreneur who is an expert in investment analysis, property management, and property development. He’s responsible for over $700 million investment dollars in real estate.

Ken is the author of the best-selling books The ABC’s of Real Estate Investing, The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing, The ABC’s of Property Management, and most recently his book on entrepreneurship: The Sleeping Giant.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.KenMcElroy.com

CI – Ron Paul to Headline Jason Hartman’s Meet the Masters

2018’s Meet the Masters event was already packed with great speakers like Jason Hartman, Garrett Sutton, Brian Smith, Danielle DiMartino-Booth, John Burns, and more. Today, Jason Hartman is proud to announce that former Congressman (and America’s foremost advocate for libery) Ron Paul will be joining the fold to headline the event.

Ron Paul was most recently a Republican candidate for President in 2008 and 2012, and served in the US House of Representatives for Texas for more than 25 years in all. He is a critic of policies like the USA Patriot Act and has criticized the federal governments fiscal policies a multitude of times. He’s also outspoken against Federal Reserve, and the US tax code.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.CampaignForLiberty.org

CI 108 – How the GOP Tax Reform Will Bring Money Back to the US from Overseas with Ryan Schellhous

Jason Hartman talks with Ryan Schellhous, founder at IndigoSpire CPAs & Advisors, about the new tax plan. The two start off with a 30,000 foot overview of the plan, then drill down into specific components of the plan as they figure out who is going to be helped and who may not see as much of a benefit under the plan. Ryan explains the biggest revenue raisers and “losers” under the new bill, and some of the most important pieces that will impact individual filers.

Key Takeaways:

[3:28] The 30,000 foot overview of the GOP Tax Reform

[5:23] Will this tax reform create a repatriation of wealth back to the US?

[9:14] The move that mobilized the GOP forces toward tax reform

[11:11] The 2nd most important thing in the tax plan was the widening of tax brackets and lowering of rates for individuals

[13:21] The standard deducation has been increased, which should increase the number of simple 1040s being filed

[16:22] The single largest revenue raiser in the entire bill

[18:34] The change in mortgage interest deductions could cause a dampening in the high end real estate market

[21:04] The Alternative Minimum Tax isn’t gone, but it’s gone through an overhaul

[22:55] Pass-through businesses are getting a 20% deduction

[29:54] The accelerated bonus depreciation is enormous for real estate investors

[33:26] Changes to the 1031 Exchange rule

[37:29] The carried interest rules have changed as well, impacting the hedge fund managers trading techniques

[39:18] 529 plans (education plans for children) can now be used to pay for private schools

[39:52] Some tax changes that were EXPECTED but didn’t end up happening

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.IndigoSpire.com

CI 107 – Rich Dad Advisor Ken McElroy – Impact of GOP Tax Plan, Property Management Tips, & Investor Mistakes

Jason Hartman interviews Rich Dad Advisor Ken McElroy, who will be speaking at this year’s Meet the Masters of Income Property in La Jolla. Ken tells Jason some of the most common mistakes he sees real estate investors make, why you can’t just buy real estate any time you like, and some tips on how to do property management the right way.

They also discuss why the American idea of home ownership may be a massive myth, and two critical pieces to your investment success.

Key Takeaways:

[4:44] The two common mistakes Ken sees in real estate investors

[6:47] Real estate is cyclical, so you can’t just buy all the time throughout your career

[9:09] Ken’s real estate business model

[10:48] Some tips on how to do property management right

[13:29] C class properties look good on paper, but in the long run, better quality properties bring better quality tenants

[20:16] It’s important to treat all your residents as your customers

[21:42] Is the idea of home ownership a myth?

[23:55] Population growth and migration are two things critical to investment success

[27:14] The state of the states

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.MCCompanies.com

CI 106 – Foreign Investment in US Under the Proposed Tax Changes with Ed Mermelstein, Rheem Bell & Mermelstein

Jason Hartman talks with Ed Mermelstein, founding partner of Rheem Bell & Mermelstein LLP, about what the GOP tax plan will likely do to foreign investment in US real estate. Ed describes how foreign investors are CURRENTLY investing in the US, and whether this plan will make the money flow in to the country or go running away to other countries. This impact will have especially large effects on big name markets like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Key Takeaways:

 

[1:43] Will the proposed tax plan make the US real estate market more or less attractive to foreign investors?

[3:58] The typical business designation that foreign investors use

[6:33] Why some changes in deductions will effect investment in big cities like NY, LA, SF

[9:39] Which countries some of the major US markets get most of their foreign investment dollars from, and how the investors are using their properties

[13:42] Are any foreign governments buying US real estate?

[16:44] The US is in a sweet spot where European and Asian investors will invest, but it doesn’t go overboard because of logistics like time differences and distance

Website:

www.RBMLLP.com

www.OneAndOnlyRealty.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

“If fewer people wanted to own homes it will be better for the economy, and it will be better for investors.”

Foreign investment tends to sometimes make the news in a negative manner, but we should also consider the benefits of foreign investment in the United States

CI 105 – Client Case Study with Adam Jackson – Financial Statements for Investing with a Marine Corps Veteran

Jason Hartman is happy to bring one of his clients, Adam Jackson, on to the show to talk about his journey into real estate investing. Adam started buying properties toward the end of 2016, and has subsequently purchased 11 homes in the past year on his quest for financial freedom.

Adam shares what markets he’s currently invested in, where he’s looking to expand, keeping score with personal financial statements, and keeping a healthy balance.

Key Takeaways:

[1:47] Who is Adam Jackson?

[7:26] Where Adam bought his first property, and why

[9:36] Why Adam chose to buy a home with cash

[17:26] When you suffer through an expensive repair, remember that your loss is shared by the government on your tax return

[20:03] How to keep score via financial statements

[24:57] The P vs PC Balance

[28:03] Adam’s attempt at the abundance mentality and trying to pass along whatever wisdom/money/time he can

[31:44] Focusing on a few things in-depth is better than a little bit of everything

Website:

Submit Your 5-Year Plan!

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

Magic Power by Triumph

“The other asset, that people don’t realize they have, is their credit”

CI 104 – Crowdfunding Real Estate Deals with Ray Sturm

We’ve all heard about crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, KickStarter, and IndieGoGo. Now, however, there’s crowdfunding for real estate deals, and AlphaFlow is one of the leaders in the industry.

Jason Hartman talks with Ray Sturm, co-founder and CEO of AlphaFlow, about how it all works, what kinds of deals AlphaFlow is interested in, and why some deals just don’t work.

Key Takeaways:

[1:59] What AlphaFlow is and how it works

[3:58] The regulations AlphaFlow has to follow

[6:43] In real estate crowdfunding you have to commit early

[10:47] Why AlphaFlow sticks with residential real estate

[13:58] The interest rates that borrowers are paying and how the loan breakdown works

[16:33] AlphaFlow stays away from refinancing deals

Websites:

www.AlphaFlow.com

CI 102 – Hacking the SEC’s Fund Raising Rules with Amy Wan

The SEC has a whole lot of rules about fundraising for specific ventures, both about WHO you can pursue and HOW you can pursue them. Jason Hartman talks with Amy Wan, Esq, founder (& Chief Legal Hacker) at Bootstrap Legal, about ways to hack the SEC when raising funds.

Key Takeaways:

[2:41] The primitive nature of law and why it doesn’t advance very much

[6:43] What the SEC actually cares about when you raise money for securities

[10:18] How the Jobs Act changed the investors you can target and how

[16:53] The price structure of Bootstrap Legal

[21:03] Raising money isn’t just putting something up on a website and waiting for the money to flow in

Website:

www.BootstrapLegal.com