CI 84 – From a Casino Family to the Governor’s Mansion with Governor Robert Miller

Bob Miller might have started his career as a police officer, but he didn’t stop there. He worked his way up to become the longest serving governor in Nevada history, with a mindset of encouraging economic development through environmentally friendly tourism, specifically Las Vegas.

But Vegas wasn’t always in Bob’s future. Bob’s dad was a gaming pioneer, and he steered Bob away from the Vegas experience and pointed him in the direction of legal advocacy. After he graduated from law school and worked his way up to the governorship, Bob used his legal background to help Nevada transition Vegas into the powerhouse of entertainment that it is today.

Jason Hartman and Bob talk about Bob’s new book Son of a Gambling Man, and what Vegas was, what it is, and how the law impacted Bob’s entire life.

Key Takeaways:

[6:05] Where Bob sees Las Vegas, and the state of Nevada, headed

[11:02] When Vegas changed from a place with cheap food/transportation/hotel rooms to get you to come in and gamble, to a place where it’s expensive and has booming business outside of gambling

[16:03] Bob’s experience as a lawyer


CI 83 – Goodnight Obama and the Business Cycle with Dr Jerome Corsi

It might look like a children’s book, but Goodnight Obama is more than just that. It’s an important reminder that parody is critical in this day and age.

Dr Jerome Corsi is author of Goodnight Obama, and is also head of the Washington, DC News Bureau for Alex Jones and The two discuss his newest book, as well as what Jerome is expecting out of President Trump, and where we are in the business cycle.

Key Takeaways:

[1:10] Why Jerome wrote Goodnight Obama

[6:41] Are Trump voters going to be pleasantly surprised when they realize what he’s doing in office?

[17:30] Trump’s version of “infrastructure spending” isn’t the usual stuff that liberals think

[21:46] According to the idea of business cycles we’re due for a recession. Is it going to hit Trump, will he avoid it, or is the idea of a business cycle outdated?

[24:23] The return of the USA to a carbon based economy



CI 82 – Fighting Back Against the Big Banks to Improve Our Lending Environment with Jordan Goodman

Jordan Goodman,America’s Money Answers Man is back again to talk with Jason about what is going on in the financial world today. The two tackle subjects like higher interest rates, fighting the big banks, investing to protect yourself, and areas of the US that are still ripe for the picking.

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Why rate hikes are good for banks, bad for consumers

[4:33] Why is there a disparity between higher rates on borrowing versus the rate on savings

[6:57] What SHOULD have happened in 2008 when the bailouts happened

[8:30] One way the ordinary person can fight back against the big banks

[12:20] The new way that things are changing for banks to harm consumers

[16:00] The kinds of projects Jordan does with his commercial investing funds

[18:03] Why oil and gas might be a good place to invest to protect yourself, if done properly

[22:00] What Jordan expects for the nation under Trump moving forward

[25:49] The “emerging market” of midwest USA


CI 81 – Does Apartment Investing Still Make Sense with Matt Slepin

The housing market is always on a pendulum, but where are we now? Self driving cars are going to be changing the dynamics of our society, but are they going to push more people into the city or have more people moving to the suburbs? Jason Hartman and Matt Slepin, President of Terra Search Partners, discuss what is going on in real estate today, and how our changing environment is impacting real estate in the future.

Key Takeaways:

[2:51] Where Matt thinks we are in the business cycle, and whether we’ve overbuilt apartments

[7:04] The issues going on in the retail and office investment markets, and why apartment investing makes more sense these days

[11:28] The rise of the autonomous vehicles and how they will change the real estate demand equation

[15:44] What does Urban Land Institute do and what issues are being discussed?

[19:37] What Matt has learned in his real estate podcast

[23:06] Two conflicting trends in property management


CI 80 – The Platinum Rule with Dr Tony Alessandra

Tony Alessandra, author of The Platinum RuleThe Platinum Rule is ready to take the place of the Golden Rule. Don’t do unto others as you would have them do unto you, do unto others as they’re like done unto them. The rule is key for Dr Tony Alessandra in his quest to help companies turn prospects into promoters. Tony was inducted into the NSA Speakers Hall of Fame in 1985, was selected as one of’s Top 5 Sales/Marketing/Customer Service Speakers from 2010-2014.

Tony and Jason Hartman break down how companies can use the Platinum Rule to better their business, and turn your clients into happy marketers who will help you out-market, out-sell, and out-service the competition.


The Platinum Rule Book

CI 79 – Cash in on New Fannie Mae Rules That Give You More Leverage

There are new rules in town, as Fannie Mae recently announced. So Jason Hartman called in his lender, Joe, to get a rundown of what exactly has changed. Investors can put 20% down on the first 10 properties purchased, but there are caveats. Once you own the property, however, you have options.

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] Fannie Mae allows borrowers to put 20% down or the first 10 properties.

[3:58] Interest rates are rising so lock the rate on your property rate now.

[8:52] 85-90 days in the maximum time to lock in a rate.

[10:23] Joe explains loan level price adjustments to rate.

[12:37] The Trump administration may replace the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

[17:30] The ease or difficulty of qualifying for a loan.

CI 78 – Asset Matrix Inflation vs Deflation

Single-family homes sales rose in January, bringing income property inventory low. During a recent semiar, Jason shared why investing in a single family home as income property is the only logical investment during an inflationary period. And, if the signs are correct, the Trump administration is going to take the U.S/ economy into an inflationary period.

Key Takeaways:

[0:44] Inflation induced debt destruction by way of a mortgage.

[2:51] Jason explains how the government manipulates inflation numbers through hedonic adjustment.

[10:19] The ultimate investing equation.

[17:38] Anything that does not produce income is not an investment.

[19:29] Cash and bonds are destroyed by inflation.

[21:31] The IRS does not account for inflation.

[24:45] During deflationary periods people default on their loans.

[27:08] If you have a corporate job you are paying more taxes than the self-employed.

CI 77 – Improving Investor Sentiment with Frances Donald

Frances Donald, Senior Economist at Manulife Asset Management and Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services is today’s guest. Jason Hartman and Frances discuss consumer, investor, and executive sentiment numbers in the home and job market. While we don’t know exactly why the economic is experiencing such a resurgence, Frances does attribute at least some of it to the potential policy changes Trump is looking to bring.

Frances and Jason also discuss pent up real estate demand, and how student loan debt is impacting that.

Key Takeaways:

[1:12] Investor sentiment gives a positive outlook for the US economy

[3:54] Is Trump the cause of the economic forecast?

[5:11] Rising interest rates present a challenge for the housing market

[8:12] Trump is inspiring confidence in companies all across the country

[9:53] Real estate investment is a small part of the total economy

[14:30] There are two true drivers of rental housing

[17:02] The housing and rental markets are not currently in their natural order

[20:41] The importance of demographics in relation to wage growth



There are fewer multipliers to growth from a rental market than there are from a housing market.

CI 76 – Self Managing Your Rental Properties with Nathan Miller

Jason Hartman talks with the founder of Rentec Direct, Nathan Miller, as the two seek to help investors self manage their properties with tools such as Rentec Direct. Rentec offers complete solutions including inventory, property management tools, and now exclusive financing with terms you will appreciate. Nathan says Rentec Direct is designed for investors with 2-20 income properties. Tenant screening, automated payments and a property manager access option makes the tool accessible and easy to use.

Key Takeaways:

[1:52] Rentec Direct’s average client is an investor with 2-20 properties.

[3:51] The Rentec tool is designed to make a landlord’s life easier.

[9:01] Tenant screening is via Trans-Union.

[13:58] Rentec PM has the option to open an owner/investors portal and is 20% more.

[18:27] What differentiates Rentec Direct from their competition?

[24:02] Live chat support is available within the program.


CI 75 – How to Avoid Committing Tax Crimes with Robert Wood

Jason Hartman talks with Robert W Wood, Managing Partner of Wood LLP, about some of the ways business owners might be putting themselves at risk when dealing with employees. Robert is a corporate and individual tax attorney who has seen many businesses and people unknowingly commit tax crimes that come back to haunt them. He gives some advice on avoiding some of the more common issues he’s seen.

Robert has been ranked by United States Lawyer Rankings as one of the top 6 tax attorneys in the nation.

Key Takeaways:

[1:23] Are offshore accounts a no go nowadays?

[3:45] Inadvertent ways people are breaking tax laws

[4:46] Nearly all IRS criminal cases get started the same way

[7:44] What should you do if the IRS Criminal Division knocks at your door?

[10:09] How lawsuit settlements are handled under tax codes

[12:00] Important tax things to keep in mind when you hire a freelancer

[17:44] Having freelancers and full time employees doing the same job can put you on dicey legal ground